Freelance Writing

I’m writing about games topics for a range of special interest and general interest publications. The majority of my new articles is published by GameStar (print and online).


The German-language ‘Gaming Veterans Podcast’ is a get-together of seasoned journalists and special guests, discussing current gaming events and browsing through old magazines we used to work on back in the day.

CHIP Power Play (2012-2013)

The reboot of classic gaming magazine Power Play, covering contemporary and classic games for an audience of mature players. CHIP Power Play was published celebrating the 25th anniversary of the classic German gaming magazine, three more issues followed in 2013.

Retro Gamer

I’ve been contributing to the German editions of Retro Gamer magazine since 2013. Besides translating some of the excellent gaming history articles of the UK team I’m also chipping in with some new articles, usually focused on the German computer game scene of the 1980s and 1990s (e.g. The making of Turrican, Battle Isle, Katakis).

Die Stunde der Kritiker

The ‘Critics’ Hour’ is a German-language video series that shows two guys playing the first hour of a a new release. Watch the hilarious adventures and mishaps of the reviewers who rate the game based on their personal willingness to continue playing. I’m the (almost regular) co-host together with Joerg Langer from

Kult-Computer der 80er

Retro special by CHIP magazine that looks back at the golden age of home computers, featuring Atari 800, ST, Commodore 64 and Amiga. I contributed over 20 pages of gaming coverage, daring to list the 100 most important games of the period (divided into 5 system-specific top 20 lists).

No, I wasn’t working out at the time… “buffed” relates to the “buff spells” in online role-playing games like World of Warcraft. is the most popular German online destination for editorial content and databases about MMORPGs. I was editor-in-chief of the 2006 launch team and continued managing Computec’s “buffed” brand until 2009.

PC Player (1992-2001)

PC Player was one of the first dedicated PC gaming magazines and peaked as the #1 selling computer game publication in Germany. PC Player was created and managed by Boris Schneider and me, from the initial concept to editor-in-chief duties. DMV-Verlag launched the magazine in December 1992, the final issue was published in May 2001.

Power Play (1987-2000)

Power Play was Germany’s leading gaming publication from the late 1980s until the mid 90s. It began as a series of six specials by Markt&Technik magazine Happy-Computer in 1987, spent the next 14 months as a supplement and finally re-emerged as a monthly publication in 1990. Power Play covered the golden age of home computers …