Winnie Forster

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Winnie Forster , actually Winfried Ernst Forster (* 21st March 1969 in Starnberg ) is a German journalist , publisher and computer and video games - critics . He is the son of tax lawyer Ernst Forster, nephew of Gerhard Forster, President of the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution from 1994 to 2001, and grandson of entomologist and zoologist Walter Forster .

After graduating from high school and doing community service , Forster started working as an editor at Markt & Technik Verlag in 1990 . He became editor-in-chief of Power Play magazine , which became the leading magazine for computer games, and in 1991 co-founded video games . From 1993 he headed the editing of Maniac with Martin Gaksch at Cybermedia Verlags GmbH. Forster is co-founder and partner of the company, for which he set up Maniac Online, the first professional video game portal and forum in German, in the mid-1990s .

Parallel Forster works other market-leading magazines of other publishing houses to, from 1992 to the PC Player of Heinrich Lenhardt from 1997 to 2007, the Bauer -Publikation Bravo Screenfun . In 2000 and 2001 he realized GameStar's console specials , the prototype of today's GamePro , for IDG , as well as numerous reports and articles as well as product and market analyzes. Forster has headed the specialist book publisher GAMEplan since 2002.

Forster has been talking to Heinrich Lenhardt , Anatol Locker and Jörg Langer about trends and events in the computer and video game industry in the monthly game veterans podcast since 2009 .

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  • Encyclopedia of Game.Machines. Gameplan, Utting 2005, ISBN 3-00-015359-4 .
  • Steering through the Microworld. In: Friedrich von Borries: Space Time Play. Birkhäuser, Basel et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-7643-8414-2 .
  • Sega Game Applications: Console, Games and Development Possibilities. With Thorsten Oppermann in Walter Brenner / Lutz Kolbe: The Information Superhighway and Private Households. Physica-Verlag (Springer), Heidelberg, 1996, ISBN 3790809071 .