Computec Media GmbH is a German computer media company headquartered in Fürth. It is a subsidiary of the Swiss Marquard Media Group. The company publishes multiple magazines and websites related to computers, video gaming and media.

Computec Media GmbH
IndustryComputer related media
FounderChristian Geltenpoth
HeadquartersFürth, Deutschland
Key people
Rainer Rosenbusch
Christian Müller
Revenue€ 24.6 million (2012)
Number of employees
185 (31 December. 2012)
ParentMarquard Media Group


Logo until 2019
Logo until 2011

Computec Media was founded in 1989 by Christian Geltenpoth who led the company until 2005.[1][2] In 1999, the company tried to establish itself in the United States but had to cancel its operations after only ten months.[3]

From 1998 to 2013, it was traded in the General Standard of the Frankfurt stock exchange. In 2005, the Swiss Marquard Media AG became the company's major stock holder and on 1 October 2013 it bought the remaining stocks via a squeeze-out. Computec Media was delisted and transformed into a GmbH. In 2014 the company bought the Linux- and Raspberry-Pi-related magazines of Medialinx and in 2016 the mobile phone news website

Computec Media was the publisher of a number of now-defunct magazines, such as SEGA Magazin, PC Action, Play Time, Amiga Games, Mega Fun[1] and XBG Games.


  • CMS MEDIA SERVICES GmbH Fürth, Germany[4]
  • Golem Media GmbH Berlin, Germany[4]
  • 4players GmbH Hamburg, Germany,[4] bought in 2012[5]
  • Aruba Events GmbH Köln, Germany[4]


  • Buffed
  • Games Aktuell
  • Linux-Magazin
  • LinuxUser
  • Making Games
  • N-Zone[1]
  • PC Games[1]
  • PC Games MMORE
  • PC Games Hardware
  • Play⁵
  • Raspberry Pi Geek


  1. ^ a b c d Hammerstein, Konstantin von (1999-11-01). "ZEITSCHRIFTEN: Barbusige Grazien". Der Spiegel. 44. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ "Gözalan ersetzt Geltenpoth bei Computec". Horizont (in German). 2005-09-15. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  3. ^ Trimborn, Marion (2000-09-26). "Computec Media: Bauchlandung in den USA". Spiegel Online (in German). Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  4. ^ a b c d "Konzernstruktur - Computec Media GmbH". Computec Media GmbH (in German). Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  5. ^ "Freenet verkauft 4Players und FreeXmedia". Gründerszene Magazin (in German). 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2018-07-05.

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