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Brightman becomes EIC for GamesIndustry International

Brightman becomes EIC for GamesIndustry International

Thu 02 Jan 2014 4:00pm GMT / 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST
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Dan Pearson appointed as European Editor as Matt Martin moves on

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GamesIndustry International is proud to announce the promotion of former US editor James Brightman to the site's Editor in Chief, with Dan Pearson taking on the role of European Editor as Matt Martin moves on to become the editor of Gamer Network sister site VG247 after seven years with GI.

Brightman was Editor in Chief at IndustryGamers, until that site was acquired by the Gamer Network in 2012, becoming US Editor when the site merged with GamesIndustry International shortly afterwards. He will retain his duties as overseer of US-generated content and business, and will work with Pearson - reporting into him - to bolster the site's global presence.

"Stepping up to Editor in Chief is hugely exciting for me, and I'm looking forward to working with Dan in bringing out the best in what's already an excellent international team," said Brightman. "GamesIndustry International's content, I believe, is unparalleled but there's always room for improvement. Co-editing with Matt has been a pleasure and I wish him the best of luck in his new role."

Dan Pearson has written for GamesIndustry since 2010, which he joined after four years of working for the Gamer Network's flagship site, Eurogamer. He became European Deputy Editor on July 27, 2012. His role as European Editor will be to coordinate all European content, becoming the site's point of contact for all developers and industry businesses based in the territory.

"Taking on Matt's legacy leaves me with big shoes to fill," said Pearson, "but I'm confident that the quality of the team we've formed over the last eighteen months will enable us to move onwards and upwards, further cementing GamesIndustry International's position as the world's premier video games trade journal.

"We're going to be trying some new things in the next few months, but integrity, accuracy and reliability remain our watchwords. I look forward to working more closely with our incredibly hard-working US team and playing a bigger role in the future of a site I've grown to love dearly."

"After seven-plus years on GamesIndustry I'm really excited to see where the team will take it next," added Matt Martin. "GamesIndustry International remains one of the few credible industry websites and I'm proud to have been part of such a dedicated and hard working team."

10 Comments

Richard Browne EVP Gaming and Interactive, Evergreen Studios

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Congrats James!

Posted:11 months ago

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James Brightman Editor in Chief, GamesIndustry.biz

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Thanks Richard!

Posted:11 months ago

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Sean Kauppinen Founder & CEO, IDEA

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Congrats to James, Matt and Dan. Great news for all of you. Looking forward to seeing GI and VG247 grow and evolve even more with you at the helms.

Posted:11 months ago

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Welcome James - and all the best to Matt and the team on the changes.

Any chance we can start talking again about a feature on the new Digital Out-of-Home entertainment (DOE) cross over into consumer? Matt had promised but we lost communication.

Posted:11 months ago

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James Brightman Editor in Chief, GamesIndustry.biz

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Kevin, can't promise anything upfront, but feel free to email me about it and I'll take a look.

Posted:11 months ago

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Sebastian Moss Editor -in- Chief, PlayStation LifeStyle

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Congrats, excited to see where this leads :)

Posted:11 months ago

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Fernando Bueno Editor in chief, Prima Games

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Congrats James!

Posted:11 months ago

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

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Congrats to all involved.

Despite my occasional criticisms, this is by far the best industry targeted site on the net for video games.

Posted:11 months ago

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Paul Jace Merchandiser

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Congrats James. I've been along for the ride since IndustryGamers US site and look forward to all future adventures under your leadership.

Posted:11 months ago

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Christopher Bowen Editor in Chief, Gaming Bus

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James was the EIC of what was, at the time of acquisition, my go-to site on the internet. This couldn't be better news, and I really, really liked Matt's work. Congrats, James.

Posted:11 months ago

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