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James Batchelor, UK Editor

James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, and joined GamesIndustry in 2016. He previously served as editor of Develop and deputy editor of MCV, and has managed industry events such as The Develop Awards and Interface conference.

Recent articles by James Batchelor

Boxed release confirmed for Virtual Console's Pokémon Gold and Silver

Re-release of 1999 classic RPGs will be available at physical retail this September

By James Batchelor

New VR/AR publisher Big Immersive emerges from stealth

Firm has already published three titles, also seeking new games to sign

By James Batchelor

Valve clarifies Steam key 'crackdown'

Firm reiterates that unreasonable key requests will be declined

By James Batchelor

Kakao merges all games businesses into one

Kakao Games subsidiary merged into holding company, also named Kakao Games

By James Batchelor

Early Access sales helped We Happy Few dev Compulsion quintuple in size

Studio went from seven staff to 40, spends more than Kickstarter total every month

By James Batchelor

Kickstarter officially launching in Japan this September

Site will also launch Japanese version, allow local devs to use Japan-based bank accounts and identification

By James Batchelor

Zlatan Ibrahimović: "I want to make a difference in the video game world"

World renowned footballer on why his new mobile title, Zlatan Legends, stands apart from the flood of celebrity games

By James Batchelor

Inaugural Devcom line-up finalised

Highlights for next week's event include Tim Sweeney, Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene, Brad McQuaid and more

By James Batchelor

New Nielsen division to offer insight into esports market

Team will provide sponsorship valuation, custom research and more for competitive gaming

By James Batchelor

Crackdown 3 delay damages Xbox One X line-up

Action game pushed back to spring 2018, leaving Forza 7 as Microsoft's lead for new console

By James Batchelor

Paradox: Pricing is difficult "when the world is constantly changing"

CPO Johan Sjöberg reflects on this summer's price hike controversy, and looks toward a future on console and mobile

By James Batchelor

Crash Bandicoot rivals Call of Duty success in UK charts

N.Sane Trilogy is the first title to rack up four consecutive weeks at No.1 since Infinite Warfare

By James Batchelor

Jobs roundup: Guerrilla Games' Angie Smets joins GDC board

Sony UK losing marketing director, promotion and departure at DeltaDNA, senior hires at esports VC and more

By James Batchelor

Sony UK marketing boss Rich Keen departing in November

Exec leaving “to pursue another opportunity in the industry”

By James Batchelor

Former footballer Edgar Davids wins lawsuit against Riot Games

Judge rules that League of Legends developer used Davids' likeness for Striker Lucian skin

By James Batchelor

Esports firm acquires majority stake in Eden Games

82.5% stakes in Gear.Club and Test Drive Unlimited developer purchased for €9m

By James Batchelor

Nexon reports H1 2017 revenues of $1.12bn

Strong performances in China and Korea drive 27.4% year-on-year increase

Nintendo sued over alleged patent violation by Switch controllers

Wikipad creator Gamevice claims removable Joy-Cons violates its patents

By James Batchelor

Disney and Unity accused of collecting children's personal information

More alleged COPPA violations in the US as 42 Disney games included in lawsuit

By James Batchelor

Threats, fake names and philanthropy: The untold story of Jane Whittaker

From Alien vs Predator to Goldeneye, the developer discusses his journey to Keystone Games, a publisher donating profits to charity

By James Batchelor

Esports event considered for Paris 2024 Olympics

Meanwhile, Finland is the latest nation to recognise professional players as athletes

By James Batchelor

Crash Bandicoot back on top in Australia, New Zealand charts

Australia-developed Rugby League Live knocked to No.2 as nostalgia train thunders on

By James Batchelor

NetEase Games revenues rise to $1.4bn for Q2 2017

Accounts for almost 75% of company's overall revenues, primarily driven by mobile games

By James Batchelor

Com2uS: Successful esports "don't just appear out of nowhere"

The developer of $1 billion hit Summoners War has slowly built up to its first major global tournament

By James Batchelor

Kongregate sets up $10m PC and console publishing fund

Indie publishers determined to grow presence beyond mobile and web, says finance could be used for investment

By James Batchelor

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