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James Batchelor, Senior 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

Two Kabam studios form Aftershock following Netmarble acquisition

New company has “opened itself for acquisition”, conversations already underway with potential buyers

By James Batchelor

Testology launches QA Academy to fix "high-quality tester shortage"

MD Andy Robson believes "the industry has to take control" when it comes to training future talent

By James Batchelor

IO Interactive names new studio head

Former studio production director Hakan Abrak to lead Hitman team

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: When crowdfunding fails

New episode available to download now, featuring ICO Partners' Thomas Bidaux

By James Batchelor

Swedish studio Gaming Corps secures 91m krona ahead of acquisitions

Investment will be spread across three years, change in strategy follows acquisition of Red Fly Studios

By James Batchelor

Amazon: Tutorials, social and exclusive IAP key to attracting big spenders

Technology evangelist Mario Viviani offers advice on how to generate more through microtransactions

By James Batchelor

Bad Piggies lead designer joins Two Men and a Dog

Markus Tuppurainen joins Zombie Catchers studio as executive producer

By James Batchelor

GamesIndustry.biz Careers Study closes this week

There's still time to have your say about working conditions, staff diversity, average pay and more

By James Batchelor

Gram Games to invest Ł4m as it moves headquarters to London

30 new jobs to be created as 1010 firm targets UK's “considerable talent pool”

By James Batchelor

Toys to games: How Mattel brings its brands to mobile

We speak to the firm's Jason Horowitz about seeking partnerships in the games industry

By James Batchelor

Nintendo Switch thieves fired after launch units appear online

Employees of US distributor under investigation for stealing forthcoming Nintendo console

By James Batchelor

Ł900,000 investment enables US expansion for Dimensional Imaging

Motion and performance capture firm secures fresh funding from Percipient Capital

By James Batchelor

Pokémon Go Valentine's event fails to match Halloween boost

Latest promotion generates less than half the revenue, indicating continued decline

By James Batchelor

Reigns wins first Google Indie Games Contest

Causality and Battle of Polytopia are runners up after 1000 submissions whittled down to Top 10

By James Batchelor

Apocalypse Now dev raises target after Kickstarter failure

Erebus now calling for $5.9m via direct donation, despite only raising $173,000 with crowdfunding campaign

By James Batchelor

Sony patents Vive-like tracking system, hints at wireless PSVR

Application shows Lighthouse-style set-up to counteract current light interference

By James Batchelor

Develop:Brighton 2017 opens call for speakers

Streamlined conference returns this July, deadline for submissions is March 20th

By James Batchelor

Help us unlock the jobs market in the GamesIndustry.biz Careers Survey

Study will investigate working conditions, average salaries and workplace diversity around the world

By James Batchelor

Yet another No.1 for GTA V in UK retail charts

Rockstar blockbuster now one of five titles to manage 12 weeks at the top

By James Batchelor

My.com takes over Armored Warfare development from Obsidian

Creative differences between developer, publisher and MailRU reportedly to blame

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Motorsports and Motörhead

Latest episode features interviews with Forza Horizon 3 dev Playground Games and legendary guitarist Phil Campbell

By James Batchelor

Glu's 2016 revenues just surpass $200m

Mobile games giant exceeds booking expectations for Q4, but full-year results still down $50m compared to 2015

By James Batchelor

Humble Bundle launches multiplatform publishing business

Bundling firm says publishing is the “next logical step” in the evolution of its offering

By James Batchelor

Chinese mobile publisher Skymoons opens Edinburgh studio

New developer will be led by former Reloaded MD Michael Boniface

By James Batchelor

Releasing your first game at 12 years old

We speak to Donovan Brathwaite-Romero about the making of his first hit Gunman Taco Truck and living up to the family legacy

By James Batchelor

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