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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

One in three VR/AR projects in development will be platform-exclusive

HTC Vive remains developers' headset of choice in VRDC survey

By James Batchelor

Here's why 'deliberate Switch shortages' is a ridiculous notion

Nintendo has regularly said it's ramping up production, so why are people so worried the platform holder is holding out on us?

By James Batchelor

Paradox insists price hikes “create a more equal price point”

UPDATE: Crusader Kings publisher reverses decision, intends to honour refunds

By James Batchelor

From prototype to product in less than a year

Indie devs reflect on how their Jamchester projects helped them learn more about routes to market

By James Batchelor

German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo

By James Batchelor

Apple chip maker Imagination Technologies up for sale

Graphics specialist seeking buyer as Apple prepares to drop its services

By James Batchelor

Sega Forever: The nostalgia trip that could change the company's future

The publisher's Mike Evans explains how free retro games on mobile could restore Sega to its former glory

By James Batchelor

Sega launching range of free retro games for mobile

Two to three Sega Forever releases planned per month, publisher hopes to convert 10% with ad-removal in-game purchase

By James Batchelor

How PlayLink opens PS4 to mobile developers

Wish Studios CEO Caspar Field talks us through the opportunities offered by PlayStation's new mobile-to-console range

By James Batchelor

TopWare defends Two Worlds 2's surprise microtransactions

Developer insists RPG has not been transformed into pay-to-play, that IAPs are optional

By James Batchelor

Tencent's five-year plan for a ¥100bn Chinese esports industry

Riot Games parent pushing for unified standards, more leagues and esports-themed industrial parks

By James Batchelor

Fuze Code Studio teaches Nintendo Switch owners to develop games

New software will even enable users to create titles that use motion controls

By James Batchelor

What did we think of E3 2017? New GamesIndustry.biz Podcast out now

From Xbox One X to a teary Michel Ancel, we discuss the highs, lows, surprises and disappointments of the past week

By James Batchelor

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 triumphant as YouTube reveals E3 trailer rankings

EA's sci-fi shooter racked up 9.5m views, fending off Assassin's Creed: Origins and FIFA 18

By James Batchelor

Channel 4: “There's a massively disproportionate amount of money and effort going into core VR games”

Broadcaster's games publishing arm says it's open to opportunities in mobile VR, but first title Soar is currently “a one-off”

By James Batchelor

Intellivision president Keith Robinson passes away

Industry mourns the man who saved the Intellivision brand

By James Batchelor

Facebook reports 41m E3 posts, likes and comments

Meanwhile, Synthesio reveals the games and companies that received the most positive mentions online

By James Batchelor

Delayed reveals explain PlayStation's shorter E3 showcase

Shuhei Yoshida reveals key announcements have been held back until later in the year

By James Batchelor

E3 2020 may leave Los Angeles

ESA CEO expresses concerns about venue as attendance rises by 30%

By James Batchelor

Fresh PSVR marketing pushed planned with more units heading to retail

PlayStation pledges to renew efforts to promote its virtual reality headset as supply catches up with demand

By James Batchelor

New Telltale IP may be built for streaming services

Acclaimed studio may also develop something for VR, but warns it has more immediate projects

By James Batchelor

Xbox's revamped, inclusive avatars will let players “really reflect who they are”

New avatar system will launch on Windows 10 this autumn, with Xbox One devices to follow

By James Batchelor

Xbox One X selling at a loss

Despite $499 price tag, Microsoft's new console is still “not the money-making part of the business”

By James Batchelor

Silicon Studio acquires Enlighten tech from Geomerics

UPDATE: Japanese firm has acquired licensing and development duties, Geomerics has "no plans to sell Enlighten IP"

By James Batchelor

Which E3 reveals took the internet by storm?

Facebook and Fancensus share social media stats following this week's press conferences

By James Batchelor

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