Archive - James Brightman

US Editor

James Brightman has been covering the games industry since 2003 and has been an avid gamer since the days of Atari and Intellivision. He was previously EIC and co-founder of IndustryGamers and spent several years leading GameDaily Biz prior to that.

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Windows 10 officially slated for release in 2015

40 minutes ago Microsoft appears to be skipping Windows 9 to go right to 10, which is being designed to run across devices

Tetris optioned for sci-fi film

3 hours ago World famous puzzle game celebrates 30th anniversary as Threshold Entertainment partners on feature film

Dan Hsu leaving games media

5 hours ago GamesBeat editor-in-chief moving on because he "received a great opportunity and offer"


8 iPhone 6 brings new but familiar challenges to devs

Yesterday Fragmentation is creeping into the iOS ecosystem, but most mobile devs will still find it far easier to manage than Android


Nerd Kingdom lays off half its team

4 days ago Team behind TUG sees delay in funding, forced to downsize and push back Kickstarter backer rewards

Amazon completes Twitch buyout

4 days ago SEC filing reveals that the transaction is now officially closed

Mobile helping to broaden gaming audience - ESA

5 days ago About a third of Americans age 13 and older play video games on their smartphones, tablets, ESA study finds

24 Apple addressing iPhone 6 "bendgate"

5 days ago Only nine customers so far have contacted Apple about a problem with a bent iPhone 6 Plus, the company said

iOS pushes UK games industry to 1.72 billion

6 days ago Ukie releases new data on UK games business, revealing that it may be double the size of previous estimates


21 Titan cancellation cost Blizzard $50m or more, say analysts

7 days ago It's a painful blow but it's better than publishing a mediocre game that fails to attract an audience

Gamigo AG buys Intenium

7 days ago German online publisher says the deal "significantly increases" its profitability

Nexon launches publishing division focused on Western content

8 days ago Nexon XP will look at "bringing the best external development talent to the free-to-play space"

PlayStation TV launches with 700 games in US on October 14

8 days ago The Lego Movie Videogame bundle goes on sale that same day as well

iPhone 6 sells record 10 million in opening weekend

8 days ago Apple sets new record for its popular smartphone as sales exceeded the company's expectations

1 Activision moves to dismiss Manuel Noriega's "absurd lawsuit"

8 days ago Former New York City Mayor Giuliani will serve as co-counsel, defend ATVI's right to free speech


Billy Berghammer joins Nintendo's Treehouse

11 days ago Former games journalist will serve as a product development analyst at Nintendo of America


10 Why games are revealed so early in development

28 days ago The pros and cons of announcing AAA titles so early, and why this trend may be reversing

2 Kim Kardashian: Hollywood dominates iOS in July

A month ago App Annie data shows game was most downloaded on App Store, placed 10th for monthly revenues

2 Tablet gaming revenues to reach $13.3 billion by 2019 - Juniper

A month ago Research firm forecasts threefold increase for tablet game sales, driven by improved storage, graphics and better broadband

5 Consoles "extremely rigid" for devs - Jarvilaehto

A month ago Seriously co-founder and former Rovio games division head on the booming mobile space and the rise of Finland

1 Ouya to bring its games to China

A month ago China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi has partnered with Ouya, according to a Reuters report

2 Xbox One 24-hour game demo "posted in error"

A month ago Microsoft may have accidentally leaked a new game demos plan in the US


EA, Zynga veteran joins Yvolver

A month ago Travis Boatman will serve as a strategic advisor to the company

GameStop CEO recovering from brain tumor

A month ago Paul Raines had the tumor removed last week; his executive team will help oversee operations during his recovery

Rockstar Leeds co-founder joins GameDuell

A month ago Ian J. Bowden to lead art direction for the Berlin-based social mobile studio