Archive - James Brightman

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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 at AOL prior to that.

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5 "Nintendo has always been like that, we are like indies"

2 days ago NES designer Masayuki Uemura on the console's impact and the state of the industry today

1 Video games contributed $3bn to Canada's GDP in 2015

10 days ago New economic report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) shines light on "meteoric growth" for Canada's games business

1 "Gap between console and mobile is not as big as it seems" - Newzoo

10 days ago New report shows that the heavy spenders on mobile are actually the same core demographic that spends on traditional platforms

Nintendo wins another patent case against Wii U, 3DS

10 days ago California federal court rules that Nintendo's hardware does not infringe

Mobile games market worth $25bn - EEDAR

14 days ago The Asia Pacific markets control over half the revenues worldwide, with Japan seeing the biggest percentage of heavy spenders

1 CCP raises $30 million to support VR efforts

14 days ago Developer gets huge injection of funds "to drive innovation in VR as the technology begins to transform the entertainment industry"

Nintendo's first mobile games will be free-to-play

15 days ago DeNA CEO confirms that the initial games to come from its alliance with Nintendo will indeed be F2P

5 Star Wars director J.J. Abrams making a game

15 days ago Hollywood veteran teams up with Chair Entertainment (Infinity Blade) on new property Spyjinx

Tencent sees $1.2bn profit in Q3

16 days ago Chinese firm with stake in several gaming companies sees fastest growth in five quarters

Gear VR shipping on November 20

16 days ago Pre-orders start today for the $99 mobile headset from Oculus and Samsung

NBA 2K16, GTA V drive $55m profit for Take-Two

21 days ago Slam dunk Q2 sees revenues jump 175%, publisher raises full-year guidance

Despite population gap Japan far outspends China in mobile gaming

21 days ago Newest SuperData report shows $14bn Asian mobile games market accounts for more than half of world's mobile games revenue

Edge Case Games raises $2.7m

21 days ago Developer behind Fractured Space gets boost from Mercia Technologies and Seasun Games

9 "Games are far too obsessed with technical innovation" - Bogost

22 days ago Designer and professor says that games are also "too cloistered, too internally-directed"

Ubisoft loses $71 million in quiet first half

22 days ago Tough comparison to prior year when Watch Dogs launched also reveals 57% dip in revenues [UPDATE: Assassin's Creed Syndicate sales down in first week]

3 Halo 5 generates $400 million in software and hardware sales

22 days ago Fastest selling Xbox One title pushes Halo franchise past $5 billion in lifetime sales


2 Activision got King "cheaply" - Pachter

23 days ago Analysts weigh in with mostly positive comments on the massive $5.9 billion purchase of the Candy Crush Saga maker

EA raises full-year outlook in advance of Star Wars Battlefront launch

28 days ago Publisher exceeds guidance in Q2, but loses $140 million on a GAAP basis [UPDATE: Mirror's Edge Catalyst delayed]

5 Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf Publishing

28 days ago Former CCP company to operate independently as new Paradox subsidiary

eSports market to approach $2bn by 2018 - report

29 days ago SuperData pegs global market for eSports at $748 million this year, and it's expected to rise to $1.9 billion in 2018

Apple sells another 48m iPhones in Q4

A month ago "Record fourth quarter sales of iPhone" helped push net income to $11.1 billion

1 Bandai Namco expands with Indian subsidiary

A month ago Japanese publisher to open Family Entertainment Center in Mumbai


Trials dev launches new studio MotionVolt

A month ago Atte Ilvessuo tells us that a studio can still be nimble with a "flexible, Hollywood-style production model"


Activision's move into eSports belated, but shrewd - Analysts

A month ago Industry watchers expect other traditional publishers to follow Activision Blizzard into competitive gaming

Harmonix fesses up to reviewing Rock Band 4 on Amazon

A month ago "Harmonix has clarified its internal policy about posting reviews of our own products on retail sites"