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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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12 HTC Vive drawing more interest than Oculus from devs - VRDC survey

6 days ago Also, 78% of VR devs are saying no to exclusivity

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD

8 days ago Monster Hunter: Generations on 3DS was the best-selling new title in a month with very few new releases

4 PS4 Slim is real

8 days ago Following leaked images, our colleagues at Eurogamer have verified that the slimmed down console is legit

RPG, strategy are most lucrative mobile genres - SurveyMonkey

11 days ago Other genres see more downloads, but downloads have become almost meaningless

Jobs

castAR hires Darrell Rodriguez as CEO

12 days ago Augmented reality company also brings on Steve Parkis as president and COO

3 VR/AR to reach $162 billion in worldwide revenues by 2020 - IDC

12 days ago Importantly, hardware accounts for half of the forecast and it includes applications for all industries, not just games

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In Colombia's game market knowledge is power

13 days ago Alejandro Gonzalez of Brainz on the emerging game scene in Colombia and how its developers have empowered each other

Jobs

Jobs roundup: The return of Shenmue's co-director

18 days ago Yu Suzuki teams with Keiji Okayasu, Kris Larson joins Formosa, Reboot hires Pavol Buday, Mattia Traverso joins Ovosonico and more

Nvidia aims to give indies more exposure

21 days ago Graphics card maker unveils its Indie Spotlight program

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VR's AAA wave is coming - First Contact Entertainment

25 days ago Starbreeze vets found new studio with "mission to become the top independent AAA VR game development team in the industry"

Activision enjoys record Q2 sales of $1.57 billion

26 days ago Update: Overwatch's life-to-date franchise revenue hits $500m

19 Augs Lives Matter slogan an "unfortunate coincidence"

27 days ago Deus Ex brand marketer defends use while Bioware's Manveer Heir criticizes the developer's controversial language choice

EA grows digital revenue in Q1 with FIFA, Star Wars driving live services

28 days ago Update: "We are energized by the success of Pokémon GO"

PC games revenue to hit $42 billion in 2020 - DFC

28 days ago Research firm sees market in the West driven by core gamers as games-as-a-service model cools

Jobs

Amazon Game Studios signs Rich Hilleman

29 days ago 30-year EA veteran has taken his creative talents to Amazon

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Ubisoft: Our VR games will be profitable

29 days ago Alain Corre, head of EMEA, explains why Ubisoft is betting on VR and talks about eSports aspirations

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Games finally becoming a mature entertainment biz - Zelnick

A month ago Take-Two boss weighs in on evolution of the industry, Nintendo's feast-or-famine cycle, VR, and his company's new indie program

Overwatch tops US sales during June slump

A month ago Blizzard's latest was a strong performer but the industry saw sales dip 26% overall

ESA adds three new members

A month ago Nordic Games, Technicolor and Pop Up Gaming have joined the US industry trade group

3 Valve warns 23 gambling sites as Twitch bans popular streamer

A month ago Steam platform holder gives sites 10 days to comply and Twitch has now banned its most popular CS:GO gambling streamer, Phantoml0rd

1 eSports growth slowing but market to pass $1bn in 2017 - SuperData

A month ago Sponsorship money slowed by fraud among live streamers, Joost van Dreunen tells us

Jobs

1 Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale expands into publishing

A month ago The Australian mobile studio has hired Atari and Krome vet Clara Reeves to run the business

Pokemon GO drives Nintendo market cap past Sony

A month ago Nintendo's value has doubled, approaching $40 billion, thanks to Niantic's Pokemon mobile game

Ubisoft's sales climb 44% as Vivendi increases stake in publisher

A month ago Vivendi now holds over 20% of the voting rights in Ubisoft

China overtakes US in iOS game revenues - App Annie

A month ago And Japan now finds itself in third place on iOS, according to the market intelligence firm