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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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2 Xbox revenues dip 24% thanks to price reduction

2 days ago Microsoft shipped 1.6 million Xbox consoles in its third quarter, down from 2.0 million during Q3 of the previous year

China expected to soon pass Japan in digital gaming - Superdata

2 days ago Japan is currently on top with 45% of digital games revenues across Asia, but China is growing five times faster than the rest

iOS CPI up 49% in March as Android declines - Fiksu

3 days ago "iOS games marketers have jumped back into the fray a bit quicker than their Android counterparts"


2 DICE Europe positioned as "leadership retreat"

3 days ago Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, wants attendees to be able to bring their spouses


1 Is the US gov't finally over video game violence?

4 days ago Mark DeLoura, former senior advisor at the White House, says the government is far more concerned with opportunities games offer the public

10 Steam functionality now limited until you spend $5

5 days ago Valve says that to protect its customers from phishing and spamming, it's chosen to restrict community features

NPD: Console sales plunge 21% in March

9 days ago Following a positive February, US retail sales of both hardware and software were down in March

17 DFC: Will Sony, Microsoft remain relevant in games by 2019?

9 days ago Research firm sees PC and mobile grabbing larger and larger share of the expected $100 billion pie

2 Cities: Skylines sells over 1 million

11 days ago Paradox title moves more than a million copies in just over a month since release

1 Digital game sales in US have climbed 23% since 2010

11 days ago New ESA Essential Facts report also shows that over 155 million Americans are now playing games

Monster Hunter 4 ships 1 million in the West

11 days ago Fourth entry in series becomes the first to ship over a million units to North America and Europe

2 Guitar Hero is back for an encore

11 days ago Activision announces Guitar Hero Live with new gameplay and a redesigned controller

Crysis, X-Wing devs form Impeller Studios

11 days ago David Wessman, Jack Mamais and Coray Seifert working on new VR game together


Ex-Sony Europe VP to lead GameGenetics

12 days ago Jeffry van Ede has been appointed CEO of the mobile user acquisition firm


5 Going indie? Have enough runway to fail once

15 days ago Former XBLA producer Scott Brodie offers advice for those making the jump, explains how Hero Generations brings Blizzard dev philosophy to indie games


3 Star Wars, Dragon Age and Diablo designers lead new RPG for Kabam

17 days ago Spirit Lords team explains how it's making a "proper" RPG that's not watered-down


7 Microsoft floated the idea of giving away the Xbox

25 days ago Original Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley said some people pushed for buying Nintendo too, among other crazy ideas


Brave Frontier publisher Gumi cuts 11% of staff following IPO

29 days ago Gumi hasn't had as much success outside of Japan as it expected, CEO not to receive pay for six months


12 Capitalism killing games and the world - Lanning

A month ago Oddworld founder despises growth models but is encouraged by the indie scene and rise of digital distribution

OSVR signs up leading universities for Academia program

A month ago Some of the top research institutions will be able to experiment with design for VR experiences


Former Disney execs "democratizing doing good"

A month ago Tom Kang, John Pleasants leading new mobile publisher dedicated to empowering players to help global causes

Minecraft lead dev joins Stugan accelerator program

A month ago Jens Bergensten and others to help mentor a new generation of developers

1 Clash of Clans, Hay Day help Supercell double profits in 2014

A month ago Finnish mobile powerhouse has been gaining momentum as its revenues tripled over the last year


Razer adds to its board

A month ago Angel investor Koh Boon Hwee has joined the gaming accessories company


5 “I couldn't even guarantee you a 10% chance of a hit anymore” - Capps

A month ago Former Epic president on the massive difficulties in development today and why he happily spoke at Unity's GDC presentation