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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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Pokemon GO still generating about $2m a day - Newzoo

9 hours ago At its peak, the wildly popular game was generating revenues of $16m each day, Newzoo says


Amazon wants to disrupt industry "locked into sequel mentality"

22 hours ago Amazon Game Studios head Patrick Gilmore explains community-driven approach to AAA as company unveils three new titles

1 Xbox boss admits internal goal was to sell 200m consoles

1 days ago Phil Spencer says the rough start for Xbox One was partly due to the company's misguided approach to the business at the time

31 Oculus founder apologizes as devs suspend support

2 days ago Update: CEO says employees are "free to support the issues...that matter to them", devs within Oculus' Launch Pad diversity initiative disagree

13 Games shouldn't have to be "defended from innovation" - Pinchbeck

2 days ago Dear Esther creator talks about walking sims and questions what makes a game a game

2 Jagex now at the core of publicly-listed Chinese company

2 days ago Zhongji Holding has bought the UK company's original acquirers, with more acquisitions promised

Ubisoft acquires mobile publisher Ketchapp

3 days ago With the addition Ubisoft becomes the "fourth largest mobile game publisher when measured by number of downloads"

Valve aims to improve Steam discoverability

3 days ago Changes expected in the next few weeks; Valve still taking feedback from SteamWorks devs

5 Soma generates profit on 450k sold

7 days ago Developer Frictional Games has provided a sales update for its horror game one year later

Star Wars: Uprising shutting down

7 days ago Kabam will no longer be taking payments from players of the game as of September 22


11 Microsoft calls out Sony's 4K claims as console battle heats up

Opinion 7 days ago Weekly recap: MS says Sony has "a lot of asterisks" around 4K, VR's potential continues to be questioned, and Steam reviews cause controversy


VR's Brookhaven Experiment kicks off AAA push into casinos

12 days ago Phosphor Games and Gamblit explain why they're betting AAA video games will take off on casino floors


Disney Infinity devs to lead new studio for castAR

15 days ago The new castAR Salt Lake City will more than double the mixed reality company's development team


Martin Rae leaves AIAS for VR firm Vreal

18 days ago "I've got religion about virtual reality and augmented reality," said Rae

5 Will Mario on mobile revitalize Nintendo?

21 days ago Weekly recap: With all eyes on Apple and Sony this week, Nintendo makes one of its most important announcements in years


10 PS4 Pro: "This could be the final nail in the coffin for Xbox One" - analyst

22 days ago Analysts weigh in on Sony's newly unveiled console

6 PS4 Pro coming November 10 for $399

23 days ago Slim becomes new default PS4 model next week, Pro to offer boosted graphics of existing games as well as 4K and HDR support

Watch the NY PlayStation conference here

24 days ago Are you ready for some new PlayStation hardware?

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

A month ago Also, 78% of VR devs are saying no to exclusivity

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD

A month 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

A month 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

A month ago Other genres see more downloads, but downloads have become almost meaningless


castAR hires Darrell Rodriguez as CEO

A month 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

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


In Colombia's game market knowledge is power

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