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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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Video games on Kickstarter raise just $8.2m in first half of 2016 - ICO

15 hours ago That's down from more than $20m in the previous period, but the ratio of successfully funded projects has increased

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Jobs roundup: Karl Magnus Troedsson leaves EA DICE for Raw Fury

17 hours ago Also, App Annie hired a new CMO, ESL made several exec appointments and Ripstone brings on Mike Rose

3 Only 3.5% of gamers make in-app purchases - AppsFlyer

2 days ago These users are whales, spending 30 times more than the average gamer

5 Nintendo NX may capitalize on "largely ignored" kids market - DFC

2 days ago "Someone is going to come along and take advantage of the opportunity to make games simple again"

HTC Vive spearheads $10bn VR VC group

2 days ago 27 firms have joined with HTC Vive in the VR Venture Capital Alliance

4 G2A now allowing developers to apply for royalties

4 days ago [UPDATE: "This initiative invites developers to become accomplices," says Alex Nichiporchik]

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood creators form Lightbulb

4 days ago The Press Play founders are working on a new PC game, Pioneers

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20 Xbox Scorpio, PlayStation Neo an "incredibly positive evolution"

5 days ago EA, Ubisoft and Take-Two discuss why Microsoft and Sony launching new consoles more quickly is a big win

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5 Brexit: UK game developers share their concerns

7 days ago "The negative revolves around skilled talent not wanting or being able to stay, or come to UK."

"Overwatch dominates rankings leaving Battleborn in the dust" - SuperData

9 days ago Overwatch generated $269 million in May as the digital games market climbed to $6 billion overall

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3 Oculus: Our exclusive deals are good for the VR industry

10 days ago Head of Content Jason Rubin also stresses that with the launch of Oculus Touch, "We're going to do it the right way this time"

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5 E3 Live completely disappoints fans

Opinion 15 days ago "I expected more, at least to play some more...I was like c'mon man, I didn't come here to buy stuff"

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1 E3 may need to change but it's still very relevant, say publishers

16 days ago EA, Ubisoft and Take-Two executives explain why E3 matters

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26 Why Scorpio and Xbox One S sales don't actually matter

17 days ago Phil Spencer explains why you shouldn't think "that everything we're doing is about selling you an Xbox console"

Xbox One price cut yet again to $279

17 days ago Only a couple weeks after dropping from $349 to $299, Microsoft is looking to clear inventory to make way for Xbox One S

9 Game publishers treading carefully at E3 in wake of Orlando tragedy

19 days ago "Steps are being taken by individual publishers to be sensitive to the national mood at the moment," says ESA boss Mike Gallagher

League of Legends generates $150m a month - SuperData

22 days ago PC online multiplayer space to approach $20bn this year thanks in part to MOBAs like LoL

Digital games to account for a third of console revenues in 2020 - PwC

23 days ago "In some ways it's surprising that physical game disks will continue to be a major force by 2020"

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Xbox Live Arcade creator wants you to join his Sparcade

24 days ago Greg Canessa explains to GI.biz why he believes his asynchronous multiplayer competitive platform will be “transformative for mobile”

eSports' "path to profitability farther off than VR" for publishers - Pachter

25 days ago Despite the slow ramp up of headsets, VR should monetize better for publishers in the next few years, the analyst says

EGX secures major Amazon partnership

26 days ago Amazon will support EGX with a marketing campaign and Amazon's website will also host an EGX hub of content

Jobs

New hire roundup: Google expands its VR team

29 days ago Elsewhere, former Lionhead art director Kelvin Tuite has joined Sumo Digital, and Zynga has doubled down on social casino

1 EA veteran David DeMartini passes away

30 days ago Former Oculus exec, head of EA Partners and EA Origin is sadly no longer with us

8 ESA: The 50-plus gamer crowd has passed 40m in the US

30 days ago 75% of the over 50 demographic plays games on a weekly basis; developers need to pay attention to this older audience

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1 "I'm doing this because I'm a gamer"

30 days ago Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya says he puts fun and creativity above profit; he talks to us about VR and his new co-op melee game De-formers