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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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3 "You don't make money making games, you make money shipping them"

6 days ago Pixelbomb on its quest to launch a AAA-style game for its first commercial product


5 Mobile players only spend in an average of 1.6 games - NPD

9 days ago New data from research firm also shows over a quarter of the market controlled by Supercell and King

Keywords Studios buys Liquid Development

10 days ago The acquisition strengthens Keywords' art services business for the games industry


German stock exchange operator digs into virtual item trading

11 days ago Swapster is a new 100% legal trading platform powered by Deutsche Börse

Jade Raymond on EA: "I kind of feel like a kid in a toy store"

16 days ago Former Ubisoft exec on why she chose EA and how it's different from the French publisher

Warner Bros. continues to drive US retail sales in July

16 days ago NPD report shows LEGO: Jurassic World and Batman on top, as Sony's PS4 is once again the top-selling console

Nexon sees revenues jump 16% in Q2

17 days ago Free-to-play publisher cites success of Dungeon&Fighter along with DomiNations


2 Developers' most important tool: self-care

18 days ago Game designer Whitney Hills on the challenges women in games face, confronting expectations, and living an authentic life

22 Hearthstone makes $20m a month - SuperData

19 days ago Blizzard title easily leading the digital card game market, which SuperData forecasts will hit $1.3 billion this year


Hendrik Lesser elected president of EGDF

23 days ago The rep for German developer association GAME takes over for Guillaume de Fondaumieré

1 Zynga narrows net loss to $27m in Q2

23 days ago Mobile business continues to see gains, now representing 66% of total bookings

China has over 366 million mobile gamers - report

26 days ago That's more than the populations of the US and Canada combined


Former Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei joins Youzu

26 days ago Idei to serve as consultant and "one-man think tank" for the Chinese developer

Simpsons: Tapped Out vet founds icejam

A month ago Stuart Duncan's new studio will "integrate real-time, real-world data streams to dramatically enhance gameplay"

6 Nexon to publish free-to-play Titanfall in Asia

A month ago EA has partnered with the free-to-play company to bring an online PC version to Asia

Razer acquires Ouya assets and team

A month ago UPDATE: Razer will retain 15 Ouya employees including Kellee Santiago, but Julie Uhrman will leave the company

GREE opens new studios in Berlin, Melbourne

A month ago Mobile publisher acquires Australian dev Twiitch, which will lead the Melbourne studio


1 NetEase investing millions in mobile indies

A month ago NetEase North America GM David Ting explains the new Success Fund and the Chinese firm's Western expansion

Xbox revenue grows 27% in Q4

A month ago Microsoft sees "strong growth in consoles, Xbox Live transactions and first-party games"


8 Miyamoto unlikely to succeed Iwata, say analysts

A month ago What does the future hold for Nintendo and its next president?

Over 4,000 pay their respects at Iwata's funeral

A month ago Two days of funeral services were held in Kyoto to honor the late Nintendo president

PS4, Batman lead 18% jump in US retail game sales - NPD

A month ago NPD's June 2015 report shows increases across all categories for US game sales


Scopely appoints Bernard Chen as new GM

A month ago Former Kixeye exec joins Scopely to assist with product strategy


Goodgame Studios appoints new head

A month ago Veteran Simon Andrews will look to build a new team for a new studio at the German company

1 Marmalade opens second European studio

A month ago London-based toolset maker expands to Lisbon, Portugal