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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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

Digital game sales rise to $7.7bn in April - SuperData

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has already made around $34 million while in Early Access

By James Brightman

Resident Evil movie franchise to be rebooted for six more films

The Final Chapter apparently not so final; the movies have generated $1.2bn worldwide to date

Is "creative ADD" the key to avoiding burnout?

Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya on why his studio has mostly avoided sequels, the rise of VR and eSports, and the demise of portables

By James Brightman

Transformers: Forged to Fight wins best game at Google Play Awards

Untame's Mushroom 11 took home the Standout Indie award while Hearthstone wins for Best Multiplayer

Nintendo helps push April US game sales up 10% - NPD

Switch hardware and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dominated the industry

By James Brightman

Facebook expands eSports coverage with ESL partnership

Social network to host over 5,500 hours of live tournament programming including 1,500 hours of exclusive content

By James Brightman

Google to launch standalone VR headsets with HTC Vive, Lenovo

The headsets will not need a phone or PC to run, and they offer six degrees of tracking

By James Brightman

The Witcher series to be adapted for Netflix

Drama series to be executive produced by team behind The Expanse and The Mummy

Oculus promises developers better communication

VR company revamps developer site and documentation efforts

Ubisoft's operating income grows 40% as digital takes 50% of sales

Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor were strong performers for the publisher; Assassin's Creed and Far Cry confirmed for current fiscal year

By James Brightman

NBCUniversal spinning up mobile games division

Former Disney mobile games leader Chris Heatherly to lead a new mobile game and virtual reality publishing group

By James Brightman

Improbable raises $502 million to further develop its tech

The investment was led by SoftBank, which now takes a non-controlling stake in the company

By James Brightman

Tencent invests $90 million in Pocket Gems

The new investment from the Chinese giant values the mobile developer at about $500 million

By James Brightman

Google acquires Job Simulator studio Owlchemy Labs

"With Google we're free to pursue raw creation and sprint toward interesting problems in these early days of VR"

By James Brightman

Rime's digital version now priced the same on Switch as other platforms

The physical version will remain $40 but will come with a free soundtrack to boost value

By James Brightman

EA enjoys record net sales in "milestone" Fiscal 2017

Net income dipped but digital sales continued to climb, up 20% over last year [UPDATE: BioWare's new IP pushed in FY '19]

By James Brightman

Gear VR far and away the leader with almost 7m expected to be sold in 2017

SuperData's latest figures show 782,000 units sold in Q1; HTC Vive continues to outpace Oculus Rift despite price cut

By James Brightman

Steam aims to be more transparent about discovery

Valve publishes first in set of three blog posts detailing the store's inner workings, Steam Direct and publishing fees

Tequila Works: "It's not about doing what you want, it's about loving what you do"

Tequila Works' Raul Rubio offers advice to indies, discusses narrative in VR, and the impact of world politics on games

By James Brightman

Avatar writer tapped for Gears of War screenplay

Shane Salerno, who's working with James Cameron on the four Avatar sequels, will pen the upcoming Gears movie

Overwatch drives Activision Blizzard to record Q1 2017

Revenues climbed to $1.73 billion with digital growing 50% y-o-y

By James Brightman

Zynga CEO: "We'll be profitable in the very near future"

Q1 2017 loss narrowed to $9.5m as Frank Gibeau tells us that Zynga will be "in the same conversation with the Activisions and EAs" of the world

By James Brightman

2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees include Donkey Kong, Halo

Rounding out this year's list are Pokemon Red and Green and Street Fighter II

E3 introduces new series of panels called E3 Coliseum

Geoff Keighley will host two days of discussion with game creators and other special guests

By James Brightman

Skydance hires ex Survios head of studio to lead interactive

Chris Hewish to serve as Executive VP of Interactive, a newly created position at Skydance

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