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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 Magic Leap adds Vevo co-founder as CCO

2 days ago Rio Caraeff joins augmented reality firm in newly created role of chief content officer

4 Xbox One, PS4 sales "disappointing" in China - Report

2 days ago Niko Partners estimates that only 550,000 units of both platforms combined will be sold this year

14 Nintendo's Miyamoto "not actively participating" in NX development

3 days ago Legendary designer says he's more focused on software these days, talks about why Wii U failed

Disney combines interactive and consumer products divisions

4 days ago The newly combined segment will be run jointly by Leslie Ferraro and Jimmy Pitaro


Christian Svensson joins Six Foot as COO

7 days ago Former Capcom exec now leading games biz for brand management firm and development partner Grey Box


BioShock vet to join Dots as Head of Studio

8 days ago Joe McDonagh to become Dots' first C-level hire

2 People Can Fly regains its independence

9 days ago Ownership of the Polish studio has been returned from Epic Games to local leadership


4 VR "not for the whole world" - Epic CEO

9 days ago Tim Sweeney says studio excited by VR, but AR is “the next big development in the history of civilization”

10 The average game on Steam sells only 32,000 copies

14 days ago New data from Steam Spy sheds light on what approach developers should take when selling on Steam

E3 2015 sees attendance jump to over 52,000

14 days ago The ESA, which runs the E3 Expo, also said that social media for E3 posts set a record


It's time for game financing to catch up with distribution - Marks

14 days ago Howard Marks' StartEngine is looking to give devs and startups a new way to raise capital through equity crowdfunding

12 Nintendo not a believer in current VR tech

15 days ago Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime says the VR efforts so far are simply not fun

2 Hitman dev: Season pass "wrong approach" for gamers

15 days ago IO Interactive's Hannes Seifert says his studio doesn't want any players to feel ripped off

21 Sony's Yoshida admits he was nervious about a female lead in Horizon

15 days ago "We had a discussion. Is it risky to do a female character?"

2 EA: "We have to start building new IP that might feel like a big risk today"

16 days ago Andrew Wilson on trying to build a culture where developers can take creative risks

Xbox boss sees more opportunities for cross-platform with Windows 10

17 days ago Phil Spencer promises better PC game support, says Microsoft "lost its way" in the past

PC Gaming Show: Watch it live here

17 days ago The inaugural show that puts the spotlight on PC instead of consoles kicks off at 5PM Pacific

Square Enix at E3: Watch the live stream here

17 days ago We've already seen some of the games at Sony's event, but what else does Square have up its sleeve?

4 Nintendo at E3: Watch the digital event here

17 days ago Microsoft and Sony both had surprises - can Nintendo's E3 showing offer its own?

PlayStation at E3: Watch the live stream here

18 days ago Uncharted 4 is a given, but what other surprises are in store?

Ubisoft at E3: Watch the live stream here

18 days ago You can expect a healthy dose of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and Tom Clancy's The Division

EA at E3: Watch the live stream here

18 days ago Star Wars: Battlefront will no doubt get plenty of attention at the conference

8 Xbox shines at E3: Backward compatibility, HoloLens and more

18 days ago New firmware update to bring backward compatability, Xbox launching an Early Access program

Xbox at E3: Watch the live stream here

18 days ago Microsoft has come a long way since the Xbox One PR blunders from years past - can it impress this time?

Bethesda at E3: Watch the conference here

19 days ago Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2 all shown