Archive - James Brightman

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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 prior to that.

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Zynga upgrades exec team as Pincus steps down from operational role

10 hours ago Zynga lost $61 million in the first quarter but the company did exceed Wall Street's expectations

King opens Tokyo office

16 hours ago The Candy Crush Saga developer is aiming to capitalize on the mobile game player base of Japan

12 Microsoft trumpets Titanfall success as Xbox One hits 5m shipped

6 days ago Xbox One selling 60 percent better than Xbox 360 at same point in time, Microsoft says

19 Titanfall tops chart, but PS4 leads hardware again in March - NPD

6 days ago While the Xbox One shooter fared well, Sony's PS4 led hardware sales for the third consecutive month in the US, NPD said

King partners with Tencent to distribute Candy Crush in China

7 days ago King to leverage Tencent's muscle in Chinese market, launching Candy Crush Saga this summer

Twitch now distributing games

8 days ago Starting with Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne, the popular streaming platform is now offering games for sale [UPDATED]

Unity acquires Playnomics - report

8 days ago The middleware firm has purchased the predictive analytics company for an undisclosed sum

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Dungeon Defenders studio names Darrell Rodriguez CEO

10 days ago Trendy Entertainment will look to the former LucasArts president to lead the company

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2 Zynga appoints Best Buy exec to CFO

13 days ago David Lee will be replacing Mark Vranesh as chief financial officer and chief accounting officer

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8 Game publishing should be driven by fun, not sales - Grey Box

14 days ago New publisher Grey Box and developer Petroglyph share their thoughts on business getting in the way of games creation

Kabam expands with new Berlin office

15 days ago Free-to-play company says that the office reinforces its commitment to the European market

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2 NaturalMotion CEO: Don't be afraid to cancel a game

20 days ago Torsten Reil shares his development approach, explains why Zynga is such a great fit for his company

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Jesse Divnich leaves EEDAR for Tilting Point

21 days ago Analyst will lead mobile research efforts for Tilting Point's development partners, discusses mobile strategies for devs

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12 Ouya boss on Fire TV: Gaming isn't an "added bonus" for us

21 days ago Julie Uhrman apparently unfazed by Amazon's new Android-powered microconsole

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19 Amazon Fire TV: A "nonevent" for games?

21 days ago Analysts chime in on the impact of Amazon's new Android-powered box; most don't think Microsoft or Sony have anything to fear

Industrial Toys secures $5m in funding

23 days ago Alex Seropian's mobile studio is preparing to launch its beta for Midnight Star this summer

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Zynga Baltimore founder joins Boss Fight Entertainment

23 days ago Paul Stephanouk will serve as design director for the Dallas-based free-to-play games studio

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15 Meretzky: There's a "psychological break" around F2P

24 days ago What's good and bad about the maturation of the F2P sector

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Final Fantasy producer: Subscriptions still good for MMOs

27 days ago Naoki Yoshida, producer on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, explains why Square Enix didn't opt to "chase a quick buck" with a F2P model

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Uncharted 4 game director heads to Riot

27 days ago Justin Richmond, who had been directing Uncharted 4, is now leaving to join Riot Games

2 Oculus signed Facebook deal in just 3 days

29 days ago Oculus CEO describes interest from Mark Zuckerberg even at an early stage

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4 Oculus purchase will "appear cheap 5 years from now" - analyst

29 days ago Analysts weigh in on the big Facebook acquisition and what it means for the virtual reality space

2 Xbox One may allow loaning of digital games

29 days ago Phil Spencer says Microsoft is open to players loaning digital rights to games or giving them as gifts

10 Ubisoft embracing indie-style projects at big studios

A month ago Jade Raymond talks about how Ubisoft Toronto is looking to leverage industry best practices, including indie-style development

3 Riot lands Game of Thrones promotion in League of Legends

A month ago eSports is increasingly becoming an attractive ad opportunity for major brands