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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Beleaguered Majesco raises $6m, appoints new directors

2 days ago The Cooking Mama and Zumba publisher is getting a little help from "certain accredited investors"


14 Consoles make a comeback in 2014

Opinion 3 days ago The introduction of the new gen hardware did exactly what many hoped, breathing life back into a stagnating marketplace

Humble Bundle has raised over $50 million

4 days ago With the help of its community, the digital distributor has raised funds for more than 50 charitable organizations

Mobile gaming installed base tops 1 billion - IDC

9 days ago Research firm expects mobile game downloads to reach 60 billion worldwide by 2018

GungHo leads $15m funding round for Kamcord

9 days ago Tencent, Wargaming also contribute to funding for social network for mobile gamers

PlayRaven raises $4.1m, aims to "shake mobile out of its comfort zone"

10 days ago Finnish mobile studio has raised $7.5 million in total since 2013

Watch PlayStation Experience live this weekend

15 days ago You can bookmark this page to stream the presentations live from Las Vegas


5 "It will be hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's virtual"

16 days ago Google's Noah Falstein is a big believer in VR but he sees mobile as the greatest near-term opportunity

2 Unity partners with APM to license music to devs

18 days ago David Helgason says Unity devs now have access to "an unbelievable wealth of music tracks"


Casey Lynch moving on as Majesco downsizes

18 days ago Former IGN editor-in-chief moving on from Majesco's Midnight City label

1 Ubisoft Toronto becoming key partner for other Ubi studios

24 days ago Producer Lesley Phord-Toy says Toronto has raised some eyebrows in the Ubi system and they don't have enough staff to fulfill all requests

11 EA named one of the best places for LGBT equality

24 days ago Human Rights Campaign honors the publisher for the third year in a row

15 Indies, don't sell shares in your company - Jon Hare

26 days ago Sensible Software co-founder warns young developers about the dangers of seeking money from VCs

Cloud Gaming to hit inflection point in 2015 - Report

26 days ago Strategy Analytics sees PlayStation Now and Nvidia Grid Game service driving cloud gaming adoption


1 Double Fine loses 12 staff

29 days ago Publishing deal falls through but studio is optimistic about its future prospects


6 Free-to-play stigma unlikely to fade away soon - Celtic Heroes dev

30 days ago One Thumb Mobile's Paul Simon also sees more and more AAA gaming experiences coming to mobile

Game of Thrones Ascent dev raises $3.2 million

A month ago Disruptor Beam's Series A round of funding will help with Star Trek Timelines and the studio's community-centric platform


Telltale, LucasArts vet joins Reactive Studios

A month ago Dave Grossman will serve as the company's new chief creative officer

3 Sony's Layden: Harassment "completely unacceptable"

A month ago SCEA's boss speaks up against harassment and notes that Sony is "best in class" when it comes to women in games

Sweden launching games accelerator program for aspiring devs

A month ago King, Rovio, Mojang and more are backing the initiative


Nexon and Robotoki end publishing agreement

A month ago Robotoki's Human Element "no longer aligns with the Nexon portfolio" a spokesperson said; Robotoki also confirms layoffs

1 Sweden looking to label games that promote gender equality

A month ago Trade body Dataspelsbranschen awarded 272,000 kronor to explore ways of showing support for diversity in games

10 Xbox One sales triple following $349 promotion

A month ago Yusuf Mehdi notes that interest has "skyrocketed" since the new price and bundles were introduced

Ex-Oculus attorney launches new games law firm, investment company

A month ago Dan Offner, former general counsel for Oculus, now looking to provide early stage capital and law advice for game companies

PlayStation's Shu Yoshida to be interviewed by Lorne Lanning at DICE

A month ago Other DICE 2015 speakers added include Nathan Vella, Mark Lamia, Brenda Romero, Kristian Segerstrale, and Chris Roberts