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James Batchelor, UK Editor

James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, and joined GamesIndustry in 2016. He previously served as editor of Develop and deputy editor of MCV, and has managed industry events such as The Develop Awards and Interface conference.

Recent articles by James Batchelor

Patreon reportedly valued at $450m

Crowdfunding platform is on course to pay content creators $150m by the end of 2017

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Enhancing games education

PlayStation's Luke Savage and Next Gen Skills Academy's Marcia Deakin discuss solutions to the skills gap

By James Batchelor

No VR for Star Wars Battlefront II but still "very important" for Criterion

UK studio says Rogue One demo "informed" Starfighter Assault mode, but sequel will not support virtual reality

By James Batchelor

Rovio values itself at $1bn ahead of IPO

Mobile games giant sets preliminary price range at €10.25 to €11.50 per share, subscription begins next week

By James Batchelor

Steam Direct fails to prevent revenue drop for indies

Average first month sales down by 39% since 2015, average naive revenue down by almost 50%

By James Batchelor

Final Fantasy XIV charity march raises over $21,000 for hurricane relief

12-hour livestream reached $1,000 target "right after the event started"

By James Batchelor

“There will be hate you cannot control. In all honesty, it's defeating”

Square Enix's Amy Graves discusses the pressures community managers face ahead of her UKIE Careers Bar talk next week

By James Batchelor

BrightLocker offering stakes in company with crowdfunding campaign

Online Public Offering to be hosted via StartEngine, tiers range from $250 to $100,000

By James Batchelor

Magic Leap value nears $6bn

Singapore investment firm reportedly leading new financing round of more than $500m

By James Batchelor

Transforming graduates into gamemakers in three months

We speak to this year's Tranzfuser cohort about lessons learned as they work towards an independent career

By James Batchelor

Campo Santo legally able to file DMCA against PewDiePie over racial slur

But court costs to enforce could be "well over six figures" so dangerous defence for indies and smaller studios

By James Batchelor

Bandai Namco on the hunt for mobile mergers and acquisitions

Japanese publisher hopes to expand mobile business as it pursues global growth strategy

By James Batchelor

Nazara's $550m plans for India's first games industry IPO

Mumbai-based mobile games publisher preparing for public listing

By James Batchelor

Roblox pledges $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Will raise money by selling Texas-themed hats and donating all proceeds to Direct Relief

By James Batchelor

Games writers now eligible for Nebula Award

Writers also able to apply for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America membership

By James Batchelor

FTC demands disclosure from influencers following TmarTn CS:GO scandal

Commission rules that influencers must "clearly and conspicuously" identify links to products and services

By James Batchelor

Nintendo wary of potential Switch shortages this holiday

Reggie Fils-Aime says "supply chain is there" but is cagey about whether platform holder will meet demand

By James Batchelor

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be uncut in all regions

Ubisoft confirms that every country will receive the same experience, studio "hasn't held back" on humour

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Women In Games

Nyamyam's Jennifer Schneidereit, Dovetail's Gemma Johnson-Brown and Space Ape's Deborah Mensah-Bonsu discuss improving diversity

By James Batchelor

Rockstar's first virtual reality release is LA Noire

GTA developer also releasing 2011 crime thriller for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4 - with enhancements for X and Pro

By James Batchelor

Facebook: "We're going all in with esports"

The leading social network explains why it is partnering with so many developers and their professional gaming leagues

By James Batchelor

1m first week downloads for Hutch's Top Drives

Mobile collectible card car game reaches No.1 in its category across 121 countries

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt Red valued at over $2bn despite H1 2017 revenues dip

Studio's profits dropped $5m year-on-year but still ongoing success of The Witcher, GOG and Gwent drive firm forward

By James Batchelor

Women In Games Mobile Awards winners revealed

Plus Anita Sarkeesian given honourary Hall of Fame prize

By James Batchelor

Rovio announces MumJam

Game jam designed to help mums get back into the industry takes place this November

By James Batchelor

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