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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

Epic clampdown on real-world guns and copyright-infringing game assets

Engine provider conducting thorough audit of Unreal Marketplace for trademark abuse

By James Batchelor

Nexon blames PUBG for LawBreakers' struggles

Boss Key's underperformance also impacted publisher's Q3 financials in North America

By James Batchelor

Combatting asocial VR with asymmetrical multiplayer

Developer MunkyFun shares how the new League of War bridges the gap between virtual reality and couch players

By James Batchelor

1979 Revolution: Black Friday wins Facebook Game of the Year

AdVenture Capitalist, June's Journey and Star Wars: Commander also among winners

By James Batchelor

Pokémon Go finally coming to China, courtesy of NetEase

Niantic signs partnership with Chinese publisher, location-based phenomenon to launch in second half of 2018

By James Batchelor

World Health Organisation recognises 'gaming disorder' as disease

First draft of upcoming compendium revision, if approved, warns of "significant impairment" in personal, family and social life

By James Batchelor

Nintendo forecasts 37m Switch sales by April 2019

Meanwhile console nears 3.3 units in Japan, breaking region's first-year sales record

By James Batchelor

Sumo Digital takes over CCP Newcastle studio

Eve Valkyrie team rescued by growing UK developer

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Game of the Year 2017

Final episode of the year available to download now, reflecting on our favourite games from the past 12 months

By James Batchelor

GamesIndustry.biz presents... The Year In Numbers 2017

We present everything you need to know about the global market value, the biggest platforms, the hottest games and more

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: Ustwo names new global CEO

Elsewhere, Riot hires Wargaming esports boss, Craig Fletcher leaves Multiplay and Interior Night welcomes Sony devs

By James Batchelor

Microsoft promises transparency in sexual harassment cases

Xbox platform holder will eliminate forced arbitration agreements in an effort to stop serial offenders

By James Batchelor

China blocks Steam Community features

But games marketplace remains open for users to buy and play new titles

By James Batchelor

Nintendo leads games industry figureheads' 2017 highlights

Also, Red Dead Redemption 2 (and various sporting victories) on execs' 2018 Most Anticipated list

By James Batchelor

PS4 took half of all UK physical game sales in 2017

First year on record where a single console has accounted for more than 50% of the market

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Voice acting, with the stars of Assassin's Creed Origins

The talent behind Bayek, Aya and Cleopatra shares their experiences of bringing games characters to life

By James Batchelor

Chet Faliszek's AI-powered tactical shooter (that's not about shooting)

The Valve writer discusses why he joined Bossa and how he wants players to tell their own stories

By James Batchelor

Patreon raises user fees to stabilise creator payouts

UPDATE: Crowdfunding platform decides not to add $0.35 service charge after creators begin to lose subscribers

By James Batchelor

Power Rangers Legacy Wars dev nWay receives $11m investment

March Capital Partners and Ridge Ventures pour new funds into mobile studio

By James Batchelor

Crytek sues Star Citizen developers

Alleges Cloud Imperium is still using CryEngine, but studio will "defend vigourously" against "meritless lawsuit"

By James Batchelor

Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene calls for better IP protection in games

PUBG creator laments the lack of deterrents for copycats, says clones stifle innovation

By James Batchelor

David Helgason invests in Raw Fury as indie publisher raises $600,000

Company also enables staff to take stakes in the business, plans to use funds to increase console releases

By James Batchelor

Red Kite: Work-for-hire removes the risk from your own IP

CEO Simon Iwaniszak discusses the highs and lows of co-development as his studio unveils Hollowpoint

By James Batchelor

Video game prices contribute to UK inflation

Rising prices of recreational and cultural goods and services drives highest CPI since 2012

By James Batchelor

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