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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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Simpsons: Tapped Out vet founds icejam

3 days ago Stuart Duncan's new studio will "integrate real-time, real-world data streams to dramatically enhance gameplay"

6 Nexon to publish free-to-play Titanfall in Asia

5 days ago EA has partnered with the free-to-play company to bring an online PC version to Asia

Razer acquires Ouya assets and team

6 days ago UPDATE: Razer will retain 15 Ouya employees including Kellee Santiago, but Julie Uhrman will leave the company

GREE opens new studios in Berlin, Melbourne

6 days ago Mobile publisher acquires Australian dev Twiitch, which will lead the Melbourne studio


1 NetEase investing millions in mobile indies

10 days ago NetEase North America GM David Ting explains the new Success Fund and the Chinese firm's Western expansion

Xbox revenue grows 27% in Q4

12 days ago Microsoft sees "strong growth in consoles, Xbox Live transactions and first-party games"


8 Miyamoto unlikely to succeed Iwata, say analysts

12 days ago What does the future hold for Nintendo and its next president?

Over 4,000 pay their respects at Iwata's funeral

16 days ago Two days of funeral services were held in Kyoto to honor the late Nintendo president

PS4, Batman lead 18% jump in US retail game sales - NPD

17 days ago NPD's June 2015 report shows increases across all categories for US game sales


Scopely appoints Bernard Chen as new GM

17 days ago Former Kixeye exec joins Scopely to assist with product strategy


Goodgame Studios appoints new head

17 days ago Veteran Simon Andrews will look to build a new team for a new studio at the German company

1 Marmalade opens second European studio

17 days ago London-based toolset maker expands to Lisbon, Portugal

Apple is China's top brand device - Newzoo

19 days ago But local Android stores are expected to generate over $1bn more in revenues than iOS in China this year

Games deals fell 89% in first half of 2015 - Digi-Capital

20 days ago Companies that held off on exits are now sitting tight, explains Tim Merel


1 Jade Raymond heads up new EA studio, will work on Star Wars

20 days ago Montreal-based Motive will work "in close quarters with the BioWare team," Raymond said

1 Miyamoto reacts to Iwata's untimely death

20 days ago Creator of Mario and Zelda has issued a brief statement via the Wall Street Journal

10 Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has died at age 55

21 days ago Nintendo has sadly confirmed that Iwata-san passed away on July 11, 2015


5 iOS game revenues show top 20 dominate - Newzoo

23 days ago If you're not in the top 100, you'll barely be able to make a living in the iOS ecosystem

Ubisoft's Q1 sales suffer with tough comp against Watch Dogs

24 days ago Sales for the French publisher's first quarter fell 73% compared to the previous Q1 that saw the release of Watch Dogs

Twitch outranks YouTube in $3.8bn gaming video market - Superdata

24 days ago YouTube draws more viewers but Twitch is earning more money, according to new report

4 PlayStation Now will give new long tail to industry, says Sony

25 days ago "It's like this breath of fresh air into a franchise," Sony's Jack Buser commented


Star Citizen executive producer leaves

27 days ago Cloud Imperium Games is handing over production duties to Erin Roberts


3 Magic Leap adds Vevo co-founder as CCO

A month ago Rio Caraeff joins augmented reality firm in newly created role of chief content officer

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

A month 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

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