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James Brightman, Editor in Chief

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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

Overwatch now has 30m players

Blizzard's popular online multiplayer game continues to expand its audience

Nintendo sold 2.3m NES Classics

Unless Nintendo reverses the discontinuation of the popular microconsole, that's the final tally

By James Brightman

Mobile start-up Mech Moca raises $5m

Bangalore-based mobile studio will be targeting India with its games

By James Brightman

Vivendi to attempt hostile bid for Ubisoft this year - Reuters

Reuters' sources claim that this is the year that the French media giant will accelerate its expansion into video games

By James Brightman

NBA 2K eSports league appoints Brendan Donohue as managing director

NBA executive to oversee the new eSports league kicking off its inaugural season in 2018

Nintendo Switch drives March games sales to $1.36B in US - NPD

The hardware category nearly doubled year-over-year thanks to Nintendo's record-breaking Switch launch

By James Brightman

Mobile games booming as global games market hits $108.9B in 2017 - Newzoo

Research firm estimates that smartphone and tablet game revenues will account for 42% of worldwide sales this year

By James Brightman

Gaming video to generate $4.6 billion this year - SuperData

Research firm says there are now 665 million viewers of gaming video content worldwide

By James Brightman

Facebook 360 Capture SDK makes VR sharing possible

The SDK supports Unity and Unreal, so developers can enable players to share their VR gameplay

StarCraft is now free

Blizzard making the 19-year-old game freely available to download in advance of the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered

Nintendo preparing SNES mini for this Christmas - report

Eurogamer has confirmed with "sources close to the company" that another Nintendo microconsole is on the way

By James Brightman

Digital sales now represent 74% of the US game market

The games industry added $11.7 billion to the US GDP in 2016, according to ESA's new Essential Facts report

By James Brightman

Facebook Spaces launches today

The social VR app - Facebook's first attempt to merge its social platform with its VR tech - is now in beta for Oculus Rift

"We want to be the global community for people to play, watch and share games"

Facebook is rolling out new features for Instant Games, Gameroom and its gaming videos

By James Brightman

Can the VR locomotion problem be solved without more hardware?

Survios believes it's on to something; its new system in Sprint Vector may ultimately find itself being utilized across a variety of games

By James Brightman

Peter Moore bids the game industry farewell

"If you work in the industry, I am in awe of what you do in bringing games to life in ways we could have only dreamed of a few short years ago"

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling system in Nintendo history

NPD reports that 906,000 units were sold in March, and Zelda broke records as well

By James Brightman

Xbox boss: "It's possible console generations slow down"

Phil Spencer talks about Scorpio, the future of Xbox and consoles in general

By James Brightman

Will Luton joins Rovio London as executive producer

Luton had been leading product management on Angry Birds 2 at Rovio Stockholm

G2A pushes back against "rash" Gearbox

The G2A saga revolving around Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition continues

By James Brightman

Supercell invests $2.9 million in Shipyard Games

Mobile juggernaut behind Clash of Clans continues to invest in external mobile game studios

By James Brightman

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tops 1 million sold

Early Access title continues its hot start, remaining at the top of the charts for more than two weeks

By James Brightman

Ubisoft's Alex Hutchinson departs to form Typhoon Studios

Far Cry 4 creative director starts up new studio, "imagining a brand new world to inflict on all of you"

By James Brightman

Pokémon GO now has 65m monthly active players

"We're still at the beginning of the journey and there's a lot more to come"

Why Peter Moore once told Sega's Yuji Naka to "f**k off"

The outgoing EA exec looks back on his Sega days and how the Japanese company "didn't see the stormclouds" in the industry

By James Brightman

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