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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"PC is decimating console, just through price" - Romero

16 hours ago Doom creator talks free-to-play, VR and more as his old Apple II is added to The Strong museum

4 EA improves revenues and profit in Q1, delays Dragon Age

3 days ago Thanks in part to Titanfall, the publisher beat expectations to kick off its 2015 fiscal year; Dragon Age and Battlefield now pushed back

27 Next-gen systems drive US game retail in June - NPD

8 days ago Hardware rocketed up 106 percent year-over-year while Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 continued to shine [UPDATE: MK8 sells 885,000]

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2 EA hires eBay exec Ken Moss as CTO

11 days ago Moss will lead the strategy for EA's Digital Platform and Information Technology divisions

Games markets in Mexico, Argentina heating up as Brazil cools - Superdata

16 days ago Brazil still the leader in the region, however, expected to total $1.5 billion this year

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16 Free-to-play is the future - Gree

16 days ago COO Anil Dharni on the advantages of free-to-play and why live ops are critical to a game's longevity

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PlayStation, Zynga vet joins Tapjoy

17 days ago Rob Dyer to serve as the firm's new senior vice president of developer relations

1 Oculus announces virtual reality conference, acquires RakNet

18 days ago The firm wants to bring people together to discuss VR, and it's also decided to open source the RakNet middleware

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Plants vs Zombies 2 producer joins Oculus

22 days ago Bernard Yee is joining the VR firm's Seattle office

16 Lindsay Lohan files suit over GTA V allegedly using her likeness

23 days ago Actress claims that Rockstar based the character Lacey Jonas on her likeness without permission

Ubisoft expands Quebec studio to head production on new Assassin's Creed

23 days ago Ubisoft Quebec getting $4 million investment to move into new, cutting-edge studio [UPDATE: Montreal will continue to be a lead studio for AC]

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5 Million-dollar mobile budgets are very common now- Chillingo

23 days ago Ed Rumley on savvy consumers, increasing expectations, and bringing new games to market

12 Toxic players are necessary, says Orcs Must Die dev

28 days ago "You need those people there. They're driving the game. They're giving it longevity," explains Jerome K. Jones

4 Google promises "PC gaming graphics in your pocket"

30 days ago New Android version to offer improved visuals; company also unveiled its Android TV product, which plays movies, games and more

9 Oculus: Zenimax seeking to correct a "massive missed opportunity"

30 days ago VR firm has filed an official response to Zenimax's lawsuit, noting that it's a "transparent attempt" to take advantage of sale to Facebook

Game software market to hit $100 billion by 2018 - DFC

A month ago Big increase in mobile gaming has accelerated DFC's forecast; firm also questions Xbox One strategy

9 Oculus buys Xbox 360 controller design team

A month ago Seattle-based Carbon Design Group has been acquired by the VR company

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Watch: Getting your indie game off the ground at GameHorizon

A month ago Check out advice on getting your indie game noticed from this panel including SCEE's Shahid Ahmad, Epic's Mark Rein and more

9 Amazon introduces the Fire Phone

A month ago Online retailer keeps the Fire name for its first ever smartphone - AT&T exclusive launches on July 25

Mobile games market to hit $28.9 billion by 2016 - Juniper

A month ago Juniper Research says that with the rise of mobile, dedicated gaming devices will serve the niche

10 Nexon CEO: "Precious little good art coming out of industry"

A month ago Owen Mahoney laments biz dev types taking control, says there's light at end of the tunnel after "five bad years"

Skylanders licensing biz expands

A month ago Activision has announced even more deals for the popular game/toy franchise

1 Mario Kart 8, Watch Dogs spark big US game sales in May - NPD

A month ago Consoles retained momentum as hardware sales jumped 95% over last May, led by PS4

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1 Oculus hires Supergiant's senior programmer

A month ago Chris Jurney says he wants to "help make VR awesome"

Nintendo wins another patent battle over Wii controls

A month ago A federal appeals court confirmed a victory against Triton Tech, which alleged Nintendo had infringed its patent