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

Brian Fargo plans to retire after Wasteland 3

inXile boss says when the game ships in 2019, it'll mark the end of a 38-year career

By James Brightman

Xbox first-party is "critical" for Scorpio, says Spencer

Xbox boss Phil Spencer notes that he recognizes the value of a strong first-party

By James Brightman

Twitch hires former GM of PlayStation Network

Michael Aragon to serve as SVP of Content, report directly to Twitch CEO Emmett Shear

Facebook takes on Twitch with its own live gameplay streaming

Social network has expanded its Facebook Live functionality to PC software

By James Brightman

Nintendo wins 3DS patent case against Tomita

US Appeals court confirms that Nintendo's handheld does not infringe Tomita Technologies' patent

Ubisoft's For Honor tops US game sales during tough February - NPD

Software sales fell 14% and hardware sales dropped 30% year-over-year

By James Brightman

Telltale CEO stepping down

Kevin Bruner is handing responsibilities back to co-founder Dan Connors

By James Brightman

Apple ramps up its support for indies

App Store receives permanent section where indies will be spotlighted; indies tell us they're happy with "renewed focus on editorial and curation"

By James Brightman

Roblox lands $92m in funding

The F2P world-building game will benefit from financing led by Meritech Capital Partners and Index Ventures

By James Brightman

GDC 2017 sees 26,000 attendees

Organizers announce that the Games Developers Conference will return March 19-23, 2018

Steam tweaking user review system this week

Review scores will no longer factor in reviews from people who received a game for free

Amazon taps RTS pioneer Louis Castle to lead Seattle studio

We talk to the Command & Conquer creator about his decision to join the Crucible team and his development approach

By James Brightman

Sega expands Creative Assembly with Crytek Black Sea acquisition

The 60-member development team has been renamed Creative Assembly Sofia

By James Brightman

Gearbox Publishing, Triseum and Legends of Learning join ESA

Gearbox Software's newly formed publishing branch is among the new members in the Entertainment Software Association

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