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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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Aeria Games hires two marketing execs

2 hours ago Christian Streil and Johannes Rolf join the online free-to-play developer

Game Connection Europe reveals awards nominations

Yesterday The development awards have added a Best Indie Game category and People's Choice Award

Todd Howard, Sid Meier among first DICE 2016 speakers

2 days ago Following DICE Europe's example, the format is changing to allow for more roundtables and break-out sessions

1 Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops in consumer interest - Nielsen

3 days ago Nielsen Game Rank shows Activision's newest shooter ahead of other multiplatform games this holiday

Microsoft buys Havok from Intel

6 days ago Software giant says it will continue to license the physics engine to developers

Harmonix: "We're basically reinventing the company"

6 days ago CEO Steve Janiak on new financing and how the Boston studio feels like a startup

6 Star Wars Battlefront won't save the Battlefield franchise - SuperData

8 days ago The game should see $800m in revenues but it won't reverse Battlefield's continued decline, says firm

1 Cost Per Loyal User passes $4 for the first time - Fiksu

8 days ago The mobile marketing firm notes that the cost is way up (117 percent) over last year

EGX grows attendance to 75,000

8 days ago Gamer Network operated event becoming more international with 45% of visitors traveling at least 100 miles

Sniper Elite franchise reaches 10 million sold

8 days ago Rebellion is planning a month of celebratory content

1 Super Mario Maker sells 1 million

8 days ago The game hit the sales milestone in just a few weeks since launch


1 FarmVille creator Mark Skaggs leaves Zynga

10 days ago Internal memo from Mark Pincus outlines other personnel changes as well

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus sell 13m in launch weekend

10 days ago Boosted by China, Apple has broken the previous sales record it set with the launch of the iPhone 6


4 "You don't make money making games, you make money shipping them"

A month ago Pixelbomb on its quest to launch a AAA-style game for its first commercial product


5 Mobile players only spend in an average of 1.6 games - NPD

A month ago New data from research firm also shows over a quarter of the market controlled by Supercell and King

Keywords Studios buys Liquid Development

A month ago The acquisition strengthens Keywords' art services business for the games industry


German stock exchange operator digs into virtual item trading

A month ago Swapster is a new 100% legal trading platform powered by Deutsche Börse

Jade Raymond on EA: "I kind of feel like a kid in a toy store"

A month ago Former Ubisoft exec on why she chose EA and how it's different from the French publisher

Warner Bros. continues to drive US retail sales in July

A month ago NPD report shows LEGO: Jurassic World and Batman on top, as Sony's PS4 is once again the top-selling console

Nexon sees revenues jump 16% in Q2

A month ago Free-to-play publisher cites success of Dungeon&Fighter along with DomiNations


2 Developers' most important tool: self-care

A month ago Game designer Whitney Hills on the challenges women in games face, confronting expectations, and living an authentic life

22 Hearthstone makes $20m a month - SuperData

A month ago Blizzard title easily leading the digital card game market, which SuperData forecasts will hit $1.3 billion this year


Hendrik Lesser elected president of EGDF

2 months ago The rep for German developer association GAME takes over for Guillaume de Fondaumieré

1 Zynga narrows net loss to $27m in Q2

2 months ago Mobile business continues to see gains, now representing 66% of total bookings

China has over 366 million mobile gamers - report

2 months ago That's more than the populations of the US and Canada combined