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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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

Digital game sales jump 14% to $6.7 billion in October - SuperData

Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mafia 3 and Gears of War 4 were big drivers of digital revenue

By James Brightman

Riot Games is Inc's company of the year

Business publication gives top honors to League of Legends firm; "the most exciting company you've never heard of is reinventing sports"

Unity 5.5 to support HoloLens

"You can now jump into exploring the future of augmented and mixed reality"

VR the biggest loser this holiday?

SuperData revises its VR forecasts with PSVR seeing the largest downgrade

By James Brightman

Unity asset store launches affiliate program

Developers can now earn commissions on referred sales

Facebook: "We've just unlocked a very, very big gaming platform"

Leo Olebe explains Facebook's deeper push into games with Instant Games like Pac-Man becoming available through Messenger and News Feed

By James Brightman

Tilting point launches $12m user acquisition fund for mobile devs

“Game Alliance is a direct response to the marketing and UA realities facing independent developers"

By James Brightman

Riot looks to finalize eSports streaming deal with MLB - report

Major League Baseball Advanced Media's tech unit may buy eSports streaming rights for $200m

By James Brightman

Chris Taylor goes indie

Total Annihilation, Dungeon Siege creator leaves Wargaming to pursue new studio

By James Brightman

Battlefield 1, Mafia 3 and Gears 4 drive US October game sales

NPD report reveals a 31% rise in console software sales while PC software jumps 172%

By James Brightman

id veteran Steve Nix starts VR/AR studio

"Our mission at ForwardXP is to build content that ultimately reaches the billions of users across these emerging devices"

By James Brightman

Ubisoft expands in Eastern Europe with Serbian studio

The new studio is the fourth in Eastern Europe after Bucharest, Sofia and Kiev

By James Brightman

EA wants to ensure that streamers disclose sponsorships

The publisher is requiring influencers to use hashtags and watermarks on their content

By James Brightman

nDreams raises 2 million

VR developer behind The Assembly and Danger Goat completes the first of a two-stage round

EA CEO stresses diversity and representation in games

"If you're going to make games for a community, you have to have a true representation of that community," says Andrew Wilson

By James Brightman

Ubisoft apologizes for and will remove genitalia from Watch Dogs 2

Publisher also working with Sony and Microsoft so that players can safely share content from the game

By James Brightman

"We like being answerable to our players first and foremost"

ArtCraft's Gordon Walton and J. Todd Coleman on why the studio's now offering equity crowdfunding

By James Brightman

Amazon ordered to issue refunds for children's IAP

The e-tailer will set up a year-long process to reimburse parents for in-app purchases their children made without permission

By James Brightman

Video games Trump hate

Weekly Roundup: In the fallout of a shocking US election, the game industry can rise above and be more inclusionary

By James Brightman

VR awaits its Michael Jordan

New VR studio Drifter believes in the physicality of the medium and sees a bright future ahead for VR eSports

By James Brightman

Epic CEO donates $15m to conserve North Carolina wilderness

Tim Sweeney wants the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to permanently protect 7,000 acres in the Box Creek Wilderness

DeNA reallocating resources to Nintendo titles

Following liquidation of Western development, company doubling down on Nintendo partnership

By James Brightman

Glu acquires Crowdstar

All-cash transaction values Crowdstar at $45.5m, positions Glu to "become the leader in the growing fashion game category"

Jobs roundup: Glu names Nick Earl CEO

Also, Rovio Stockholm's boss leaves, Cubic Motion expands, DDM adds to its team and App Annie has a new chief product officer

By James Brightman

Zynga CEO: I'll never go back to console and PC

Former EA executive Frank Gibeau sees mobile as a much more enticing opportunity

By James Brightman

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