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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10 Why games are revealed so early in development

14 days ago The pros and cons of announcing AAA titles so early, and why this trend may be reversing

2 Kim Kardashian: Hollywood dominates iOS in July

20 days ago App Annie data shows game was most downloaded on App Store, placed 10th for monthly revenues

2 Tablet gaming revenues to reach $13.3 billion by 2019 - Juniper

21 days ago Research firm forecasts threefold increase for tablet game sales, driven by improved storage, graphics and better broadband

5 Consoles "extremely rigid" for devs - Jarvilaehto

22 days ago Seriously co-founder and former Rovio games division head on the booming mobile space and the rise of Finland

1 Ouya to bring its games to China

25 days ago China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi has partnered with Ouya, according to a Reuters report

2 Xbox One 24-hour game demo "posted in error"

26 days ago Microsoft may have accidentally leaked a new game demos plan in the US

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EA, Zynga veteran joins Yvolver

28 days ago Travis Boatman will serve as a strategic advisor to the company

GameStop CEO recovering from brain tumor

28 days ago Paul Raines had the tumor removed last week; his executive team will help oversee operations during his recovery

Rockstar Leeds co-founder joins GameDuell

28 days ago Ian J. Bowden to lead art direction for the Berlin-based social mobile studio

5 Sony: "We said there'd be no complacency, we've demonstrated that"

A month ago Despite starting the generation with a good lead, Sony isn't letting up, announcing a slew of great content

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4 Sierra: "Quality and passion will always pay off"

A month ago The new Sierra explains why it's pursuing indies and how small teams can create high quality experiences too

3 Sierra reborn: King's Quest and Geometry Wars revived

A month ago Activision-owned label will publish "best-in-class efforts from indie developers" on console and PC digital storefronts

Only 8% of China's mobile games make money - report

A month ago The payments process for many mobile games in China is an obstacle as well

Com2uS sees $13.5 million profit in Q2

A month ago Global growth of Summoners War helped to drive record results for the mobile publisher

Take-Two loses $35.4 million in first quarter

A month ago That's almost half the loss of last year's Q1 as the publisher posted better than expected results [UPDATE: Evolve delayed, GTA V ships 34 million]

5 GameStop to revamp trade-ins - report

A month ago The retailer will simplify the program and ultimately give more money back to customers

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1 Putting Japanese game creators back in the pole position

A month ago Inflexion Point Capital adds Keiji Inafune to board, aims to invest $15m in Japanese mobile studios

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

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

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

A month 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

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

2 EA hires eBay exec Ken Moss as CTO

2 months 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

2 months 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

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

PlayStation, Zynga vet joins Tapjoy

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

1 Oculus announces virtual reality conference, acquires RakNet

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