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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5 Indies, don't sell shares in your company - Jon Hare

1 days ago Sensible Software co-founder warns young developers about the dangers of seeking money from VCs

Cloud Gaming to hit inflection point in 2015 - Report

2 days ago Strategy Analytics sees PlayStation Now and Nvidia Grid Game service driving cloud gaming adoption


Double Fine loses 12 staff

4 days ago Publishing deal falls through but studio is optimistic about its future prospects


6 Free-to-play stigma unlikely to fade away soon - Celtic Heroes dev

6 days ago One Thumb Mobile's Paul Simon also sees more and more AAA gaming experiences coming to mobile

Game of Thrones Ascent dev raises $3.2 million

7 days ago Disruptor Beam's Series A round of funding will help with Star Trek Timelines and the studio's community-centric platform


Telltale, LucasArts vet joins Reactive Studios

8 days ago Dave Grossman will serve as the company's new chief creative officer

3 Sony's Layden: Harassment "completely unacceptable"

8 days ago SCEA's boss speaks up against harassment and notes that Sony is "best in class" when it comes to women in games

Sweden launching games accelerator program for aspiring devs

9 days ago King, Rovio, Mojang and more are backing the initiative


Nexon and Robotoki end publishing agreement

11 days ago Robotoki's Human Element "no longer aligns with the Nexon portfolio" a spokesperson said; Robotoki also confirms layoffs

1 Sweden looking to label games that promote gender equality

12 days ago Trade body Dataspelsbranschen awarded 272,000 kronor to explore ways of showing support for diversity in games

10 Xbox One sales triple following $349 promotion

13 days ago Yusuf Mehdi notes that interest has "skyrocketed" since the new price and bundles were introduced

Ex-Oculus attorney launches new games law firm, investment company

14 days ago Dan Offner, former general counsel for Oculus, now looking to provide early stage capital and law advice for game companies

PlayStation's Shu Yoshida to be interviewed by Lorne Lanning at DICE

14 days ago Other DICE 2015 speakers added include Nathan Vella, Mark Lamia, Brenda Romero, Kristian Segerstrale, and Chris Roberts

Game industry growing four times faster than US economy - ESA

15 days ago Annual compensation for video game industry employees is around $95,000, according to ESA's new report

7 Nintendo: Consumers "voting with their dollars in favor of digital content in a big, big way"

16 days ago Company talks about continued shift to digital, the growth of eShop and its support for indies

50 Blizzard: "Let's take a stand to reject hate and harassment"

18 days ago In his opening talk at BlizzCon, Blizzard chief Mike Morhaime warned that harassers are "tarnishing our reputation as gamers"

1 Building community during game development "very smart" - Pardo

18 days ago Former Blizzard chief creative officer on the advantages of open development


6 PlayStation Home is dead, now what?

19 days ago Home will be shutting down for good next year but virtual worlds will live on

Mark Pincus forms Superlabs

19 days ago The Zynga chairman isn't calling it a startup incubator but it's meant to fund some of the digital concepts he's been mulling over

10 Zynga loses another $57 million in Q3

19 days ago "I am encouraged by the results of the quarter as we navigate through this time of transition," says Don Mattrick

Gamevil grows Q3 profit 449% to nearly $9 million

19 days ago Games like MLB Perfect Inning and Monster Warlord helped drive results for the mobile publisher

Gameloft's sales flat, promises to release games at "more regular pace"

20 days ago Mobile publisher says it plans to increase its annual releases to about 20 games starting in 2015

gumi expands into Canada with new Vancouver office

20 days ago Japanese mobile publisher taps former Microsoft Game Studios exec and Capcom veteran to oversee Western development

TapJoy vets launch investment program for mobile studios

20 days ago Midverse Studios' Invest + Publish program will specifically look for Hollywood properties that can be licensed for mobile titles

Com2uS summons nearly $40 million in profit in Q3

20 days ago Summoners War helps drive record results for the mobile publisher's third quarter