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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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Brexit: UK game developers share their concerns

2 days ago "The negative revolves around skilled talent not wanting or being able to stay, or come to UK."

"Overwatch dominates rankings leaving Battleborn in the dust" - SuperData

4 days ago Overwatch generated $269 million in May as the digital games market climbed to $6 billion overall


3 Oculus: Our exclusive deals are good for the VR industry

5 days ago Head of Content Jason Rubin also stresses that with the launch of Oculus Touch, "We're going to do it the right way this time"


5 E3 Live completely disappoints fans

Opinion 10 days ago "I expected more, at least to play some more...I was like c'mon man, I didn't come here to buy stuff"


1 E3 may need to change but it's still very relevant, say publishers

11 days ago EA, Ubisoft and Take-Two executives explain why E3 matters


26 Why Scorpio and Xbox One S sales don't actually matter

12 days ago Phil Spencer explains why you shouldn't think "that everything we're doing is about selling you an Xbox console"

Xbox One price cut yet again to $279

12 days ago Only a couple weeks after dropping from $349 to $299, Microsoft is looking to clear inventory to make way for Xbox One S

9 Game publishers treading carefully at E3 in wake of Orlando tragedy

14 days ago "Steps are being taken by individual publishers to be sensitive to the national mood at the moment," says ESA boss Mike Gallagher

League of Legends generates $150m a month - SuperData

17 days ago PC online multiplayer space to approach $20bn this year thanks in part to MOBAs like LoL

Digital games to account for a third of console revenues in 2020 - PwC

18 days ago "In some ways it's surprising that physical game disks will continue to be a major force by 2020"


Xbox Live Arcade creator wants you to join his Sparcade

19 days ago Greg Canessa explains to why he believes his asynchronous multiplayer competitive platform will be “transformative for mobile”

eSports' "path to profitability farther off than VR" for publishers - Pachter

20 days ago Despite the slow ramp up of headsets, VR should monetize better for publishers in the next few years, the analyst says

EGX secures major Amazon partnership

21 days ago Amazon will support EGX with a marketing campaign and Amazon's website will also host an EGX hub of content


New hire roundup: Google expands its VR team

24 days ago Elsewhere, former Lionhead art director Kelvin Tuite has joined Sumo Digital, and Zynga has doubled down on social casino

1 EA veteran David DeMartini passes away

25 days ago Former Oculus exec, head of EA Partners and EA Origin is sadly no longer with us

8 ESA: The 50-plus gamer crowd has passed 40m in the US

25 days ago 75% of the over 50 demographic plays games on a weekly basis; developers need to pay attention to this older audience


1 "I'm doing this because I'm a gamer"

25 days ago Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya says he puts fun and creativity above profit; he talks to us about VR and his new co-op melee game De-formers

Microsoft seeking to control VR/AR ecosystem

26 days ago Microsoft is inviting other manufacturers to build devices with Windows Holographic

3 Xbox One gets $50 price cut leading into E3

26 days ago With rumors swirling about new Xbox hardware at E3, Microsoft has dropped the price on Xbox One through June 13

2 Supercell "printing money" with Clash games - SuperData

A month ago Both Clash of Clans and Clash Royale are generating $100m a month as digital sales in April climbed 5% to $6.2 billion

PlayStation 4 sales exceed 40m worldwide

A month ago Sony notes that the PS4 continues to be the company's fastest-selling console in its history

Former Valve employee alleges she was fired for being transgender

A month ago Plaintiff says Valve referred to her as "it" - she's seeking $3.1 million in damages

3 BAFTA to honor Amy Hennig

A month ago Former Uncharted writer/director to receive a BAFTA Special Award next month


Daydream could make mobile VR matter

Opinion A month ago Weekly recap: Mobile VR gets a big push, Nintendo goes Hollywood, and E3 may mark the beginning of half-step console upgrades


1 It's not the platform holder's job to make your game succeed - Robot

A month ago Patrick Hudson, CEO of Orcs Must Die! developer Robot Entertainment, discusses discoverability, managing studio growth and an uptick in paid games