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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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5 Oculus founder apologizes as devs suspend support

1 days ago Palmer Luckey says recent stories "do not accurately represent my views" and denies posting as "NimbleRichMan" on Reddit

Soma generates profit on 450k sold

2 days ago Developer Frictional Games has provided a sales update for its horror game one year later

Star Wars: Uprising shutting down

2 days ago Kabam will no longer be taking payments from players of the game as of September 22


10 Microsoft calls out Sony's 4K claims as console battle heats up

Opinion 3 days ago Weekly recap: MS says Sony has "a lot of asterisks" around 4K, VR's potential continues to be questioned, and Steam reviews cause controversy


VR's Brookhaven Experiment kicks off AAA push into casinos

7 days ago Phosphor Games and Gamblit explain why they're betting AAA video games will take off on casino floors


Disney Infinity devs to lead new studio for castAR

11 days ago The new castAR Salt Lake City will more than double the mixed reality company's development team


Martin Rae leaves AIAS for VR firm Vreal

13 days ago "I've got religion about virtual reality and augmented reality," said Rae

5 Will Mario on mobile revitalize Nintendo?

16 days ago Weekly recap: With all eyes on Apple and Sony this week, Nintendo makes one of its most important announcements in years


10 PS4 Pro: "This could be the final nail in the coffin for Xbox One" - analyst

17 days ago Analysts weigh in on Sony's newly unveiled console

6 PS4 Pro coming November 10 for $399

18 days ago Slim becomes new default PS4 model next week, Pro to offer boosted graphics of existing games as well as 4K and HDR support

Watch the NY PlayStation conference here

19 days ago Are you ready for some new PlayStation hardware?

12 HTC Vive drawing more interest than Oculus from devs - VRDC survey

A month ago Also, 78% of VR devs are saying no to exclusivity

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD

A month ago Monster Hunter: Generations on 3DS was the best-selling new title in a month with very few new releases

4 PS4 Slim is real

A month ago Following leaked images, our colleagues at Eurogamer have verified that the slimmed down console is legit

RPG, strategy are most lucrative mobile genres - SurveyMonkey

A month ago Other genres see more downloads, but downloads have become almost meaningless


castAR hires Darrell Rodriguez as CEO

A month ago Augmented reality company also brings on Steve Parkis as president and COO

3 VR/AR to reach $162 billion in worldwide revenues by 2020 - IDC

A month ago Importantly, hardware accounts for half of the forecast and it includes applications for all industries, not just games


In Colombia's game market knowledge is power

A month ago Alejandro Gonzalez of Brainz on the emerging game scene in Colombia and how its developers have empowered each other


Jobs roundup: The return of Shenmue's co-director

A month ago Yu Suzuki teams with Keiji Okayasu, Kris Larson joins Formosa, Reboot hires Pavol Buday, Mattia Traverso joins Ovosonico and more

Nvidia aims to give indies more exposure

A month ago Graphics card maker unveils its Indie Spotlight program


VR's AAA wave is coming - First Contact Entertainment

A month ago Starbreeze vets found new studio with "mission to become the top independent AAA VR game development team in the industry"

Activision enjoys record Q2 sales of $1.57 billion

A month ago Update: Overwatch's life-to-date franchise revenue hits $500m

19 Augs Lives Matter slogan an "unfortunate coincidence"

A month ago Deus Ex brand marketer defends use while Bioware's Manveer Heir criticizes the developer's controversial language choice

EA grows digital revenue in Q1 with FIFA, Star Wars driving live services

A month ago Update: "We are energized by the success of Pokémon GO"

PC games revenue to hit $42 billion in 2020 - DFC

A month ago Research firm sees market in the West driven by core gamers as games-as-a-service model cools