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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 Does GameStop's future lie in publishing?

5 days ago Analysts discuss the implications of the retailer's first publishing deal with Insomniac

23 The Witness is being heavily pirated

10 days ago Jonathan Blow says piracy could impact his making another game

6 Star Wars Battlefront passes 13m shipped as EA exceeds Q3 guidance

11 days ago GAAP net revenues were flat, however, and the publisher lost $45 million [UPDATE: physical sales dominated digital for Star Wars]

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GameStop makes publishing debut with Insomniac's Song of the Deep

11 days ago GameStop's Mark Stanley and Insomniac's Ted Price and Brian Hastings on why the retailer is publishing the studio's Metroidvania-style game

Jason Citron lands $20m for Discord

13 days ago Hammer & Chisel founder seeing more than 1 million users a month joining the voice/text chat app for gamers

eSports market to grow 43% to $463m in 2016 - Newzoo

14 days ago Research firm expects US to lead the burgeoning eSports market, which should eclipse $1 bilion by 2019

Randy Pitchford, Penn Jillette to kick off DICE 2016

18 days ago Gearbox president joined by famous magician to perform magic trick "that will move from the live theater to virtual reality"

1 Developers show rising confidence in VR/AR and eSports - GDC survey

19 days ago GDC's latest survey shows almost 90% of devs believe eSports to be a long-term sustainable business; 75% for VR/AR

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4 John Smedley reveals new studio Pixelmage Games

20 days ago "Honestly being a publisher is highly overrated these days," the former Sony Online exec tells GI.biz

1 Game of War leads TV ad spend surge in 2015

27 days ago iSpot.tv report shows 47% increase in TV ad spending by game companies with a media value of $630 million

2 Oculus open to subsidizing Rift in the future

28 days ago For now, the company just wanted to ensure it's at the break-even point, says Nate Mitchell

Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 3 among top noms for 2016 GDC Awards

A month ago Both titles have earned nominations in four categories, including Game of the Year

StartEngine Crowdfunding lands $5.5m

A month ago Howard Marks' equity crowdfunding platform will use the new funds to bolster marketing efforts

Windows Store adopts IARC rating system

A month ago Microsoft app store for PC, tablet and phones will use the streamlined content rating process

26 Oculus Rift priced $600, ships in March

A month ago The much anticipated VR headset finally has a retail price [Update: Palmer Luckey says Rift "obscenely cheap"]

5 Oculus rewarding dev kit backers with free Kickstarter Edition Rift

A month ago Oculus thanking its early supporters with free VR headset

6 VR installed base to hit 38.9m by year-end - SuperData

A month ago Research firm expects total VR gaming market, driven by mobile, to be worth $5.1 billion in 2016

Oculus Touch pushed into second half of 2016

A month ago Company confirms that Touch controller will not ship with the Rift headset [UPDATE: Rift pre-orders open on Jan 6]

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4 The events that will define 2016

A month ago We pick analysts' brains to get their predictions on Nintendo, the mobile market, eSports, VR and much more

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9 The Year that Handhelds Died

Opinion A month ago Will there ever be another dedicated handheld system? The evidence in 2015 points to "no"

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2K Games hires PlayStation vet Murray Pannell

A month ago PlayStation UK's former marketing director to serve as vice president of publishing

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Crystal Dynamics head leaves Square Enix

A month ago Darrell Gallagher stepping down after a decade with the company; Square Enix put Ron Rosenberg and Scot Amos in charge months ago

1 NPD: November was best month ever for PS4, Xbox One

A month ago Hardware sales grew 11% but software at retail dipped 7% as Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront topped charts

Riot Games one of Glassdoor's best places to work

A month ago Studio also saw its League of Legends 2015 Worlds Championship viewership nearly double to 360 million hours

1 Oculus aims to spark pre-orders with EVE: Valkyrie pack-in

A month ago EVE: Valkyrie will premiere on the Oculus platform in Q1 2016 and all pre-orders of Rift will include a copy