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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Game industry growing four times faster than US economy - ESA

A month 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"

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

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

A month 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

A month ago Former Blizzard chief creative officer on the advantages of open development

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6 PlayStation Home is dead, now what?

A month ago Home will be shutting down for good next year but virtual worlds will live on

Mark Pincus forms Superlabs

A month 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

9 Zynga loses another $57 million in Q3

A month 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

A month 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"

A month 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

A month 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

A month 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

A month ago Summoners War helps drive record results for the mobile publisher's third quarter

6 Atari gets into real-money gaming

A month ago Atari Casino, launched in partnership with Pariplay, will feature some of Atari's most recognized brands

3 Destiny, Hearthstone, WoW push Activision Blizzard to record Q3

A month ago The company is raising its full-year non-GAAP outlook thanks to the better than expected performance

Ubisoft sees sales shrink in Q2 but rise 65% for first half

A month ago Watch Dogs has now shipped 9 million units, and Ubi's digital sales increased more than 90%

Madden, mobile and digital drive EA to record Q2

A month ago Electronic Arts has raised its Fiscal Year 2015 net revenue and earnings per share guidance; Battlefield Hardline to ship next March

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2 "Scared blank check journalism appears to be the status quo"

A month ago Shacknews' new CEO Asif Khan on the latest incarnation of the site and the challenges of games journalism today

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33 Are there lines games shouldn't cross?

A month ago Can a dev go too far with violence? What about moral responsibility? Laws aren't the answer, but what is? Rami Ismail, Warren Spector and more discuss

4 Xbox console sales jump 102% in Q1

A month ago Microsoft's revenue during the first quarter increased 25% to $23.2 billion

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NCsoft lays off "around 60" at Carbine Studios

A month ago Wildstar developer suffers cuts as NCsoft West undergoes key restructuring and further layoffs

ESA Foundation grants $90,000 to women and minority students

A month ago The scholarships will help them pursue video game-related college degrees

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2 With Riccitiello, is Unity planning something big?

A month ago Analysts weigh in on what the appointment means - could the company be aiming for an IPO?

2 VR sweet spot no more than $200 - EEDAR

A month ago EEDAR survey of consumers finds cost is still the biggest factor despite high level of interest in VR headsets

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18 Destructoid EIC quits over disagreement with management

2 months ago Dale North says goodbye to popular consumer website after nearly a decade

6 Console declines delay $100 billion mark for industry to 2019 - DFC

2 months ago DFC Intelligence is revising its global forecast because consoles are "losing their second tier audience"