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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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2 ESRB expanding to mobile, digital platforms

A month ago ESRB and rest of the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) will bring global game ratings to Google Play, consoles and more

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2 Vainglory aims to be "caricature anti-monetizer"

A month ago Super Evil Megacorp COO Kristian Segerstrale on free-to-play and the unhealthy "industry obsession" with top grossing app charts

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1 Valiant Hearts director leaves Ubisoft

A month ago Tired of the AAA business and being labeled "fake indie," Yoan Fanise is looking to pursue a new opportunity

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5 Survival of the AAA indies

A month ago Randy Pitchford and Ru Weerasuriya discuss the ups, downs and future of AAA independent development

This War of Mine DLC to benefit War Child charity

A month ago 11 bit studios is donating 100% of the proceeds to the charity that aids children affected by war

PlayStation Network attacked "every day" - Yoshida

A month ago SCE's president of worldwide studios says that his company is playing a "cat and mouse" game at all times with hackers

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6 Rock Band returns on "one of the leanest budgets we've ever had"

A month ago Harmonix confirms Rock Band 4 for this year, with support for legacy controllers and DLC; Daniel Sussman explains his studio's approach

Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC

A month ago Monolith's action title follows up an impressive showing at DICE by winning top honors at the Choice Awards

Outer Wilds wins grand prize at 2015 IGF Awards

A month ago The 17th annual Independent Games Festival also gave Outer Wilds the excellence in design award

Gaming hardware worth $67 billion in 2014 - JPR

A month ago Research firm also sees huge upside for the Android console market

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6 Nintendo eShop: "A nice safe haven from iOS and Android"

A month ago Indies weigh in on how Wii U has become an increasingly attractive option to release digital games on

8 Nvidia introduces Shield Android TV console

A month ago Chip maker aims for living room dominance with new machine pushing Grid streaming service - it launches in May for $199

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2 "I didn't want another heroic 'save the world' game"

A month ago Adam Orth's Adrift is a very personal experience, but it's also one he hopes introduces a new genre, the FPX

Tencent makes minority investment in Robot Entertainment

A month ago Following licensing deal with Chinese powerhouse, Orcs Must Die! Unchained dev gets additional funding

NPD now tracking mobile game and in-app purchases

A month ago The firm will leverage online receipt data provided by Slice Intelligence to keep tabs on mobile

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4 "It's getting harder to be an indie"

A month ago Fat Princess developer Chris Millar on the grim realities and excitement of independent development

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5 Can the guitar games market be resurrected?

A month ago Guitar Hero co-creator Charles Huang and analysts weigh in on the likely relaunches of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises

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3 Toy maker Spin Master enters toys-to-life fray

A month ago Toy company aims to leverage the mobile market with new toy/game hybrid called Sick Bricks

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2 "AAA is the equivalent of the One Percent"

A month ago David Goldfarb, ex-Battlefield dev, co-founds new studio The Outsiders with Ben Cousins, sees bright future for mid-tier

1 Epic courting devs with $5m fund

A month ago Tim Sweeney: "The goal of this is to help people develop more games without having to mow lawns"

Sega Networks purchases Demiurge Studios

A month ago Minoru Iwaki tells GI.biz that acquisition of Marvel Puzzle Quest studio, investments in Ignited Artists and Space Ape show it's serious about the West

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Validation critical for developer ecosystem - Romero

2 months ago Veteran designer Brenda Romero on the importance of pride and how Minecraft rebooted the graphics arms race

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"I'm really interested in getting away from the box of space marines"

2 months ago Funomena's Robin Hunicke on experimental design and pushing the boundaries of gaming

Zynga loses $226m in 2014, shutters Zynga China

2 months ago The company also announced new titles from NaturalMotion and its FarmVille brand [UPDATE: Stock down 10% in after hours]

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72 Women in Games: Everyone needs a hero

2 months ago Two prominent designers, Brenda Romero and Robin Hunicke, speak their minds on making the industry more diverse