James Brightman, Editor in Chief

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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

Video games Trump hate

Weekly Roundup: In the fallout of a shocking US election, the game industry can rise above and be more inclusionary

By James Brightman

VR awaits its Michael Jordan

New VR studio Drifter believes in the physicality of the medium and sees a bright future ahead for VR eSports

By James Brightman

Epic CEO donates $15m to conserve North Carolina wilderness

Tim Sweeney wants the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to permanently protect 7,000 acres in the Box Creek Wilderness

DeNA reallocating resources to Nintendo titles

Following liquidation of Western development, company doubling down on Nintendo partnership

By James Brightman

Glu acquires Crowdstar

All-cash transaction values Crowdstar at $45.5m, positions Glu to "become the leader in the growing fashion game category"

Jobs roundup: Glu names Nick Earl CEO

Also, Rovio Stockholm's boss leaves, Cubic Motion expands, DDM adds to its team and App Annie has a new chief product officer

By James Brightman

Zynga CEO: I'll never go back to console and PC

Former EA executive Frank Gibeau sees mobile as a much more enticing opportunity

By James Brightman

Viveport Arcade could be a $100m opportunity for devs - HTC

Vive headset maker preparing for VR push into arcades with 120 VR titles so far

By James Brightman

Zynga posts Q3 loss of $41m but beats guidance

Social publisher happy with "over-delivery" on NaturalMotion's CSR2 and growth of live mobile franchises

By James Brightman

Inside wins top honors at Unity Awards

And The Lab and Job Simulator win for best VR experience and game, respectively

Games to control over $100 billion of mobile app market in 2020 - App Annie

Research firm forecasts worldwide in-app advertising and app store net revenue to exceed $189 billion

By James Brightman

Mobile gaming isn't so mobile

New survey from PayPal and SuperData shows that most people play mobile games in the bedroom, living room or bathroom

By James Brightman

THQ Nordic purchases NovaLogic's assets

The Delta Force series and other military-themed titles join the publisher's roster of "partly forgotten, but classic game IPs"

By James Brightman

Kongregate expands to Steam, "exploring opportunities" in premium

The GameStop-owned F2P publisher hopes to be able to support more indie developers

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch screen is 720p, will support multi-finger gestures - report

Eurogamer's sources point to a 6.2-inch touchscreen that offers 10-point multitouch ability

By James Brightman

The new is here!

A letter from the editor about our brand-new look

By James Brightman

Will Microsoft bundle a VR headset with Scorpio?

Analysts discuss Microsoft's move to offer $299 VR headsets, which could pair nicely with Project Scorpio

By James Brightman

Nintendo: Switch video does not represent actual game footage

Nintendo doesn't want people assuming that what was shown represents any confirmed lineup

By James Brightman

Sony: We still believe in console generations

PS4 architect Mark Cerny on the Pro's impact on devs and how the hardware can effectively produce over 8 teraflops of power

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch heralds the end of the handheld era

Weekly Roundup: Nintendo effectively consolidates its hardware biz, RDR 2 will be huge, and women are finally accepted as normal in games

By James Brightman

Xbox One won US market share in Q1, says MS

The Xbox One S and new games fueled Xbox momentum but gaming revenue declined 5% overall

By James Brightman

"Who else but die-hard Nintendo fans will buy the Switch?"

Analysts weigh in on the new console, challenges ahead, and what audience Nintendo is truly targeting with Switch

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch officially revealed

The upcoming Nintendo console will indeed be the portable hybrid we all have been expecting [UPDATE: Bethesda comments on Skyrim]

By James Brightman expands UK team with two veteran editors

Ex-Develop editor James Batchelor and ex-MCV editor Chris Dring have joined ahead of our site relaunch

By James Brightman

DeNA shutters Western business as games "did not meet expectations"

A filing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange reveals the mobile publisher's full retreat from the West

By James Brightman

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