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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Nintendo wins another patent battle over Wii controls

A month ago A federal appeals court confirmed a victory against Triton Tech, which alleged Nintendo had infringed its patent

Halfbrick enters mobile publishing realm

A month ago The studio behind Fruit Ninja will start by publishing Birzzle Fever


69 Ubisoft: "Diversity for us is very important"

A month ago Alain Corre discusses the controversy around the lack of playable female characters

6 Zynga CEO to earn over $57 million this year

A month ago Don Mattrick is the second-highest paid CEO of all the companies in the Bay Area

1 PS4, Xbox One seeing much higher digital download attach rates

A month ago Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) says that the new consoles are "driving gaming sales and enthusiasm across the board"

40 Far Cry 4 to also skip playable female character due to workload

A month ago "It's really depressing because we almost... we were inches away from having you be able to select a girl or a guy as your co-op buddy"

New AFM deal with Microsoft is welcome news for game musicians

A month ago American Federation of Musicians and Microsoft reach new deal after 18 months of negotiation

20 E3 considering other venues

A month ago Contract for the Los Angeles Convention Center is up after 2015 and the ESA may decide to pursue another city

8 E3 2014: Nintendo confirms new Wii U Zelda, Mario Maker

A month ago During its E3 video, Nintendo also unveiled a new IP called Splatoon and a toy line called amiibo

7 Nintendo E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

A month ago The house that Mario built kicks off day two of E3 week - will we finally see a new Wii U Zelda game?

8 E3 2014: Sony puts big focus on games

A month ago While last year was all about the hardware, Sony put its foot on the software accelerator for this E3 [Update: GTA V also on Xbox One]

Sony E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

A month ago Ready to hear about what's next for PlayStation? Tune in and find out!

E3 2014: Ubisoft shows off eight games

A month ago Far Cry 4, The Division, a new Rainbow Six and more grab the spotlight for the French publisher

Ubisoft E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

A month ago Watch Dogs is already off to a hot start - what's next for the French publisher?

12 E3 2014: EA talks of "commitment to put players first"

A month ago Electronic Arts CEO repeatedly notes that company wants to hear feedback from players

EA E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

A month ago EA is expected to announce 6 new projects - come and watch as they're announced

9 E3 2014: Xbox offers up a banquet of games

A month ago Microsoft dedicates its entire 90-minute presentation to tons of games

4 Xbox E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

A month ago Microsoft kicks off this year's E3 week with its Xbox briefing - tune in and see what's announced!

1 Former Halo music composer files suit against Bungie

A month ago Marty O'Donnell accuses studio and its boss Harold Ryan of failing to pay him for vacation time and other benefits

Watch all the E3 conferences live right here

A month ago While you're reading the news on GamesIndustry on Monday you may as well stick around and watch all the live streams


18 "Mobile is the true next generation gaming platform" - Turbo

A month ago Brooklyn startup signs with Nexon for inaugural game; founder Yohei Ishii on making core games for mobile

9 Oculus signs exclusive content from Words With Friends creator

A month ago Paul Bettner announces new studio, Playful, and commits to two games for Oculus Rift

14 Apple "investing a ton in the App Store" with iOS 8

A month ago Latest mobile OS coming this fall and will offer beta testing and previews for customers; new graphics optimization called Metal as well


2 PlayStation 4 a "great redemption" - Jack Tretton

A month ago Former SCEA boss reflects on PlayStation years and looks forward to advancing tech with Genotaur

2 App Annie raises $17m, acquires Distimo

2 months ago Mobile analytics firms joining forces as App Annie's total funding nears $40 million