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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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Disney combines interactive and consumer products divisions

A month ago The newly combined segment will be run jointly by Leslie Ferraro and Jimmy Pitaro

Jobs

Christian Svensson joins Six Foot as COO

A month ago Former Capcom exec now leading games biz for brand management firm and development partner Grey Box

Jobs

BioShock vet to join Dots as Head of Studio

A month ago Joe McDonagh to become Dots' first C-level hire

2 People Can Fly regains its independence

A month ago Ownership of the Polish studio has been returned from Epic Games to local leadership

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4 VR "not for the whole world" - Epic CEO

A month ago Tim Sweeney says studio excited by VR, but AR is “the next big development in the history of civilization”

10 The average game on Steam sells only 32,000 copies

A month ago New data from Steam Spy sheds light on what approach developers should take when selling on Steam

E3 2015 sees attendance jump to over 52,000

A month ago The ESA, which runs the E3 Expo, also said that social media for E3 posts set a record

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It's time for game financing to catch up with distribution - Marks

A month ago Howard Marks' StartEngine is looking to give devs and startups a new way to raise capital through equity crowdfunding

12 Nintendo not a believer in current VR tech

A month ago Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime says the VR efforts so far are simply not fun

2 Hitman dev: Season pass "wrong approach" for gamers

A month ago IO Interactive's Hannes Seifert says his studio doesn't want any players to feel ripped off

21 Sony's Yoshida admits he was nervious about a female lead in Horizon

A month ago "We had a discussion. Is it risky to do a female character?"

2 EA: "We have to start building new IP that might feel like a big risk today"

A month ago Andrew Wilson on trying to build a culture where developers can take creative risks

Xbox boss sees more opportunities for cross-platform with Windows 10

A month ago Phil Spencer promises better PC game support, says Microsoft "lost its way" in the past

PC Gaming Show: Watch it live here

A month ago The inaugural show that puts the spotlight on PC instead of consoles kicks off at 5PM Pacific

Square Enix at E3: Watch the live stream here

A month ago We've already seen some of the games at Sony's event, but what else does Square have up its sleeve?

4 Nintendo at E3: Watch the digital event here

A month ago Microsoft and Sony both had surprises - can Nintendo's E3 showing offer its own?

PlayStation at E3: Watch the live stream here

A month ago Uncharted 4 is a given, but what other surprises are in store?

Ubisoft at E3: Watch the live stream here

A month ago You can expect a healthy dose of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and Tom Clancy's The Division

EA at E3: Watch the live stream here

A month ago Star Wars: Battlefront will no doubt get plenty of attention at the conference

8 Xbox shines at E3: Backward compatibility, HoloLens and more

A month ago New firmware update to bring backward compatability, Xbox launching an Early Access program

Xbox at E3: Watch the live stream here

A month ago Microsoft has come a long way since the Xbox One PR blunders from years past - can it impress this time?

Bethesda at E3: Watch the conference here

A month ago Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2 all shown

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Take-Two CEO: Being No.1 isn't crucial

A month ago Zelnick says market share doesn't matter as much as making hits reliably, emphasizes "collegial" approach to development

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1 ARK: Survival Evolved has already generated $10 million

A month ago Jesse Rapczak, co-founder of Studio Wildcard, tells us that sales have covered initial dev costs

1 Sonic Dash passes 100 million downloads

A month ago Mobile title is the most downloaded Sonic game in history