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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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8 Nvidia introduces Shield Android TV console

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


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

26 days 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

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

NPD now tracking mobile game and in-app purchases

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


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

30 days ago Fat Princess developer Chris Millar on the grim realities and excitement of independent development


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


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


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 that acquisition of Marvel Puzzle Quest studio, investments in Ignited Artists and Space Ape show it's serious about the West


Validation critical for developer ecosystem - Romero

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


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

A month ago Funomena's Robin Hunicke on experimental design and pushing the boundaries of gaming

Zynga loses $226m in 2014, shutters Zynga China

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


72 Women in Games: Everyone needs a hero

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

Summoners War, Ace Fishing contribute to $73m in profit for Com2uS in 2014

A month ago Mobile games publisher cites "milestone" year with growth across the board

1 Valve "really uncomfortable" with devs giving away game keys

A month ago The studio has told its Greenlight community that it would like to see devs stop trading away keys to gain votes

7 Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor (almost) sweeps 2015 DICE Awards

A month ago Monolith's orc slaying masterpiece wins 8 awards, but BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition takes home Game of the Year honors

1 Games are fine but the business isn't - Rami Ismail

A month ago "We talk about the funny bugs in a Ubisoft game for weeks, but take months to respond to harassment happening straight under our nose."

1 Former Joystiq, Shacknews editor Andrew Yoon passes away

A month ago Yoon had recently left video game journalism for a new career in game development

Ouya gets $10m investment from Alibaba - Report

A month ago Wall Street Journal indicates that the internet firm may be making a larger play to get games hardware into Chinese homes

Twitch reaches 100 million viewers per month

A month ago Online broadcast firm hits new milestones in 2014, more than doubling monthly viewers year-over-year


Rovio loses its head of games

A month ago A Reuters report notes that Jami Laes has left and is planning to form his own start-up [UPDATE: David Byrne takes over for Jami]

iPhone smashes street expectations with 74.5m sold over holidays

2 months ago Apple's iPhone business had an incredible quarter, as the company's profit swelled to a record $18 billion

3 Mobile-only gamers account for 20% of the market - NPD

2 months ago Latest report shows time spent playing on mobile has increased 57% since 2012, with basically no impact on consoles and PC playing

Xbox ships 6.6 million consoles over holidays

2 months ago But the total Xbox platform revenue fell by 20% to $703 million