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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9 Xbox One sales in China already top Japan

19 days ago Over 100,000 units sold during its first week on sale, according to Chinese media

96 Intel: "We are deeply sorry if we offended anyone"

19 days ago Chip maker issues statement in wake of pulling ads from website Gamasutra

13 Game devs urge you to write Intel in response to #GamerGate

22 days ago Richard Lemarchand warns of "chilling effect" Intel's decision to remove ads from Gamasutra has on editorial content

74 Intel pulls ads from Gamasutra in response to #GamerGate

23 days ago Gamasutra says Intel was "flooded with complaints over a recent opinion piece" concerning video game equality

1 Microsoft not satisfied with Xbox One launch in Japan

23 days ago "Reaching out to let more people know about the Xbox One is vital," says Xbox Japan head Takashi Sensui


3 Rovio considers axing up to 130 jobs

23 days ago Angry Birds maker moving "towards a simplified organization," could cut as much as 16% of workforce

Ms Pac-Man joins the fight against breast cancer

24 days ago Bandai Namco Games America kicks off campaign to raise proceeds for National Breast Cancer Foundation

16 Windows 10 officially slated for release in 2015

25 days ago Microsoft appears to be skipping Windows 9 to go right to 10, which is being designed to run across devices

13 Tetris optioned for sci-fi film

25 days ago World famous puzzle game celebrates 30th anniversary as Threshold Entertainment partners on feature film


Dan Hsu leaving games media

25 days ago GamesBeat editor-in-chief moving on because he "received a great opportunity and offer"


17 iPhone 6 brings new but familiar challenges to devs

26 days ago Fragmentation is creeping into the iOS ecosystem, but most mobile devs will still find it far easier to manage than Android


Nerd Kingdom lays off half its team

29 days ago Team behind TUG sees delay in funding, forced to downsize and push back Kickstarter backer rewards

Amazon completes Twitch buyout

29 days ago SEC filing reveals that the transaction is now officially closed

Mobile helping to broaden gaming audience - ESA

30 days ago About a third of Americans age 13 and older play video games on their smartphones, tablets, ESA study finds

25 Apple addressing iPhone 6 "bendgate"

30 days ago Only nine customers so far have contacted Apple about a problem with a bent iPhone 6 Plus, the company said

iOS pushes UK games industry to 1.72 billion

A month ago Ukie releases new data on UK games business, revealing that it may be double the size of previous estimates


20 Titan cancellation cost Blizzard $50m or more, say analysts

A month ago It's a painful blow but it's better than publishing a mediocre game that fails to attract an audience

Gamigo AG buys Intenium

A month ago German online publisher says the deal "significantly increases" its profitability

Nexon launches publishing division focused on Western content

A month ago Nexon XP will look at "bringing the best external development talent to the free-to-play space"

PlayStation TV launches with 700 games in US on October 14

A month ago The Lego Movie Videogame bundle goes on sale that same day as well

iPhone 6 sells record 10 million in opening weekend

A month ago Apple sets new record for its popular smartphone as sales exceeded the company's expectations

1 Activision moves to dismiss Manuel Noriega's "absurd lawsuit"

A month ago Former New York City Mayor Giuliani will serve as co-counsel, defend ATVI's right to free speech


Billy Berghammer joins Nintendo's Treehouse

A month ago Former games journalist will serve as a product development analyst at Nintendo of America

10 Why games are revealed so early in development

A month ago The pros and cons of announcing AAA titles so early, and why this trend may be reversing

2 Kim Kardashian: Hollywood dominates iOS in July

A month ago App Annie data shows game was most downloaded on App Store, placed 10th for monthly revenues