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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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2 FIFA 16, Metal Gear Solid V lead digital sales to $5.4bn in September

A month ago Worldwide digital game sales rose 11 percent year-over-year, according to SuperData


Rovio confirms 213 job cuts

A month ago The Angry Birds maker has concluded its employee negotiations

China now leads the world in game revenues - Newzoo

A month ago China's game industry is worth $22.2bn, ahead of the US at $21.96bn

Mobile users spend up to 10X more time in games than other apps - report

A month ago But retention in games remains a problem, says analytics firm adjust

6 Oculus to sell 5m units next year - Credit Suisse

A month ago Firm predicts virtual reality headset to sell at cost initially


Aeria Games hires two marketing execs

A month ago Christian Streil and Johannes Rolf join the online free-to-play developer

Game Connection Europe reveals awards nominations

A month ago The development awards have added a Best Indie Game category and People's Choice Award

Todd Howard, Sid Meier among first DICE 2016 speakers

A month ago Following DICE Europe's example, the format is changing to allow for more roundtables and break-out sessions

1 Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops in consumer interest - Nielsen

A month ago Nielsen Game Rank shows Activision's newest shooter ahead of other multiplatform games this holiday

Microsoft buys Havok from Intel

A month ago Software giant says it will continue to license the physics engine to developers

Harmonix: "We're basically reinventing the company"

A month ago CEO Steve Janiak on new financing and how the Boston studio feels like a startup

6 Star Wars Battlefront won't save the Battlefield franchise - SuperData

A month ago The game should see $800m in revenues but it won't reverse Battlefield's continued decline, says firm

1 Cost Per Loyal User passes $4 for the first time - Fiksu

A month ago The mobile marketing firm notes that the cost is way up (117 percent) over last year

EGX grows attendance to 75,000

A month ago Gamer Network operated event becoming more international with 45% of visitors traveling at least 100 miles

Sniper Elite franchise reaches 10 million sold

A month ago Rebellion is planning a month of celebratory content

1 Super Mario Maker sells 1 million

A month ago The game hit the sales milestone in just a few weeks since launch


1 FarmVille creator Mark Skaggs leaves Zynga

A month ago Internal memo from Mark Pincus outlines other personnel changes as well

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus sell 13m in launch weekend

A month ago Boosted by China, Apple has broken the previous sales record it set with the launch of the iPhone 6


4 "You don't make money making games, you make money shipping them"

3 months ago Pixelbomb on its quest to launch a AAA-style game for its first commercial product


5 Mobile players only spend in an average of 1.6 games - NPD

3 months ago New data from research firm also shows over a quarter of the market controlled by Supercell and King

Keywords Studios buys Liquid Development

3 months ago The acquisition strengthens Keywords' art services business for the games industry


German stock exchange operator digs into virtual item trading

3 months ago Swapster is a new 100% legal trading platform powered by Deutsche Börse

Jade Raymond on EA: "I kind of feel like a kid in a toy store"

3 months ago Former Ubisoft exec on why she chose EA and how it's different from the French publisher

Warner Bros. continues to drive US retail sales in July

3 months ago NPD report shows LEGO: Jurassic World and Batman on top, as Sony's PS4 is once again the top-selling console

Nexon sees revenues jump 16% in Q2

3 months ago Free-to-play publisher cites success of Dungeon&Fighter along with DomiNations