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 at AOL prior to that.
Opinion A month ago Weekly roundup: Nintendo flexes its muscle, PewDiePie is vindicated, and Valve finally distances itself from gambling
A month ago Niantic's insta-hit has topped Twitter's daily users and sees more engagement than Facebook
A month ago RuneScape developer teams with investors to form a new dedicated Chinese games company
A month ago "We have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them," says Valve's Erik Johnson
A month ago DFJ Growth's Barry Schuler will take a seat on Unity's board of directors as part of the deal
A month ago Leyou will acquire the developer from Paul Wedgwood, along with Fireteam and Warchest
A month ago Controversial key reseller finally addresses major concern highlighted by Tinybuild's Alex Nichiporchik
A month ago With backing from most of the publishers, NPD is looking to expand its service in the coming weeks/months, Liam Callahan tells us
Opinion A month ago Weekly roundup: Nintendo talks Wii U and NX, CS:GO gambling site owner comes under fire, Ubi continues to fight for independence
A month ago Nintendo talks about the failed console, and it now expects any new games to sell 2m units worldwide
A month ago EA global publishing boss Laura Miele talks to us about the vision for EA Originals, how Star Wars is attracting talent and more
A month ago That's down from more than $20m in the previous period, but the ratio of successfully funded projects has increased
A month ago Also, App Annie hired a new CMO, ESL made several exec appointments and Ripstone brings on Mike Rose
A month ago These users are whales, spending 30 times more than the average gamer
A month ago "Someone is going to come along and take advantage of the opportunity to make games simple again"
A month ago 27 firms have joined with HTC Vive in the VR Venture Capital Alliance
A month ago The Press Play founders are working on a new PC game, Pioneers
A month ago EA, Ubisoft and Take-Two discuss why Microsoft and Sony launching new consoles more quickly is a big win
A month ago "The negative revolves around skilled talent not wanting or being able to stay, or come to UK."
2 months ago Overwatch generated $269 million in May as the digital games market climbed to $6 billion overall
2 months ago Head of Content Jason Rubin also stresses that with the launch of Oculus Touch, "We're going to do it the right way this time"
Opinion 2 months ago "I expected more, at least to play some more...I was like c'mon man, I didn't come here to buy stuff"
2 months ago EA, Ubisoft and Take-Two executives explain why E3 matters
2 months ago Phil Spencer explains why you shouldn't think "that everything we're doing is about selling you an Xbox console"
2 months ago Only a couple weeks after dropping from $349 to $299, Microsoft is looking to clear inventory to make way for Xbox One S