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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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Tommy Palm aims to create VR games everyone can enjoy

25 days ago Resolution will make VR "accessible for the entire family"; company also announces founding team and board


1 “Companies don't build games, people build games”

25 days ago Ignited Artists CEO Danielle Deibler on tackling mobile development with a people-first approach

2 Mobile user acquisition cost exceeds $3 for first time - Fiksu

25 days ago Mobile marketing firm notes the "relentless growth" is reflective of larger trend of rising costs on mobile

8 Microsoft hoping devs will port to Windows Store

26 days ago "We want to embrace devs where they are," said Terry Myerson, referring to iOS and Android

6 Valve gives developers power to ban players

26 days ago In an effort to clamp down on cheaters, Valve is allowing developers to notify the company when an individual ban should be enforced

Gameloft sales grow 17% in Q1

27 days ago Mobile publisher "bounces back significantly" says CEO Michel Guillemot


Vainglory dev appoints GM of Asia Pacific

28 days ago Taewon Yun will look to drive Super Evil Megacorp's growth in the region, especially in Japan and Korea


Star Wars, Mass Effect writers to pen episodic Kung-Fu game

28 days ago Chris l'Étoile, Dana Kurtin and Alexander Freed join team working on Shuyan the Kung-Fu Princess

2 Xbox revenues dip 24% thanks to price reduction

A month ago Microsoft shipped 1.6 million Xbox consoles in its third quarter, down from 2.0 million during Q3 of the previous year

China expected to soon pass Japan in digital gaming - Superdata

A month ago Japan is currently on top with 45% of digital games revenues across Asia, but China is growing five times faster than the rest

iOS CPI up 49% in March as Android declines - Fiksu

A month ago "iOS games marketers have jumped back into the fray a bit quicker than their Android counterparts"


2 DICE Europe positioned as "leadership retreat"

A month ago Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, wants attendees to be able to bring their spouses


1 Is the US gov't finally over video game violence?

A month ago Mark DeLoura, former senior advisor at the White House, says the government is far more concerned with opportunities games offer the public

10 Steam functionality now limited until you spend $5

A month ago Valve says that to protect its customers from phishing and spamming, it's chosen to restrict community features

NPD: Console sales plunge 21% in March

A month ago Following a positive February, US retail sales of both hardware and software were down in March


17 DFC: Will Sony, Microsoft remain relevant in games by 2019?

A month ago Research firm sees PC and mobile grabbing larger and larger share of the expected $100 billion pie

2 Cities: Skylines sells over 1 million

A month ago Paradox title moves more than a million copies in just over a month since release

1 Digital game sales in US have climbed 23% since 2010

A month ago New ESA Essential Facts report also shows that over 155 million Americans are now playing games

Monster Hunter 4 ships 1 million in the West

A month ago Fourth entry in series becomes the first to ship over a million units to North America and Europe

2 Guitar Hero is back for an encore

A month ago Activision announces Guitar Hero Live with new gameplay and a redesigned controller

Crysis, X-Wing devs form Impeller Studios

A month ago David Wessman, Jack Mamais and Coray Seifert working on new VR game together


Ex-Sony Europe VP to lead GameGenetics

A month ago Jeffry van Ede has been appointed CEO of the mobile user acquisition firm


5 Going indie? Have enough runway to fail once

A month ago Former XBLA producer Scott Brodie offers advice for those making the jump, explains how Hero Generations brings Blizzard dev philosophy to indie games


3 Star Wars, Dragon Age and Diablo designers lead new RPG for Kabam

A month ago Spirit Lords team explains how it's making a "proper" RPG that's not watered-down


7 Microsoft floated the idea of giving away the Xbox

A month ago Original Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley said some people pushed for buying Nintendo too, among other crazy ideas