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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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6 VR installed base to hit 38.9m by year-end - SuperData

A month ago Research firm expects total VR gaming market, driven by mobile, to be worth $5.1 billion in 2016

Oculus Touch pushed into second half of 2016

A month ago Company confirms that Touch controller will not ship with the Rift headset [UPDATE: Rift pre-orders open on Jan 6]


4 The events that will define 2016

A month ago We pick analysts' brains to get their predictions on Nintendo, the mobile market, eSports, VR and much more


9 The Year that Handhelds Died

Opinion A month ago Will there ever be another dedicated handheld system? The evidence in 2015 points to "no"


2K Games hires PlayStation vet Murray Pannell

A month ago PlayStation UK's former marketing director to serve as vice president of publishing


Crystal Dynamics head leaves Square Enix

A month ago Darrell Gallagher stepping down after a decade with the company; Square Enix put Ron Rosenberg and Scot Amos in charge months ago

1 NPD: November was best month ever for PS4, Xbox One

2 months ago Hardware sales grew 11% but software at retail dipped 7% as Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront topped charts

Riot Games one of Glassdoor's best places to work

2 months ago Studio also saw its League of Legends 2015 Worlds Championship viewership nearly double to 360 million hours

1 Oculus aims to spark pre-orders with EVE: Valkyrie pack-in

2 months ago EVE: Valkyrie will premiere on the Oculus platform in Q1 2016 and all pre-orders of Rift will include a copy

HTC Vive founder, FarmVille co-creator launch seed fund for VR/AR

2 months ago Harmonix, Baobab among first studios to receive funding from Presence Capital


Rovio CEO stepping down after one year on the job

2 months ago Angry Birds maker is replacing Pekka Rantala with Kati Levoranta as it emphasizes separation in games and media divisions

eSports network Azubu raises $60 million

2 months ago Azubu's viewership has increased 1,200% in the last 12 months


CCP hires chief customer officer

2 months ago Maria Sayans will serve in the newly created role to focus on the company's relationship with customers

10 "We're not building the next version of Wii or Wii U"

2 months ago Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima discusses the NX and his company's approach to mobile


5 "Nintendo has always been like that, we are like indies"

2 months ago NES designer Masayuki Uemura on the console's impact and the state of the industry today

1 Video games contributed $3bn to Canada's GDP in 2015

2 months ago New economic report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) shines light on "meteoric growth" for Canada's games business

1 "Gap between console and mobile is not as big as it seems" - Newzoo

2 months ago New report shows that the heavy spenders on mobile are actually the same core demographic that spends on traditional platforms

Nintendo wins another patent case against Wii U, 3DS

2 months ago California federal court rules that Nintendo's hardware does not infringe

Mobile games market worth $25bn - EEDAR

3 months ago The Asia Pacific markets control over half the revenues worldwide, with Japan seeing the biggest percentage of heavy spenders

1 CCP raises $30 million to support VR efforts

3 months ago Developer gets huge injection of funds "to drive innovation in VR as the technology begins to transform the entertainment industry"

Nintendo's first mobile games will be free-to-play

3 months ago DeNA CEO confirms that the initial games to come from its alliance with Nintendo will indeed be F2P

5 Star Wars director J.J. Abrams making a game

3 months ago Hollywood veteran teams up with Chair Entertainment (Infinity Blade) on new property Spyjinx

Tencent sees $1.2bn profit in Q3

3 months ago Chinese firm with stake in several gaming companies sees fastest growth in five quarters

Gear VR shipping on November 20

3 months ago Pre-orders start today for the $99 mobile headset from Oculus and Samsung

NBA 2K16, GTA V drive $55m profit for Take-Two

3 months ago Slam dunk Q2 sees revenues jump 175%, publisher raises full-year guidance