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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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Twitch reaches 100 million viewers per month

A month ago Online broadcast firm hits new milestones in 2014, more than doubling monthly viewers year-over-year


Rovio loses its head of games

A month ago A Reuters report notes that Jami Laes has left and is planning to form his own start-up [UPDATE: David Byrne takes over for Jami]

iPhone smashes street expectations with 74.5m sold over holidays

A month ago Apple's iPhone business had an incredible quarter, as the company's profit swelled to a record $18 billion

3 Mobile-only gamers account for 20% of the market - NPD

A month ago Latest report shows time spent playing on mobile has increased 57% since 2012, with basically no impact on consoles and PC playing

Xbox ships 6.6 million consoles over holidays

A month ago But the total Xbox platform revenue fell by 20% to $703 million

Apple to be honored with first Technical Impact Award at DICE

A month ago Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences adds new awards category, praises Apple for democratizing content


23 Molyneux warns Microsoft: Don't overpromise on HoloLens

A month ago Fable designer reminded of Kinect, says "I don't think it was particularly loved by Microsoft"

Riot's Brandon Beck to keynote 2015 DICE Summit

A month ago The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences rounds out its speakers list for the event with Mark DeLoura, Jeri Ellsworth, Robin Hunicke and more

8 Nintendo does not reward risk taking - Adelman

A month ago Dan Adelman, who oversaw digital efforts for nine years at Nintendo, reveals some insights into the company's inherent problems

6 Alien: Isolation exceeds 1 million sales

A month ago Critically acclaimed survival horror title reaches the 1 million sold mark after launching last October

Eutechnyx sells its NASCAR games business

A month ago UK developer will continue to focus on Auto Club Revolution while passing NASCAR reins to DMi


Storm8 hires Zynga vet as new head of product

A month ago Pablo Paniagua will lead Storm8's network of more than 45 mobile games

1 Human Element "on hiatus" as Robotoki shuts down

A month ago Robert Bowling's studio was unable to continue with self-funding

AppsFlyer raises $20 million

A month ago The mobile advertising measurement platform brings its total funding to $28m

Starbreeze sells Brothers IP for $500,000

A month ago Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will now be controlled by 505 Games

PS4, Xbox One drive US industry to $13.1 billion in 2014 - NPD

A month ago Call of Duty, Madden and Destiny were the biggest winners in software at retail [UPDATE: Wii U has biggest month yet]

2 Xbox One is best selling console during the holidays

A month ago Microsoft looking to keep momentum with "special price" of $349 starting Friday

16 Monument Valley has revenues of nearly $6m

A month ago The development cost was only around $1.4 million, giving Ustwo a very healthy return

2 Retail losing importance, finds GDC survey

A month ago Third annual State of the Industry Survey shows that only 13% of developers get the majority of their profits from retail as digital rises

27 Facebook boss compares current VR to first "terrible" mobile phones

A month ago Mark Zuckerberg is convinced that VR headsets will become much easier to wear in the years ahead

PS4, Xbox One software up 94% but GameStop's holiday numbers slide

A month ago Global sales for the retailer were down nearly 7% during the holiday period compared to 2013

Journey composer could be expelled from union

A month ago Austin Wintory refusing to pay AFM fine for his non-union work as a composer on The Banner Saga

Minecraft: Pocket Edition passes 30m downloads

A month ago Meanwhile, Minecraft on PC hit a concurrent players high over the weekend

6 Nintendo exits Brazil thanks to high taxes

A month ago Nintendo will no longer distribute its games or hardware in the region


4 Codemasters cutting over 30 employees - Report

A month ago The redundancies are primarily in the company's brand and IT departments in Southam, Warwickshire