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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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Take-Two CEO: Being No.1 isn't crucial

23 days ago Zelnick says market share doesn't matter as much as making hits reliably, emphasizes "collegial" approach to development


1 ARK: Survival Evolved has already generated $10 million

26 days ago Jesse Rapczak, co-founder of Studio Wildcard, tells us that sales have covered initial dev costs

1 Sonic Dash passes 100 million downloads

27 days ago Mobile title is the most downloaded Sonic game in history

TwitchCon to discuss fundraising, building communities

27 days ago Organizers for the first ever TwitchCon have shared some details about what to expect at the event


2 Blizzard's Paul Sams joins Ready at Dawn as new CEO

27 days ago Industry veteran to oversee business and new publishing arm based in Texas

1 Evolution Studios vets found new VR studio

A month ago Devs behind titles like DriveClub, MotorStorm and WipEout form Secret Sorcery to work on VR games

1 Super Mario, Pong among World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees

A month ago The inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees all had enormous impacts on players and the industry


1 Remedy CEO leaves after 15 years

A month ago Matias Myllyrinne headed to Wargaming, tells that he desired something new but Remedy will be fine

1 Warner Bros. shutting down Infinite Crisis only 2 months after launch

A month ago Development on the DC Comics-based MOBA will cease immediately


Reliance Entertainment appoints new CEO

A month ago Leading Indian games firm replaces outgoing CEO Manish Agarwal with Amit Khanduja

1 GameStop sees Q1 profit rise 8.5%

A month ago Retailer enjoys better-than-expected quarter as revenues and same store sales climb, and DLC for Mortal Kombat X fuels digital

1 Google Play games revenue jumps 50% - App Annie

A month ago Games still represent a small slice of overall time spent on mobile, however, for most countries

12 Bonuses should be tied to innovation, not profit - Raymond

A month ago The former Ubisoft exec speaks out on the problems and pressures of AAA development, will announce new plans in July


EA, King execs join Ukie board

A month ago Shaun Campbell and Rob Miller to replace Keith Ramsdale and Kate Booth at UK trade body

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision

A month ago The Surreal Vision team has been focused on real-time 3D scene reconstruction


Zynga's old sports team hired by FanDuel - Report

A month ago Most of the staff from recently closed Zynga Sports 365 is now working on fantasy sports games, Re/code reports

Former Rovio head of games founds Futureplay Games

A month ago New Finnish mobile studio will focus on "view-to-play" games that leverage video ads for monetization

Toys-to-life category primed for more growth - NPD

A month ago About 28% of U.S. households own at least one toys-to-life franchise, including some without any kids


3 "The old publishing model has died"

A month ago Stardock CEO Brad Wardell on the evolution of his studio into a development incubator, and why tablet devs are flocking back to PCs

Final Fantasy veterans land $7m for new RPG project

A month ago Paris-based Kobojo is preparing a new game called Zodiac

2 China to soon overtake US in game revenues - Newzoo

A month ago Also, by 2018 consoles will no longer represent even a quarter of the global games market

33 survey: Tell us what you think

A month ago Love us or hate us, we want to hear your honest feedback, so please take a few minutes to complete this survey

BeefJack expanding with two new divisions

A month ago London studio to assist with development and distribution as well as marketing

8 GTA V ships 52m as Take-Two's annual revenue dips to $1.1 billion

A month ago Publisher enjoys one of its "best years ever" according to Strauss Zelnick [UPDATE: sales for NBA, Evolve, & more]

Xbox One tops PS4 in April US sales

A month ago Microsoft console grew its numbers 63% year-over-year