Archive - James Brightman

US Editor

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 prior to that.

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5 Fries: Publishers created a void that indies stepped into

A month ago Xbox co-creator on the trend of “fewer and fewer titles that are less and less innovative” and how the pressures of AAA led him to leave MS

26 EA: Digital revenues to overtake physical in two years

A month ago Peter Moore cites importance of direct relationship with gamers, says EA's customer is now consumers, not retailers

Phoenix Online launches new publishing label

A month ago New indie publishing label to publish Jane Jensen's Moebius: Empire Rising and other story-driven games

Jobs

Kongregate names Emily Greer CEO

A month ago Emily takes over for her brother Jim Greer who is looking to launch a not-for-profit political organization

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BioShock franchise prospects "hurt for the long term"

A month ago Analysts weigh in on Take-Two, Irrational Games' closure and the future for BioShock

Jobs

31 Irrational Games to be dissolved

A month ago Ken Levine starting up "small entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two" as all but 15 members of the studio will be laid off

Careers

12 Gaming vets dish out career advice

In association with AMIQUS

2 months ago Confused about how to get into the industry or climb the ladder? Trip Hawkins, Warren Spector, Ed Fries and more offer tips

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17 Flappy Bird: What lessons can be learned?

2 months ago We ask a number of developers about the game's success and what they can learn from Nguyen's reaction

Major League Gaming enters Brazil

2 months ago MLG Brasil is looking to build "an extensive competitive gaming platform in South America"

5 PS4, Xbox One sales can't offset software declines in January - NPD

2 months ago NPD's latest report shows PS4 topping Xbox One in January in the US but software purchasing hit a rough patch

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1 NPD: Publishers have overcome the "fear and trepidation" on digital data

2 months ago Data tracking firm will have granularity on full-game downloads, DLC but insists that retail "isn't going anywhere"

7 Sony: "We really have to keep PS3 alive"

2 months ago Sony aiming to keep PS3 going for another 2-4 years, and company also wants to make sure retailers can participate in PS Now

5 Games still present "a compelling investment opportunity" - Wedbush

2 months ago Wedbush Securities' latest report also suggests that Microsoft's and Sony's games divisions will be "very profitable" in next gen

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26 PS4, Xbox One will both reach 100m units - DFC

2 months ago DFC has given us exclusive access to their new forecast, which predicts "major growth" among the core gaming audience

2 Sony confirms PS Vita slim for US

2 months ago Redesigned PS Vita, already available in Japan and Europe, is headed stateside with a $199 Borderlands 2 bundle

Ubisoft teams with Sony to make Rabbids film

2 months ago Following the hit TV show Rabbids Invasion, Ubi is looking to further leverage the popular characters on the big screen

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag ships 10m as Ubi's Q3 sales dip 35%

2 months ago Yves Guillemot notes that the company did hit its holiday sales target "despite the transition currently affecting the market"

21 EA filtering out less than 5-star reviews of Dungeon Keeper on Android

2 months ago EA Mobile has defended the practice as an easier way for players to give feedback

Game sales to dip 20% in January on current-gen weakness - Wedbush

2 months ago Next-gen consoles also remained supply constrained, delaying next-gen spending says Michael Pachter

2 The Last of Us sweeps DICE Awards

2 months ago Naughty Dog's adventure wins 10 awards including the Game of the Year

46 Oculus: VR "one of the most important technologies in the history of mankind”

2 months ago Palmer Luckey on the huge impact VR will have and the challenges that remain

Cerny, Jarvis see a continued gaming "renaissance"

2 months ago Eugene Jarvis and Mark Cerny talk about the state of the industry, the maturity of the audience and the big VR push

2 Oculus to co-publish EVE: Valkyrie

2 months ago VR company officially announces that Valkyrie will be an exclusive Oculus Rift launch title

1 The Saga of Ed Fries

2 months ago Xbox co-founder describes how his love of creating things has been passed down through the generations

7 Games still seen as "social ill" but there's opportunity in education - Hawkins

2 months ago “You ever feel like what we're doing is too much like pornography?” asks Trip Hawkins