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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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Apple sells another 48m iPhones in Q4

3 months ago "Record fourth quarter sales of iPhone" helped push net income to $11.1 billion

1 Bandai Namco expands with Indian subsidiary

3 months ago Japanese publisher to open Family Entertainment Center in Mumbai

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Trials dev launches new studio MotionVolt

3 months ago Atte Ilvessuo tells us that a studio can still be nimble with a "flexible, Hollywood-style production model"

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Activision's move into eSports belated, but shrewd - Analysts

3 months ago Industry watchers expect other traditional publishers to follow Activision Blizzard into competitive gaming

Harmonix fesses up to reviewing Rock Band 4 on Amazon

3 months ago "Harmonix has clarified its internal policy about posting reviews of our own products on retail sites"

2 FIFA 16, Metal Gear Solid V lead digital sales to $5.4bn in September

3 months ago Worldwide digital game sales rose 11 percent year-over-year, according to SuperData

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Rovio confirms 213 job cuts

3 months ago The Angry Birds maker has concluded its employee negotiations

China now leads the world in game revenues - Newzoo

3 months ago China's game industry is worth $22.2bn, ahead of the US at $21.96bn

Mobile users spend up to 10X more time in games than other apps - report

3 months ago But retention in games remains a problem, says analytics firm adjust

6 Oculus to sell 5m units next year - Credit Suisse

3 months ago Firm predicts virtual reality headset to sell at cost initially

Jobs

Aeria Games hires two marketing execs

3 months ago Christian Streil and Johannes Rolf join the online free-to-play developer

Game Connection Europe reveals awards nominations

3 months ago The development awards have added a Best Indie Game category and People's Choice Award

Todd Howard, Sid Meier among first DICE 2016 speakers

4 months ago Following DICE Europe's example, the format is changing to allow for more roundtables and break-out sessions

1 Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops in consumer interest - Nielsen

4 months ago Nielsen Game Rank shows Activision's newest shooter ahead of other multiplatform games this holiday

Microsoft buys Havok from Intel

4 months ago Software giant says it will continue to license the physics engine to developers

Harmonix: "We're basically reinventing the company"

4 months ago CEO Steve Janiak on new financing and how the Boston studio feels like a startup

6 Star Wars Battlefront won't save the Battlefield franchise - SuperData

4 months ago The game should see $800m in revenues but it won't reverse Battlefield's continued decline, says firm

1 Cost Per Loyal User passes $4 for the first time - Fiksu

4 months ago The mobile marketing firm notes that the cost is way up (117 percent) over last year

EGX grows attendance to 75,000

4 months ago Gamer Network operated event becoming more international with 45% of visitors traveling at least 100 miles

Sniper Elite franchise reaches 10 million sold

4 months ago Rebellion is planning a month of celebratory content

1 Super Mario Maker sells 1 million

4 months ago The game hit the sales milestone in just a few weeks since launch

Jobs

1 FarmVille creator Mark Skaggs leaves Zynga

4 months ago Internal memo from Mark Pincus outlines other personnel changes as well

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus sell 13m in launch weekend

4 months ago Boosted by China, Apple has broken the previous sales record it set with the launch of the iPhone 6

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4 "You don't make money making games, you make money shipping them"

5 months ago Pixelbomb on its quest to launch a AAA-style game for its first commercial product

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5 Mobile players only spend in an average of 1.6 games - NPD

5 months ago New data from research firm also shows over a quarter of the market controlled by Supercell and King