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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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

VR's crazy week punctuated by a Palmer Luckey no-show

Weekly roundup: Oculus, PSVR and Google highlight a busy week as analysts make wild predictions

By James Brightman

Valve threatened by Washington State Gambling Commission

CS:GO skins controversy continues for the Steam platform holder

By James Brightman

Blizzard, Starbreeze vets land $5m investment for VR studio

First Contact Entertainment has also hired a chief revenue officer and community manager

By James Brightman

Google Daydream to sell over 14m units by 2020 - SuperData

SuperData's VR forecast calls for total industry revenues to eclipse $30 billion as mobile VR really ramps up

By James Brightman

Google Daydream VR headset launches in November for $80

The headset has been renamed Daydream View and will be constructed from soft fabric, rather than plastic

By James Brightman

Pokemon GO still generating about $2m a day - Newzoo

At its peak, the wildly popular game was generating revenues of $16m each day, Newzoo says

By James Brightman

Amazon wants to disrupt industry "locked into sequel mentality"

Amazon Game Studios head Patrick Gilmore explains community-driven approach to AAA as company unveils three new titles

By James Brightman

Xbox boss admits internal goal was to sell 200m consoles

Phil Spencer says the rough start for Xbox One was partly due to the company's misguided approach to the business at the time

By James Brightman

Oculus founder apologizes as devs suspend support

Update: CEO says employees are "free to support the issues...that matter to them", devs within Oculus' Launch Pad diversity initiative disagree

By James Brightman

Games shouldn't have to be "defended from innovation" - Pinchbeck

Dear Esther creator talks about walking sims and questions what makes a game a game

By James Brightman

Jagex now at the core of publicly-listed Chinese company

Zhongji Holding has bought the UK company's original acquirers, with more acquisitions promised

By James Brightman

Ubisoft acquires mobile publisher Ketchapp

With the addition Ubisoft becomes the "fourth largest mobile game publisher when measured by number of downloads"

By James Brightman

Valve aims to improve Steam discoverability

Changes expected in the next few weeks; Valve still taking feedback from SteamWorks devs

By James Brightman

Soma generates profit on 450k sold

Developer Frictional Games has provided a sales update for its horror game one year later

By James Brightman

Star Wars: Uprising shutting down

Kabam will no longer be taking payments from players of the game as of September 22

By James Brightman

Microsoft calls out Sony's 4K claims as console battle heats up

Weekly recap: MS says Sony has "a lot of asterisks" around 4K, VR's potential continues to be questioned, and Steam reviews cause controversy

By James Brightman

VR's Brookhaven Experiment kicks off AAA push into casinos

Phosphor Games and Gamblit explain why they're betting AAA video games will take off on casino floors

By James Brightman

Disney Infinity devs to lead new studio for castAR

The new castAR Salt Lake City will more than double the mixed reality company's development team

By James Brightman

Martin Rae leaves AIAS for VR firm Vreal

"I've got religion about virtual reality and augmented reality," said Rae

By James Brightman

Will Mario on mobile revitalize Nintendo?

Weekly recap: With all eyes on Apple and Sony this week, Nintendo makes one of its most important announcements in years

By James Brightman

PS4 Pro coming November 10 for $399

Slim becomes new default PS4 model next week, Pro to offer boosted graphics of existing games as well as 4K and HDR support

By James Brightman

Watch the NY PlayStation conference here

Are you ready for some new PlayStation hardware?

By James Brightman

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD

Monster Hunter: Generations on 3DS was the best-selling new title in a month with very few new releases

By James Brightman

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