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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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Directive Games opens its doors, raises $3.5m

A month ago New mobile studio formed by veterans of CCP Games, DICE, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Tencent

WIGJ seeks to double number of women in European games biz

A month ago "We have a shared responsibility as an industry to take action," says Ukie's Dr Jo Twist


NaturalMotion hit by Zynga layoffs - Report

A month ago Oxford-based QA testers made redundant as NaturalMotion looks to outsource some of its jobs

Ubisoft grows full-year sales 45% as digital surges

A month ago [UPDATE] The Division now delayed into 2016; Ubisoft also commits to VR

Summoners War helps drive record sales for Com2us in Q1

A month ago Net profit up a whopping 2477% at the mobile publisher


Unity appoints a new chief people officer

A month ago Elizabeth Brown previously served as an HR exec for real estate company Trulia

1 Games drive 90% of mobile app revenues in Japan, South Korea

A month ago New report from App Annie sheds light on the extent of games' dominance of the apps market in Asia

1 D3Publisher of America rebrands as D3 Go!

A month ago Marvel Puzzle Quest pub looks to mobile as primary focus now

2 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt passes 1 million pre-orders

A month ago CD Projekt Red's latest in the popular RPG series is off to a hot start

2 eSports is now a $612 million business - Superdata

A month ago Global audience now stands at 134 million as Western markets are seeing more growth

EA grows sales to $4.5 billion in Fiscal 2015

A month ago Publisher continues to boost digital earnings, as digital revenues easily account for over 50% on non-GAAP basis

Vainglory enters the eSports arena

A month ago Super Evil Megacorp partners with ESL for the mobile MOBA's first official tournament


"The fans are our bosses" - Impeller

A month ago Crysis, X-Wing devs behind new space fighting game discuss crowdfunding and taking feedback with a grain of salt

Games software revenues to reach $110 billion by 2018 - Digi-Capital

A month ago Mobile is expected to account for $45 billion with 15% annual growth, the firm said

2 PC gaming gets its own show during E3

2 months ago Dean Hall, Blizzard, Cliff Bleszinski, Cloud Imperium and more to speak at conference


Tommy Palm aims to create VR games everyone can enjoy

2 months ago Resolution will make VR "accessible for the entire family"; company also announces founding team and board


1 “Companies don't build games, people build games”

2 months ago Ignited Artists CEO Danielle Deibler on tackling mobile development with a people-first approach

2 Mobile user acquisition cost exceeds $3 for first time - Fiksu

2 months ago Mobile marketing firm notes the "relentless growth" is reflective of larger trend of rising costs on mobile

8 Microsoft hoping devs will port to Windows Store

2 months ago "We want to embrace devs where they are," said Terry Myerson, referring to iOS and Android

6 Valve gives developers power to ban players

2 months ago In an effort to clamp down on cheaters, Valve is allowing developers to notify the company when an individual ban should be enforced

Gameloft sales grow 17% in Q1

2 months ago Mobile publisher "bounces back significantly" says CEO Michel Guillemot


Vainglory dev appoints GM of Asia Pacific

2 months ago Taewon Yun will look to drive Super Evil Megacorp's growth in the region, especially in Japan and Korea


Star Wars, Mass Effect writers to pen episodic Kung-Fu game

2 months ago Chris l'Étoile, Dana Kurtin and Alexander Freed join team working on Shuyan the Kung-Fu Princess

2 Xbox revenues dip 24% thanks to price reduction

2 months ago Microsoft shipped 1.6 million Xbox consoles in its third quarter, down from 2.0 million during Q3 of the previous year

China expected to soon pass Japan in digital gaming - Superdata

2 months ago Japan is currently on top with 45% of digital games revenues across Asia, but China is growing five times faster than the rest