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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iPhone up, iPad down as Apple sees Q4 sales rise 12%

2 months ago The iPhone 6 has been a big boost for Apple, but the company had another miss with iPad

15 Our House Rules

2 months ago Commenting guidelines for what's allowed, not allowed and how you can make a better environment

3 Destiny, PS4 lead sales boost for US games biz in Sept - NPD

2 months ago Bungie's latest topped the charts and hardware sales soared; Sony says September was biggest month in PS Store history


Quantic Dream boss re-elected as EGDF president

2 months ago Guillaume de Fondaumiere will continue to lead while Hendrik Lesser has been elected vice president

7 ESA: "There's no place in the video game community for threats"

2 months ago US video game trade association speaks out on the growing number of harassment cases in the industry


3 Turbine hit with layoffs as part of "strategic alignment"

2 months ago Warner Bros. has confirmed an unspecified number of job cuts at the Infinite Crisis developer

1 Games driving "nearly all" Google Play's revenue growth in US

2 months ago New App Annie report says huge increases in the US and South Korea helped fuel Google Play

No Man's Sky dev among first speakers at DICE 2015

2 months ago Initial lineup includes Sean Murray, Ru Weerasuriya, Tracy Fullerton and Tom Kalinske

85 "There is a literal war in this industry on women" - Wu

2 months ago Giant Spacekat dev appears on MSNBC, CNN as GamerGate controversy starts grabbing national media attention

36 Brianna Wu is latest dev threatened and driven out of home

2 months ago The head of development at Giant Spacekat got police involved after several disturbing threats on Twitter

8 Xbox One deserves to be "first class citizen" for indie games - Spencer

2 months ago Xbox boss explains the parity clause that Microsoft enforces to discourage Xbox One releases becoming afterthoughts

10 Ubisoft "does not constrain its games"

2 months ago Publisher addresses concerns that it downgraded Assassin's Creed: Unity

Amazon to open physical retail store in NYC

2 months ago The leading online retailer is about to open its first store opposite the Empire State Building


Sleepy Giant lays off 18

2 months ago People let go after work completed on projects like Disney Infinity and Elder Scrolls Online


FarmVille vets join Storm8

2 months ago Tim LeTourneau and Steve Parkis added to leadership team at mobile social developer

9 Sid Meier: Game designers should create a "positive climate"

2 months ago Civ designer says that developers don't need to make violent games to get attention anymore

1 DriveClub delayed for PS Plus

2 months ago The game has been suffering from server issues and Evolution is holding back the release of the PS Plus version as a result

2 Super Smash Bros 3DS tops 2.8 million worldwide

2 months ago The popular brawler is off to a good start for Nintendo; amiibo and Smash Wii U being prepped for Nov 21

9 Xbox One sales in China already top Japan

2 months ago Over 100,000 units sold during its first week on sale, according to Chinese media

96 Intel: "We are deeply sorry if we offended anyone"

2 months ago Chip maker issues statement in wake of pulling ads from website Gamasutra

13 Game devs urge you to write Intel in response to #GamerGate

2 months ago Richard Lemarchand warns of "chilling effect" Intel's decision to remove ads from Gamasutra has on editorial content

74 Intel pulls ads from Gamasutra in response to #GamerGate

2 months ago Gamasutra says Intel was "flooded with complaints over a recent opinion piece" concerning video game equality

1 Microsoft not satisfied with Xbox One launch in Japan

2 months ago "Reaching out to let more people know about the Xbox One is vital," says Xbox Japan head Takashi Sensui


3 Rovio considers axing up to 130 jobs

2 months ago Angry Birds maker moving "towards a simplified organization," could cut as much as 16% of workforce

Ms Pac-Man joins the fight against breast cancer

2 months ago Bandai Namco Games America kicks off campaign to raise proceeds for National Breast Cancer Foundation