Archive - James Brightman

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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 prior to that.

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8 E3 2014: Sony puts big focus on games

2 months ago While last year was all about the hardware, Sony put its foot on the software accelerator for this E3 [Update: GTA V also on Xbox One]

Sony E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

2 months ago Ready to hear about what's next for PlayStation? Tune in and find out!

E3 2014: Ubisoft shows off eight games

2 months ago Far Cry 4, The Division, a new Rainbow Six and more grab the spotlight for the French publisher

Ubisoft E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

2 months ago Watch Dogs is already off to a hot start - what's next for the French publisher?

12 E3 2014: EA talks of "commitment to put players first"

2 months ago Electronic Arts CEO repeatedly notes that company wants to hear feedback from players

EA E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

2 months ago EA is expected to announce 6 new projects - come and watch as they're announced

9 E3 2014: Xbox offers up a banquet of games

2 months ago Microsoft dedicates its entire 90-minute presentation to tons of games

4 Xbox E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

2 months ago Microsoft kicks off this year's E3 week with its Xbox briefing - tune in and see what's announced!

1 Former Halo music composer files suit against Bungie

2 months ago Marty O'Donnell accuses studio and its boss Harold Ryan of failing to pay him for vacation time and other benefits

Watch all the E3 conferences live right here

2 months ago While you're reading the news on GamesIndustry on Monday you may as well stick around and watch all the live streams

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18 "Mobile is the true next generation gaming platform" - Turbo

2 months ago Brooklyn startup signs with Nexon for inaugural game; founder Yohei Ishii on making core games for mobile

9 Oculus signs exclusive content from Words With Friends creator

2 months ago Paul Bettner announces new studio, Playful, and commits to two games for Oculus Rift

14 Apple "investing a ton in the App Store" with iOS 8

2 months ago Latest mobile OS coming this fall and will offer beta testing and previews for customers; new graphics optimization called Metal as well

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2 PlayStation 4 a "great redemption" - Jack Tretton

2 months ago Former SCEA boss reflects on PlayStation years and looks forward to advancing tech with Genotaur

2 App Annie raises $17m, acquires Distimo

2 months ago Mobile analytics firms joining forces as App Annie's total funding nears $40 million

1 PS4, Xbox One drive GameStop's Q1 income up almost 25%

3 months ago The hardware sector has been booming for the retailer but new software sales were down over 20%

8 Oculus, Palmer Luckey sued by Zenimax

3 months ago Zenimax and id Software allege that Oculus stole trade secrets relating to virtual reality tech

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1 Dungeon Defenders studio lays off 20%

3 months ago Trendy's Darrell Rodriguez admits "cash flow is a concern" but company is working to ensure the release of Dungeon Defenders II later this year

11 Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3

3 months ago "This is the tablet that can replace your laptop," Panos Panay says of the new Surface, which has a 12-inch screen

6 Titanfall, PS4 drive US game sales up 17% in April - NPD

3 months ago EA's blockbuster continues to do well, but PS4 still outsold Xbox One for the fourth month in a row [UPDATE: Xbox One sells just 115k]

5 Watch Dogs becomes Ubisoft's most pre-ordered new IP

3 months ago GameStop also confirms that it's the most pre-ordered next-gen title so far [UPDATE: "We can exceed 6.3m units"]

2 GTA V ships 33 million, boosts Take-Two's income to a record $361m

3 months ago Fiscal 2014 was great, but Q4 saw net loss and declining sales; Zelnick says Rockstar hits next-gen consoles in fiscal 2015

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15 Xbox One to overtake PS4 in US by 2015, says analyst

3 months ago Just how big is the impact of unbundling the Kinect camera from Xbox One? Analysts weigh in on the strategy

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Tracy Fullerton to direct USC games program

3 months ago Fullerton, who's been on the faculty at USC since 1999, will now act as the first ever director of the USC Games program

38 Xbox One to be sold without Kinect for $399

3 months ago It's official: Microsoft has unbundled its Kinect camera to offer a cheaper hardware option for consumers