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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GameStop CEO recovering from brain tumor

2 months ago Paul Raines had the tumor removed last week; his executive team will help oversee operations during his recovery


Rockstar Leeds co-founder joins GameDuell

2 months ago Ian J. Bowden to lead art direction for the Berlin-based social mobile studio

4 Sony: "We said there'd be no complacency, we've demonstrated that"

2 months ago Despite starting the generation with a good lead, Sony isn't letting up, announcing a slew of great content


4 Sierra: "Quality and passion will always pay off"

2 months ago The new Sierra explains why it's pursuing indies and how small teams can create high quality experiences too

2 Sierra reborn: King's Quest and Geometry Wars revived

2 months ago Activision-owned label will publish "best-in-class efforts from indie developers" on console and PC digital storefronts

Only 8% of China's mobile games make money - report

2 months ago The payments process for many mobile games in China is an obstacle as well

Com2uS sees $13.5 million profit in Q2

2 months ago Global growth of Summoners War helped to drive record results for the mobile publisher

Take-Two loses $35.4 million in first quarter

2 months ago That's almost half the loss of last year's Q1 as the publisher posted better than expected results [UPDATE: Evolve delayed, GTA V ships 34 million]

5 GameStop to revamp trade-ins - report

2 months ago The retailer will simplify the program and ultimately give more money back to customers


1 Putting Japanese game creators back in the pole position

2 months ago Inflexion Point Capital adds Keiji Inafune to board, aims to invest $15m in Japanese mobile studios


7 "PC is decimating console, just through price" - Romero

2 months ago Doom creator talks free-to-play, VR and more as his old Apple II is added to The Strong museum

7 EA improves revenues and profit in Q1, delays Dragon Age

2 months ago Thanks in part to Titanfall, the publisher beat expectations to kick off its 2015 fiscal year; Dragon Age and Battlefield now pushed back

13 Next-gen systems drive US game retail in June - NPD

3 months ago Hardware rocketed up 106 percent year-over-year while Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 continued to shine [UPDATE: MK8 sells 885,000]


2 EA hires eBay exec Ken Moss as CTO

3 months ago Moss will lead the strategy for EA's Digital Platform and Information Technology divisions

Games markets in Mexico, Argentina heating up as Brazil cools - Superdata

3 months ago Brazil still the leader in the region, however, expected to total $1.5 billion this year


16 Free-to-play is the future - Gree

3 months ago COO Anil Dharni on the advantages of free-to-play and why live ops are critical to a game's longevity


PlayStation, Zynga vet joins Tapjoy

3 months ago Rob Dyer to serve as the firm's new senior vice president of developer relations

1 Oculus announces virtual reality conference, acquires RakNet

3 months ago The firm wants to bring people together to discuss VR, and it's also decided to open source the RakNet middleware


Plants vs Zombies 2 producer joins Oculus

3 months ago Bernard Yee is joining the VR firm's Seattle office

16 Lindsay Lohan files suit over GTA V allegedly using her likeness

3 months ago Actress claims that Rockstar based the character Lacey Jonas on her likeness without permission

Ubisoft expands Quebec studio to head production on new Assassin's Creed

3 months ago Ubisoft Quebec getting $4 million investment to move into new, cutting-edge studio [UPDATE: Montreal will continue to be a lead studio for AC]


5 Million-dollar mobile budgets are very common now- Chillingo

3 months ago Ed Rumley on savvy consumers, increasing expectations, and bringing new games to market

12 Toxic players are necessary, says Orcs Must Die dev

3 months ago "You need those people there. They're driving the game. They're giving it longevity," explains Jerome K. Jones

4 Google promises "PC gaming graphics in your pocket"

3 months ago New Android version to offer improved visuals; company also unveiled its Android TV product, which plays movies, games and more

9 Oculus: Zenimax seeking to correct a "massive missed opportunity"

3 months ago VR firm has filed an official response to Zenimax's lawsuit, noting that it's a "transparent attempt" to take advantage of sale to Facebook