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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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2 Developers' most important tool: self-care

3 months ago Game designer Whitney Hills on the challenges women in games face, confronting expectations, and living an authentic life

22 Hearthstone makes $20m a month - SuperData

3 months ago Blizzard title easily leading the digital card game market, which SuperData forecasts will hit $1.3 billion this year


Hendrik Lesser elected president of EGDF

3 months ago The rep for German developer association GAME takes over for Guillaume de Fondaumieré

1 Zynga narrows net loss to $27m in Q2

3 months ago Mobile business continues to see gains, now representing 66% of total bookings

China has over 366 million mobile gamers - report

3 months ago That's more than the populations of the US and Canada combined


Former Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei joins Youzu

3 months ago Idei to serve as consultant and "one-man think tank" for the Chinese developer

Simpsons: Tapped Out vet founds icejam

3 months ago Stuart Duncan's new studio will "integrate real-time, real-world data streams to dramatically enhance gameplay"

6 Nexon to publish free-to-play Titanfall in Asia

3 months ago EA has partnered with the free-to-play company to bring an online PC version to Asia

Razer acquires Ouya assets and team

3 months ago UPDATE: Razer will retain 15 Ouya employees including Kellee Santiago, but Julie Uhrman will leave the company

GREE opens new studios in Berlin, Melbourne

4 months ago Mobile publisher acquires Australian dev Twiitch, which will lead the Melbourne studio


1 NetEase investing millions in mobile indies

4 months ago NetEase North America GM David Ting explains the new Success Fund and the Chinese firm's Western expansion

Xbox revenue grows 27% in Q4

4 months ago Microsoft sees "strong growth in consoles, Xbox Live transactions and first-party games"


8 Miyamoto unlikely to succeed Iwata, say analysts

4 months ago What does the future hold for Nintendo and its next president?

Over 4,000 pay their respects at Iwata's funeral

4 months ago Two days of funeral services were held in Kyoto to honor the late Nintendo president

PS4, Batman lead 18% jump in US retail game sales - NPD

4 months ago NPD's June 2015 report shows increases across all categories for US game sales


Scopely appoints Bernard Chen as new GM

4 months ago Former Kixeye exec joins Scopely to assist with product strategy


Goodgame Studios appoints new head

4 months ago Veteran Simon Andrews will look to build a new team for a new studio at the German company

1 Marmalade opens second European studio

4 months ago London-based toolset maker expands to Lisbon, Portugal

Apple is China's top brand device - Newzoo

4 months ago But local Android stores are expected to generate over $1bn more in revenues than iOS in China this year

Games deals fell 89% in first half of 2015 - Digi-Capital

4 months ago Companies that held off on exits are now sitting tight, explains Tim Merel


Jade Raymond heads up new EA studio, will work on Star Wars

4 months ago Montreal-based Motive will work "in close quarters with the BioWare team," Raymond said

1 Miyamoto reacts to Iwata's untimely death

4 months ago Creator of Mario and Zelda has issued a brief statement via the Wall Street Journal

10 Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has died at age 55

4 months ago Nintendo has sadly confirmed that Iwata-san passed away on July 11, 2015


5 iOS game revenues show top 20 dominate - Newzoo

4 months ago If you're not in the top 100, you'll barely be able to make a living in the iOS ecosystem

Ubisoft's Q1 sales suffer with tough comp against Watch Dogs

4 months ago Sales for the French publisher's first quarter fell 73% compared to the previous Q1 that saw the release of Watch Dogs