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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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72 Women in Games: Everyone needs a hero

2 months ago Two prominent designers, Brenda Romero and Robin Hunicke, speak their minds on making the industry more diverse

Summoners War, Ace Fishing contribute to $73m in profit for Com2uS in 2014

2 months ago Mobile games publisher cites "milestone" year with growth across the board

1 Valve "really uncomfortable" with devs giving away game keys

2 months ago The studio has told its Greenlight community that it would like to see devs stop trading away keys to gain votes

7 Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor (almost) sweeps 2015 DICE Awards

2 months ago Monolith's orc slaying masterpiece wins 8 awards, but BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition takes home Game of the Year honors

1 Games are fine but the business isn't - Rami Ismail

2 months ago "We talk about the funny bugs in a Ubisoft game for weeks, but take months to respond to harassment happening straight under our nose."

1 Former Joystiq, Shacknews editor Andrew Yoon passes away

2 months ago Yoon had recently left video game journalism for a new career in game development

Ouya gets $10m investment from Alibaba - Report

2 months ago Wall Street Journal indicates that the internet firm may be making a larger play to get games hardware into Chinese homes

Twitch reaches 100 million viewers per month

2 months ago Online broadcast firm hits new milestones in 2014, more than doubling monthly viewers year-over-year


Rovio loses its head of games

2 months ago A Reuters report notes that Jami Laes has left and is planning to form his own start-up [UPDATE: David Byrne takes over for Jami]

iPhone smashes street expectations with 74.5m sold over holidays

2 months ago Apple's iPhone business had an incredible quarter, as the company's profit swelled to a record $18 billion

3 Mobile-only gamers account for 20% of the market - NPD

2 months ago Latest report shows time spent playing on mobile has increased 57% since 2012, with basically no impact on consoles and PC playing

Xbox ships 6.6 million consoles over holidays

2 months ago But the total Xbox platform revenue fell by 20% to $703 million

Apple to be honored with first Technical Impact Award at DICE

2 months ago Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences adds new awards category, praises Apple for democratizing content


23 Molyneux warns Microsoft: Don't overpromise on HoloLens

2 months ago Fable designer reminded of Kinect, says "I don't think it was particularly loved by Microsoft"

Riot's Brandon Beck to keynote 2015 DICE Summit

2 months ago The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences rounds out its speakers list for the event with Mark DeLoura, Jeri Ellsworth, Robin Hunicke and more

8 Nintendo does not reward risk taking - Adelman

2 months ago Dan Adelman, who oversaw digital efforts for nine years at Nintendo, reveals some insights into the company's inherent problems

6 Alien: Isolation exceeds 1 million sales

2 months ago Critically acclaimed survival horror title reaches the 1 million sold mark after launching last October

Eutechnyx sells its NASCAR games business

2 months ago UK developer will continue to focus on Auto Club Revolution while passing NASCAR reins to DMi


Storm8 hires Zynga vet as new head of product

2 months ago Pablo Paniagua will lead Storm8's network of more than 45 mobile games

1 Human Element "on hiatus" as Robotoki shuts down

3 months ago Robert Bowling's studio was unable to continue with self-funding

AppsFlyer raises $20 million

3 months ago The mobile advertising measurement platform brings its total funding to $28m

Starbreeze sells Brothers IP for $500,000

3 months ago Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will now be controlled by 505 Games

PS4, Xbox One drive US industry to $13.1 billion in 2014 - NPD

3 months ago Call of Duty, Madden and Destiny were the biggest winners in software at retail [UPDATE: Wii U has biggest month yet]

2 Xbox One is best selling console during the holidays

3 months ago Microsoft looking to keep momentum with "special price" of $349 starting Friday

16 Monument Valley has revenues of nearly $6m

3 months ago The development cost was only around $1.4 million, giving Ustwo a very healthy return