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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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

Martin Rae leaves AIAS for VR firm Vreal

"I've got religion about virtual reality and augmented reality," said Rae

By James Brightman

Will Mario on mobile revitalize Nintendo?

Weekly recap: With all eyes on Apple and Sony this week, Nintendo makes one of its most important announcements in years

By James Brightman

PS4 Pro coming November 10 for $399

Slim becomes new default PS4 model next week, Pro to offer boosted graphics of existing games as well as 4K and HDR support

By James Brightman

Watch the NY PlayStation conference here

Are you ready for some new PlayStation hardware?

By James Brightman

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD

Monster Hunter: Generations on 3DS was the best-selling new title in a month with very few new releases

By James Brightman

PS4 Slim is real

Following leaked images, our colleagues at Eurogamer have verified that the slimmed down console is legit

By James Brightman

RPG, strategy are most lucrative mobile genres - SurveyMonkey

Other genres see more downloads, but downloads have become almost meaningless

By James Brightman

castAR hires Darrell Rodriguez as CEO

Augmented reality company also brings on Steve Parkis as president and COO

By James Brightman

VR/AR to reach $162 billion in worldwide revenues by 2020 - IDC

Importantly, hardware accounts for half of the forecast and it includes applications for all industries, not just games

By James Brightman

In Colombia's game market knowledge is power

Alejandro Gonzalez of Brainz on the emerging game scene in Colombia and how its developers have empowered each other

By James Brightman

Jobs roundup: The return of Shenmue's co-director

Yu Suzuki teams with Keiji Okayasu, Kris Larson joins Formosa, Reboot hires Pavol Buday, Mattia Traverso joins Ovosonico and more

By James Brightman

Nvidia aims to give indies more exposure

Graphics card maker unveils its Indie Spotlight program

By James Brightman

VR's AAA wave is coming - First Contact Entertainment

Starbreeze vets found new studio with "mission to become the top independent AAA VR game development team in the industry"

By James Brightman

Activision enjoys record Q2 sales of $1.57 billion

Update: Overwatch's life-to-date franchise revenue hits $500m

By James Brightman

Augs Lives Matter slogan an "unfortunate coincidence"

Deus Ex brand marketer defends use while Bioware's Manveer Heir criticizes the developer's controversial language choice

By James Brightman

PC games revenue to hit $42 billion in 2020 - DFC

Research firm sees market in the West driven by core gamers as games-as-a-service model cools

By James Brightman

Amazon Game Studios signs Rich Hilleman

30-year EA veteran has taken his creative talents to Amazon

By James Brightman

Ubisoft: Our VR games will be profitable

Alain Corre, head of EMEA, explains why Ubisoft is betting on VR and talks about eSports aspirations

By James Brightman

Games finally becoming a mature entertainment biz - Zelnick

Take-Two boss weighs in on evolution of the industry, Nintendo's feast-or-famine cycle, VR, and his company's new indie program

By James Brightman

Overwatch tops US sales during June slump

Blizzard's latest was a strong performer but the industry saw sales dip 26% overall

By James Brightman

ESA adds three new members

Nordic Games, Technicolor and Pop Up Gaming have joined the US industry trade group

By James Brightman

Valve warns 23 gambling sites as Twitch bans popular streamer

Steam platform holder gives sites 10 days to comply and Twitch has now banned its most popular CS:GO gambling streamer, Phantoml0rd

By James Brightman

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