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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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Twitch outranks YouTube in $3.8bn gaming video market - Superdata

4 months ago YouTube draws more viewers but Twitch is earning more money, according to new report

4 PlayStation Now will give new long tail to industry, says Sony

4 months ago "It's like this breath of fresh air into a franchise," Sony's Jack Buser commented


Star Citizen executive producer leaves

4 months ago Cloud Imperium Games is handing over production duties to Erin Roberts


3 Magic Leap adds Vevo co-founder as CCO

4 months ago Rio Caraeff joins augmented reality firm in newly created role of chief content officer

8 Xbox One, PS4 sales "disappointing" in China - Report

4 months ago Niko Partners estimates that only 550,000 units of both platforms combined will be sold this year

14 Nintendo's Miyamoto "not actively participating" in NX development

4 months ago Legendary designer says he's more focused on software these days, talks about why Wii U failed

Disney combines interactive and consumer products divisions

4 months ago The newly combined segment will be run jointly by Leslie Ferraro and Jimmy Pitaro


Christian Svensson joins Six Foot as COO

5 months ago Former Capcom exec now leading games biz for brand management firm and development partner Grey Box


BioShock vet to join Dots as Head of Studio

5 months ago Joe McDonagh to become Dots' first C-level hire

2 People Can Fly regains its independence

5 months ago Ownership of the Polish studio has been returned from Epic Games to local leadership


4 VR "not for the whole world" - Epic CEO

5 months ago Tim Sweeney says studio excited by VR, but AR is “the next big development in the history of civilization”

10 The average game on Steam sells only 32,000 copies

5 months ago New data from Steam Spy sheds light on what approach developers should take when selling on Steam

E3 2015 sees attendance jump to over 52,000

5 months ago The ESA, which runs the E3 Expo, also said that social media for E3 posts set a record


It's time for game financing to catch up with distribution - Marks

5 months ago Howard Marks' StartEngine is looking to give devs and startups a new way to raise capital through equity crowdfunding

12 Nintendo not a believer in current VR tech

5 months ago Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime says the VR efforts so far are simply not fun

2 Hitman dev: Season pass "wrong approach" for gamers

5 months ago IO Interactive's Hannes Seifert says his studio doesn't want any players to feel ripped off

21 Sony's Yoshida admits he was nervious about a female lead in Horizon

5 months ago "We had a discussion. Is it risky to do a female character?"

2 EA: "We have to start building new IP that might feel like a big risk today"

5 months ago Andrew Wilson on trying to build a culture where developers can take creative risks

Xbox boss sees more opportunities for cross-platform with Windows 10

5 months ago Phil Spencer promises better PC game support, says Microsoft "lost its way" in the past

PC Gaming Show: Watch it live here

5 months ago The inaugural show that puts the spotlight on PC instead of consoles kicks off at 5PM Pacific

Square Enix at E3: Watch the live stream here

5 months ago We've already seen some of the games at Sony's event, but what else does Square have up its sleeve?

4 Nintendo at E3: Watch the digital event here

5 months ago Microsoft and Sony both had surprises - can Nintendo's E3 showing offer its own?

PlayStation at E3: Watch the live stream here

5 months ago Uncharted 4 is a given, but what other surprises are in store?

Ubisoft at E3: Watch the live stream here

5 months ago You can expect a healthy dose of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and Tom Clancy's The Division

EA at E3: Watch the live stream here

5 months ago Star Wars: Battlefront will no doubt get plenty of attention at the conference