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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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Zynga's old sports team hired by FanDuel - Report

3 months ago Most of the staff from recently closed Zynga Sports 365 is now working on fantasy sports games, Re/code reports

Former Rovio head of games founds Futureplay Games

3 months ago New Finnish mobile studio will focus on "view-to-play" games that leverage video ads for monetization

Toys-to-life category primed for more growth - NPD

3 months ago About 28% of U.S. households own at least one toys-to-life franchise, including some without any kids


3 "The old publishing model has died"

3 months ago Stardock CEO Brad Wardell on the evolution of his studio into a development incubator, and why tablet devs are flocking back to PCs

Final Fantasy veterans land $7m for new RPG project

3 months ago Paris-based Kobojo is preparing a new game called Zodiac

2 China to soon overtake US in game revenues - Newzoo

3 months ago Also, by 2018 consoles will no longer represent even a quarter of the global games market

33 survey: Tell us what you think

3 months ago Love us or hate us, we want to hear your honest feedback, so please take a few minutes to complete this survey

BeefJack expanding with two new divisions

3 months ago London studio to assist with development and distribution as well as marketing

8 GTA V ships 52m as Take-Two's annual revenue dips to $1.1 billion

3 months ago Publisher enjoys one of its "best years ever" according to Strauss Zelnick [UPDATE: sales for NBA, Evolve, & more]

Xbox One tops PS4 in April US sales

3 months ago Microsoft console grew its numbers 63% year-over-year

Directive Games opens its doors, raises $3.5m

3 months ago New mobile studio formed by veterans of CCP Games, DICE, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Tencent

WIGJ seeks to double number of women in European games biz

3 months ago "We have a shared responsibility as an industry to take action," says Ukie's Dr Jo Twist


NaturalMotion hit by Zynga layoffs - Report

3 months ago Oxford-based QA testers made redundant as NaturalMotion looks to outsource some of its jobs

Ubisoft grows full-year sales 45% as digital surges

3 months ago [UPDATE] The Division now delayed into 2016; Ubisoft also commits to VR

Summoners War helps drive record sales for Com2us in Q1

3 months ago Net profit up a whopping 2477% at the mobile publisher


Unity appoints a new chief people officer

3 months ago Elizabeth Brown previously served as an HR exec for real estate company Trulia

1 Games drive 90% of mobile app revenues in Japan, South Korea

3 months ago New report from App Annie sheds light on the extent of games' dominance of the apps market in Asia

1 D3Publisher of America rebrands as D3 Go!

3 months ago Marvel Puzzle Quest pub looks to mobile as primary focus now

2 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt passes 1 million pre-orders

3 months ago CD Projekt Red's latest in the popular RPG series is off to a hot start

2 eSports is now a $612 million business - Superdata

3 months ago Global audience now stands at 134 million as Western markets are seeing more growth

EA grows sales to $4.5 billion in Fiscal 2015

3 months ago Publisher continues to boost digital earnings, as digital revenues easily account for over 50% on non-GAAP basis

Vainglory enters the eSports arena

3 months ago Super Evil Megacorp partners with ESL for the mobile MOBA's first official tournament


"The fans are our bosses" - Impeller

3 months ago Crysis, X-Wing devs behind new space fighting game discuss crowdfunding and taking feedback with a grain of salt

Games software revenues to reach $110 billion by 2018 - Digi-Capital

3 months ago Mobile is expected to account for $45 billion with 15% annual growth, the firm said

2 PC gaming gets its own show during E3

3 months ago Dean Hall, Blizzard, Cliff Bleszinski, Cloud Imperium and more to speak at conference