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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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10 Steam functionality now limited until you spend $5

2 months ago Valve says that to protect its customers from phishing and spamming, it's chosen to restrict community features

NPD: Console sales plunge 21% in March

2 months ago Following a positive February, US retail sales of both hardware and software were down in March


17 DFC: Will Sony, Microsoft remain relevant in games by 2019?

2 months ago Research firm sees PC and mobile grabbing larger and larger share of the expected $100 billion pie

2 Cities: Skylines sells over 1 million

2 months ago Paradox title moves more than a million copies in just over a month since release

1 Digital game sales in US have climbed 23% since 2010

2 months ago New ESA Essential Facts report also shows that over 155 million Americans are now playing games

Monster Hunter 4 ships 1 million in the West

2 months ago Fourth entry in series becomes the first to ship over a million units to North America and Europe

2 Guitar Hero is back for an encore

2 months ago Activision announces Guitar Hero Live with new gameplay and a redesigned controller

Crysis, X-Wing devs form Impeller Studios

2 months ago David Wessman, Jack Mamais and Coray Seifert working on new VR game together


Ex-Sony Europe VP to lead GameGenetics

2 months ago Jeffry van Ede has been appointed CEO of the mobile user acquisition firm


5 Going indie? Have enough runway to fail once

2 months ago Former XBLA producer Scott Brodie offers advice for those making the jump, explains how Hero Generations brings Blizzard dev philosophy to indie games


3 Star Wars, Dragon Age and Diablo designers lead new RPG for Kabam

2 months ago Spirit Lords team explains how it's making a "proper" RPG that's not watered-down


7 Microsoft floated the idea of giving away the Xbox

2 months ago Original Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley said some people pushed for buying Nintendo too, among other crazy ideas


Brave Frontier publisher Gumi cuts 11% of staff following IPO

3 months ago Gumi hasn't had as much success outside of Japan as it expected, CEO not to receive pay for six months


12 Capitalism killing games and the world - Lanning

3 months ago Oddworld founder despises growth models but is encouraged by the indie scene and rise of digital distribution

OSVR signs up leading universities for Academia program

3 months ago Some of the top research institutions will be able to experiment with design for VR experiences


Former Disney execs "democratizing doing good"

3 months ago Tom Kang, John Pleasants leading new mobile publisher dedicated to empowering players to help global causes

Minecraft lead dev joins Stugan accelerator program

3 months ago Jens Bergensten and others to help mentor a new generation of developers

1 Clash of Clans, Hay Day help Supercell double profits in 2014

3 months ago Finnish mobile powerhouse has been gaining momentum as its revenues tripled over the last year


Razer adds to its board

3 months ago Angel investor Koh Boon Hwee has joined the gaming accessories company


5 “I couldn't even guarantee you a 10% chance of a hit anymore” - Capps

3 months ago Former Epic president on the massive difficulties in development today and why he happily spoke at Unity's GDC presentation


Gree appoints Vice President of RPGs

3 months ago Former Kabam exec Keith Kawahata will now lead the growth of Gree's Western portfolio


10 "Nintendo will be another titan in the mobile game industry"

3 months ago The mobile industry reacts with enthusiasm and optimism to Nintendo's huge news this week

1 Nintendo, not DeNA, to "mainly" handle mobile development - Iwata

3 months ago Satoru Iwata clarifies who's making Nintendo's mobile games and affirms that they may act as a bridge to dedicated game systems

Minecraft: 4.3 billion monthly YouTube views and counting

3 months ago Newzoo report shows big game brands continue to dominate on YouTube

Nintendo and DeNA have been talking since 2010

3 months ago DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako believes his company can reach 100 million daily active users with Nintendo's IP