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James Brightman, Editor, North America

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

Peter Moore bids the game industry farewell

"If you work in the industry, I am in awe of what you do in bringing games to life in ways we could have only dreamed of a few short years ago"

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling system in Nintendo history

NPD reports that 906,000 units were sold in March, and Zelda broke records as well

By James Brightman

Xbox boss: "It's possible console generations slow down"

Phil Spencer talks about Scorpio, the future of Xbox and consoles in general

By James Brightman

Will Luton joins Rovio London as executive producer

Luton had been leading product management on Angry Birds 2 at Rovio Stockholm

G2A pushes back against "rash" Gearbox

The G2A saga revolving around Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition continues

By James Brightman

Supercell invests $2.9 million in Shipyard Games

Mobile juggernaut behind Clash of Clans continues to invest in external mobile game studios

By James Brightman

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tops 1 million sold

Early Access title continues its hot start, remaining at the top of the charts for more than two weeks

By James Brightman

Ubisoft's Alex Hutchinson departs to form Typhoon Studios

Far Cry 4 creative director starts up new studio, "imagining a brand new world to inflict on all of you"

By James Brightman

Pokémon GO now has 65m monthly active players

"We're still at the beginning of the journey and there's a lot more to come"

Why Peter Moore once told Sega's Yuji Naka to "f**k off"

The outgoing EA exec looks back on his Sega days and how the Japanese company "didn't see the stormclouds" in the industry

By James Brightman

Uncharted 4 wins BAFTA award for Best Game

Playdead's Inside also picks up several awards, including accolades for Game Design, Original Property, and Narrative

Xbox could outsell PS4 this year thanks to Scorpio - NPD

Analysts weigh in on what to expect for Microsoft's new console, with some estimating it'll cost $700 or more

By James Brightman

Project Scorpio "performance is remarkable"

Microsoft has officially confirmed the new Xbox console's specs to our friends at Digital Foundry

By James Brightman

"We'd love to be the Rovio or Supercell of VR"

Patrick O'Luanaigh, founder and CEO of nDreams, talks about VR budgets, pricing, and his ambitions for the space

By James Brightman

Vive celebrates first year on market with $100 price cut (for a day)

Temporary price drop on April 5th along with a free month of Viveport Subscription and a free download of Arcade Saga

Palmer Luckey to leave Facebook

Company declined to say if Oculus co-founder is leaving voluntarily

By James Brightman

CCP CEO: "I would call the VR installed base huge"

CCP's Hilmar Pétursson explains how the EVE developer got into sports with Sparc and why the VR space isn't as tough as some might think

By James Brightman

Former Take-Two CEO Paul Eibeler joins Green Man Gaming as board advisor

Eibeler will help steer Green Man Gaming's plans to grow worldwide in 2017

PS4 is clear leader in media coverage despite Switch hype - ICO

According to ICO Partners, Switch is seeing around 40% of the coverage that Sony's console gets on a weekly basis

By James Brightman

Brian Fargo plans to retire after Wasteland 3

inXile boss says when the game ships in 2019, it'll mark the end of a 38-year career

By James Brightman

Xbox first-party is "critical" for Scorpio, says Spencer

Xbox boss Phil Spencer notes that he recognizes the value of a strong first-party

By James Brightman

Twitch hires former GM of PlayStation Network

Michael Aragon to serve as SVP of Content, report directly to Twitch CEO Emmett Shear

Facebook takes on Twitch with its own live gameplay streaming

Social network has expanded its Facebook Live functionality to PC software

By James Brightman

Oculus not doing developers a service, says HTC Vive

Rikard Steiber and Joel Breton explain the HTC Vive approach to VR, which differs quite a bit from Oculus

By James Brightman

Nintendo wins 3DS patent case against Tomita

US Appeals court confirms that Nintendo's handheld does not infringe Tomita Technologies' patent

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