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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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Goodgame Studios appoints new head of studio

3 months ago Warner Bros. veteran William Corey Barnard is taking over for Michael Böni, who is leaving the developer

2 FunPlus announces $50m fund to "invest in the future of indie gaming"

3 months ago The first partnership is with Sirvo, a new studio from Threes! creator Asher Vollmer

Kickstarter "maturation means more money, but not for more people" - ICO

3 months ago ICO Partners' latest analysis of Kickstarter shows dominace by fewer, larger game projects; also mobile appears to be a dead-end


1 Unraveling Coldwood's change in design philosophy

3 months ago Martin Sahlin, Creative Director at Coldwood, talks about Unravel's reception and why it's a game he simply needed to make

2 King's profit and sales fall in 2015

3 months ago Full-year results for the Candy Crush company show profit down 10% with revenues dipping 12%

China's mobile market shifts toward hardcore gaming - Report

3 months ago Research from DataEye and Niko Partners shows a maturing market that could see consolidation in the near future

Magic Leap, Virtuix become ESA members

3 months ago The AR and VR companies are the latest to join the Entertainment Software Association

Watch Gabe Newell, Palmer Luckey and more talk VR

3 months ago The Vision Summit 2016 keynote is kicking off at 10AM Pacific and you can watch the live stream along with us


SMITE developer opens new Brighton, UK office

3 months ago Hi-Rez looking to focus on the European community, appoints Veronique Lallier as Vice President of European Publishing

1 Mad Catz axing 37% of staff as Q3 profit dips 10%

3 months ago Rock Band sell-through failed to meet expectations, which led to higher inventory balances and lower margins

2 Morhaime: "You can't really distinguish eSports from game development"

3 months ago Blizzard CEO talks about the importance of the sector to his studio's growth


5 Does GameStop's future lie in publishing?

3 months ago Analysts discuss the implications of the retailer's first publishing deal with Insomniac

23 The Witness is being heavily pirated

3 months ago Jonathan Blow says piracy could impact his making another game

6 Star Wars Battlefront passes 13m shipped as EA exceeds Q3 guidance

3 months ago GAAP net revenues were flat, however, and the publisher lost $45 million [UPDATE: physical sales dominated digital for Star Wars]


GameStop makes publishing debut with Insomniac's Song of the Deep

4 months ago GameStop's Mark Stanley and Insomniac's Ted Price and Brian Hastings on why the retailer is publishing the studio's Metroidvania-style game

Jason Citron lands $20m for Discord

4 months ago Hammer & Chisel founder seeing more than 1 million users a month joining the voice/text chat app for gamers

eSports market to grow 43% to $463m in 2016 - Newzoo

4 months ago Research firm expects US to lead the burgeoning eSports market, which should eclipse $1 bilion by 2019

Randy Pitchford, Penn Jillette to kick off DICE 2016

4 months ago Gearbox president joined by famous magician to perform magic trick "that will move from the live theater to virtual reality"

1 Developers show rising confidence in VR/AR and eSports - GDC survey

4 months ago GDC's latest survey shows almost 90% of devs believe eSports to be a long-term sustainable business; 75% for VR/AR


4 John Smedley reveals new studio Pixelmage Games

4 months ago "Honestly being a publisher is highly overrated these days," the former Sony Online exec tells

1 Game of War leads TV ad spend surge in 2015

4 months ago report shows 47% increase in TV ad spending by game companies with a media value of $630 million

2 Oculus open to subsidizing Rift in the future

4 months ago For now, the company just wanted to ensure it's at the break-even point, says Nate Mitchell

Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 3 among top noms for 2016 GDC Awards

4 months ago Both titles have earned nominations in four categories, including Game of the Year

StartEngine Crowdfunding lands $5.5m

4 months ago Howard Marks' equity crowdfunding platform will use the new funds to bolster marketing efforts

Windows Store adopts IARC rating system

4 months ago Microsoft app store for PC, tablet and phones will use the streamlined content rating process