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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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1 Rockstar: Benzies' claims "downright bizarre"

3 months ago Representative for the GTA studio speaks out, notes that Benzies exhibited "significant performance and conduct issues"

Oculus: "We've taken steps to address the component shortage"

3 months ago VR company apologizes again for the bigger-than-expected delays that many of its customers have been seeing since launch

Activision Blizzard boasts new CS:GO eSports viewership record

3 months ago A record-breaking 45 million hours of live broadcast were watched

SiriusXM launching a daily eSports show

3 months ago Yet another mainstream media company is getting into the world of eSports coverage


1 VR devs "have a responsibility to be considerate" of the player

3 months ago Ubisoft Red Storm Creative Director David Votypka on the psychology and potential of VR


2 Oculus Rift tops awareness among VR headsets - Nielsen

3 months ago Still, only 22% of gamers have heard of the Rift, with awareness for the Vive and PSVR even lower

5 eSports driving over 21% of Twitch viewership - Newzoo

3 months ago "It is sometimes overlooked how eSports has helped Twitch grow to the massive live video platform it is today," says research firm

eSports driving game purchases - NPD

3 months ago Nearly 70 percent of people watching a game online have purchased that game or DLC for it, study finds


1 Is CastAR poised to become the next Nintendo?

3 months ago Technical Illusions' Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson want to make AR gaming fun, social and affordable

Unity valuation of $1.5bn seems "appropriate" - SuperData

3 months ago The engine maker is about to get another big round of investment, according to Bloomberg

Valve misled Australian consumers, says court

3 months ago Valve found to be in violation of Australian consumer law because Steam didn't have a refund policy

Ubisoft opening production studio in Philippines

3 months ago New location to bolster Ubi's South East Asia presence, will work closely with Ubisoft Singapore

15 That Dragon, Cancer dev says Let's Play videos took away sales

3 months ago "Our studio has not yet seen a single dollar from sales," said developer Ryan Green


6 Pratchett: AAA becoming braver at tackling serious subjects

3 months ago Award-winning writer believes we'll see a “trickle up” of maturity in content from indies and mid-level studios

4 Leaked NX controller is indeed fake

3 months ago David Im reveals on Youtube how he created the 3D model and inserted it into a photo


Daybreak hires former EA VP Larry LaPierre

4 months ago 14-year EA veteran will serve as the H1Z1 developer's new senior vice president of games


The biggest non-VR stories at GDC 2016

Opinion 4 months ago There was actually plenty to talk about at GDC that wasn't related to virtual reality

PlayStation VR standalone headset preorders start March 29

4 months ago Just one week after the PSVR bundle for $500


9 Sony confirms closure of Evolution Studios

4 months ago DriveClub studio is unfortunately no more

What every indie needs to know about PR

4 months ago ICO Partners' Thomas Reisenegger outlines five keys to success for indie devs

2 PlayStation VR $500 bundle pre-orders start March 22

4 months ago "If you miss out on this wave of pre-orders, fear not - we'll have another wave in the summer"

3 Beyond ageism: Industry must think about older gamers

4 months ago The young gamers of today will become the old gamers of tomorrow, and this could be a very real opportunity for the business, says Prof. Bob De Schutter

Her Story dominates GDC, IGF Awards

4 months ago CD Projekt's The Witcher 3 grabbed Game of the Year but Sam Barlow's title won five awards overall

1 PlayStation VR to sell 8m units in 24 months - analyst

4 months ago Ben Schachter says "expect Sony to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle" without a response from Microsoft

eSports pros need to think about their personal brands - Dennis Fong

4 months ago Some of the top players aren't necessarily the most talented, but eSports is as much about the personalities as it is competition