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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.

Recent articles by James Brightman

Where do consoles go from here?

2016 marks the beginning of a new era of console iteration - what does it mean for the industry?

By James Brightman

Todd Howard to be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame

Developer behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout to receive the highest honor at the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards

By James Brightman

Oculus restructures into PC and mobile divisions as Iribe steps down

Former CEO Brendan Iribe remaining with the company to lead the PC division

By James Brightman

Big Viking Games signs 5-year deal with Valiant

Developer will work with comic book publisher to convert IP into mobile instant gaming experiences

Turtle Rock: AAA boxed product "not a welcome home" for indies

Left 4 Dead studio working on new co-op IP; GM Steve Goldstein explains his studio's approach and why it's teamed with Perfect World

By James Brightman

Nintendo getting its mojo back

Weekly Roundup: The house of Mario has been steadily gaining momentum, but will it last?

By James Brightman

Nintendo to bring GameCube games to Switch - Report

Sources have confirmed to Eurogamer that Switch's Virtual Console will let you play Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros. Melee and more

By James Brightman

Solitaire studio MobilityWare acquires Critical Hit Software

The purchase adds over 20m users to their base, with games like Jigsaw Puzzle and ColorArt

Holiday sales no longer "make or break" - DFC

Firm sees softness in console market but games-as-a-service having "profound impact"

By James Brightman

Will Ferrell to portray pro gamer in new eSports film

Legendary's bringing eSports closer to mainstream culture with a comedy in the vein of Talladega Nights

The Last Guardian once again asks for your patience

Critical Consensus: After nearly a decade, is Ueda-san's latest worth the wait?

By James Brightman

Digital game sales jump 14% to $6.7 billion in October - SuperData

Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mafia 3 and Gears of War 4 were big drivers of digital revenue

By James Brightman

Riot Games is Inc's company of the year

Business publication gives top honors to League of Legends firm; "the most exciting company you've never heard of is reinventing sports"

Unity 5.5 to support HoloLens

"You can now jump into exploring the future of augmented and mixed reality"

VR the biggest loser this holiday?

SuperData revises its VR forecasts with PSVR seeing the largest downgrade

By James Brightman

Unity asset store launches affiliate program

Developers can now earn commissions on referred sales

Facebook: "We've just unlocked a very, very big gaming platform"

Leo Olebe explains Facebook's deeper push into games with Instant Games like Pac-Man becoming available through Messenger and News Feed

By James Brightman

Tilting point launches $12m user acquisition fund for mobile devs

“Game Alliance is a direct response to the marketing and UA realities facing independent developers"

By James Brightman

Riot looks to finalize eSports streaming deal with MLB - report

Major League Baseball Advanced Media's tech unit may buy eSports streaming rights for $200m

By James Brightman

Chris Taylor goes indie

Total Annihilation, Dungeon Siege creator leaves Wargaming to pursue new studio

By James Brightman

Battlefield 1, Mafia 3 and Gears 4 drive US October game sales

NPD report reveals a 31% rise in console software sales while PC software jumps 172%

By James Brightman

id veteran Steve Nix starts VR/AR studio

"Our mission at ForwardXP is to build content that ultimately reaches the billions of users across these emerging devices"

By James Brightman

Ubisoft expands in Eastern Europe with Serbian studio

The new studio is the fourth in Eastern Europe after Bucharest, Sofia and Kiev

By James Brightman

EA wants to ensure that streamers disclose sponsorships

The publisher is requiring influencers to use hashtags and watermarks on their content

By James Brightman

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