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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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PlayStation Network attacked "every day" - Yoshida

2 months ago SCE's president of worldwide studios says that his company is playing a "cat and mouse" game at all times with hackers


6 Rock Band returns on "one of the leanest budgets we've ever had"

2 months ago Harmonix confirms Rock Band 4 for this year, with support for legacy controllers and DLC; Daniel Sussman explains his studio's approach

Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC

2 months ago Monolith's action title follows up an impressive showing at DICE by winning top honors at the Choice Awards

Outer Wilds wins grand prize at 2015 IGF Awards

2 months ago The 17th annual Independent Games Festival also gave Outer Wilds the excellence in design award

Gaming hardware worth $67 billion in 2014 - JPR

2 months ago Research firm also sees huge upside for the Android console market


6 Nintendo eShop: "A nice safe haven from iOS and Android"

2 months ago Indies weigh in on how Wii U has become an increasingly attractive option to release digital games on

8 Nvidia introduces Shield Android TV console

2 months ago Chip maker aims for living room dominance with new machine pushing Grid streaming service - it launches in May for $199


2 "I didn't want another heroic 'save the world' game"

2 months ago Adam Orth's Adrift is a very personal experience, but it's also one he hopes introduces a new genre, the FPX

Tencent makes minority investment in Robot Entertainment

3 months ago Following licensing deal with Chinese powerhouse, Orcs Must Die! Unchained dev gets additional funding

NPD now tracking mobile game and in-app purchases

3 months ago The firm will leverage online receipt data provided by Slice Intelligence to keep tabs on mobile


4 "It's getting harder to be an indie"

3 months ago Fat Princess developer Chris Millar on the grim realities and excitement of independent development


5 Can the guitar games market be resurrected?

3 months ago Guitar Hero co-creator Charles Huang and analysts weigh in on the likely relaunches of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises


3 Toy maker Spin Master enters toys-to-life fray

3 months ago Toy company aims to leverage the mobile market with new toy/game hybrid called Sick Bricks


2 "AAA is the equivalent of the One Percent"

3 months ago David Goldfarb, ex-Battlefield dev, co-founds new studio The Outsiders with Ben Cousins, sees bright future for mid-tier

1 Epic courting devs with $5m fund

3 months ago Tim Sweeney: "The goal of this is to help people develop more games without having to mow lawns"

Sega Networks purchases Demiurge Studios

3 months ago Minoru Iwaki tells that acquisition of Marvel Puzzle Quest studio, investments in Ignited Artists and Space Ape show it's serious about the West


Validation critical for developer ecosystem - Romero

3 months ago Veteran designer Brenda Romero on the importance of pride and how Minecraft rebooted the graphics arms race


"I'm really interested in getting away from the box of space marines"

3 months ago Funomena's Robin Hunicke on experimental design and pushing the boundaries of gaming

Zynga loses $226m in 2014, shutters Zynga China

3 months ago The company also announced new titles from NaturalMotion and its FarmVille brand [UPDATE: Stock down 10% in after hours]


72 Women in Games: Everyone needs a hero

3 months ago Two prominent designers, Brenda Romero and Robin Hunicke, speak their minds on making the industry more diverse

Summoners War, Ace Fishing contribute to $73m in profit for Com2uS in 2014

3 months ago Mobile games publisher cites "milestone" year with growth across the board

1 Valve "really uncomfortable" with devs giving away game keys

3 months ago The studio has told its Greenlight community that it would like to see devs stop trading away keys to gain votes

7 Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor (almost) sweeps 2015 DICE Awards

3 months ago Monolith's orc slaying masterpiece wins 8 awards, but BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition takes home Game of the Year honors

1 Games are fine but the business isn't - Rami Ismail

3 months ago "We talk about the funny bugs in a Ubisoft game for weeks, but take months to respond to harassment happening straight under our nose."

1 Former Joystiq, Shacknews editor Andrew Yoon passes away

3 months ago Yoon had recently left video game journalism for a new career in game development