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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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6 Star Wars Battlefront won't save the Battlefield franchise - SuperData

4 months ago The game should see $800m in revenues but it won't reverse Battlefield's continued decline, says firm

1 Cost Per Loyal User passes $4 for the first time - Fiksu

4 months ago The mobile marketing firm notes that the cost is way up (117 percent) over last year

EGX grows attendance to 75,000

4 months ago Gamer Network operated event becoming more international with 45% of visitors traveling at least 100 miles

Sniper Elite franchise reaches 10 million sold

4 months ago Rebellion is planning a month of celebratory content

1 Super Mario Maker sells 1 million

4 months ago The game hit the sales milestone in just a few weeks since launch


1 FarmVille creator Mark Skaggs leaves Zynga

4 months ago Internal memo from Mark Pincus outlines other personnel changes as well

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus sell 13m in launch weekend

4 months ago Boosted by China, Apple has broken the previous sales record it set with the launch of the iPhone 6


4 "You don't make money making games, you make money shipping them"

5 months ago Pixelbomb on its quest to launch a AAA-style game for its first commercial product


5 Mobile players only spend in an average of 1.6 games - NPD

5 months ago New data from research firm also shows over a quarter of the market controlled by Supercell and King

Keywords Studios buys Liquid Development

5 months ago The acquisition strengthens Keywords' art services business for the games industry


German stock exchange operator digs into virtual item trading

5 months ago Swapster is a new 100% legal trading platform powered by Deutsche Börse

Jade Raymond on EA: "I kind of feel like a kid in a toy store"

5 months ago Former Ubisoft exec on why she chose EA and how it's different from the French publisher

Warner Bros. continues to drive US retail sales in July

6 months ago NPD report shows LEGO: Jurassic World and Batman on top, as Sony's PS4 is once again the top-selling console

Nexon sees revenues jump 16% in Q2

6 months ago Free-to-play publisher cites success of Dungeon&Fighter along with DomiNations


2 Developers' most important tool: self-care

6 months ago Game designer Whitney Hills on the challenges women in games face, confronting expectations, and living an authentic life

22 Hearthstone makes $20m a month - SuperData

6 months ago Blizzard title easily leading the digital card game market, which SuperData forecasts will hit $1.3 billion this year


Hendrik Lesser elected president of EGDF

6 months ago The rep for German developer association GAME takes over for Guillaume de Fondaumieré

1 Zynga narrows net loss to $27m in Q2

6 months ago Mobile business continues to see gains, now representing 66% of total bookings

China has over 366 million mobile gamers - report

6 months ago That's more than the populations of the US and Canada combined


Former Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei joins Youzu

6 months ago Idei to serve as consultant and "one-man think tank" for the Chinese developer

Simpsons: Tapped Out vet founds icejam

6 months ago Stuart Duncan's new studio will "integrate real-time, real-world data streams to dramatically enhance gameplay"

6 Nexon to publish free-to-play Titanfall in Asia

6 months ago EA has partnered with the free-to-play company to bring an online PC version to Asia

Razer acquires Ouya assets and team

6 months ago UPDATE: Razer will retain 15 Ouya employees including Kellee Santiago, but Julie Uhrman will leave the company

GREE opens new studios in Berlin, Melbourne

6 months ago Mobile publisher acquires Australian dev Twiitch, which will lead the Melbourne studio


1 NetEase investing millions in mobile indies

6 months ago NetEase North America GM David Ting explains the new Success Fund and the Chinese firm's Western expansion