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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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Randy Pitchford, Penn Jillette to kick off DICE 2016

3 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

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

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4 John Smedley reveals new studio Pixelmage Games

3 months ago "Honestly being a publisher is highly overrated these days," the former Sony Online exec tells GI.biz

1 Game of War leads TV ad spend surge in 2015

3 months ago iSpot.tv 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

3 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

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

StartEngine Crowdfunding lands $5.5m

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

Windows Store adopts IARC rating system

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

26 Oculus Rift priced $600, ships in March

3 months ago The much anticipated VR headset finally has a retail price [Update: Palmer Luckey says Rift "obscenely cheap"]

5 Oculus rewarding dev kit backers with free Kickstarter Edition Rift

3 months ago Oculus thanking its early supporters with free VR headset

6 VR installed base to hit 38.9m by year-end - SuperData

3 months ago Research firm expects total VR gaming market, driven by mobile, to be worth $5.1 billion in 2016

Oculus Touch pushed into second half of 2016

3 months ago Company confirms that Touch controller will not ship with the Rift headset [UPDATE: Rift pre-orders open on Jan 6]

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4 The events that will define 2016

4 months ago We pick analysts' brains to get their predictions on Nintendo, the mobile market, eSports, VR and much more

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9 The Year that Handhelds Died

Opinion 4 months ago Will there ever be another dedicated handheld system? The evidence in 2015 points to "no"

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2K Games hires PlayStation vet Murray Pannell

4 months ago PlayStation UK's former marketing director to serve as vice president of publishing

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Crystal Dynamics head leaves Square Enix

4 months ago Darrell Gallagher stepping down after a decade with the company; Square Enix put Ron Rosenberg and Scot Amos in charge months ago

1 NPD: November was best month ever for PS4, Xbox One

4 months ago Hardware sales grew 11% but software at retail dipped 7% as Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront topped charts

Riot Games one of Glassdoor's best places to work

4 months ago Studio also saw its League of Legends 2015 Worlds Championship viewership nearly double to 360 million hours

1 Oculus aims to spark pre-orders with EVE: Valkyrie pack-in

4 months ago EVE: Valkyrie will premiere on the Oculus platform in Q1 2016 and all pre-orders of Rift will include a copy

HTC Vive founder, FarmVille co-creator launch seed fund for VR/AR

4 months ago Harmonix, Baobab among first studios to receive funding from Presence Capital

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Rovio CEO stepping down after one year on the job

4 months ago Angry Birds maker is replacing Pekka Rantala with Kati Levoranta as it emphasizes separation in games and media divisions

eSports network Azubu raises $60 million

4 months ago Azubu's viewership has increased 1,200% in the last 12 months

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CCP hires chief customer officer

4 months ago Maria Sayans will serve in the newly created role to focus on the company's relationship with customers

10 "We're not building the next version of Wii or Wii U"

4 months ago Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima discusses the NX and his company's approach to mobile

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5 "Nintendo has always been like that, we are like indies"

5 months ago NES designer Masayuki Uemura on the console's impact and the state of the industry today