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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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33 Are there lines games shouldn't cross?

3 months ago Can a dev go too far with violence? What about moral responsibility? Laws aren't the answer, but what is? Rami Ismail, Warren Spector and more discuss

4 Xbox console sales jump 102% in Q1

3 months ago Microsoft's revenue during the first quarter increased 25% to $23.2 billion


NCsoft lays off "around 60" at Carbine Studios

3 months ago Wildstar developer suffers cuts as NCsoft West undergoes key restructuring and further layoffs

ESA Foundation grants $90,000 to women and minority students

3 months ago The scholarships will help them pursue video game-related college degrees


2 With Riccitiello, is Unity planning something big?

3 months ago Analysts weigh in on what the appointment means - could the company be aiming for an IPO?

2 VR sweet spot no more than $200 - EEDAR

3 months ago EEDAR survey of consumers finds cost is still the biggest factor despite high level of interest in VR headsets


18 Destructoid EIC quits over disagreement with management

3 months ago Dale North says goodbye to popular consumer website after nearly a decade

6 Console declines delay $100 billion mark for industry to 2019 - DFC

3 months ago DFC Intelligence is revising its global forecast because consoles are "losing their second tier audience"

iPhone up, iPad down as Apple sees Q4 sales rise 12%

3 months ago The iPhone 6 has been a big boost for Apple, but the company had another miss with iPad

15 Our House Rules

3 months ago Commenting guidelines for what's allowed, not allowed and how you can make a better environment

3 Destiny, PS4 lead sales boost for US games biz in Sept - NPD

3 months ago Bungie's latest topped the charts and hardware sales soared; Sony says September was biggest month in PS Store history


Quantic Dream boss re-elected as EGDF president

3 months ago Guillaume de Fondaumiere will continue to lead while Hendrik Lesser has been elected vice president

7 ESA: "There's no place in the video game community for threats"

3 months ago US video game trade association speaks out on the growing number of harassment cases in the industry


3 Turbine hit with layoffs as part of "strategic alignment"

3 months ago Warner Bros. has confirmed an unspecified number of job cuts at the Infinite Crisis developer

1 Games driving "nearly all" Google Play's revenue growth in US

3 months ago New App Annie report says huge increases in the US and South Korea helped fuel Google Play

No Man's Sky dev among first speakers at DICE 2015

3 months ago Initial lineup includes Sean Murray, Ru Weerasuriya, Tracy Fullerton and Tom Kalinske

85 "There is a literal war in this industry on women" - Wu

3 months ago Giant Spacekat dev appears on MSNBC, CNN as GamerGate controversy starts grabbing national media attention

36 Brianna Wu is latest dev threatened and driven out of home

3 months ago The head of development at Giant Spacekat got police involved after several disturbing threats on Twitter

8 Xbox One deserves to be "first class citizen" for indie games - Spencer

3 months ago Xbox boss explains the parity clause that Microsoft enforces to discourage Xbox One releases becoming afterthoughts

10 Ubisoft "does not constrain its games"

3 months ago Publisher addresses concerns that it downgraded Assassin's Creed: Unity

Amazon to open physical retail store in NYC

3 months ago The leading online retailer is about to open its first store opposite the Empire State Building


Sleepy Giant lays off 18

3 months ago People let go after work completed on projects like Disney Infinity and Elder Scrolls Online


FarmVille vets join Storm8

3 months ago Tim LeTourneau and Steve Parkis added to leadership team at mobile social developer

9 Sid Meier: Game designers should create a "positive climate"

3 months ago Civ designer says that developers don't need to make violent games to get attention anymore

1 DriveClub delayed for PS Plus

3 months ago The game has been suffering from server issues and Evolution is holding back the release of the PS Plus version as a result