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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

Nintendo Switch heralds the end of the handheld era

Weekly Roundup: Nintendo effectively consolidates its hardware biz, RDR 2 will be huge, and women are finally accepted as normal in games

By James Brightman

Xbox One won US market share in Q1, says MS

The Xbox One S and new games fueled Xbox momentum but gaming revenue declined 5% overall

By James Brightman

"Who else but die-hard Nintendo fans will buy the Switch?"

Analysts weigh in on the new console, challenges ahead, and what audience Nintendo is truly targeting with Switch

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch officially revealed

The upcoming Nintendo console will indeed be the portable hybrid we all have been expecting [UPDATE: Bethesda comments on Skyrim]

By James Brightman

GamesIndustry.biz expands UK team with two veteran editors

Ex-Develop editor James Batchelor and ex-MCV editor Chris Dring have joined ahead of our site relaunch

By James Brightman

DeNA shutters Western business as games "did not meet expectations"

A filing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange reveals the mobile publisher's full retreat from the West

By James Brightman

PlayStation VR launch demonstrates Sony's PR expertise - ICO

Analysis by ICO Partners reveals that PSVR dominated media coverage compared to the launches of Rift and Vive

By James Brightman

VR won't be to games what 3D was to movies - Survios

“We don't need as broad an adoption of VR for it to sustain a AAA ecosystem,” says Raw Data dev Chris Hewish

By James Brightman

Sony to publish at least five smartphone games in 2018 - report

Nikkei reports that Sony will release its initial mobile slate by March 2018, targeting Japan and other parts of Asia

By James Brightman

CCP cracking down on EVE Online gambling sites

CCP has updated its EULA to stress its anti-gambling policy and has issued account suspensions

By James Brightman

Why one Chinese publisher believes PSVR will propel it in the West

Oasis Games is launching five PSVR games in the 90-day launch window; CEO Yuhui Wang says PSVR is going "to dominate the market"

By James Brightman

eSports taking viewership away from real sports - Newzoo

Research firm finds that 76% of eSports enthusiasts state that their eSports viewing is taking away from hours they used to spend on viewing sports

By James Brightman

Oculus suspends Gear VR support for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

"Customer safety is Oculus' top priority," the company stressed

By James Brightman

VR's crazy week punctuated by a Palmer Luckey no-show

Weekly roundup: Oculus, PSVR and Google highlight a busy week as analysts make wild predictions

By James Brightman

Valve threatened by Washington State Gambling Commission

CS:GO skins controversy continues for the Steam platform holder

By James Brightman

Blizzard, Starbreeze vets land $5m investment for VR studio

First Contact Entertainment has also hired a chief revenue officer and community manager

By James Brightman

Google Daydream to sell over 14m units by 2020 - SuperData

SuperData's VR forecast calls for total industry revenues to eclipse $30 billion as mobile VR really ramps up

By James Brightman

Google Daydream VR headset launches in November for $80

The headset has been renamed Daydream View and will be constructed from soft fabric, rather than plastic

By James Brightman

Pokemon GO still generating about $2m a day - Newzoo

At its peak, the wildly popular game was generating revenues of $16m each day, Newzoo says

By James Brightman

Amazon wants to disrupt industry "locked into sequel mentality"

Amazon Game Studios head Patrick Gilmore explains community-driven approach to AAA as company unveils three new titles

By James Brightman

Xbox boss admits internal goal was to sell 200m consoles

Phil Spencer says the rough start for Xbox One was partly due to the company's misguided approach to the business at the time

By James Brightman

Oculus founder apologizes as devs suspend support

Update: CEO says employees are "free to support the issues...that matter to them", devs within Oculus' Launch Pad diversity initiative disagree

By James Brightman

Games shouldn't have to be "defended from innovation" - Pinchbeck

Dear Esther creator talks about walking sims and questions what makes a game a game

By James Brightman

Jagex now at the core of publicly-listed Chinese company

Zhongji Holding has bought the UK company's original acquirers, with more acquisitions promised

By James Brightman

Ubisoft acquires mobile publisher Ketchapp

With the addition Ubisoft becomes the "fourth largest mobile game publisher when measured by number of downloads"

By James Brightman

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