Archive - James Brightman

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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 prior to that.

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1 Linden Lab appoints new CEO

2 months ago The Second Life maker has hired Microsoft and Yahoo! veteran Ebbe Altberg as its new chief exec

Zynga vets form Boss Fight Entertainment

2 months ago The team behind Castleville has been working on new IP for the mobile free-to-play market

1 GTA V tops 32m shipped as Take-Two's Q3 profits hit $578m

2 months ago The publisher's quarterly sales and profits were way up thanks to the continued success of GTA as well as NBA 2K14 and WWE 2K14

Nintendo's Yamauchi family has "desire to sell" shares

2 months ago The heirs to former Chief Executive Officer Hiroshi Yamauchi are looking to sell back their shares in the company

Warner Bros teams with Fabrika to bring Infinite Crisis to Russia

2 months ago Fabrika Online to operate F2P MOBA in Russia, Ukraine, the CIS countries and Georgia

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3 Activision considering closing The Blast Furnace

2 months ago The UK mobile studio behind Call of Duty: Strike Team is currently being evaluated by the publisher

4 Ouya launches 16GB model for $130

2 months ago The new version features a black matte finish, doubled memory, improved Wi-Fi and a "refined" controller

16 Xbox One will see cheaper SKU this year - rumor

Rumour 2 months ago A senior publishing source has confirmed that Microsoft is definitely looking to bring down costs to match PS4

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133 A word about commenting on GamesIndustry International

2 months ago We're taking steps to ensure that our comments remains a thoughtful, respectful and engaging place for discussion among industry professionals

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7 PC gaming market to exceed $25 billion this year - DFC

2 months ago DFC Intelligence sees core gaming sector doing even better than expected as more crossover between consoles and PC occurs

6 EA CEO: Recent departures purely "coincidental"

2 months ago Andrew Wilson says that there was no connection at all between the different departures at Criterion, PopCap and Chillingo

Big Fish boasts 11th consecutive year of growth

2 months ago Casual games firm reports "double-digit growth in gross revenue and strong profits" in 2013

6 Skyrim has sold over 20 million copies

2 months ago New sales milestone for Bethesda's blockbuster RPG puts it among some of the top selling games of all time

5 Google acquires AI firm DeepMind for a reported $400 million

2 months ago DeepMind was founded by Theme Park designer Demis Hassabis

1 Quark Games becomes fifth dev to partner with Tilting Point

2 months ago Tilting Point to help fund and market Quark's mobile and tablet games as part of multi-title agreement

1 Kabam doubles revenue in 2013, "seriously considering" IPO

2 months ago The mobile publisher behind The Hobbit said it generated $360 million last year

8 Sony creating new PS3 hardware for PS Now - report

3 months ago Digital Foundry says Sony is essentially "shrinking the equivalent of eight PS3s onto a single motherboard, housed in a slimline server cabinet"

29 Nintendo should "get out of the Wii U business" - Pachter

3 months ago The Wedbush analyst sees Nintendo ditching the Wii U and pulling a Sega, but only for a limited time before it launches new hardware

27 Nintendo evaluating new business, "studying" smart devices

3 months ago Nintendo is feeling the pressure of its latest poor fiscal report

12 Games industry still in "Dark Ages" says Dyack

3 months ago Denis Dyack sees a Renaissance ahead, one where hardware becomes irrelevant; console makers "are all under siege" now he says

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31 Nintendo's Next Move: Consolidation

Opinion 3 months ago Nintendo's Wii U has been struggling while the 3DS has performed admirably - how can Nintendo build on its strengths?

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Kabam adds three new execs

3 months ago The free-to-play games company is bolstering its team with an EA Maxis veteran and more

2 Mobile gaming to push industry above $100 billion by 2017

3 months ago Digi-Capital's Tim Merel says much of this growth will come from Asian markets

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13 Players will be "sucked into Steam Machine" as digital swells - IDC

3 months ago IDC's Lewis Ward says that Valve has a "significant opportunity" in the living room; PC/Mac digital game sales to top $24 billion by 2017

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EA PR chief moves to GoPro after 14 years

3 months ago Jeff Brown initially only thought EA would be a "12-month gig" but he "fell in love with games"