Archive - James Brightman

US Editor

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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16 Windows 10 officially slated for release in 2015

2 months ago Microsoft appears to be skipping Windows 9 to go right to 10, which is being designed to run across devices

13 Tetris optioned for sci-fi film

2 months ago World famous puzzle game celebrates 30th anniversary as Threshold Entertainment partners on feature film


Dan Hsu leaving games media

2 months ago GamesBeat editor-in-chief moving on because he "received a great opportunity and offer"


17 iPhone 6 brings new but familiar challenges to devs

2 months ago Fragmentation is creeping into the iOS ecosystem, but most mobile devs will still find it far easier to manage than Android


Nerd Kingdom lays off half its team

2 months ago Team behind TUG sees delay in funding, forced to downsize and push back Kickstarter backer rewards

Amazon completes Twitch buyout

2 months ago SEC filing reveals that the transaction is now officially closed

Mobile helping to broaden gaming audience - ESA

2 months ago About a third of Americans age 13 and older play video games on their smartphones, tablets, ESA study finds

25 Apple addressing iPhone 6 "bendgate"

2 months ago Only nine customers so far have contacted Apple about a problem with a bent iPhone 6 Plus, the company said

iOS pushes UK games industry to 1.72 billion

2 months ago Ukie releases new data on UK games business, revealing that it may be double the size of previous estimates


20 Titan cancellation cost Blizzard $50m or more, say analysts

2 months ago It's a painful blow but it's better than publishing a mediocre game that fails to attract an audience

Gamigo AG buys Intenium

2 months ago German online publisher says the deal "significantly increases" its profitability

Nexon launches publishing division focused on Western content

2 months ago Nexon XP will look at "bringing the best external development talent to the free-to-play space"

PlayStation TV launches with 700 games in US on October 14

2 months ago The Lego Movie Videogame bundle goes on sale that same day as well

iPhone 6 sells record 10 million in opening weekend

2 months ago Apple sets new record for its popular smartphone as sales exceeded the company's expectations

1 Activision moves to dismiss Manuel Noriega's "absurd lawsuit"

2 months ago Former New York City Mayor Giuliani will serve as co-counsel, defend ATVI's right to free speech


Billy Berghammer joins Nintendo's Treehouse

3 months ago Former games journalist will serve as a product development analyst at Nintendo of America

10 Why games are revealed so early in development

3 months ago The pros and cons of announcing AAA titles so early, and why this trend may be reversing

2 Kim Kardashian: Hollywood dominates iOS in July

3 months ago App Annie data shows game was most downloaded on App Store, placed 10th for monthly revenues

2 Tablet gaming revenues to reach $13.3 billion by 2019 - Juniper

3 months ago Research firm forecasts threefold increase for tablet game sales, driven by improved storage, graphics and better broadband

5 Consoles "extremely rigid" for devs - Jarvilaehto

3 months ago Seriously co-founder and former Rovio games division head on the booming mobile space and the rise of Finland

1 Ouya to bring its games to China

3 months ago China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi has partnered with Ouya, according to a Reuters report

2 Xbox One 24-hour game demo "posted in error"

3 months ago Microsoft may have accidentally leaked a new game demos plan in the US


EA, Zynga veteran joins Yvolver

4 months ago Travis Boatman will serve as a strategic advisor to the company

GameStop CEO recovering from brain tumor

4 months ago Paul Raines had the tumor removed last week; his executive team will help oversee operations during his recovery


Rockstar Leeds co-founder joins GameDuell

4 months ago Ian J. Bowden to lead art direction for the Berlin-based social mobile studio