Meet the team

James Brightman
Editor in Chief

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.

Dan Pearson
European Editor

Dan Pearson joined Eurogamer in 2006 before moving over to GamesIndustry in 2010. He covers all areas of the business and spends much of the rest of his time feeling old and killing dwarves in poorly constructed fortresses. His dog is brilliant.

Christoph Holowaty
Chefredakteur / Managing Editor (German Edition)

Christoph Holowaty started the German edition of GamesIndustry in 2010. With over twenty years experience in journalism and the video game business, he was the original founder of MCV in 1995. At Computec Media he had multiple roles such as Co-Editor of PC Games and Chief Reporter for all Computec magazines and websites.

Brendan Sinclair
News Editor

Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US.

Matthew Handrahan
Senior Staff Writer

Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.

Rachel Weber
Staff writer

Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.

Steve Peterson
Contributor/[a]list daily senior editor

Steve Peterson has been in the game business for 30 years now as a designer (co-designer of the Champions RPG among others), a marketer (for various software companies) and a lecturer. Follow him on Twitter @20thLevel.