Brightman becomes EIC for GamesIndustry International

Dan Pearson appointed as European Editor as Matt Martin moves on

GamesIndustry International is proud to announce the promotion of former US editor James Brightman to the site's Editor in Chief, with Dan Pearson taking on the role of European Editor as Matt Martin moves on to become the editor of Gamer Network sister site VG247 after seven years with GI.

Brightman was Editor in Chief at IndustryGamers, until that site was acquired by the Gamer Network in 2012, becoming US Editor when the site merged with GamesIndustry International shortly afterwards. He will retain his duties as overseer of US-generated content and business, and will work with Pearson - reporting into him - to bolster the site's global presence.

"Stepping up to Editor in Chief is hugely exciting for me, and I'm looking forward to working with Dan in bringing out the best in what's already an excellent international team," said Brightman. "GamesIndustry International's content, I believe, is unparalleled but there's always room for improvement. Co-editing with Matt has been a pleasure and I wish him the best of luck in his new role."

Dan Pearson has written for GamesIndustry since 2010, which he joined after four years of working for the Gamer Network's flagship site, Eurogamer. He became European Deputy Editor on July 27, 2012. His role as European Editor will be to coordinate all European content, becoming the site's point of contact for all developers and industry businesses based in the territory.

"Taking on Matt's legacy leaves me with big shoes to fill," said Pearson, "but I'm confident that the quality of the team we've formed over the last eighteen months will enable us to move onwards and upwards, further cementing GamesIndustry International's position as the world's premier video games trade journal.

"We're going to be trying some new things in the next few months, but integrity, accuracy and reliability remain our watchwords. I look forward to working more closely with our incredibly hard-working US team and playing a bigger role in the future of a site I've grown to love dearly."

"After seven-plus years on GamesIndustry I'm really excited to see where the team will take it next," added Matt Martin. "GamesIndustry International remains one of the few credible industry websites and I'm proud to have been part of such a dedicated and hard working team."

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Richard Browne Head of External Projects, Digital Extremes5 years ago
Congrats James!
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James Brightman Editor, North America, GamesIndustry.biz5 years ago
Thanks Richard!
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Sean Kauppinen Founder & CEO, IDEA5 years ago
Congrats to James, Matt and Dan. Great news for all of you. Looking forward to seeing GI and VG247 grow and evolve even more with you at the helms.
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Welcome James - and all the best to Matt and the team on the changes.

Any chance we can start talking again about a feature on the new Digital Out-of-Home entertainment (DOE) cross over into consumer? Matt had promised but we lost communication.
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James Brightman Editor, North America, GamesIndustry.biz5 years ago
Kevin, can't promise anything upfront, but feel free to email me about it and I'll take a look.
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Sebastian Moss Editor -in- Chief, PlayStation LifeStyle5 years ago
Congrats, excited to see where this leads :)
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Fernando Bueno Editor in chief, Prima Games5 years ago
Congrats James!
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.5 years ago
Congrats to all involved.

Despite my occasional criticisms, this is by far the best industry targeted site on the net for video games.
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Paul Jace Merchandiser 5 years ago
Congrats James. I've been along for the ride since IndustryGamers US site and look forward to all future adventures under your leadership.
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Christopher Bowen Editor in Chief, Gaming Bus5 years ago
James was the EIC of what was, at the time of acquisition, my go-to site on the internet. This couldn't be better news, and I really, really liked Matt's work. Congrats, James.
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