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James Batchelor, UK Editor

James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, and joined GamesIndustry in 2016. He previously served as editor of Develop and deputy editor of MCV, and has managed industry events such as The Develop Awards and Interface conference.

Recent articles by James Batchelor

Huuuge ambitions: How a $300m IPO will make the Polish mobile studio last forever

CEO and founder Anton Gauffin details his plans to "build and buy" his way to success in the market

By James Batchelor

Uncharted movie delayed to 2022

Ongoing impact of pandemic pushes Nathan Drake's cinematic debut back to February

By James Batchelor

Tencent made record number of games M&A deals in 2020

Chinese giant invested in 31 companies, three times more than the year before

By James Batchelor

Nacon acquires Big Ant Studios for €35m

French publisher aims to become market leader for rugby, tennis and cricket games with purchase of Australian studio

By James Batchelor

FIFA 21 was Europe's best-selling boxed game in 2020

Nintendo rounds out the top three with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

By James Batchelor

Québec law firm files latest Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift lawsuit

Lambert Avocat seeking compensation for all Québec consumers who bought Switch controllers since August 2017

By James Batchelor

Capcom raises forecasts thanks to growing digital sales

Solid performance for Resident Evil 3 and strong orders for Monster Hunter Rise delivering better-than-expected year

By James Batchelor

Twitch permanently bans Trump, will update policy after Capitol siege

Streaming site says recent events have raised concerns over "rhetoric that encourages violence"

By James Batchelor

GAME details efforts to prevent PS5 scalpers

UK retailer assures automatic checks will help ensure the 'one per customer' rule is upheld as new stock becomes available

By James Batchelor

How MTG's acquisition will fuel Hutch's race to No.1

CEO Shaun Rutland on finding the right company to sell to - and the difficulty of doing so during a pandemic

By James Batchelor

Miniclip acquires Online Soccer Manager studio Gamebasics

Deal aims to strengthen Miniclip's position in mobile sports market, Netherlands studio working on unannounced titles

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt faces a second class-action lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077

Firm says content, subject and scope is same as the first suit, reiterates it will "undertake vigorous action to defend itself"

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt Red exec disputes Cyberpunk 2077 demo were "almost entirely fake"

Adam Badowski responds to exposé on development troubles behind beleaguered sci-fi hit

By James Batchelor

Savage Game Studios raises $4.4m

Core team of new developer is formed of ex-Rockstar, Wargaming and Rovio staff

By James Batchelor

YouTube channel GameXplain accused of overworking and underpaying staff

Owner André Segers says he is "absolutely committed" to a postive work/life balance and fair compensation

By James Batchelor

Epic Games takes legal action against Apple and Google in UK

Update: Apple says Epic's "reckless behavior made pawns of customers", and it "looks forward to making this clear to UK courts"

By James Batchelor

Playtika IPO raises $1.88bn

Share price exceeds expectations, mobile publisher begins trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market today

By James Batchelor

The return of Peter Moore

The industry veteran discusses his new role at Nifty Games and why mobile is the key to breaking away from EA and Take-Two's dominance in sports

By James Batchelor

Nintendo blocks videos by Game & Watch hacker

But YouTuber who added other games to Super Mario Bros anniversary handheld is filing disputes to reinstate them

By James Batchelor

Super Nintendo World opening on "indefinite hiatus"

Launch of Nintendo-themed section of Universal Studios pushed back as COVID-19 surges in Japan

By James Batchelor

What we learned from PlayStation Vita | Podcast

Our weekly news discussion show is back, now with a new monthly section based on 10 Years Ago This Month

By James Batchelor

Take-Two withdraws bid for Codemasters following EA offer of $1.2bn

Electronic Arts now likely to take over British racing games developer as Take-Two considers other acquisitions

By James Batchelor

Payload Studios launches incubator for underrepresented developers

First iteration of four-month Tentacle Zone programme free to early-stage indies in the UK

By James Batchelor

Core gamers generated 66% of mobile revenues in 2020

But casual still dominates downloads, as App Annie reports mobile gaming will pass $120 billion in consumer spend in 2021

By James Batchelor

Capcom security breach compromised personal data of 16,415 people

Japanese publisher previously only verified nine victims of the attacks, now says it could be up to 390,000

By James Batchelor

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