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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

Nintendo chooses Israel for its second official store

First new outlet in 14 years now open, Tokyo stored planned for later this year

By James Batchelor

Microsoft reportedly cuts internal content teams at Inside Xbox and Mixer

UPDATE: Platform holder tells GamesIndustry.biz a limited number of vendors were affected by re-evaluation of business unit

By James Batchelor

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite generated $1.7m less than Pokémon Go on day one

Sensor Tower data shows more than 400,000 installs, $300,000 in revenue across the US and UK, but launch is flagging behind Niantic's best

By James Batchelor

UK Charts: Crash Team Racing puts the bandicoot back at No.1

Remake of '90s kart racer achieves third biggest debut of the year so far

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Why do we need unions?

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses EA and Epic at UK Parliament inquiry

By James Batchelor

From Pokémon to Harry Potter: Niantic's hopes for Wizards Unite

CEO John Hanke on the "huge potential" of this week's big mobile release, and the untapped potential of location-based games

By James Batchelor

Why Niantic bought a tabletop game developer

Sensible Object's Alex Fleetwood on joining the Pokémon Go firm and the future of location-based games

By James Batchelor

How Fortnite has paved the way for Wargaming Nexus' mobile assault

New business unit from World of Tanks dev aims to create "innovative AAA hits" for smart devices

By James Batchelor

Niantic acquires Sensible Object

UK studio behind Beasts of Balance will support Niantic's tiles during transition period, then create its own real-world games

By James Batchelor

D3T details first ever Wellbeing Week

Studio's new initiative will cover physical, emotional and financial health across five days of activities

By James Batchelor

Women accounted for 21% of E3 stage presenters, just 5% of game protagonists

But annual Feminist Frequency gender breakdown shows number of games with multiple choice is at a five-year high

By James Batchelor

UK charts: Sony's Days of Play sale means no change at the top

FIFA 19 is still No.1, followed by Days Gone and Spider-Man

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: E3 Aftermath (2019 Edition)

Latest episode available to download now, reflecting on the main topics of the past week

By James Batchelor

Keanu Reeves: "Games don't need legitimising"

Cyberpunk star praises the impact of games on performance capture, dismisses the notion that they need celebrity endorsement

By James Batchelor

83% of gamers potentially interested in streaming services

But 20% of people surveyed have broadband that would struggle to meet Stadia's minimum requirements

By James Batchelor

ZeniMax shuts down fan remake of Doom

Modder pulls the project after legal warning, is forbidden to infringe on Bethesda trademarks again

By James Batchelor

Nintendo "evaluating" streaming, but focused on physical and downloads

Don't expect Switch to have its own Stadia-style service any time soon

By James Batchelor

Only 17% of E3 games are non-violent

GamesIndustry.biz study found major publishers are behind less than half of all combat-free titles in Los Angeles

By James Batchelor

Human Fall Flat developer opens Tenerife's first games studio

No Brakes' Sitara Shefta on the benefits for an island developer beyond just sun and ice cream (but also, there's sun and ice cream)

By James Batchelor

Konami rebrands PES as eFootball PES

New name for long-running sports series designed to underline the company's commitment to esports

By James Batchelor

Star Control legal dispute was resolved by a phone call and mutual love of beekeeping

Series creators and Stardock will work together on multiple games and exchange technology, honey and homemade mead

By James Batchelor

Nintendo partially pulls Switch production out of China to limit damage by US tariffs

Sources claim three Switch models -- the current, and two rumoured revamps -- are now being made in Southeast Asia

By James Batchelor

UK digital charts: GTA V No.1 but Blood & Truth was definitely the best-selling game

Rockstar's hit was the most downloaded title but digital sales for PSVR exclusive secure its position as overall UK No.1

By James Batchelor

Breath of the Wild 2, Banjo-Kazooie and The Witcher 3 headline Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct

Platform holder also unveils Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Dark Crystal game, more Resident Evil ports and No More Heroes III

By James Batchelor

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