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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

Changing Channels: Find out how developers use TV and film techniques to make games

Next session explores the development process behind games such as Telling Lies, starts at 3pm BST / 10am ET / 7am PT

By James Batchelor

Changing Channels kicks off with Metro 2033 author Dmitry Glukhovsky

Find out how the games and books influence each other in our first session at 10am BST / 5am ET / 2am PT

By James Batchelor

THQ Nordic names first North American CEO

We speak to Eric Wuestmann as he's tasked with leading the growing publisher's business in a key Western market

By James Batchelor

Goldeneye 64 remake shut down by James Bond licence holders

Developers will now redesign upcoming '90s-style shooter as Project Ianus

By James Batchelor

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed to 2021

Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs also making organisational changes to improve long-awaited sequel

By James Batchelor

Yoshinori Ono leaves Capcom

Street Fighter producer departs this summer after almost 30 years

By James Batchelor

Warner Bros restructure suggests games division is no longer for sale

Internal message reaffirms Interactive segment will continue "engaging fans with our brands and franchises through games"

By James Batchelor

Aeon Must Die dev Limestone Games faces accusations of "endless crunch" and IP theft

Update: Publisher Focus Home Interactive is "carefully looking into" allegations

By James Batchelor

How Code Coven aims to Elevate marginalised developers

Tara Mustapha and Karla Reyes talks us through the ambitions for their upcoming accelerator, financed by the GDC Relief Fund

By James Batchelor

Tencent reportedly driving Huya and DouYu to merge into livestreaming giant

Merging Chinese Twitch rivals would create a business worth $10 billion with 300 million users

By James Batchelor

Apple blocking Project xCloud and Stadia because it can't review every game

UPDATE: Microsoft responds, accusing Apple of "consistently treating gaming apps differently"

By James Batchelor

Epic Games is now worth $17.3bn following latest funding round

Fortnite firm raised $1.78 billion, including Sony's $250 million investment

By James Batchelor

Microsoft pulls iOS test for Project xCloud

Streaming service's future on Apple devices uncertain as Xbox focuses on Android

By James Batchelor

Blizzard employees reportedly preparing demands for fair pay

As dissatisfied staff organise, spokesperson says management "looks forward to hearing from them"

By James Batchelor

Animal Crossing drives Nintendo Q1 profits up 500% to $1bn

New Horizons has sold more than 20 million units since March, Switch lifetime shipments passed 60 million units

By James Batchelor

Intellivision Amico delayed to April 2021

Upcoming retro games console pushed back six months due to "constraints imposed by the global pandemic"

By James Batchelor

Ninja returns to Twitch following Mixer shutdown

Former channel restored, now up to 14.9 million followers

By James Batchelor

Games and Online Harassment Hotline launches to "encourage help-seeking behaviours"

New service offers free and confidential emotional support for anyone suffering or perpetrating abuse in the games industry

By James Batchelor

Riot Games shutting down for a week

League of Legends developer pushing back patches and releases to aid staff's work-life balance

By James Batchelor

A quick guide to readable game text

At GDC Summer, EA Sports' Karen Stevens shared the importance of legible fonts and why you shouldn't write off Comic Sans

By James Batchelor

Ubisoft signs multi-year partnership with cloud gaming provider Parsec

Publisher used Parsec to allow over 1,000 journalists to remotely play Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion

By James Batchelor

Epic Games Store adds modding support

MechWarrior 5 is the first title to beta test new feature

By James Batchelor

Gayming Magazine launching LGBTQ games awards next year

Awards will highlight authentic representation, industry diversity and more in February 2021

By James Batchelor

Tommy François has left Ubisoft

Exec was placed on disciplinary leave pending an investigation into harassment and abuse at the publisher

By James Batchelor

China updating real name verification for video games in September

UPDATE: All titles will be expected to comply to prevent children from spending too much time gaming

By James Batchelor

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