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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

Former Starbreeze CFO convicted of insider trading

Sebastian Ahlskog raised more than $72,000 through insider trading ahead of publisher's brush with insolvency

By James Batchelor

Sony Pictures and Tencent partner on Crossfire movie

Film based on Smilegate's hugely successful shooter will be handled by producer behind Sonic The Hedgehog and Fast and the Furious

By James Batchelor

Disney wants developers to "reimagine" its IP for video games

Exec invites DICE Summit attendees to "come and play" with its catalogue

By James Batchelor

Azerion acquires remainder of Spil Games

Dutch firm takes complete ownership having previously purchased mobile division

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard pulls all games from GeForce Now a week after launch

Nvidia hopes to work with publisher on bringing its titles back to streaming service's catalogue

By James Batchelor

How Star Trek Online managed to live long and prosper

In a decade when many licensed MMOs struggled and died, lead designer Al Rivera discusses why Cryptic Studios' voyage to the final frontier has survived

By James Batchelor

Starbreeze relies on Payday as full-year losses increase to $12m

Co-op heist game accounted for 99.4% of the developer's Q4 net sales

By James Batchelor

Amber opens new Mexico studio

Development services agency creating 50 jobs in Guadalajara this year

By James Batchelor

PitStop Productions opens new Croydon studio, expands Northern facilities

Audio service provider behind Divinity Original Sin 2 vocals now has nine recording studios

By James Batchelor

UK spend on Video Games Tax Relief rose to record £582.6m in 2019

But number of projects receiving interim certification reduces as console cycle nears its end

By James Batchelor

Humble Bundle joins efforts to raise money for Australian bushfire relief

Update: Lockwood Publishing raises $20,000 through its own deal in Avakin Life

By James Batchelor

THQ Nordic opens new studio Nine Rock Games

Slovakia-based developer staff by team who has worked on DayZ, Conan and Soldier of Fortune 3

By James Batchelor

Can a solo indie developer use ray tracing in their game?

Zeng Xiancheng on why the realistic lighting technique is not solely the realm of AAA developers

By James Batchelor

Nintendo president confirms no Switch Pro in 2020

Platform holder will not release a new model this year in order to further grow Switch and Switch Lite

By James Batchelor

Barclays introduces video games tax relief loans

Developers able to claim 90% of their tax credit before it is fully processed

By James Batchelor

The Outer Worlds will be digital-only on Switch

Launches March 6, retail version will contain a download code

By James Batchelor

Google responds to complaints of slow Stadia announcements

Internet giant tells GamesIndustry.biz there will be more news on streaming service exclusives "soon"

By James Batchelor

More than $5m worth of Oculus content was sold on Christmas Day

Mark Zuckerberg points to holiday surge as sign of progress for the VR ecosystem

By James Batchelor

GameRefinery acquires Reflection.io

UK market data firm adds to new parent's services for mobile developers

By James Batchelor

Ustwo earns B Corp status, plans to further reduce environmental impact

Parent of Monument Valley developer joins movement of companies working to "balance purpose and profit"

By James Batchelor

Minecraft was the UK's best-selling new IP of the decade

Mojang's hit sold more retail units than any other new games property, but Destiny led the way in revenue generated

By James Batchelor

Untitled Goose Game dev promises at least 1% of future revenues to Australian Indigenous groups

"Our games are made on stolen land," says House House as it joins Pay The Rent movement

By James Batchelor

Lockwood Publishing opening studio in Lisbon

New branch will open doors in March, create 30 jobs in the area

By James Batchelor

Pokémon Home cloud service detailed and priced

Launches on mobile and Switch next month, will cost up to £15.99 per year

By James Batchelor

Rocket League support ending on Mac and Linux, offers refunds

Psyonix woking with Valve to expand refunds beyond normal two-week policy but requires manual request

By James Batchelor

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