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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

ESA also leaked E3 2018's media attendee list

Data has now been removed but was still live earlier this year, despite show organisers being alerted last September

By James Batchelor

Immortalising your grandmother in a WWII game

Bob De Schutter talks us through the inspiration and incredible true stories behind his PC title Brukel

By James Batchelor

Square Enix kicks off financial year with Q1 sales of $501m

Sales up 19%, income rises 86% - driven in part by Final Fantasy XIV and remasters

By James Batchelor

EVO in trouble with Bandai Namco, Konami and Solid Snake actor David Hayter

Tekken tournament organisers used iconic character in promo video without permission from any of the above

By James Batchelor

ESA defends against Trump's proposed video game crackdown

Meanwhile, publisher share prices fall in wake of US president's address

By James Batchelor

ESA has previously leaked media's personal details for E3

Files have now been taken down from web archive, ESA "still investigating the matter"

By James Batchelor

Mixer criticised for "breast-focused" streamer clothing guidelines

Twitch partner says rules deem female body "inherently inappropriate", Microsoft will "evaluate if changes are needed"

By James Batchelor

Temporary Pokémon Center coming to London

Pop-up store opening at Westfield to coincide with Sword and Shield launch

By James Batchelor

Obsidian "is not a crunch studio"

"We'd rather cut something than try and get people to not have a life outside the industry"

By James Batchelor

Ninja off to strong start on Mixer

Update: Racks up one million free subscriptions since announcing deal last week

By James Batchelor

Fire Emblem: Three Houses conquers the EMEAA retail charts

But Nintendo's strategy epic is unable to dethrone Grand Theft Auto in the combined physical and digital rankings

By James Batchelor

Koch Media expands into Poland with new dedicated office

Branch opens October 1, will handle local releases for key European market

By James Batchelor

Bungie delays free-to-play Destiny 2 to October

Developer says newfound independence means it can take longer to ensure best transition

By James Batchelor

Learn, reset, repeat: The intricacy of time loop games

We speak to the minds behind Twelve Minutes, Outer Wilds, Minit and more about the possibilities of this complex mechanic

By James Batchelor

Streamers host #SlutStreamDay to fight harassment, raise money for charity

Kaceytron and Izzybear713 call on streamers and players to "stand against the constant harassment and slut shaming of women"

By James Batchelor

US trade sanctions force GitHub to restrict access in Iran, Syria and Crimea

Private repos and paid accounts from these regions blocked, even travelling there will affect accounts

By James Batchelor

PlayStation 4 passes 100m shipments, but revenues dip by Ľ15bn

Sony revises forecasts as first-party exclusives and overall game sales slow

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: The incredible timing of GTA V's online casino

Plus, we discuss the historical impact of crunch and Nintendo's Joy-Con drifting woes

By James Batchelor

There is no typical Curve game

Publishing director Simon Byron explains how the indie publisher tries to keep surprising and introduces new signing Autonauts

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt Red promises "no disrespect" in religious-themed Cyberpunk 2077 quests

Polish studio "doesn't want to avoid religion as a topic" but acknowledges player choices could cause controversy

By James Batchelor

Mail.Ru's My.Games grows revenues to $116.9 million in Q2

But suffers $10 million impairment charge as Obsidian co-developed MMO Skyforge falters

By James Batchelor

"If you're trying to make the game of the film, you're onto a loser"

Outright Games' Nick Button-Brown explains how the publisher is trying to break the stigma around licensed kids games

By James Batchelor

Game Accessibility Conference makes UK debut this October

Fifth iteration of one-day event will be held in London, initial speakers include Microsoft, Ubisoft, BBC and more

By James Batchelor

Tencent leads 'substantial' funding round for retro games streaming platform Antstream

Subscription service soft launched in Western Europe this month, heading to the US by end of 2019

By James Batchelor

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