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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

Strauss Zelnick doubts cloud gaming will transform the industry

Take-Two CEO questions the logic that removing the console or PC dramatically expands gaming's audience

By James Batchelor

Razer apologises for exposing 100,000 customers' personal data

Server misconfiguration has been fixed, peripherals firm assures no credit card numbers or passwords were exposed

By James Batchelor

New research project sets out to map Scotland's games industry

Scottish Games Network wins Connected Innovators grant to direct the study

By James Batchelor

Base.com cancels all Super Mario 3D All-Stars pre-orders due to stock allocation

UK retailer says Nintendo is unable to assure it will increase "woefully short" stock allocation after launch

By James Batchelor

Nvidia acquires Arm for $40bn

SoftBank sells UK semiconductor firm just four years after its own acquisition

By James Batchelor

Former EA VP Tabitha Hayes joins Star Stable Entertainment as CMO

Company behind popular online horse riding game has also joined Fair Play Alliance

By James Batchelor

Addicting Games acquires Mope.io game

US site spends undisclosed seven-figure sum on browser and mobile title with 72 million players

By James Batchelor

GameStop reportedly preparing Xbox, PS5 payment plans

Struggling retailer aims to make next-gen consoles more affordable with its own alternative to Xbox All Access

By James Batchelor

Watch 'Implementing alternative monetisation in games' here | Investment Summit Online

IGDA panel discusses web monetisation, the future of content creation, and how it will shape games on a global scale

By James Batchelor

Darewise: "We have a social responsibility" to provide alternatives to game violence

Why the former AAA developers are focusing on social interactions and collaboration in Life Beyond

By James Batchelor

Watch Shahid Ahmad's 'Failing With Style' here | Investment Summit Online

Former Playstation exec and indie games veteran discusses lessons learned from setting up Ultimatum Games

By James Batchelor

SockMonkey Studios wins GamesIndustry.Quiz (again)

Deliver The Moon developer triumphed in trivia test that wrapped up first day of Investment Summit Online

By James Batchelor

Team17 reports record H1 revenues at 38.8m

Profits rise 21% year-on-year to 18.3 million as multiplayer and online games thrive during pandemic

By James Batchelor

Take part in the GamesIndustry.Quiz here | Investment Summit Online

Test your trivia knowledge as we cap off the first day of this week's event

By James Batchelor

Watch 'How PR can help you secure investment' here | Investment Summit Online

PR veteran Stefano Petrullo discusses the advantages of getting coverage before seeking finance

By James Batchelor

EA Play added to Xbox Game Pass at no extra cost

Ultimate and PC subscribers will gain access to over 60 of the FIFA publisher's titles

By James Batchelor

Watch Crayta dev's 'Planning for Downstream' here | Investment Summit Online

Unit 2 Games will share how livesteaming can help studios secure funding

By James Batchelor

Watch 'Don't do this! Worst practice for pitching' here | Investment Summit Online

Team 17, Fellow Traveller, Frontier and Fundamentally Games share mistakes to avoid when pitching to publishers and investors

By James Batchelor

Watch 'Getting your business in pole position' here | Investment Summit Online

This week's two-day GI Live event kicks off with an in-depth chat with Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnier

By James Batchelor

Xbox Series S finally announced, priced at $299

UPDATE: Official video shares specs, console will launch November 10 and is digital only

By James Batchelor

How to pitch your game remotely

Ahead of our latest Investment Summit Online, 22Cans' Bradley Crooks offers advice to developers on how to impress publishers and partners over video calls

By James Batchelor

Google requests court not connect it to Apple vs Epic

Firm says it has yet to be officially served a complaint, but will challenge "based on circumstances unique to Android"

By James Batchelor

Kotaku UK shutting down

Rights reverting to G/O Media as Future Publishing decides not to renew licensing deal

By James Batchelor

EA removes new in-game ads from UFC 4 after player complaints

Publisher patched in promos that flashed on screen during action replays

By James Batchelor

Epic Games wants court order to reinstate Fortnite on iOS

Unreal firm files another preliminary injunction to "stop Apple from retaliating" during antitrust case

By James Batchelor

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