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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

38 reasons why 2019 was not all bad

From charitable acts to crank-powered consoles, we round-up the best things to happen in the games industry over the past 12 months

By James Batchelor

Arsenal's Mesut Özil removed from PES 2020 after criticising China's treatment of Muslims

NetEase also pulls the midfielder from two other Chinese version of Konami's football game

By James Batchelor

Call for speakers opens for GamesIndustry.biz Careers Fair at EGX Rezzed 2020

Inspire the next generation of developers, artists, journalists and more

By James Batchelor

GamesIndustry.biz presents... The Year In Numbers 2019

Find out this year's global games market value, biggest games on social media, speediest digital discounts and more

By James Batchelor

Russia's Rambler Group suing Twitch for $2.8 billion

Internet giant takes takes legal action against streaming service in the region over pirated football broadcasts

By James Batchelor

Games of the Year 2019: Heaven's Vault

Inkle delivers a deep adventure where everything from the world's history to individual puzzles is open to interpretation

By James Batchelor

Esports platform Game.tv secures $25 million in funding

Also launches AI-driven platform via Discord and web app

By James Batchelor

Animoca Brands acquires Power Rangers developer nWay

Studio behind mobile fighting game Legacy Wars purchased for $7.69 million

By James Batchelor

Zynga opens new studio in Birmingham

Studio will be dedicated to racing games as part of NaturalMotion division

By James Batchelor

Microsoft severs ties with Mixer streamer after 'sex offender' comment

Harrison 'HarrisonJr' Patrick Stewart apologises but channel is now unverified

By James Batchelor

Mario has the most fans in the US, but Call of Duty ranks higher for most people

Over 44% of Americans are fans of Nintendo's mascot, but 26% put Activision's shooter in their Top Five

By James Batchelor

Mobile games made 15 times more revenue than entertainment apps in a single year

Liftoff report on app industry shows games leading the way in downloads, in-app revenue and number of new releases

By James Batchelor

Games Education Summit returns in April

Two-day conference exploring the gap between the industry and educators will be held in Sheffield

By James Batchelor

Wargaming finally branching beyond World of Tanks with UK studio's new IP

CEO Victor Kislyi and UK studio director Sean Decker discuss how the publisher's newest team aims to conquer the West

By James Batchelor

How Angry Birds broke the limits for mobile games

Marking the original game's ten-year anniversary, we take a look at the impact the series had on the industry and the resilience of Rovio

By James Batchelor

Sony's MLB The Show will be released on rival consoles

No new platforms confirmed for baseball series, but both Nintendo and Microsoft have shared the news

By James Batchelor

UK Charts: No new releases means Mario Kart 8 Deluxe races back to No.3

Nintendo racer boosted by new Switch bundle, FIFA and COD still top

By James Batchelor

2K opens Cloud Chamber to build "another unforgettable BioShock experience"

We speak to the publisher's first female studio head Kelley Gilmore about continuing Ken Levine's acclaimed franchise

By James Batchelor

Gameloft UK shuts down

Update: Mobile publisher confirms layoffs in Brisbane, closed Manila office earlier this year

By James Batchelor

Elder Scrolls Legends development "on hold for the foreseeable future"

Bethesda no longer making new content for fantasy card battler, but will continue support with monthly rewards and regular events

By James Batchelor

People of the Year 2019: Sam Barlow

We speak to the Telling Lies director about showcasing the true potential of interactive narrative in video games

By James Batchelor

Niantic and Qualcomm collaborating on augmented reality glasses

Multi-year partnership will see Pokémon Go developer working on hardware and software for new AR platform

By James Batchelor

Call of Duty Mobile made almost $87m in its first two months

Sensor Tower reports Activision's smartphone shooter has been downloaded 172 million times

By James Batchelor

"Winning and measuring engagement is no longer enough"

Midia's Karol Severin warns entertainment firms should be measuring positive sentiment in this age of abundance

By James Batchelor

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