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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

Platinum Games accelerates self-publishing plans with Tencent investment

President and CEO Kenichi Sato says partnership "has no effect on the independence of our company"

By James Batchelor

Alienware unveils Switch Pro-like portable PC concept

Dell's gaming subsidiary showcases proposed hardware at CES 2020

By James Batchelor

Crytek seeks to dismiss its own Star Citizen lawsuit until Squadron 42 launches

Creator of CryEngine believes Star Citizen's single-player game will be delayed past June, moves for October trial

By James Batchelor

Amazon's best-selling games of 2019 dominated by gift cards and Switch

Top three items were digital currency, 22 of top 50 products were for Nintendo's console

By James Batchelor

Only two of the biggest Steam games in 2019 were new releases

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Total War: Three Kingdoms manage to secure a place in platform's highest grossers

By James Batchelor

Record $120.1 billion earned by games and interactive media in 2019

Superdata report shows $4 out of every $5 spent on digital games goes on free-to-play titles

By James Batchelor

Razer applies for digital bank licence in Singapore, proposes 'youth bank'

Gaming accessories firm will take 60% stake in company and is leading a consortium of partners to bolster its bid

By James Batchelor

2K Games resolves New Year bug in WWE 2K20

Y2K-style error rendered game unplayable as 2019 ended

By James Batchelor

Team17 acquires Yippee Entertainment for £1.4m

Developer behind Chimpact and Commandos 2 remaster will work on new IP, plus brands owned by Worms firm and its partners

By James Batchelor

Death Stranding, Control and next-gen teases among industry's 2019 highlights

We asked publishers, platform holders, developers and more for their favourite moments and games of the year

By James Batchelor

Embracer Group acquires Little Nightmares dev Tarsier Studios for $10.5m

Also gains Statik IP, but Little Nightmares and Stretchers remain with their publishers

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

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