Archive - Brendan Sinclair

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Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US.

Twitter: @BrendanSinclair

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Zynga names Doug Scott new CMO

15 hours ago Former DeNA and EA marketer adds to ongoing executive overhaul at social game publisher


Jobs roundup: Microsoft taps USC VR researcher

4 days ago Mark Bolas joins the private sector, Gazillion and Team17 add board members, and Creative England appoints a new head of games

Ubisoft launches publishing house

5 days ago New Ubisoft Publishing initiative will manage books based on company's IP from conception to print


Making VR and AR a low-risk investment

5 days ago How Climax Studios is using unproven tech with a small installed base to build its business beyond work-for-hire

1 Blizzard phasing out branding

5 days ago After 20 years, World of Warcraft maker decides its networking services don't need their own moniker

1 Ex-38 Studios execs to settle suit for $2.5 million

6 days ago Curt Schilling, three others admit no wrongdoing in proposed end to Rhode Island lawsuit; money would come from insurance

1 Don't call it permadeath - Rogue dev

7 days ago Glenn Wichman says we need a new way to talk about "consequence persistence" in games

Riot announces first board game

7 days ago League of Legends maker readies Mechs vs. Minions co-op tabletop game for October launch

1 Pokemon Go could be headed to China, South Korea

7 days ago Pokemon Co. president says mobile hit boosting sales of other merch by as much as 50%, hints at NX as home-handheld hybrid

13 No Man's Sky PR strategy wasn't great - Yoshida

10 days ago Sony Worldwide Studios president criticizes Hello Games' Sean Murray for over-promising on space exploration survival game

Logitech buys Saitek from Mad Catz

11 days ago Flight stick and farm sim controller brand goes for $13 million as Logitech bets on future of simulation games


4 Great job! You're fired!

11 days ago Weekly recap: The gaming industry routinely asks too much of developers and then thinks too little about throwing them aside

Disney lays off 250

11 days ago After retreating from console space, company makes cuts to mobile teams; Marvel: Avengers Alliance studio impacted


Pixelmage sees "seismic shift" in game marketing

12 days ago With Hero's Song, John Smedley's new studio is taking a transparent approach to paid influencers and crowdfunding

2 Sony lays off employees at San Diego studio

12 days ago Company characterizes move as normal restructuring after completed project, says MLB: The Show team not affected


Never-ending Siege

13 days ago Ubisoft's VP of live operations Anne Blondel-Jouin details the AAA-as-a-service approach behind the steadily improving Rainbow Six Siege

12 Steam alters review system, irritates indies

14 days ago Storefront only allows copies it sold to be used in aggregate review score, hiding opinions of scammers, crowdfunding backers, bundle purchasers, and more


1 IGDA survey underscores industry's racial, gender disparities

15 days ago Only 3% of non-white developers hold senior management roles, and only 3% of women earn more than $150,000

4 The Last Guardian delayed again

15 days ago Fumito Ueda's follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus pushed back to December launch

9 Sony nixes mod support on PS4

18 days ago Bethesda says platform holder "will not approve user mods the way they should work" for Skyrim or Fallout 4

Xbox One tops US console sales in back-to-back months

18 days ago Launch of Xbox One S helps push platform's unit sales above PS4 again; gaming hours on Xbox Live up 42% year-over-year


1 No fan left behind

18 days ago Niche publishers XSEED and Marvelous Europe hope to bring in new audiences without running afoul of their existing fanbases

Nintendo makes progress on conflict minerals sourcing

Opinion 18 days ago 72% of smelters and refiners in Mario maker's supply chain certified as not funding crimes against humanity


Forging a new publishing model

21 days ago Zhenghua Yang's aspirations for Serenity Forge are bigger than just turning a profit

9 Nintendo cracks down on fan-made games

25 days ago DMCA takedown notice prompts closure of more than 500 projects on GameJolt