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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Keywords expanding Montreal studio

23 hours ago Testing and localization firm will add 100 new jobs in Quebec development hub

1 Nintendo won't sell NX at a loss

2 days ago Kimishima explains why he won't repeat Wii U's launch strategy, expects new system to quickly make up for Wii U sales decline

1 Romero and Carmack suspend Kickstarter

5 days ago Doom developers press pause after just four days, want to have a demo ready before resuming campaign


Drinkbox cuts through the noise

5 days ago Severed studio founders reflect on eight years in business, mid-gen console upgrades, the already crowded VR market, and the problem of relying on popularity to solve discoverability

Social media is most common way to follow eSports - Survey

6 days ago ESA survey finds surprising details about frequent gamers and competitive gaming, VR; number of gaming households takes a 15% drop

ESA loses three members

6 days ago Mad Catz, Little Orbit, and Slang have parted ways with trade group as Pop Up Gaming signs on

Ubisoft opening Rabbids Amusement Center

7 days ago Publisher's first foray into family entertainment centers opens doors in Montreal this August

3 Average Steam game sales plummeting - Steam Spy

7 days ago Storefront tracker says top games sell as well as ever, but the rest of the ever-expanding catalog languishes

1 Stolen Uncharted 4 copies hit shelves early

7 days ago Sony reports theft of A Thief's End shipment, asks people not to buy Naughty Dog's latest before official launch

1 Hack affects 7 million Minecraft players

8 days ago Lifeboat Network compromised in January, but company never informed player community

CyberConnect2 opening Montreal studio - Report

8 days ago Developer behind Naruto Ultimate Ninja, .hack series also preparing to self-publish its next game

2 Blizzard considering "pristine" World of Warcraft

8 days ago After shutting down pirate servers running original version of MMO, publisher weighs in on proper support for the idea

SNK recommits to games

9 days ago After abandoning pachi-slot business, publisher emphasizes gaming focus with old logo, slogan

Audio vet Jory Prum passes away

9 days ago Award-winning engineer known for work on LucasArts, Telltale projects succumbs to injuries from motorcycle accident


2 VR: The next big thing in audio?

12 days ago Game On Audio exec says new tech could have a huge impact on a long-overlooked aspect of game development


Toys-to-life grew 7% in 2015 - NPD

13 days ago Analyst says market likely to shrink this year but a bubble burst could be avoided if publishers innovate, expand audience beyond boys aged 8-12

2 VR dev already dropping price

14 days ago Owlchemy Labs reduces HTC Vive title Job Simulator from $40 to $30 after just two weeks on sale

PlayStation Network getting two-step verification

14 days ago Sony confirms feature is in the works after PlayStation 3 firmware update tips hand

Microsoft retires Xbox 360

14 days ago After more than a decade, company stops producing its most successful console to date

11 Superdata downgrades VR forecast again

14 days ago Rift and Vive fulfillment issues, poor public awareness cited as firm cuts further 22% from this year's sales prediction


4 Toys-to-life's problem isn't saturation; it's fatigue

14 days ago Jumo CCO Chris Esaki attributes recent struggles of Skylanders and Disney Infinity to lack of innovation, refusal to grow with audience

GSN Games acquires Gamedonia

15 days ago Casual and casino publisher picks up Spanish backend developer, renames it GSN Games Barcelona


There hasn't been a ton of risk-taking in mobile - SGN

15 days ago President of Cookie Jam publisher wants to broaden casual audience with quirky IP, better use of social features

Ken Levine working on Twilight Zone hybrid

16 days ago BioShock director takes a side project with interactive video tech company Interlude


Why Insomniac is committing to VR

16 days ago Ted Price discusses his studio's plan to release three VR games this year, including two just-announced exclusives for Oculus Rift