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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Mobile tales of epic fail

11 hours ago Four developers share what they learned from mobile games that went nowhere

1 Survey asks devs what hurts industry perception

12 hours ago "Working conditions" the top answer among men, "sexism in games" most frequently cited by everyone else

4 Star Wars: The Old Republic dev calls for an end to "whales"

15 hours ago Former lead designer Damion Schubert talks about converting the MMO to free-to-play, says it's time to treat heavy-spending "patrons" with respect


12 "There's no royalties, no f***ing around" - Riccitiello

18 hours ago Unity CEO touts the new full-featured and free version of Unity 5, likens Unreal Engine approach to free-to-play whale hunting

Bears vs. Art vs. Analytics

Yesterday Former Halfbrick CCO explains how dev team overcame metric-induced "analysis paralysis" for soft-launched puzzle game

3 Community management in the culture wars

2 days ago Raph Koster, Richard Vogel, and Gordon Walton say harassment and conflict are only getting worse, but there are ways to address it


Never Alone to have company in "world games" genre

2 days ago E-Line Media and Cook Tribal Inlet Council showed a game based on I˝upiaq culture can make money, but what will they do for an encore?


Casey Lynch joins Square Enix

5 days ago Ex-IGN editor-in-chief, Midnight City exec now editorial director working on Western franchises

PlayFab raises another $7.4 million

5 days ago Benchmark leads series A funding round as Mitch Lasky joins company's board of directors

3 FCC sets net neutrality rules

6 days ago US regulators reclassify broadband as a telecom service, prohibiting blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization practices

4 Indie devs get do-it-yourself contract creator

6 days ago Adriaan de Jongh's contract( ) joins Rami Ismail's presskit( ) and distribute( ) in free indie developer toolkit


Twitch COO on eSports' growing pains

7 days ago Match-fixing, glut of events, talent promotion are issues in need of addressing, says Kevin Lin

2 GTA V for PC delayed again

8 days ago Rockstar pushes port of open-world crime game back a third time; release set for April 14


3 Augmented reality facing a chicken-egg problem - Ellsworth

8 days ago Technical Illusions co-founder sees niche enthusiast devs as the key to mainstream success, lays out CastAR's advantages over HoloLens


NetEase opens new Western headquarters

8 days ago Chinese online game operator establishes Bay Area office headed by ex-Ouya CTO David Ting


12 Is Sega the next Atari?

9 days ago Former Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske bemoans 20 years of wrong decisions from the Sonic maker, weighs in on whether Nintendo should go mobile

TwitchCon set for San Francisco

12 days ago Video streaming service announces convention September 25-26 at Moscone Center

Tri-Ace acquired by Nepro Japan

12 days ago Developer of Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile will be used to boost mobile company's gaming business

18 Critical Consensus: Little love for The Order: 1886

13 days ago Sony's new IP for PS4 squanders gorgeous visuals and interesting setting with uninspired gameplay


6 How movies shaped Star Citizen's success

13 days ago Chris Roberts shares what he learned in Hollywood that helped drive a $72 million crowdfunding phenomenon


Greg Zeschuk gets back into games

13 days ago BioWare co-founder now chairing Biba, a company developing playground-compatible mobile apps

4 PS4 to outsell Xbox One by 40% through 2018 - Report

14 days ago Strategy Analytics predicts Sony to move 80 million consoles compared to Microsoft's 57 million


18 Mobile needs gamers "to pay big dollars for big games" - Morris

14 days ago Introversion dev sizes up the problems facing Prison Architect's planned ports for mobile and console

Smartphone sales top 1.2 billion in 2014 - Report

15 days ago GfK finds segment still growing but predicts slowdown in 2015 as some markets hit saturation

4 Analyst calls for Zynga to fire Mattrick

19 days ago Industry-watcher criticizes exec for unfocused strategy, attempt to branch out into new genres