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Brendan Sinclair, North American Editor

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

Recent articles by Brendan Sinclair

Twitch names Sara Clemens COO

Former Pandora COO takes over from co-founder Kevin Lin as Mark Weiler and Amir Shevat also join streaming site's executive ranks

By Brendan Sinclair

ReKTGlobal acquires Rogue

Esports services firm purchases Las Vegas-based team co-owned by Steve Aoki

By Brendan Sinclair

Disney taps Ludia, Glu, PerBlue, and Gameloft - Report

Media giant's latest games strategy includes increased interest in PC and genres like RPGs and brawlers

By Brendan Sinclair

Brian Fargo creating blockchain-powered PC game storefront

Robot Cache will let gamers sell used PC games digitally for IRON cryptocurrency, with publishers keeping 70% of proceeds

By Brendan Sinclair

The alchemy of Remedy

Thomas Puha explains how the independent studio known for single-player AAA narratives is adapting to an industry that seems increasingly driven by other experiences

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop holiday sales jump 11%

Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X drive hardware sales up 38%; used game sales down 8% as customer spending shifts to new games, collectibles

By Brendan Sinclair

Google to monitor popular YouTube channels - Report

After dropping another big YouTuber over controversy, company will begin vetting content in Google Preferred advertiser program

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox buys stake in Hardsuit Labs

PC strategy publisher acquires one-third of Seattle-based Blacklight: Retribution studio for $2 million

By Brendan Sinclair

"We don't need to make the buffet anymore"

Typhoon Studios founder Alex Hutchinson says the way for small teams to compete with AAA is to focus on one aspect of the experience

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam saw more than 7,600 games debut in 2017 - SteamSpy

Tracking site finds 53% year-over-year jump in release numbers, slowing rate of growth for online storefront

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch gets Overwatch League rights

Streaming platform signs deal for exclusive third-party rights for regular season and playoffs outside of China for next two years

By Brendan Sinclair

IGDA highlights diversity, talent retention issues

Developer group backs off crunch, saying it wants to address wider spectrum of issues identified in latest survey

By Brendan Sinclair

HTC unveils Vive Pro

Redesigned headset features higher resolution displays; wireless adaptor compatible with all Vive headsets ships Q3 worldwide

By Brendan Sinclair

Cloud Imperium Games responds to Crytek suit

Star Citizen studio calls CryEngine maker's complaint misleading and scandalous, saying it "sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity"

By Brendan Sinclair

Why Insomniac blew up the moon

Ryan Schneider explains how the Ratchet & Clank studio is trying to re-shape an already established and effective brand

By Brendan Sinclair

Zelda, Horizon Zero Dawn lead GDC Award nominations

Exclusive open-world action games get six nods each, join PUBG, Nier: Automata, and Super Mario Odyssey in the Game of the Year category

By Brendan Sinclair

VR/AR startups drew record investment in 2017 - Report

Digi-Capital says $3 billion haul led by Magic Leap, Improbable, Unity, Niantic; VR investment cooling as mobile AR ramps up

By Brendan Sinclair

US government developing school shooting survival sim

Army and Department of Homeland Security working on first-person game that lets users play a teacher, cop, or shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

Civilization VI depiction upsets Poundmaker Cree Nation

Headman Milton Tootoosis says 2K never consulted First Nation for expansion, which "perpetuates this myth that First Nations had similar values" to colonial culture

By Brendan Sinclair

Have you seen these studios?

10 Years Ago This Month: Did Turtle Rock, Big Huge Games, and Illusion Softworks really survive their acquisitions? Also, Blu-ray puts the final nails in HD DVD's coffin

By Brendan Sinclair

IGN fires editor-in-chief - Report

Gaming site says it made the move after investigation into alleged misconduct

By Brendan Sinclair

Getting Over It creator on getting over clone games

Bennett Foddy says entire medium "founded on borrowing and remixing design elements," better to not act like successful games are 100% novel

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty argument leads to fatal swatting - Report

Police kill 28-year-old Kansas man in response to bogus 911 call placed over a $1.50 wager match

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo delays Switch 64GB game cards to 2019 - Report

Developers told it will be another year before retail games can ship on cards over 32GB due to technical issues

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA hails US tax reform

Trade group applauds permanent reduction in corporate tax rate from as high as 35% down to 21%

By Brendan Sinclair

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