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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3 Joystiq closure official

2 days ago AOL shutting down gaming blog and MMO site Massively; 20 employees cut in the process

2 Prison Architect sells 1 million

2 days ago Proper launch of alpha-funded jail sim set for 2015, mobile and console versions planned

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1 "I think hardcore is a lot easier" -ZeptoLab CEO

2 days ago Misha Lyalin explains the challenge of midcore development as his studio expands beyond the Cut the Rope franchise with King of Thieves

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6 PS Vita could be the first post-retail system

Opinion 3 days ago With a bit of vision correction, Sony's handheld is well positioned for a long and potentially lucrative life

9 PS Vita losing some functionality

4 days ago Sony discontinuing support for YouTube and Maps apps, cutting Near features

10 Players will expect a free-to-start experience - EA

5 days ago CEO Andrew Wilson says publisher is preparing for a free trial future as a way to get new users into its services [Update: EA also seeing strength in old gen]

EA holiday quarter exceeds expectations

5 days ago Publisher beats forecast as digital revenues top physical on a trailing 12-month basis for first time ever

Brenda Romero, David Braben honored by GDC

5 days ago Wizardy designer to receive Ambassador Award next month as Elite co-creator gets Pioneer Award

Valve bans alleged eSports match-fixers

5 days ago Counter-Strike: Global Offensive blacklists seven from participation in sponsored events

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4 Joystiq likely to be shut down - Report

5 days ago AOL "house-cleaning" of content division could result in gaming site's closure

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Mobile barriers to entry have risen - Tommy Palm

6 days ago Former King games guru helping a new generation of devs with Stugan accelerator

2 PSN hack settlement process begins

9 days ago Customers whose information was stolen in 2011 can make a claim for a downloadable PS3 or PSP game

Mad Catz drops MOJO price again

10 days ago Microconsole available in US for $150 starting today, similar cuts made internationally

Cover Fire founder joins PlayFab advisory board

10 days ago Chris Ko signs on as his free-to-play consultancy's insights are integrated into service provider's platform

12 Microsoft touts Windows 10 Holographic

11 days ago HoloLens augmented reality headset unveiled; new OS to have closer Xbox One integration

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Defy Media lays off staff at gaming sites

11 days ago The Escapist, GameTrailers, and GameFront all lose headcount but avoid shutdown

3 Elder Scrolls Online drops subscription model

11 days ago Tamriel Unlimited adopts pay-once model, offers premium ESO Plus service for monthly fee

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Uncertainty separates the strong from the weak - Divnich

11 days ago Tilting Point's Jesse Divnich weighs in on the upside to industry blind spots and the suddenly crowded indie publishing services market

Counter-Strike pro team accused of match fixing

12 days ago Daily Dot reports that iBuyPower players threw match, with suspicious bets bringing in more than $10,000

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17 Free-to-play resistance decreasing, says Robot CEO

14 days ago "Crappy" efforts caused stigma, but Hudson says devs coming around

15 Hatred gets AO for Adults Only rating

16 days ago ESRB hands out most restrictive rating to Destructive Creations' killing spree shooter

5 Disney, Activision both claim landslide victory in toys-to-life category

16 days ago Publishers highlight dueling sales figures as Nintendo enters race with 2.6 million Amiibos sold in US

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Unity hires Mike Foley as CFO

17 days ago Former Electronic Arts senior VP of corporate strategy reunites with John Riccitiello at engine maker

The Long Dark tops 250,000 sold in Early Access

17 days ago Hinterland's Kickstarted PC survival game reaches a quarter million in under six months

2 War Z has sold 2.8 million copies to date

17 days ago Zombie survival game racked up sales despite bad press, multiple controversies