Archive - Brendan Sinclair

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Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously a long-time news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US, and joins up with the US editorial team led by James Brightman.

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Gumi opening four new studios

14 hours ago Japanese mobile publisher expands to Austin, Vancouver, Stockholm and Kiev, hires ex-Microsoft GM AJ Redmer

GungHo sells Supercell stake

17 hours ago Parent company SoftBank takes over as Puzzle & Dragons outfit focuses on emerging markets

High Moon Studios answers Call of Duty

18 hours ago Transformers developer put to work on legacy-generation versions of Advanced Warfare


Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board of directors

2 days ago Former CEO takes another step back to focus on teaching, overseeing newly purchased NBA team


12 The method to Madden's ad madness

2 days ago EA Sports' Anthony Stevenson explains why marketing campaign puts more focus on a violin-playing bear than new game features

Avalanche moves to larger studio

2 days ago Mad Max developer signs five-year lease on new location for Stockholm headquarters


9 Devs want to work for Valve more than themselves - Survey

3 days ago IGDA poll finds Steam firm tops list of desirable places to work, beating out "my own company"

13 We don't know why PS4 is selling - Yoshida

3 days ago Sony exec thrilled with system's early success, but nervous because he doesn't fully understand it


1 "It used to be all we had to do was make a game fun" - Gwertzman

3 days ago PlayFab CEO lands $2.5m in funding to create tools that let devs worry about games more than their backend

41 Customers are worthless - Puppy Games

4 days ago Dev says de-valuation of games has led to de-valuation of users, product support not worth doing for indies

9 Xbox exclusivity could elevate Tomb Raider - Spencer

4 days ago Exec says partnership could make franchise bigger, confirms deal made to have an answer for Uncharted 4

4 Retailers to sell digital Xbox game codes

7 days ago Gamers in US and UK getting a new way to buy Xbox 360 and Xbox One content this month, more countries to come

2 Call of Duty's three-year cycle gives devs "freedom to fail" - Hirshberg

7 days ago Activision exec says extra time for military shooter franchise is paying off with greater innovation, iteration


5 Hitting reset: Dontnod's new episode

8 days ago Remember Me developer returns with the episodic Life is Strange; CEO Oskar Guilbert talks about the restructuring and change in direction

13 Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity for a limited time

9 days ago Phil Spencer confirms game could find its way to other platforms, won't discuss length of deal

2 King growth slows in second quarter

10 days ago Candy Crush maker stock sinks as after it lowers full-year forecast, acquires Singapore-based Nonstop Games to expand beyond casual titles

21 PS4 sales top 10 million

10 days ago Sony says installed base for latest console hits sold-through milestone in less than 10 months


1 Not just any port in a storm

10 days ago The indie explosion means boom time for porting house Abstraction Games


5 Gambling on Road Not Taken

11 days ago David Edery explains the rationale behind Spry Fox's latest, from going to consoles to giving it away for free at launch as part of PS Plus

9 Zynga quarterly sales slide 34%

15 days ago Social publisher posts $62.5 million loss, lowers outlook; Mattrick says "we aspire to do better"

1 Nexon strikes publishing deal with Envision

15 days ago Free-to-play firm snags worldwide rights to first mobile game from ex-EA Phenomic devs' studio

5 Twitch begins scanning for audio copyrights

15 days ago Video service now muting archived clips in half-hour chunks if third-party audio is discovered

Nintendo sells product-tracking subsidiary

16 days ago Inventory management firm SIRAS sold to Atlanta-based InComm as Nintendo focuses on games

EA extends Premier League deal into 2019

16 days ago EA Sports to continue as "official sports technology partner," becomes new sponsor of goal replay system


gamigo AG names co-CEOs

16 days ago Chairman of the board Remco Westermann now splitting duties with ex-net mobile AG CEO Theodor Niehues