Archive - Brendan Sinclair

Staff Writer

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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1 Sony internet TV service to launch this year

12 days ago SCE has Viacom lined up, in talks with more content partners to stream channels online

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42 Objective: Impossible?

Opinion 12 days ago An objective approach to games journalism is a noble goal, but black-and-white reporting still has a lot of gray area

6 PlayStation Now beta launches on PS3

13 days ago Sony continues rolling out streaming game rental service in North America

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5 Community is the new marketing

13 days ago Motiga's new SVP of publishing David Reid explains how the job has changed in the era of games-as-a-service

5 Destiny sales top $325 million in five days

14 days ago Activision touts first sell-through totals for Bungie's latest shooter

6 GX3 hits Kickstarter goal

15 days ago GaymerX organizers raise money to bring revamped show back for a third year

21 Devs see power of platform holders, YouTube

15 days ago Surveyed creators say video personalities slightly more trustworthy, much more effective than traditional press

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17 The ESRB: Twenty Years of Sex and Violence

15 days ago President Patricia Vance on rating board's first two decades, Hot Coffee as a highlight, and the challenges ahead

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2 Analysts positive on Microsoft-Mojang deal

16 days ago Industry-watchers say Minecraft union makes strategic sense, but some point to possible pitfalls

Harmonix, Tilting Point sign multi-title mobile deal

16 days ago Dance Central developer turns to publishing service for help with monetization, marketing, funding, and more

21 Microsoft to break even on Mojang this fiscal year

16 days ago $2.5 billion acquisition cost expected to be accounted for on a GAAP basis by the end of June, 2015

4 PewDiePie signs with MLG

16 days ago Episodes of YouTube star's BroKen podcast to air first on eSports outfit's online streaming platform

26 Microsoft acquires Minecraft

16 days ago Developer Mojang bought for $2.5 billion as Notch and other co-founders depart studio

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Licensed to thrill?

19 days ago Roadhouse Interactive COO Ian Verchere explains what brands can--and can't--do to ensure success in the mobile market

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4 Oculus co-founder donates $31 million to University of Maryland

20 days ago Brendan Iribe gives back to his old school, will have new computer science building named after him

1 EA kept quiet on Real Racing dev's forum hack

21 days ago Publisher acknowledges Firemonkeys forums were hacked a year after the fact, says "small number" of user emails potentially taken

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25 The devaluation of everything

Opinion 21 days ago The barriers to entry in gaming are falling left and right, causing some unfortunate side effects in the process

19 Destiny day-one shipments top $500 million

21 days ago Activision declares Bungie shooter the biggest new franchise launch in gaming history

1 Tom Bramwell leaving Eurogamer

22 days ago Editor-in-chief steps down after seven years at helm of gaming site, Oli Welsh tapped to replace him

4 Half of PC gamers wait for sales to buy - Survey

22 days ago NPD Group finds 37% of US plays PC games, but cautions price drops have created expectations that could limit spending

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3 eSports will be bigger than hockey - ESL CEO

22 days ago Ralf Reichert projects competitive gaming as a top 5 sport worldwide, not by reaching out to new audiences but by building from its core

Final Fantasy XV dev unsure of Japanese console market

23 days ago Hajime Tabata worries there's "not much of a future for console games" if his latest doesn't do well

4 Game audio increasingly outsourced

23 days ago GameSoundCon survey finds only 37% of audio professionals salaried, 12% paid by the hour, day, or week

1 IGDA consulting with FBI for online harassment resource

27 days ago Developer association working on tool to inform creators of what they can do to minimize abuse, how to handle it when it happens

4 Unreal Engine 4 free for schools, students

27 days ago Epic drops subscription fee for academic use of tech as company continues accessibility push