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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GameStop 3.0 pushing company beyond games

9 hours ago Retailer planning to close 120 game stores while doubling number of Spring Mobile, Simply Mac locations in current fiscal year

FTC OKs Facebook purchase of Oculus

12 hours ago US trade regulator grants approval for $2 billion acquisition to proceed

Xbox One debuts in Japan September 4

15 hours ago Microsoft sets date for third attempt to gain foothold in Japanese console market

Education

1 Should developers go to school?

16 hours ago Participants from across the industry offer eight different answers to one tough question

2 Free-to-play a $470 million market in Brazil - Report

2 days ago Interpret finds Brazilian player base jumped 20% for 2013, business model uniquely suited to the country

Perfect World to buy $100 million in Shanda shares

3 days ago Chinese MMO developer also joins group looking to acquire rival in deal valuing company at $1.9 billion

Final Fantasy XIV registrations hit 2 million

3 days ago PS4 launch of A Realm Reborn helps push reinvigorated MMO past milestone

1 Assassin's Creed franchise sales top 73 million

3 days ago Ubisoft updates performance totals for best-selling series; Just Dance games combine for 48 million sold

Jobs

6 Nate Wells leaves Naughty Dog

3 days ago The Last of Us art director joins Unfinished Swan maker Giant Sparrow

4 King resolves trademark disputes

6 days ago CandySwipe, Banner Saga devs reach agreements in separate issues with Candy Crush Saga creator

Jobs

MLG names Ryan Wyatt as VP of programming

7 days ago Former Machinima head of live and eSports moves to competitive gaming outfit to work on MLG.tv

Jobs

Tom Buscaglia takes chair of IGDA board

7 days ago Justin Berenbaum, Jon Grande and Anne Toole also added to group's directors

Exclusive

App Store garbage isn't the problem - Canabalt designer

8 days ago Adam Saltsman says discoverability issues driven more by quality of competition than quantity, laments ingrained industry prejudice

Transgaming gets into publishing

8 days ago Mac technology house now handling all aspects of bringing successful PC titles to Apple platform

Jobs

Square Enix shuts down India studio - Report

9 days ago Plug pulled on mobile game development operation a year after group's formation

Exclusive

18 PS Vita doesn't deserve bad reputation - Drinkbox

10 days ago Guacamelee studio's Chris McQuinn on why Sony's handheld gets short shrift, fear of mobile market, and the importance of staying small

3 Nintendo cuts price on 3DS best-sellers

10 days ago Five first-party hits including Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land will drop to $30 next week

Exclusive

4 Community is a double-edged sword

14 days ago Kerbal Space Program's director of PR on the power of fans, and why building community goes a lot further than forums

1 Infamous: Second Son tops 1 million sold

14 days ago PlayStation 4-exclusive action game fastest-selling entry in series history

18 Traditional games are the real bait-and-switch - Cousins

14 days ago Scattered Entertainment GM says critics of free-to-play ethics driven by fear and snobbery

16 Only 2.2% of free-to-play users ever pay - Report

15 days ago Swrve research finds 46% of all revenue comes from .22% of player base, two-thirds of people stop playing after one day

Jobs

Sega cuts staff at London office

15 days ago Restructuring to consolidate aspects of Sonic, mobile business in US results in "limited number of redundancies"

2 Redesigned PS Vita hits US May 6

15 days ago Hardware will come bundled with Borderlands 2, 8GB memory card for $200

Jobs

RealNetworks names Atul Bali president of games

15 days ago Ex-Aristocrat Technologies president and CEO joins outfit behind Slingo, GameHouse, Zylom

4 Disney Infinity adding in Marvel heroes

16 days ago 2.0 Edition of toys-to-life game introducing Avengers to company's collectible crossover franchise