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

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

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23 Objective: Impossible?

Opinion 1 days ago An objective approach to games journalism is a noble goal, but black-and-white reporting still has a lot of gray area

5 PlayStation Now beta launches on PS3

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

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3 Community is the new marketing

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

3 Destiny sales top $325 million in five days

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

6 GX3 hits Kickstarter goal

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

19 Devs see power of platform holders, YouTube

4 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

5 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

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

Harmonix, Tilting Point sign multi-title mobile deal

5 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

5 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

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

26 Microsoft acquires Minecraft

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

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Licensed to thrill?

8 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

9 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

10 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 10 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

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

1 Tom Bramwell leaving Eurogamer

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

16 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

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