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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GOG adds first Linux games

3 hours ago DRM-free storefront launches open-source OS support earlier than expected with a slate of 50 titles

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Boss Key reveals senior hires

23 hours ago Bleszinski studio's core team leans on Gears of War developers with help from Far Cry 4 and Call of Duty veterans

Lionsgate invests in Next Games

Yesterday Film company's expansion into gaming includes Series A financing for ex-Rovio exec's new studio

2 Apple sales up 6%

2 days ago Chinese market, iPhones and Macs show biggest growth during third quarter

3 1.1 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

2 days ago Microsoft full-year revenues up more than 11% to $86.8 billion, net income up slightly for eventful fiscal year

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1 Game dev salaries drop

2 days ago Survey finds average US developer pay slipped slightly in 2013; 14% of respondents had been laid off that year

6 PC and console market will decline - Report

2 days ago Juniper Research finds segment will shrink 12% to $41 billion by 2019; streaming games to top $1 billion

14 Warner Bros. nabs Space Invaders film rights

3 days ago Oscar-winning writer one of three producers on adaptation of original Taito classic

Tango sets up $25 million game dev fund

3 days ago Messaging app will consider acquisitions, hires ex-Gree exec Jim Ying as VP of games publishing

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6 That which does not kill you...

3 days ago Introversion and Choice Provisions co-founders share how tough times set them up for greater success

9 Atari prepping LGBT-themed Pridefest

7 days ago Company reveals first effort in push for diverse audiences, a parade-organizing sim for mobile devices

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4 PS3 hacker GeoHot joins Google

7 days ago First person to crack the iPhone now interning on web giant's Project Zero, hunting vulnerabilities in popular software

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9 Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs

7 days ago Layoff plan includes 12,500 cuts from Nokia, fewer layers of management; "limited" impact on Xbox hardware

5 Vivendi considered firing Kotick

8 days ago Emails show Activision CEO was willing to quit or be fired over his insistence on being part of any purchasing group for Call of Duty publisher

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6 When free-to-play isn't the best option

8 days ago Kitfox and Double Stallion find more success with premium follow-ups to free-to-play failures

1 Motiga lands $20 million in funding

9 days ago Investment in Washington free-to-play developer pulled from NetEase, Smilegate, Neowiz

23 Sony looking to pick up Wii audience

9 days ago House says to expect more PS4 "remastered" last-gen hits aimed at early adopters who passed on PS3

6 David Goldfarb leaves Overkill to build own studio

10 days ago Payday 2 director "abandoning AAA," sets up four-person team in Stockholm to work on an RPG

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10 EA DICE: "You could market research any product to death"

10 days ago GM Karl Magnus Troedsson on filtering fan feedback, why Mirror's Edge 2 had to be made

3 PS4 doing "okay" in Japan - Sony

13 days ago Lack of locally produced games, healthy PS3 and handheld markets cited for lukewarm reception

2 Blizzard working to improve inclusivity - Morhaime

14 days ago Co-founder of World of Warcraft company pledges "to draw from more diverse voices" and "create more diverse heroes and content"

5 Watch Dogs pushes Ubi sales up 374%

14 days ago New IP has already shipped 8 million; publisher's quarterly revenues on PS4 were twice that of any other platform

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7 Gameloft pushing quality over quantity

14 days ago Baudouin Corman believes "fewer, bigger, better" approach can work in free-to-play mobile space now

8 Microsoft CEO commits to Xbox

14 days ago Satya Nadella squashes speculation that he would sell game division, says gaming tech bolsters productivity businesses

Jobs

Duggan joins Zynga board of directors

15 days ago Google's VP of engineering Dr. Regina E. Duggan signs on with FarmVille publisher