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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4 Retailers to sell digital Xbox game codes

18 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

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

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5 Hitting reset: Dontnod's new episode

19 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

20 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

21 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

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

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1 Not just any port in a storm

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

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5 Gambling on Road Not Taken

22 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%

26 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

26 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

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

Nintendo sells product-tracking subsidiary

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

EA extends Premier League deal into 2019

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

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gamigo AG names co-CEOs

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

13 Preorders declining industry-wide - Hirshberg

28 days ago Activision Publishing president says reservations are no longer the most important pre-launch performance predictor

Activision Blizzard leans heavily on digital

28 days ago 73% of publisher's revenues last quarter came from downloadable games and content

2 Working for publishers "like slave labor" - Fargo

28 days ago Wasteland 2 dev says industry dynamic is shifting, life's too short to work on big-budget titles

5 Metal Gear Solid on PS4 triples Xbox One version sales

28 days ago MGS V: Ground Zeroes, pachinko drive publisher's modest growth for first quarter

1 Bomb Gaza pulled from Google Play

29 days ago Bomb-the-militants game yanked from sale; other Gaza-themed apps remain available

IGN adds more international affiliates

29 days ago Gaming site launches partnerships for IGN Latin America, IGN Portugal, and IGN Greece

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8 Work-for-hire hits the wrong notes

29 days ago Ex-Bungie audio director Marty O'Donnell discusses tension between creation and craft, says creatives should benefit more from their work

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Dan Adelman leaves Nintendo

29 days ago Indie liaison and head of digital content leaves to set up own support service for small devs

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Two Naughty Dog leads jump to Infinity Ward

A month ago Call of Duty studio picks up new design director Jacob Minkoff, narrative director Taylor Kurosaki

5 Ultima Forever shutting down

A month ago EA pulling plug on free-to-play iOS iteration of RPG franchise one year after launch

3 PS4, Xbox One doubling last gen sales - NPD Canada

A month ago Hardware and software revenues surge over first eight months, but "lack of truly compelling content" hurts tie ratios