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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27 Amazon launches Fire TV for $99

17 days ago Android-based media streaming box available now, features original games, quad-core processor, dedicated GPU


7 Killing your game the right way

17 days ago Head of Microsoft's legacy IP studio says shutting down games-as-a-service without a plan can hurt the brand, the company, and the entire industry

18 VR will be bigger than smartphones - Sweeney

18 days ago Epic Games CEO sees huge potential in new tech, worries Microsoft's pursuit of closed platforms could alienate developers


26 Free-to-play whales more rational than assumed

18 days ago Ubisoft researchers find heavy spenders more driven by long-term planning than impulse, suggest the term hurts devs as well as players


6 Epic's goal: Don't be Comcast

19 days ago Tim Sweeney and Ray Davis on the keys to making Unreal Engine a successful subscription service


7 Michael Abrash joins Oculus

22 days ago Valve VR specialist jumps to Rift maker to work on "the platform to end all platforms," lauds Facebook acquisition

5 3D Realms responds to Gearbox suit

23 days ago Developer claims it still owns Duke Nukem trademark and right to produce new Duke Nukem game


1 Play matters more than video games - Octodad dev

23 days ago Young Horses' John Murphy explains how the studio designed for YouTube virality and the lost art of play

1 GameStop shutters Spawn Labs cloud streaming outfit

23 days ago Retailer unconvinced consumers are ready, ditches 2011 acquisition as it posts full-year profit of $354 million

Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

24 days ago Superdata report finds business model gaining traction in living room, monthly users and conversion on the rise

13 State Senator Leland Yee arrested

24 days ago California politician who penned game law that went before Supreme Court up on corruption charges

6 King IPO stumbles out of the gate

24 days ago Candy Crush Saga maker's stock down 15.6% after first day of trading

101 Facebook acquiring Oculus for $2 billion

25 days ago Social network reach agreement with VR headset maker for $400 million in cash, 23.1 million shares of stock [UPDATE: comment from Palmer Luckey]

2 Cut the Rope dev takes aim at King trademark

25 days ago ZeptoLab challenges Candy Crush Saga maker's claim to "candy" in European Union

Consoles still lend credibility - Bithell

25 days ago Thomas Was Alone creator explains the value of effective curation as Steam opens the content floodgates

Feds get first US convictions for app piracy

25 days ago Florida men plead guilty to distributing 1 million Android apps worth more than $700,000


Insurgency a sign of the times

25 days ago New World's Steam Early Access-funded shooter underscores how business models have been turned upside-down

4 Ouya drops free-to-try requirement

26 days ago Microconsole developers no longer need to include demo versions of finished games

6 Nintendo considering bringing Unity to 3DS

26 days ago Hardware maker looking to bring more development tools, middleware compatibility to handheld

Platform holders will foster new funding alternatives - Phil Spencer

29 days ago Microsoft Studios head addresses possible alpha funding of Xbox One games, an iOS App Store approach to certification, and the potential of VR

16 What it means to be a woman in games

29 days ago Developers, press, academics share highs, lows in #1ReasonToBe GDC panel

9 Why is Gone Home a game?

30 days ago Steve Gaynor addresses detractors, explains why his indie hit had to be a video game

The Last of Us and Papers, Please storm GDC Awards

A month ago Naughty Dog action game takes Game of the Year honors as indie hit earns Seumas McNally Grand Prize award

10 CryEngine adopts subscription model

A month ago Crytek counters Unreal Engine announcement with royalty-free "engine-as-a-service" available for under $10 a month

4 "Save the rocket cats," US gov't tells devs

A month ago National Endowment for the Humanities rep implores studios to preserve more than just their finished games