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Brendan Sinclair, North American Editor

Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US.

Recent articles by Brendan Sinclair

Have you seen these studios?

10 Years Ago This Month: Did Turtle Rock, Big Huge Games, and Illusion Softworks really survive their acquisitions? Also, Blu-ray puts the final nails in HD DVD's coffin

By Brendan Sinclair

IGN fires editor-in-chief - Report

Gaming site says it made the move after investigation into alleged misconduct

By Brendan Sinclair

Getting Over It creator on getting over clone games

Bennett Foddy says entire medium "founded on borrowing and remixing design elements," better to not act like successful games are 100% novel

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty argument leads to fatal swatting - Report

Police kill 28-year-old Kansas man in response to bogus 911 call placed over a $1.50 wager match

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo delays Switch 64GB game cards to 2019 - Report

Developers told it will be another year before retail games can ship on cards over 32GB due to technical issues

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA hails US tax reform

Trade group applauds permanent reduction in corporate tax rate from as high as 35% down to 21%

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty: WWII tops $1 billion worldwide

Activision says military shooter and Destiny 2 are 2017's top grossing console games in North America

By Brendan Sinclair

Retro-Bit signs deal with Sega

Vintage gaming specialist and retro-console maker strikes deal to produce Dreamcast, Saturn, and Genesis accessories

How stable are Dwarf Fortress' foundations?

15 years deep in development on the seminal fantasy simulation, Tarn Adams talks about the realities of fan-supported development

By Brendan Sinclair

Magic Leap One: Creator Edition shipping in 2018

Augmented reality company unveils long-awaited first product, a self-contained wearable platform

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook releases Spaces for HTC Vive

Oculus parent officially supports rival VR hardware with social chat app

By Brendan Sinclair

Women are most valuable mobile gamers - DeltaDNA

Analytics firm finds lifetime value of average female player is 44% higher than that of average male player

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sells 1 million on Xbox One

Survival shooter hits milestone in first 48 hours on sale in Xbox Game Preview program, now free with Xbox One X purchases through year's end

By Brendan Sinclair

People of the Year 2017: Strauss Zelnick

Take-Two's chairman set the company up for a banner year with no major new releases beyond its annualized sports titles

By Brendan Sinclair

FCC votes to dismantle net neutrality

ESA "disappointed" as US governing body votes 3-2 to abandon rule preventing service providers from blocking traffic

By Brendan Sinclair

A how-to guide for Muslim representation

WB Games Montreal senior designer Osama Dorias offers tips for developers not wanting to alienate a significant chunk of their audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Cuphead dev: "We didn't go from zero to hero"

StudioMDHR talks about its challenges and rise to success with the ID@Xbox title during a MIGS 2017 keynote

By Brendan Sinclair

Adapting a AAA mindset to live ops

Ubisoft's Noémi Rouleau discusses Rainbow Six Siege's shift from boxed product development to games-as-a-service

By Brendan Sinclair

Indies overcompensating on marketing

Guacamelee and Parkasaurus designer-marketer Chris McQuinn wants to see small studios prioritize design

By Brendan Sinclair

Google Play: Gender bias in mobile gaming needs to change

"Change the Game" initiative launched as survey finds 47% of most active male gamers would prefer not to play with women

By Brendan Sinclair

Crytek helping launch Crycash cryptocurrency

Developer says paying players who reach certain milestones in its games will be a cost-effective user acquisition strategy

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam no longer accepting Bitcoin

Storefront says high fees and volatile price fluctuations make supporting the cryptocurrency "untenable"

By Brendan Sinclair

Time for games to get cultured on culture

Far Cry 4 writer CJ Kershner says developers are getting better about depicting other groups, still have room to improve

By Brendan Sinclair

35% or more of EA Sports players spend on Ultimate Team

CFO Blake Jorgensen says publisher focuses on getting people into the funnel, not on making payers spend more

By Brendan Sinclair

Star Control creators accuse Stardock of selling games unlawfully

GOG.com pulling games from sale as publisher says devs have gone years without asserting rights, should have addressed it sooner

By Brendan Sinclair

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