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Brendan Sinclair, Senior 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

Religious fighting game gets Steam banned in Malaysia

Valve pulls Fight of Gods after local ISPs ordered by government to block access, UPDATE: Game also banned in Thailand

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds hits 1 million concurrent players

Steam stats page shows Bluehole shooter reaching a milestone only one other game has ever reached

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard opening dedicated esports production facility

Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will include soundstages, practice facilities, merch store, seating for about 450 fans

By Brendan Sinclair

Success comes at a price - Butterscotch Shenanigans

How the PC and premium mobile hit Crashlands kept its creators from actually making games for a year

By Brendan Sinclair

Indies need to be on time, on budget

Ovosonico founder Massimo Guarini says discipline is crucial, striving for perfection "causes a studio to collapse, more often than not"

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tops 10 million sold

Bluehole hit shooter racks up another milestone after less than six months in Early Access

By Brendan Sinclair

Fast Travel Games raises $2.1 million

Swedish VR studio from Ex-DICE, Rovio developers putting money toward growing the team for its debut action-adventure game

By Brendan Sinclair

It Came From The Cloud

Dave Jones explains why "the power of the cloud" could still change the way we think about games, and how Cloudgine's new title could be the proof

By Brendan Sinclair

Oomba buys GameWorks

Tournament management outfit acquires arcade chain as part of expansion into esports

By Brendan Sinclair

Halo 3 eclipses the industry

10 Years Ago This Month: The hype machine around Bungie's Xbox 360 debut engulfed the industry in a way that doesn't happen much any more

By Brendan Sinclair

Rod Humble takes the reins at TinyCo

Former Sims head calling the shots at Jam City studio behind Avengers Academy and Futurama: World of Tomorrow

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop: Forced bundles are for customer convenience

Retailer defends practice of requiring online purchasers of high-demand items to pay for additional merchandise

By Brendan Sinclair

Street Fighter II for Super Nintendo being reissued

Capcom and iam8bit producing new run of playable cartridges for $100 each, warn that they will be a fire hazard

By Brendan Sinclair

Gamer Sensei draws $4 million in funding

Esports coaching firm adds to bankroll with investment round led by Accomplice and Advancit Capital

By Brendan Sinclair

No More Heroes caps off Switch indie showcase

Nintendo lays out upcoming slate of big games from small studios including Super Meat Boy Forever, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Morphies Law, and Shovel Knight: King of Cards

By Brendan Sinclair

Google gets into augmented reality with ARCore

App-building platform supports Android Studio, Unity, Unreal out of the gate, works with millions of existing phones

By Brendan Sinclair

Designing for accessibility from day one

Way of the Passive Fist developer Jason Canam explains why he had an accessibility consultant before a playable build

By Brendan Sinclair

Darkwood dev pirates own game a week after launch

Acid Wizard says it would rather give game to those who can't afford it than see them turn to key re-sellers, "the cancer that is leeching off this industry"

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Steam's most-played game

Concurrent player count for survival shooter hits 877k, tops Valve's own Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

By Brendan Sinclair

Glu Mobile lays off dozens

Restructuring cited for termination of 46 developers, departure of CTO Tim Wilson, closure of Long Beach studio, cancellation of Car Town Racing

By Brendan Sinclair

HAL Laboratory launches mobile brand

Kirby developers will release first mobile game in Japan this fall under HAL Egg label

Vive may be sold or spun-off from HTC - Report

Smartphone maker considering a variety of options from full sale of the company to separation from VR division

By Brendan Sinclair

Digital market jumps 16% in July - Superdata

Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty ride high as worldwide digital game revenues grow to $7.8 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Bethesda dates Skyrim, Doom, Fallout VR games

Publisher spaces out holiday releases for PSVR and HTC Vive from mid-November to mid-December

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop creates Senior Vice President of Collectibles position

Former Walmart exec Janet Bareis will oversee specialty retailer's collectibles merchandising strategy

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