Archive - Brendan Sinclair

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

Twitter: @BrendanSinclair

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Ubisoft launches publishing house

A month ago New Ubisoft Publishing initiative will manage books based on company's IP from conception to print


Making VR and AR a low-risk investment

A month ago How Climax Studios is using unproven tech with a small installed base to build its business beyond work-for-hire

1 Blizzard phasing out branding

A month ago After 20 years, World of Warcraft maker decides its networking services don't need their own moniker

1 Ex-38 Studios execs to settle suit for $2.5 million

A month ago Curt Schilling, three others admit no wrongdoing in proposed end to Rhode Island lawsuit; money would come from insurance

3 Don't call it permadeath - Rogue dev

A month ago Glenn Wichman says we need a new way to talk about "consequence persistence" in games

Riot announces first board game

A month ago League of Legends maker readies Mechs vs. Minions co-op tabletop game for October launch

1 Pokemon Go could be headed to China, South Korea

A month ago Pokemon Co. president says mobile hit boosting sales of other merch by as much as 50%, hints at NX as home-handheld hybrid

13 No Man's Sky PR strategy wasn't great - Yoshida

A month ago Sony Worldwide Studios president criticizes Hello Games' Sean Murray for over-promising on space exploration survival game

Logitech buys Saitek from Mad Catz

A month ago Flight stick and farm sim controller brand goes for $13 million as Logitech bets on future of simulation games


4 Great job! You're fired!

A month ago Weekly recap: The gaming industry routinely asks too much of developers and then thinks too little about throwing them aside

Disney lays off 250

A month ago After retreating from console space, company makes cuts to mobile teams; Marvel: Avengers Alliance studio impacted


Pixelmage sees "seismic shift" in game marketing

A month ago With Hero's Song, John Smedley's new studio is taking a transparent approach to paid influencers and crowdfunding

2 Sony lays off employees at San Diego studio

A month ago Company characterizes move as normal restructuring after completed project, says MLB: The Show team not affected


Never-ending Siege

A month ago Ubisoft's VP of live operations Anne Blondel-Jouin details the AAA-as-a-service approach behind the steadily improving Rainbow Six Siege

12 Steam alters review system, irritates indies

A month ago Storefront only allows copies it sold to be used in aggregate review score, hiding opinions of scammers, crowdfunding backers, bundle purchasers, and more


1 IGDA survey underscores industry's racial, gender disparities

A month ago Only 3% of non-white developers hold senior management roles, and only 3% of women earn more than $150,000

4 The Last Guardian delayed again

A month ago Fumito Ueda's follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus pushed back to December launch

9 Sony nixes mod support on PS4

A month ago Bethesda says platform holder "will not approve user mods the way they should work" for Skyrim or Fallout 4

Xbox One tops US console sales in back-to-back months

A month ago Launch of Xbox One S helps push platform's unit sales above PS4 again; gaming hours on Xbox Live up 42% year-over-year


1 No fan left behind

A month ago Niche publishers XSEED and Marvelous Europe hope to bring in new audiences without running afoul of their existing fanbases

Nintendo makes progress on conflict minerals sourcing

Opinion A month ago 72% of smelters and refiners in Mario maker's supply chain certified as not funding crimes against humanity


Forging a new publishing model

A month ago Zhenghua Yang's aspirations for Serenity Forge are bigger than just turning a profit

9 Nintendo cracks down on fan-made games

A month ago DMCA takedown notice prompts closure of more than 500 projects on GameJolt

Giving in, giving out, giving up

A month ago Weekly recap: A handful of days marked by companies adapting to the market, collapsing when they couldn't, or just plain calling it a day

Google Play opens up Early Access

A month ago Developers can now nominate their games to be included in early funding program