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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Candy Crush Saga weighs down King results

18 days ago Growth in non-Candy Crush revenues can't offset original blockbuster's decline, but company still turns $141 million profit

Jobs

1 Rev3Games shutting down

18 days ago Discovery Digital Networks' Revision3 drops gaming video site from its offerings

Sleepy Giant becomes adaptiv.io

18 days ago Gaming tech company now focused on mobile marketing automation tools

1 Nintendo seeing digital shift

18 days ago Fils-Aime says Super Smash Bros. 3DS sales have been 20% downloadable, Bayonetta 2 closer to 10%

Exclusive

14 Don't romanticize poverty - Dibble

18 days ago Game Theory president says developers too often feel beholden to starving artist cliché, ignore realities of money

TIGA calls for tax relief on UK exports

19 days ago Gaming trade group wants government to drive growth by encouraging companies to sell abroad

Jobs

WB layoffs incoming - Report

19 days ago Cuts to impact "most business groups" at media giant, will continue through early next year

EA pulls plug on Dawngate

20 days ago Publisher halts development on its first MOBA after 18 months of beta testing, offers players full refund on purchases

EFF wants copyright exemption for abandoned games

20 days ago Group asks US to allow circumventing authentication checks for online games after publishers turn servers off

4 Oculus launch still "many months" away, but not years

20 days ago CEO Brendan Iribe says hardware is largely finalized for consumers, but input device still an issue

1 Don't design games for YouTube - Bossa

21 days ago Co-founder of Surgeon Simulator studio says virality is a side effect of novel design, not a goal in itself

PS4 firmware issues postpone Evolve alpha

24 days ago Take-Two delays testing as players report problems with latest Sony platform update

PlayStation Plus reaches 7.9 million members

24 days ago Sony reveals current subscription service numbers, plans to bring PlayStation to Chinese market next year

Nordic Games acquires de Blob IP

24 days ago Austrian publisher adds another franchise to its growing collection of former THQ brands

1 Sony apologizes for Driveclub's ongoing launch woes

25 days ago Shuhei Yoshida acknowledges player patience is running out, delays PS Plus edition indefinitely

Jobs

Anki taps Activision, EA execs

25 days ago Skylanders creative director Joby Otero and Origin biz dev VP Craig Rechenmacher join robotic toy maker

3 Iwata explains why US, Europe need to wait for New 3DS

25 days ago Nintendo president says handheld refresh not needed because original 3DS is "at an earlier stage of popularization" overseas

Take-Two financials show GTA V hangover

26 days ago Revenue down almost 90% year-over-year, but publisher beats expectations and raises outlook

GungHo acquires PlayPhone

26 days ago Puzzle & Dragons publisher reportedly snaps up 70% stake in US mobile social gaming network

DICE Awards get new categories

26 days ago AIAS opens nominations, with new nods for technical impact and risky indies

Iwata returns to work after tumor removal

26 days ago Nintendo president says he feels healthier after growth removed from bile duct

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Work-for-hire is not an admission of failure

26 days ago Pastagames' pragmatic approach lets dev make passion projects without needing them to be hits, says Pix the Cat designer

Judge dismisses Noriega lawsuit over Call of Duty

27 days ago Activision Blizzard rep calls it "a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing industries throughout the world"

Perfect World giving R&D employees ownership stake

27 days ago Developer splits research teams into five subsidiaries to foster entrepreneurial spirit, attract talent

2 Walmart begins used game sales

27 days ago Retailer launches pre-owned business in more than one-third of US stores; GameStop president says it will only help