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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Take-Two financials endure Battleborn miss

21 days ago Strong catalog sales help publisher exceed guidance despite shooter's under-performance; new Rockstar projects "will be revealed soon"

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Zynga names Matt Bromberg COO

21 days ago Former EA senior VP of mobile strategy and operations joins Words With Friends publisher

New York bills target Pokemon Go, sex offenders

22 days ago Legislation would ban registered sex offenders from playing AR games, require AR devs to create item-free zones around their homes

"Risk-takers are always sexy" - Yoot Saito

22 days ago Designer of Seaman and SimTower candidly returns to commercial gaming for the money, suggests a spiritual sequel is on the way

4 Gamescom, GDC Europe adopt new security measures

23 days ago In wake of attacks, organizers forbid cosplay weapons, ask attendees to leave bags at home

GameStop acquires 507 AT&T mobile stores

23 days ago Game retailer steps up diversification efforts, increases cell phone storefronts by 45%

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Is your dev scene close-knit, or closed-minded?

23 days ago Hibernum's new hire Jesse Divnich lays out how supportive communities can avoid becoming insular, argues for geographic diversity in hiring

No criminal charges in 38 Studios collapse

24 days ago Rhode Island says "no provable criminal violations" in Kingdoms of Amalur company's downfall, but civil litigation still outstanding

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That time the industry almost killed E3

24 days ago 10 Years Ago This Summer: Publishers pursue an ill-advised adjustment to the Electronic Entertainment Expo and industry heavyweights make bold predictions of varying accuracy

Steve Meretzky gone from GSN Games

28 days ago Veteran developer has mixed feelings on his time with social casino studio, unsure of next steps

27 Microsoft plans to sabotage Steam - Sweeney

29 days ago Epic co-founder says Windows 10 updates will progressively break Valve's storefront, Microsoft acknowledges that UWP is a work in progress

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From announcement to launch in mere months

29 days ago Blue Isle Studios' Valley was announced in April with a summer release date; Alex Tintor explains why, and what the marketing plan is now

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1 Tom Kalinske gets back in the game

A month ago After 20 years away from the industry, Sega's Genesis-era CEO takes chairman role at Marvel Heroes developer Gazillion

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Adam Boyes joins Iron Galaxy as CEO

A month ago Ex-Sony dev relations head signs on as Killer Instinct Season 2 and 3 developer shakes up leadership team

2 Man arrested for threats against Blizzard

A month ago California man faces up to five years in jail after repeatedly suggesting he might "pay a visit" with an AK-47

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2 Can Puerto Rico be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean?

2 months ago Development scene could endure economic crisis well with a growing pool of local talent and tax credits up to 90%

4 Sony settling PS3 Other OS suit

2 months ago Six-year court battle over removal of Linux installation option to end with payouts of up to $55 per affected owner

Analysts give Tencent-Supercell thumbs up

2 months ago Newzoo calls $8.6 billion for 84% of Clash of Clans developer "a good deal"; Superdata says acquisition "comes at an opportune time"

Tencent acquires Supercell

2 months ago Online giant picks up SoftBank's share of Clash of Clans developer in deal valuing studio at $10.2 billion; SoftBank president resigns

4 Warcraft, Angry Birds movies cashing in

2 months ago Critically dismissed flicks poised to become the highest grossing game adaptations of all time

Vice launching games site

2 months ago Austin Walker leaving Giant Bomb to head up one of six new expansions for youth media company

2 Newell weighs in on VR exclusives

2 months ago Valve head says tying development funds to specific hardware is bad for customers and developers

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1 E3: Everybody entertained effectively

Opinion 2 months ago Weekly Roundup: From organizers to hardware makers to third-party publishers, all the big players have victories to brag about

Skylanders TV show lands on Netflix

2 months ago Streaming service will offer two seasons of Skylanders Academy; premiere set for this fall

PlayStation VR demos hit stores starting tomorrow

2 months ago Sony rolling out hands-on kiosks at hundreds of North American locations this month