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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

YouTuber behind FIFA gambling site avoids jail time

Craig "Nepenthez" Douglas and Dylan Rigby plead guilty, are ordered to pay a total of 265,000 in prosecution costs and fines

By Brendan Sinclair

Tech and gaming giants challenge Trump's immigration order

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, among 97 companies filing amicus brief over recent ban, say new rules already hurting US businesses

By Brendan Sinclair

Salvaging Sony

10 Years Ago This Month: The beginning of a long and costly PS3 course correction, and ESA founder Doug Lowenstein singes bridges on his way out the door

By Brendan Sinclair

SNJV takes issue with Steam investigation

French trade group says geo-blocking tactics used in contravention of EU rules are intended to thwart key resellers

By Brendan Sinclair

Rocket League gets its own toy line

Zag Toys making a set of 12 pull-back racers to debut in stores this spring

Netflix renews Skylanders Academy for third season

Animated series based on Activision Blizzard toys-to-life franchise gets picked up

Nintendo addresses "weak" Switch launch lineup

President Tatsumi Kimishima says company wants to avoid long gaps without new games, pledges continued support for 3DS

By Brendan Sinclair

Trump is bad for the US games industry

An isolationist, nationalist administration can't help but harm an increasingly diverse and global industry

By Brendan Sinclair

Battlefield 1 drives EA holiday quarter

EA proclaims FIFA 17 best-selling console game of the year, talks about new Star Wars Battlefront and disruptive BioWare action IP set for next fiscal year

By Brendan Sinclair

Disney shuts down Club Penguin

Original kid-friendly virtual world going dark, to be replaced by mobile-exclusive Club Penguin Island in March

By Brendan Sinclair

The art of the surprise post-Christmas indie launch

Ben Esposito squeals on Tattletail's marketing strategy and why the devs ignored conventional wisdom

By Brendan Sinclair

Jordan Mechner, Mark DeLoura set for Game Developers Choice Awards

Prince of Persia creator and White House advisor to receive Pioneer, Ambassador awards respectively at March 1 ceremony

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA urges caution on US immigration policy

Trade group tells Trump administration that foreign workers are vital to domestic game industry

By Brendan Sinclair

What does a mature market look like in mobile?

App Annie touts explosive mobile growth in 2016, says revenue per user for top games jumped dramatically last year

By Brendan Sinclair

50% of devs think Switch can beat Wii U - Survey

GDC poll finds relative optimism for Nintendo's latest, Vive gaining ground in VR race, ambivalence toward PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft, Epic sued over Gears of War character

Former football player and pro wrestler claims his likeness, voice were stolen for Cole Train

By Brendan Sinclair

Disney intros Kids TV streaming box

[UPDATE] Snakebyte says CES demo was "a speculative prototype," adds that it does not hold a license or have plans for Disney-branded hardware

By Brendan Sinclair

No half-measures in VR

Namazu studio head Patrick Twohig says studio's decision to make Nebulous work with and without VR hurt both versions of the game

By Brendan Sinclair

Roblox gets a line of toys

Tube Heroes maker Jazwares launching a line of 40 toys based on user-created characters

Microsoft kills Scalebound

UPDATE: Platinum apologies, is "very disappointed" by cancellation of action-RPG

By Brendan Sinclair

Counter-Strike league shuts down after player revolt

Professional eSports Association abandons inaugural season after players refuse to play, citing misleading contracts

By Brendan Sinclair

Job Simulator tops $3 million in sales

Owlchemy Labs dubs its comic multiplatform VR game "the most popular VR title to date"

By Brendan Sinclair

Summing up Windows Vista in a single word

10 Years Ago This Month: Microsoft launched its unpopular OS with a vision for PC gaming it's still trying to realize, and Apple unveiled the iPhone

By Brendan Sinclair

2016 games industry brings in $94 billion - Superdata

Research firm says mobile dominated the year, bringing in $41 billion compared to retail's $26 billion and free-to-play online's $19 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Asheron's Call goes offline in January

Turbine pulls the plug on its original MMO after more than 16 years, Asheron's Call 2 also shutting down

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