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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Magic Leap acquires NorthBit - Report

16 days ago Augmented reality start-up buys Israeli software firm specializing in cybersecurity

GameFront shutting down

16 days ago Mod-hosting site will be taken offline permanently on April 30; Mod DB begins effort to preserve hundreds of thousands of files

Wargaming wants an eSports players union

18 days ago World of Tanks publisher to help pros create an independent player-run organization to represent pros' interests

Grand Theft Auto devs planned to leave Take-Two

19 days ago Leslie Benzies lawsuit says he and the Houser brothers set up an independent company that would still work on publisher's IP

6 Leslie Benzies suing Rockstar over $150 million

19 days ago Key GTA developer accuses publisher, Houser brothers of forcing him from company, withholding royalties [UPDATE: Benzies owed nothing, says TTWO]

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Free-to-play not viable on VR just yet - Palm

19 days ago Resolution Games CEO explains why his Gear VR game Bait! runs on microtransactions anyway, and why VR is in for some bad press

Epic opens Berlin outpost

19 days ago Publishing office to give company a more local presence in Europe and Russia

US legislator presses Oculus on user privacy

22 days ago Sen. Al Franken asks Brendan Iribe for answers on company's collection and sharing of user location, physical movements, and communications

Jobs

Jason Avent departs Boss Alien

23 days ago Studio head of CSR Racing developer leaves after nearly five years of service

HTC acknowledges Vive shipping problems

23 days ago Company working to resolve "multiple issues" since it began sending out VR headset, but insists nothing is delayed

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Life as an indie: Obscurity, triage, and trust issues

24 days ago Witch Beam's Tim Dawson talks about Assault Android Cactus' slow burn of awareness, working with Unity on PS4, and why he insists on handling ports in-house

Fear Effect returns with Kickstarter campaign

24 days ago Sushee reviving dormant IP as Square Enix manages perceptions around its involvement in crowdfunded project

20 Beamdog CEO defends employee targeted by harassment

24 days ago "Beamdog does not condone this behavior... it will not have the desired effect as we stand behind all our developers 100%"

Jobs

En Masse Entertainment lays off devs

25 days ago Tera developer confirms cuts but will continue supporting its own games, publishing those of others

Rovio posts continued declines for 2015

25 days ago After posting €10 million operating loss, Angry Birds publisher says 2016 is a "transformative year," with profitable first quarter in the books

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6 Oblivion's Horse Armor was ahead of its time

Opinion 25 days ago 10 years ago this month, Bethesda launched its notorious DLC, "Microsoft will inevitably succeed in Japan," and Nintendo learned no lessons from the GameCube

Austin Game Conference returns

26 days ago Original founder Christopher Sherman announces a return to Austin Convention Center this September

13 Last of Us movie in "development hell"

26 days ago Neil Druckmann says no progress on adaptation in a year and a half; Uncharted film also could be stalled

Rovio focused on user acquisition for existing games

27 days ago After unprofitable expansions, Angry Birds maker rededicating itself to live ops and proven hits

6 GamePolitics shutting down

27 days ago Entertainment Consumers Association pulls the plug on specialist gaming site after 11 years

Hitbox signs ESL, DreamHack deals

27 days ago eSports streaming site lands rights to ESL-produced competitions, exclusive dibs on DreamHack's Russian, Portuguese content

Jobs

Activision restructures Freestyle Games

30 days ago Layoffs take effect as Guitar Hero Live studio transitioned from AAA development to ongoing support

14 Studio cancels Wii U game in protest of Nintendo firing employee

30 days ago Necrosoft Games' Brandon Sheffield calls on Mario maker to be an industry leader in fight against online harassment

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Indie acclaim is "like a drug"

A month ago What Framed designer Joshua Boggs learned from his self-destructive pursuit of critical praise, and how he hopes to avoid repeating those mistakes

Twitch investing millions into Vainglory eSports

A month ago Three-year partnership with Super Evil Megacorp to grow championship series and supporting structures for mobile MOBA game