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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2 Destiny sales top $325 million in five days

A month ago Activision touts first sell-through totals for Bungie's latest shooter

6 GX3 hits Kickstarter goal

A month ago GaymerX organizers raise money to bring revamped show back for a third year

21 Devs see power of platform holders, YouTube

A month ago Surveyed creators say video personalities slightly more trustworthy, much more effective than traditional press

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17 The ESRB: Twenty Years of Sex and Violence

A month ago President Patricia Vance on rating board's first two decades, Hot Coffee as a highlight, and the challenges ahead

2 Analysts positive on Microsoft-Mojang deal

A month ago Industry-watchers say Minecraft union makes strategic sense, but some point to possible pitfalls

Harmonix, Tilting Point sign multi-title mobile deal

A month ago Dance Central developer turns to publishing service for help with monetization, marketing, funding, and more

19 Microsoft to break even on Mojang this fiscal year

A month ago $2.5 billion acquisition cost expected to be accounted for on a GAAP basis by the end of June, 2015

4 PewDiePie signs with MLG

A month ago Episodes of YouTube star's BroKen podcast to air first on eSports outfit's online streaming platform

26 Microsoft acquires Minecraft

A month ago Developer Mojang bought for $2.5 billion as Notch and other co-founders depart studio

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Licensed to thrill?

A month ago Roadhouse Interactive COO Ian Verchere explains what brands can--and can't--do to ensure success in the mobile market

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4 Oculus co-founder donates $31 million to University of Maryland

A month ago Brendan Iribe gives back to his old school, will have new computer science building named after him

1 EA kept quiet on Real Racing dev's forum hack

A month ago Publisher acknowledges Firemonkeys forums were hacked a year after the fact, says "small number" of user emails potentially taken

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25 The devaluation of everything

Opinion A month ago The barriers to entry in gaming are falling left and right, causing some unfortunate side effects in the process

13 Destiny day-one shipments top $500 million

A month ago Activision declares Bungie shooter the biggest new franchise launch in gaming history

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1 Tom Bramwell leaving Eurogamer

A month ago Editor-in-chief steps down after seven years at helm of gaming site, Oli Welsh tapped to replace him

4 Half of PC gamers wait for sales to buy - Survey

A month ago NPD Group finds 37% of US plays PC games, but cautions price drops have created expectations that could limit spending

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3 eSports will be bigger than hockey - ESL CEO

A month ago Ralf Reichert projects competitive gaming as a top 5 sport worldwide, not by reaching out to new audiences but by building from its core

Final Fantasy XV dev unsure of Japanese console market

A month ago Hajime Tabata worries there's "not much of a future for console games" if his latest doesn't do well

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4 Game audio increasingly outsourced

A month ago GameSoundCon survey finds only 37% of audio professionals salaried, 12% paid by the hour, day, or week

1 IGDA consulting with FBI for online harassment resource

A month ago Developer association working on tool to inform creators of what they can do to minimize abuse, how to handle it when it happens

4 Unreal Engine 4 free for schools, students

A month ago Epic drops subscription fee for academic use of tech as company continues accessibility push

7 Oculus consumer specs nailed down

A month ago VR maker aiming for $200-$400 price tag, promises resolution, refresh rate improvements in final product

4 Xbox One gets free game promotion

A month ago Microsoft giving one retail title of consumer's choice with every new system purchased next week

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Elder Scrolls Online team hit by layoffs

A month ago Bethesda confirms cuts, says it continues to work on console versions of MMORPG

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3 Phoenix Labs' lessons learned from League of Legends

A month ago Studio president Jesse Houston wants to leverage experience without banking on it, shares guiding principles shaping his new shop