Archive - Brendan Sinclair

Staff Writer

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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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

8 Samsung launching Gear VR this year

A month ago Oculus providing software for Innovator Edition headset, says it's a beta for enthusiasts instead of final consumer product

51 PewDiePie shuts off comments

A month ago YouTube personality says primary feedback channel too cluttered by spam, trolling to be useful

1 EA Access adding 19 new territories

A month ago Publisher's Xbox One subscription program rolling out in Brazil, Sweden, South Africa, and more later this month

2 OnLive expands in Europe

A month ago Streaming game service to launch in six additional markets by year's end

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CCP closing San Francisco office

A month ago EVE Online maker also parting ways with chief marketing officer David Reid and chief financial officer Joe Gallo

1 League of Legends vets form Phoenix Labs

A month ago Developers open new Vancouver studio to work on AAA multiplayer titles

14 Nintendo backs off pursuit of casual players

A month ago Shigeru Miyamoto says a passive attitude on players' part is "kind of a pathetic thing"

1 Standalone Kinect arrives Oct. 7

A month ago Xbox One camera peripheral available unbundled for $150 with code for Dance Central Spotlight

1 GOG moves into movies

A month ago Online game store adds selection of DRM-free documentaries, looks to expand to classic movies, TV shows

Analysts applaud Twitch acquisition

A month ago Wedbush, Digi-Capital say union is a good fit; Amazon game exec says service will "remain unchanged for a while"

6 Capcom suing Koei Tecmo

A month ago Resident Evil publisher accuses Dynasty Warriors firm of multiple patent infringement

4 Google-Twitch deal nixed by antitrust concerns - Report

A month ago Two companies could not agree on breakup fee if regulators struck down proposed acquisition

4 Amazon acquires Twitch

A month ago Online retailer buys video streaming service for $970 million in cash

4 GaymerX to return as GX: Everyone Games

A month ago Rebranded convention Kickstarting 2015 show, aiming for $80,000 in crowdfunding