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 Bomb scare on SOE head's plane tied to DDOS attacks

2 months ago Smedley's flight diverted after group targeting Sony, Blizzard tweets about explosives on board; FBI investigating

EA cracks down on FIFA virtual currency sales

2 months ago Publisher has banned "hundreds of thousands" of accounts this year, promises to step up efforts for FIFA 15


36 Indie devs facing "mass extinction event" - Prince

2 months ago Puppy Games co-founder says price erosion will catch up to the industry, suggests a path to survival


3 Gumi opening four new studios

2 months ago Japanese mobile publisher expands to Austin, Vancouver, Stockholm and Kiev, hires ex-Microsoft GM AJ Redmer

GungHo sells Supercell stake

2 months ago Parent company SoftBank takes over as Puzzle & Dragons outfit focuses on emerging markets

High Moon Studios answers Call of Duty

2 months ago Transformers developer put to work on legacy-generation versions of Advanced Warfare


Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board of directors

2 months ago Former CEO takes another step back to focus on teaching, overseeing newly purchased NBA team


12 The method to Madden's ad madness

2 months ago EA Sports' Anthony Stevenson explains why marketing campaign puts more focus on a violin-playing bear than new game features

Avalanche moves to larger studio

2 months ago Mad Max developer signs five-year lease on new location for Stockholm headquarters


10 Devs want to work for Valve more than themselves - Survey

2 months ago IGDA poll finds Steam firm tops list of desirable places to work, beating out "my own company"

13 We don't know why PS4 is selling - Yoshida

2 months ago Sony exec thrilled with system's early success, but nervous because he doesn't fully understand it


1 "It used to be all we had to do was make a game fun" - Gwertzman

2 months ago PlayFab CEO lands $2.5m in funding to create tools that let devs worry about games more than their backend

47 Customers are worthless - Puppy Games

2 months ago Dev says de-valuation of games has led to de-valuation of users, product support not worth doing for indies

10 Xbox exclusivity could elevate Tomb Raider - Spencer

2 months ago Exec says partnership could make franchise bigger, confirms deal made to have an answer for Uncharted 4

4 Retailers to sell digital Xbox game codes

2 months ago Gamers in US and UK getting a new way to buy Xbox 360 and Xbox One content this month, more countries to come

2 Call of Duty's three-year cycle gives devs "freedom to fail" - Hirshberg

2 months ago Activision exec says extra time for military shooter franchise is paying off with greater innovation, iteration


5 Hitting reset: Dontnod's new episode

2 months ago Remember Me developer returns with the episodic Life is Strange; CEO Oskar Guilbert talks about the restructuring and change in direction

13 Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity for a limited time

2 months ago Phil Spencer confirms game could find its way to other platforms, won't discuss length of deal

2 King growth slows in second quarter

2 months ago Candy Crush maker stock sinks as after it lowers full-year forecast, acquires Singapore-based Nonstop Games to expand beyond casual titles

15 PS4 sales top 10 million

2 months ago Sony says installed base for latest console hits sold-through milestone in less than 10 months


1 Not just any port in a storm

2 months ago The indie explosion means boom time for porting house Abstraction Games


5 Gambling on Road Not Taken

2 months ago David Edery explains the rationale behind Spry Fox's latest, from going to consoles to giving it away for free at launch as part of PS Plus

9 Zynga quarterly sales slide 34%

2 months ago Social publisher posts $62.5 million loss, lowers outlook; Mattrick says "we aspire to do better"

Nexon strikes publishing deal with Envision

2 months ago Free-to-play firm snags worldwide rights to first mobile game from ex-EA Phenomic devs' studio

5 Twitch begins scanning for audio copyrights

2 months ago Video service now muting archived clips in half-hour chunks if third-party audio is discovered