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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

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 2 million on Steam

Hunger Games-style Early Access shooter hits milestone after just over a month on sale

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity forums hacked

Engine maker blames poorly implemented password routines, says it will roll out two-factor authentication in coming weeks

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch shipments selling out same day - GameStop

Specialty retailer can't keep console stocked nearly two months after launch

By Brendan Sinclair

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite gets 2 million sales target

Publisher sets same initial goal for next installment in crossover fighter as it set for 2011's Marvel vs. Capcom 3

New school marketing for old school games

Flinthook developer Tribute Games knows marketing is at least half the battle for success, and even retro games need to keep up with the latest promotional trends

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch boasts 2:1 software tie ratio

Sales not limited to Zelda, as Nintendo touts figures for 1-2 Switch, Super Bomberman R, and Snipperclips

By Brendan Sinclair

Sarkeesian finishes Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

Feminist Frequency founder reflects on five years of harassment and progress as she brings video series to a "bittersweet" close

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom pulls Street Fighter V DLC

Publisher apologizes as background music of new stage contained "unintentional religious references"

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox head sees opportunity in a Netflix for games

Phil Spencer says subscriptions could be a viable way to fund original story-driven and single-player content

By Brendan Sinclair

GSN CEO stepping down

David Goldhill leaving company later this year, but not before finding new leadership for the company's TV and games businesses

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming CEOs dot Adweek Top 100 list

Activision and EA execs join heads of Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon on publication's list of top leaders in media, marketing, and tech

"There is no Plan B"

Original XCOM dev Julian Gollop is betting people will crowdfund a spiritual successor to his hit strategy game, and his studio's future may be riding on it

By Brendan Sinclair

Pro Overwatch player dropped for racial slurs

Toronto Esports cuts ties with Matt "Dellor" Vaughn for prolonged outburst during Twitch stream; Vaughn says he's quitting competitive gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Critical Consensus

Switch software lineup gets a turbo boost with Nintendo racer's victory lap

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo discontinuing NES Classic globally

[UPDATE] Nintendo Europe and Japan confirm retro console is also being phased out in their markets despite pledge to boost production

By Brendan Sinclair

Netmarble setting aside $4.4 billion for acquisitions

Kabam Vancouver was just the beginning as Korean publisher ramps up post-IPO consolidation aspirations

By Brendan Sinclair

Double Eleven's attention to retention

Prison Architect console port studio hasn't lost a developer in over three years; co-founder Mark South suggests how and why

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch has sold 2.4 million - Superdata

Tracking firm ups 2017 forecast for Nintendo's latest system from 5 million to 7.2 million units

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch Mini predicted for 2018-19

Citigroup analysts expect Nintendo to introduce smaller version of console for kids

By Brendan Sinclair

VR First and Crytek split

Educational initiative now fully independent and embracing vendor-neutral approach, plans to double AR/VR labs to 50 this year

By Brendan Sinclair

First-gen VR won't live up to hype - Report

IDATE DigiWorld expects 60 million headsets worldwide by 2020, with mobile VR losing share to PC/console

By Brendan Sinclair

Fnatic raises $7 million

eSports team's investment round led by exec of AS Roma and Boston Celtics co-owner, director of MIT Media Lab

By Brendan Sinclair

Minecraft introduces in-app purchases

New Marketplace feature and Minecraft Coins virtual currency will be used for community creators to sell their own work

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop investigating security breach

Retailer looking into claims of stolen customer credit card data

By Brendan Sinclair

"You're stupid to say betting is bad" - Wargaming

Head of global competitive gaming defends wagering as a natural part of sports, says World of Tanks could easily be popular 30 years from now

By Brendan Sinclair

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