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 Don't design games for YouTube - Bossa

A month ago Co-founder of Surgeon Simulator studio says virality is a side effect of novel design, not a goal in itself

PS4 firmware issues postpone Evolve alpha

A month ago Take-Two delays testing as players report problems with latest Sony platform update

PlayStation Plus reaches 7.9 million members

A month ago Sony reveals current subscription service numbers, plans to bring PlayStation to Chinese market next year

Nordic Games acquires de Blob IP

A month ago Austrian publisher adds another franchise to its growing collection of former THQ brands

1 Sony apologizes for Driveclub's ongoing launch woes

A month ago Shuhei Yoshida acknowledges player patience is running out, delays PS Plus edition indefinitely

Jobs

Anki taps Activision, EA execs

A month ago Skylanders creative director Joby Otero and Origin biz dev VP Craig Rechenmacher join robotic toy maker

3 Iwata explains why US, Europe need to wait for New 3DS

A month ago Nintendo president says handheld refresh not needed because original 3DS is "at an earlier stage of popularization" overseas

Take-Two financials show GTA V hangover

A month ago Revenue down almost 90% year-over-year, but publisher beats expectations and raises outlook

GungHo acquires PlayPhone

A month ago Puzzle & Dragons publisher reportedly snaps up 70% stake in US mobile social gaming network

DICE Awards get new categories

A month ago AIAS opens nominations, with new nods for technical impact and risky indies

Iwata returns to work after tumor removal

A month ago Nintendo president says he feels healthier after growth removed from bile duct

Exclusive

Work-for-hire is not an admission of failure

A month ago Pastagames' pragmatic approach lets dev make passion projects without needing them to be hits, says Pix the Cat designer

Judge dismisses Noriega lawsuit over Call of Duty

A month ago Activision Blizzard rep calls it "a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing industries throughout the world"

Perfect World giving R&D employees ownership stake

A month ago Developer splits research teams into five subsidiaries to foster entrepreneurial spirit, attract talent

2 Walmart begins used game sales

A month ago Retailer launches pre-owned business in more than one-third of US stores; GameStop president says it will only help

17-Bit signs with GungHo

A month ago Puzzle & Dragons giant to publish and promote future games from developer of Skulls of the Shogun, Galak-Z

2 Xbox doesn't need another military space marine series

A month ago Phil Spencer stresses commitment to original IP, says Microsoft must satisfy Minecraft community's needs before experimenting with the brand

18 Kongregate CEO: It's harder to be a woman in games

A month ago Emily Greer says she gets four times the harassment as her co-founder brother

10 Linear games "going to suffer" in the market - Far Cry 4 dev

2 months ago Alex Hutchinson says open-world and emergent games will have a leg up going forward thanks to video sharing

Battlefield 4 class action suit suffers setback

2 months ago Judge tells plaintiffs they can't claim securities fraud or recklessness leading up to shooter's rocky launch

Exclusive

4 Community management isn't just a complaints department

2 months ago Ludia's Philippe Ha talks about the passion of casual players and the need to bring player liaisons into the development process sooner

Jobs

Mike Capps joins Sphero board of directors

2 months ago Ex-Epic president signs on with Colorado-based robotic toy company

8 The Stanley Parable sells 1 million

2 months ago Galactic Cafe first-person exploration game hits milestone a year after launch

Jobs

1 Jade Raymond leaving Ubisoft

2 months ago Ubisoft Toronto managing director leaving to pursue "other ambitions," will be replaced by Alexandre Parizeau

Marketing doesn't have to be gross

2 months ago Alex Hayter says it can be more effective--and cheaper--to be weird, surprising, and fun instead