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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8 Social currency has real value

A month ago Ninja Metrics CEO says industry has been forward-thinking in adapting to new business models, but still undervalues community

Xbox One gets Forza 5 bundle in US

A month ago No price cut for the States, but $499 system now comes with a copy of Turn 10 racing title or Titanfall

40 Tomb Raider finally beats profit expectations

A month ago A year after release, Square Enix reboot on verge of 6 million sold, on pace to be best-selling in franchise history

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Machinima lays off 42

A month ago Video network confirms cuts amid restructuring of sales organization

4 M.O.J.O. gets a price cut, Ouya compatibility

A month ago Mad Catz microconsole drops to $200, first device added to "Ouya Everywhere" initiative

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13 Disney Interactive lays off 700

A month ago 26% of worldwide staff cut as company aims for "sustained profitability and scalability"

8 Wii U Watch Dogs launching late

A month ago Ubisoft sets May 27 release date on all platforms except Nintendo's newest console

2 DRAM makers reach $310 million settlement in price fixing suit

A month ago A dozen companies agree to pay out to those who bought consoles, computers from 1998 through 2002

1 Twitch enables broadcasting of mobile games

A month ago Streaming platform releases mobile SDK, letting devs incorporate video sharing into their smartphone and tablet titles

Team 17 gets into mobile publishing

A month ago Worms developer signs Rocket Rainbow's Hey Ewe for smartphones and tablets

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15 Layoffs at Eidos Montreal

A month ago Square Enix cuts dozens of developers from studio behind Thief reboot

56 Valve is pushing price of PC games to free - Lovell

A month ago Author says letting devs control Steam sales will drive prices to iOS/Android levels, give Steambox edge over traditional consoles

5 Microsoft stepping up Xbox Live iOS, Android integration - Report

A month ago Windows Phone maker planning a push to make its online gaming service easier to tie into rival platforms' games and apps

1 Canabalt creator launches Finji studio

A month ago Adam and Rebekah Saltsman announce Austin-based multiplatform studio, intend to fund collaborations with other creators

2 SXSW Gaming organizer passes away

A month ago Matthew Crump suffers fatal heart attack less than a week before start of annual conference

Banner Saga publisher Versus Evil sets up shop

A month ago Bethesda veteran's Austin-based outfit joins growing ranks of pubs aimed at indie developers

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10 Make games for your players, not sales

A month ago Funomena's Robin Hunicke wants the rest of the industry to follow indies' lead when it comes to treatment of players

4 Minecraft movie in works at Warner Bros.

A month ago Mojang cofounder confirms project, concerns about indie hit "jumping the shark"

British spy agency looked into tapping Kinect feeds

A month ago Latest Edward Snowden leak says GCHQ intercepted Yahoo webcam chat images, considered similar spying with Xbox 360 tech

56 "Free-to-play" misleading advertising in Europe

A month ago European Commission meets with devs to improve consumer protections, wants them to stop calling games free if they have in-app purchases

11 US legislators single out violent game makers

A month ago Tax Reform Act of 2014 drafters say they're withholding tax credits from violent game devs, but wording covers all software development

Microsoft names 65 more ID@Xbox devs

A month ago Xbox One self-publishing roster expands; total number of indies now tops 200

16 Hundreds of Wii, DS games losing online play

A month ago Nintendo confirms WiFi Connection shutting down May 20; online stores, 3DS, and Wii U to be unaffected

15 .15% of mobile gamers make up 50% of in-app revenue - Survey

A month ago Analytics firm Swrve finds double-sided impact of mobile market's reliance on "whales"

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1 Layoffs at Sony Santa Monica

A month ago SCEA confirms cuts at God of War studio; one project potentially cancelled