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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

Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve

Writer who worked on Portal series, Half-Life 2 Episodes has confirmed departure from company

By Brendan Sinclair

What developers can learn from PewDiePie

Weekly Recap: YouTube star's explanation for anti-Semitic jokes may be familiar to those who follow the AAA scene

By Brendan Sinclair

Ark: Survival Evolved sells 1 million on PS4

Sony port of Studio Wildcard's debut was best-selling game on PSN for December and January

By Brendan Sinclair

Snowprint picks up Black Anvil team

Wilhelm Österberg and devs from shuttered Wooga midcore team form new Berlin studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft moves E3 media briefing to Sunday

Xbox maker abandons traditional Monday morning time slot to kick off its E3 week on June 11 at 2 p.m.

Sony axes PS Now for PS3, Vita, more

Company drops streaming service for Bravia and Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players, and more, will focus on PS4 and PC support

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA calls Trump's immigration stance "reckless and misinformed"

US industry trade group promises vigilance against "misguided efforts that dim our frontiers"

By Brendan Sinclair

US games industry adds $11.7 billion to GDP - ESA

Trade group's economic impact report says gaming supports more than 220,000 jobs, average compensation tops $97,000 a year

By Brendan Sinclair

eSports market to hit $696 million this year - Report

Newzoo projects total eSports market to reach $1.5 billion by 2020, with brand sponsorship and advertising leading the way

By Brendan Sinclair

Costume Quest animated series in the works at Amazon

Double Fine games being adapted by Adventure Time production company Frederator Studios; show to premiere in 2018

Rebellion to license 2000 AD comic brands

Game developer and comic publisher makes characters like Judge Dredd available for other studios to base games on

By Brendan Sinclair

EA fines Madden Bowl winner

Tournament winner loses $3,000 for posting offensive tweets despite warnings from publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Publishing cuts staff

Disappointing year prompts layoffs at studios including Infinity Ward and Beenox

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam kills Greenlight

Steam Direct will have devs pay an application fee for each game "to decrease the noise in the submission pipeline"

By Brendan Sinclair

"Any pressure on visas getting into the US is worrisome" - Valve

Erik Johnson and Gabe Newell explain how Trump's immigration policies could prompt The International to be moved out of the country

By Brendan Sinclair

Resident Evil 7 ships 3 million

Survival horror game on its way toward meeting initial sales goal of 4 million by end of March

Activision stumbles offset by booming Blizzard business

Overwatch division's growth leads Activision Blizzard to record year as disappointing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare prompts return to traditional combat for series; no new Skylanders game in 2017

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga ends 2016 with little improvement

Bookings are up and social gaming company touts progress in the turnaround, but net losses for the year still top $108 million

Kabam cuts Beijing team

Legacy of Zeus developers let go as company narrows list of key assets left to sell

By Brendan Sinclair

NBA and Take-Two launch NBA 2K eLeague

Pro hoops franchises to run their own eSports teams as licensing partners announce first competitive gaming outfit operated by a US pro sports league

By Brendan Sinclair

Watch Dogs 2 launch "not as dynamic as expected"

Ubisoft says Steep slightly overperformed, downgrades sales outlook as South Park gets delayed out of the fiscal year

By Brendan Sinclair

TT Games acquires Playdemic

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment label picks up Golf Clash studio to work on Lego mobile games

By Brendan Sinclair

Warner Bros. sees full-year game sales dip

Publisher blames decline on tough comparison against 2015 hits Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Knight

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop, Target deny cancelled Switch reservations

[UPDATE] Both retailers have now dismissed reports of allocation shortages, asking customers with issues to contact them

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two pushes sales up, misses bottom line guidance

Mafia III, Civilization VI, NBA 2K17, GTA V continue selling as publisher's first VR efforts justify CEO Zelnick's previous skepticism

By Brendan Sinclair

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