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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1 League of Legends vets form Phoenix Labs

2 months ago Developers open new Vancouver studio to work on AAA multiplayer titles

14 Nintendo backs off pursuit of casual players

2 months ago Shigeru Miyamoto says a passive attitude on players' part is "kind of a pathetic thing"

1 Standalone Kinect arrives Oct. 7

2 months ago Xbox One camera peripheral available unbundled for $150 with code for Dance Central Spotlight

1 GOG moves into movies

2 months ago Online game store adds selection of DRM-free documentaries, looks to expand to classic movies, TV shows

Analysts applaud Twitch acquisition

2 months ago Wedbush, Digi-Capital say union is a good fit; Amazon game exec says service will "remain unchanged for a while"

6 Capcom suing Koei Tecmo

2 months ago Resident Evil publisher accuses Dynasty Warriors firm of multiple patent infringement

4 Google-Twitch deal nixed by antitrust concerns - Report

2 months ago Two companies could not agree on breakup fee if regulators struck down proposed acquisition

4 Amazon acquires Twitch

2 months ago Online retailer buys video streaming service for $970 million in cash

4 GaymerX to return as GX: Everyone Games

2 months ago Rebranded convention Kickstarting 2015 show, aiming for $80,000 in crowdfunding

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

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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

Jobs

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

Jobs

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

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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

Jobs

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

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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