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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9 Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs

A month ago Layoff plan includes 12,500 cuts from Nokia, fewer layers of management; "limited" impact on Xbox hardware

5 Vivendi considered firing Kotick

A month ago Emails show Activision CEO was willing to quit or be fired over his insistence on being part of any purchasing group for Call of Duty publisher

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6 When free-to-play isn't the best option

A month ago Kitfox and Double Stallion find more success with premium follow-ups to free-to-play failures

1 Motiga lands $20 million in funding

A month ago Investment in Washington free-to-play developer pulled from NetEase, Smilegate, Neowiz

23 Sony looking to pick up Wii audience

A month ago House says to expect more PS4 "remastered" last-gen hits aimed at early adopters who passed on PS3

6 David Goldfarb leaves Overkill to build own studio

A month ago Payday 2 director "abandoning AAA," sets up four-person team in Stockholm to work on an RPG

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10 EA DICE: "You could market research any product to death"

A month ago GM Karl Magnus Troedsson on filtering fan feedback, why Mirror's Edge 2 had to be made

3 PS4 doing "okay" in Japan - Sony

A month ago Lack of locally produced games, healthy PS3 and handheld markets cited for lukewarm reception

2 Blizzard working to improve inclusivity - Morhaime

A month ago Co-founder of World of Warcraft company pledges "to draw from more diverse voices" and "create more diverse heroes and content"

5 Watch Dogs pushes Ubi sales up 374%

A month ago New IP has already shipped 8 million; publisher's quarterly revenues on PS4 were twice that of any other platform

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7 Gameloft pushing quality over quantity

A month ago Baudouin Corman believes "fewer, bigger, better" approach can work in free-to-play mobile space now

8 Microsoft CEO commits to Xbox

A month ago Satya Nadella squashes speculation that he would sell game division, says gaming tech bolsters productivity businesses

Jobs

Duggan joins Zynga board of directors

A month ago Google's VP of engineering Dr. Regina E. Duggan signs on with FarmVille publisher

3 Plan to use retail Xbox Ones as dev kits scrapped - Report

A month ago [UPDATE] Xbox's Martin Fuller says there are no plans to bring that feature out in the future; Microsoft calls remarks "inaccurate"

7 Oculus working on Samsung's VR headset - Report

A month ago Rift maker said to provide software support for mobile device company's own Gear VR hardware

Mobile could push games to $100 billion by 2017 - Digi-Capital

A month ago Investment bank expects mobile and online games to account for 60 percent of worldwide revenues within three years

2 Nexon takes stake in Bleszinski's Boss Key

A month ago Free-to-play publisher also gets worldwide rights to first-person shooter code-named BlueStreak

12 DRM not the way to fight piracy - Paradox

A month ago CEO Fredrik Wester would rather incentivize those who purchase than punish those who steal

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EA taking notes from Supercell, King, Gungho

A month ago EA Mobile head Frank Gibeau says his company needs to get better at long-running live services, sees plenty of room for improvement on hardware

10 Bleszinski opens Boss Key

A month ago Ex-Epic designer and Guerrilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee unveil new studio

Majesco avoids Nasdaq delisting

A month ago 1-for-7 reverse stock split does the trick, publisher regains compliance with $1 minimum share price

3 Appeal of smart toys spans globe - Report

A month ago Interpret research says 72 million kids worldwide interested in toys-to-life games

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2 Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

A month ago Chief creative officer leaves World of Warcraft studio after 17 years

11 Miyamoto laments gaming's "creative immaturity"

A month ago Designer says majority of E3 was "bloody shooter software," points to comics, movies as media where creators challenge themselves more

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13 Gamer resistance to digital decreasing - Ubisoft

A month ago Whether it's full-game downloads or microtransactions, Chris Early says consumers are increasingly interested in intangible goods