Archive - Brendan Sinclair

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Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US.

Twitter: @BrendanSinclair

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73 Chinese Room studio head leaving games

A month ago Dear Esther dev Jessica Curry cites health, toxic publisher relationship, industry's treatment of women as reasons for stepping away from the medium

Zynga launches gamified ads

A month ago Sponsored Play program puts ad games within games, touted as "the next wave in mobile advertising"

How are eSports gamers different?

A month ago EEDAR research finds competitive gamers skew male, are younger, more social, more likely to work out than their counterparts

7 ESA butts heads with UN over online harassment report

A month ago [UPDATE] UN pulls report on cyber violence against women and girls, apologizes for errors and poor sourcing


1 "If people have a voice, you're going to do well"

A month ago Ubisoft Toronto's Alexandre Parizeau talks management strategy and how the indie boom is inspiring the next wave of AAA innovation


1 Brad Muir joins Valve

A month ago Ex-Double Fine lead behind Massive Chalice, Iron Brigade begins work at Dota 2 dev in December


4 10 Years Ago This Month: October 2005

A month ago Arnold Schwarzenegger puts gaming on the path to the Supreme Court, Microsoft predicts issues with Xbox 360 launch hardware, and EA sees the best/worst of times

1 HoloLens dev kit ships Q1 2016

A month ago Consumers will have to wait as Development Edition of Microsoft's augmented reality tech will cost $3,000

4 eSports to bring in $1.8 billion by 2020 - Analyst

A month ago Colin Sebastian says competitive gaming might be "next big thing in media and entertainment"

3 Oculus exec warns uptake may be slow

2 months ago VP of product suggests content, price issues may keep virtual reality tech from changing the industry overnight

Watch TwitchCon live now!

2 months ago Tune in as the game streaming site kicks off its first conference in San Francisco

30 Twitch policy on nudity a "disgrace" - Yang

2 months ago Creator of Rinse and Repeat takes streaming service to task after it bans his shower simulator from broadcast


1 Lucy Bradshaw leaves EA

2 months ago Senior VP concludes 23-year stint at publisher as Maxis moves under EA Mobile's oversight

Nordic acquires Codename: Panzers franchise

2 months ago 18 months after picking up Cold War, publisher grabs rest of real-time tactics series from Neocoregames

11 Oculus announces new $99 Gear VR

2 months ago Lighter version of mobile headset will work with major 2015 Samsung phones, hits stores starting this November


Gameloft shutters Seattle studio

2 months ago Mobile publisher makes its eighth studio shutdown of 2015, this one less than a year after opening it

1 Turner forms Counter-Strike eSports league, TV series

2 months ago Valve on board as broadcaster and WME/IMG plan to air 20 live events on TBS next year


1 Roblox rolling out on Xbox One

2 months ago User-driven game creation tool cracks into consoles as Microsoft allows would-be devs to sell their wares on its system

Kids gaming most on mobile - NPD

2 months ago Research firm finds 63 percent of kids aged 2-17 play on mobile, while computer usage down dramatically since 2013


'Games as art' is good for business

2 months ago Hand Eye Society executive director Jim Munroe says the industry's creatives and companies are after the same thing, just for different reasons

Riot slaps Team Immunity with two-year ban

2 months ago Australian pro team barred from League of Legends tourneys for non-payment of players

57 Kickstarter becomes public benefit corporation

2 months ago Founders reclassify crowdfunding platform as a for-profit company for the benefit of society as well as shareholders


Survey finds more stability in gaming audio field

2 months ago 2015 Game Audio Industry Survey finds a surge in respondents with full-time salaried employment as audio professionals

Pre-alpha game sees PS4 launch this month

2 months ago Purchasing virtual currency bundles will give users access to free-to-play Dungeon Defenders II while it's still in development


2 Mobile barriers to entry growing exponentially - Scopely

2 months ago CEO of The Walking Dead: Road to Survival publisher says it's a person-eat-person business increasingly favoring the established hitmakers