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Brendan Sinclair, North American 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

NPD: January sales down 26% year-over-year

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot tops charts as hardware spending declines 35% year-over-year

By Brendan Sinclair

GDC gives COVID19 update

Organizers say US travel restrictions on China impact about 2% of exhibitors and attendees

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA names 10 companies still attending E3

Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Take-Two among the bigger outfits participating in 2020 show, which will have an industry-only day

By Brendan Sinclair

Mobile World Congress Barcelona show cancelled over virus fears

Organizing body GSMA says travel concerns and other factors "made it impossible" to hold 2020 edition of annual conference

By Brendan Sinclair

Sweeney criticizes "customer adversarial" industry tactics

Epic CEO condemns privacy invasion, pay-to-win, and loot boxes, calls for companies to "divorce ourselves from politics"

By Brendan Sinclair

Bit Fry backers invest additional $3.5 million

Bitkraft Esports Ventures and 1Up Ventures increase their stake in creator of many-licensed sports franchise Ultimate Rivals

By Brendan Sinclair

Accessible design and focusing on the gaps

HyperDot dev Charles McGregor explains how he stumbled into accessibility after an experiment with eye-tracking

By Brendan Sinclair

Black game pros assess industry's diversity efforts

Panelists at Ubisoft Toronto event say they see progress but there's still a lot left to do

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony paid $229 million for Insomniac

SEC filing reveals acquisition cost of Ratchet & Clank and Marvel's Spider-Man developer in a majority-cash deal

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo: Switch "just entering the middle of its lifecycle"

President Shuntaro Furukawa says Switch Lite purchasers who already owned a Switch down to 30% from 43%

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty rises as rest of Activision Blizzard stumbles

Handful of bright spots in year-end financial results came courtesy of flagship shooter series

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft quarterly revenues down 26%

Rough Q3 results still beat forecast as publisher points to full slate for next fiscal year

By Brendan Sinclair

Nexon Korea and union agree on pay raises

Publisher tentatively agrees with Starting Point labor union on an average 6.8% salary increase for this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Putting together an All-Star team of sports licenses

Bit Fry's Ben Freidlin talks about how and why the first-time developer got the NHL, NBA, MLB, WNBA, NFL Players Association and more on board for Ultimate Rivals

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga posts record full-year revenues

Q4 revenues up 63% year-over-year but Words With Friends publisher still posts modest net loss

By Brendan Sinclair

Bleszinski regrets being too political with LawBreakers

In reflecting on Boss Key's demise, studio co-founder says it was a mistake to push his personal beliefs in a divided world

By Brendan Sinclair

Nacon buys Rig headset brand from Plantronics

Bigben gaming business preparing for IPO picks up communications company's gaming line

By Brendan Sinclair

Exploring new frontiers of color with The Outer Worlds

Art director Daniel Alpert discusses the visually striking approach to Obsidian's latest RPG

By Brendan Sinclair

Nicolas Doucet named PlayStation Japan studio head

Director of Astro Bot: Rescue Mission will now oversee the studio behind that game and the Knack series

By Brendan Sinclair

Are gamers scarier than biker gangs?

10 Years Ago This Month: South Australian attorney general compares the threats he receives while Activision Blizzard starts a new layoff tradition

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA promises "to shake things up" for E3

Trade group also promises upgraded security in wake of leaking media members' personal information

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot takes its licensing game up a league

Hire of Disney and Nickelodeon vet Ron Johnson coincides with increased focus on external partners for consumer products

By Brendan Sinclair

Dauntless developer acquired by Garena

VC-backed Phoenix Labs reaches an exit, but co-founder and CEO Jesse Houston has no plans to leave anytime soon

By Brendan Sinclair

When do deceptive playable ads help, and when do they hurt?

Dan Greenberg of ironSource says misleading interactive mobile ads were huge in 2019, but likely to be reined in this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Washington bills would carve out exceptions for games in gambling law

Bipartisan legislation aims to protect gaming industry from lawsuits if games don't let users cash out

By Brendan Sinclair

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