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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

Unity to raise subscription prices

Beginning in January, Pro subs will go up 20% to $150 a month, while Plus plans rise 14% to $40 a month

By Brendan Sinclair

What Tilt Five learned from the funding, focus stumbles of CastAR

Tilt Five CEO Jeri Ellsworth shares lessons on VC backing and strategic focus from AR tabletop outfit's VR/AR predecessor

By Brendan Sinclair

Tilting Point acquires monetization firm Gondola

User acquisition and marketing outfit picks up in-game offer and ad optimization company

By Brendan Sinclair

Deca acquires four games from Gree

Indie publisher grabs midcore titles Knights and Dragons, Crime City, Modern War, and Kingdom Age from Japanese mobile outfit

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab continues blockchain focus

Publisher's start-up program also looking into services to "improve entertainment experiences before, during and after gaming sessions"

By Brendan Sinclair

US Hearthstone players banned for Hong Kong protest

Team that held up a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign punished "for engaging in behavior disruptive to" tournament broadcast

By Brendan Sinclair

Google ending Daydream

Company will stop selling View VR headset holder, citing decreasing usage and lack of adoption by developers and consumers

By Brendan Sinclair

Analogue shows off Pocket retro portable

$199 handheld hardware set for 2020, will play original carts from Game Boy family, Game Gear, Lynx, and Neo Geo Pocket Color

By Brendan Sinclair

German regulator begins process to ban Coin Master game

Review board considers blacklisting game with gambling-like elements as harmful to minors, decision could set precedent for other titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-Bungie president wants to offer "a job that fits in your life, not something that rules it"

ProbablyMonsters' Harold Ryan talks about the importance of establishing culture as he works to set up three new AAA studios

By Brendan Sinclair

Google Stadia Pro launches November 19

Paid subscription streaming service to debut next month as Founder's Edition bundles begin shipping; free Stadia Base to follow next year

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard: Chinese interests "had no influence" on Blitzchung ban

Hearthstone developer reduces punishments for pro player's support of Hong Kong protesters as president J. Allen Brack insists response would have been the same to pro-China views

By Brendan Sinclair

Esports mobile startup Meta Games gets $2m

Bitkraft Esports Ventures adds another investment to its list by leading seed funding round for Berlin-based studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard forces name change for gay guild

Publisher renames "Gay Boys" as "Guild ZFXPK" in response to player reports, changes it back but says it can't stop it happening again

By Brendan Sinclair

Changing mental health depictions in games

Developers say the industry is getting better at incorporating real conditions into their stories, but more progress is needed

By Brendan Sinclair

Harold Ryan sets up ProbablyMonsters

Former Bungie CEO's developer of developers lands $18.8 million in funding, reveals Cauldron Studios and Firewalk Studios

By Brendan Sinclair

Doom Eternal delayed to March

id Software pushes back game launch into packed Q1 "to live up to our standards of speed and polish"; Switch version postponed further

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation 5 set for holiday 2020

Sony confirms official name, rumble feature replacement, and varying resistance triggers for next-gen console

By Brendan Sinclair

PUBG Mobile envisions esports for casuals

Tencent Games' Neo Liu discusses the company's efforts to build high- and low-end competitive scenes around its mobile survival shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

FIFA 20 arrives atop EMEAA charts

EA's annual football franchise leads a trio of newcomers to the charts as Code Vein and Dragon Quest XI S also make top 5 debuts

By Brendan Sinclair

Playable Worlds has a 'different mindset' on engagement

CEO Raph Koster takes a look at the right lessons and wrong lessons the industry took from MMOs like Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies

By Brendan Sinclair

Gearbox and its former lawyer agree to drop lawsuits

Suits dismissed after parties resolve "misunderstandings," say evidence exonerated Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford

By Brendan Sinclair

WGA drops video game award category

Writers Guild Awards suspends game honor saying there aren't enough eligible titles for "a meaningful award selection process"

By Brendan Sinclair

Raph Koster launches new MMO studio with $2.7m in seed funding

Bitkraft Esports Ventures leads investment in Ultima Online designer's Playable Worlds, building "an online world where a broad range of players can find a home"

By Brendan Sinclair

Discord confirms layoffs

Chat platform says it "made an active shift in the talent needs of our marketing department"

By Brendan Sinclair

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