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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

Ubisoft's "Minority Report of programming"

La Forge claims its Commit Assistant AI for detecting bugs as they're introduced can cut programming time by 20 per cent

By Brendan Sinclair

Mediating the meeting of games and movies

APA Agency's Gina Ramirez talks about her time on both sides of the Hollywood and Games divide

By Brendan Sinclair

PLAY Paris brings PAX to Europe

"Powered by PAX" fan expo on April 21-22 to include video games, tabletop gaming, esports, concerts

By Brendan Sinclair

Atari launching two cryptocurrencies

Shares spike 52% after company unveils Atari Token and Pong, announces plans to allow cryptocurrencies in its gambling business

By Brendan Sinclair

Eugen Systems employees on strike

Almost half of strategy studio's developers walk out claiming labor law violations

By Brendan Sinclair

Viveport Subscription increases price

Monthly price of VR service will rise from $7 to $9; storefront says it will now "regularly" give out codes for free games as well

Supercell sales, earnings down in 2017

Clash Royale studio posts lowest numbers in three years, still brings in $810 million profit on more than $2 billion in revenue

By Brendan Sinclair

Senator calls on ESRB to re-consider loot boxes

New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan says "at minimum" the ratings system should note when games employ the contentious business model

By Brendan Sinclair

Machinima: "We're no longer an upstart teenager"

GM Russell Arons explains why the rebranded logo breaks from the past when the content strategy is about "returning to our roots"

By Brendan Sinclair

If loot boxes are free-to-play's present, what will be the future?

With a new round of funding and Dauntless ramping up to open beta, Phoenix Labs is ready for a free-to-play renaissance

By Brendan Sinclair

Fredrik Wester stepping down as Paradox CEO

Board member Ebba Ljungerud will take the helm of publisher as Wester assumes new role to focus on new business areas

By Brendan Sinclair

Assassin's Creed: Origins on track to double Syndicate sales

Ubisoft emphasizes recurrent spending and catalog sales as it beats holiday quarter projections

By Brendan Sinclair

Watching over Overwatch pros

Talent agent Ryan Morrison on the incredible growth of the esports scene in recent years, and how players have changed along with it

By Brendan Sinclair

Monster Hunter: World hits 6 million shipped

Co-op action game reaches milestone faster than any title in Capcom history, already publisher's fourth best-seller of all-time

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard posts record quarter, full-year results

Growth in mobile more than offsets single-digit slips in console and PC revenues for owner of Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Candy Crush

By Brendan Sinclair

Viacom Next VR/AR studio shuts down

Developer of Smash Party and Transformers: Cade's Junkyard axed as part of larger layoffs at Viacom

By Brendan Sinclair

Building MechWarrior Online

Piranha Games was among the first wave of Western studios with free-to-play hits, but it was there by necessity, not by design

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two's usual performers carry company to solid quarter

Record quarters for Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K continue to tide publisher over during a light year of major releases

By Brendan Sinclair

Sunless Skies sales lead to Failbetter Games layoffs

Developer says Early Access RPG sold 15% of what Sunless Seas managed in comparable span; Fundbetter Games program discontinued

By Brendan Sinclair

Tencent acquires stake in Shanda

Online giant pays unknown amount for undisclosed portion of Chinese publisher behind World of Legend

By Brendan Sinclair

Google prepping game streaming service - Report

Offering codenamed Yeti would work either with Chromecast or potential Google console

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop names new CEO

Retailer promotes president of international brands Michael K. Mauler as predecessor J. Paul Raines leaves board of directors due to illness

By Brendan Sinclair

Layoffs at Capcom Vancouver

30% of studio laid off as Dead Rising developer reportedly sees one project cancelled, another has scope reduced

By Brendan Sinclair

When the brands come marching in

Outplay Entertaiment CEO Douglas Hare explains why the studio got into branded games with Angry Birds Pop, and why that isn't the only way forward in mobile

By Brendan Sinclair

Counter-Strike's Jess Cliffe arrested for sexual exploitation of a child

Co-creator of classic first-person shooter suspended by Valve until more is known of charges

By Brendan Sinclair

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