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Brendan Sinclair, Managing 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

GameStop raises another $1.13 billion through stock sale

Retailer's second equity offering in as many months brings post-stock surge proceeds to $1.68 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard wins executive compensation vote

54% of shareholders approve measure despite opposition from group critical of CEO Kotick's "outsized equity pay"

By Brendan Sinclair

Kim Swift joins Xbox Game Studios Publishing

Former Stadia game design director signs on as senior director of cloud gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

When a disappointing E3 is a good problem to have | This Week in Business

Conspicuous absences suggest fading relevance for the venerable show, but don't reflect the health of the industry at large

By Brendan Sinclair

FIFA Ultimate Team tries out loot box previews

Limited-time event using "preview packs" where players can see which cards they'll get before they pay for them

By Brendan Sinclair

Lessons from the 'endless' runner Minion Rush

NBC Universal's Berto Campo and Gameloft Kharkiv's Stanislav Sadkeyev talk about keeping the licensed game going after eight years and a billion downloads

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch's 2.2bn hours watched in May another record

Resident Evil Village debuts in the top 10 categories based on hours watched, according to StreamElements and Rainmaker.gg report

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft Massive head stepping down

Managing director David Polfeldt will move into "a new strategic role" as Avatar and Division 2 studio's next leader will be an external hire

By Brendan Sinclair

GTA Online for PS3 and Xbox 360 shutting down

Rockstar pulling the plug on its online service game's original platforms December 16

By Brendan Sinclair

PS5 VR headset expected for holidays 2022 - Report

Bloomberg sources say Sony's next-gen equipment will use Samsung OLED displays

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Series X|S-exclusive The Medium moves to PS5 in September

Bloober Team confirms its latest will arrive on Sony's hardware a little more than seven months after its debut

By Brendan Sinclair

Is sustainable game development the new punk?

Aurora Punks founder Robert Bäckström talks about the business behind his new collective of emerging developers

By Brendan Sinclair

China console games market projected to approach $2.5bn by 2025 - Report

Niko Partners expects the space to grow at a 5.9% CAGR with audience nearly doubling to 23.9 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Cyberpunk 2077 returns to PlayStation Store next week

Sony warns that base PS4 edition of the game will still have problems, recommends playing on PS4 Pro or PS5 instead

By Brendan Sinclair

Turtle Beach gets into controller market

Peripheral maker expands into console pads and flight yokes with first pair of Xbox and PC offerings

By Brendan Sinclair

Resident Evil: Village leads as May sales rise 3% | US Monthly Charts

Capcom's latest has best launch month of the year so far as industry keeps pace with last year's pandemic spending surge

By Brendan Sinclair

Bethesda's Starfield, Redfall bookend Xbox E3 conference

Recent acquisition's efforts given the spotlight as Halo Infinite multiplayer goes free-to-play, Forza Horizon 5 goes to Mexico, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora lead Ubisoft's E3

Rocksmith+ subscription service rounds out reveals as publisher leans on new looks at upcoming games and ongoing support for live titles

By Brendan Sinclair

The four kinds of celebrity appearance | This Week in Business

It's rare that hiring a big-name talent to pitch a game at a show like E3 works for both the company and the audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Elden Ring highlight Summer Game Fest

Geoff Keighley E3 week kickoff features first look at Gearbox spin-off and new look at From Software-George R.R. Martin project

By Brendan Sinclair

Hackers steal EA source code for FIFA 21, Frostbite

Publisher says no player data was accessed, does not expect attack to impact games or business

By Brendan Sinclair

Scavengers Studio investigation faults studio for lack of communication

Season developer says creative director Simon Darveau's misconduct was handled appropriately, but the studio neglected to inform employees about disciplinary actions

By Brendan Sinclair

An E3 to forget | 10 Years Ago This Month

Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and Kinect's big push for core gamers made for an interesting -- but very, very doomed -- lineup at gaming's biggest showcase

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop pulls new leadership from Amazon, reports Q1 sales boost

Incoming CEO Matt Furlong and CFO Mike Recupero are the latest appointees hired from online retail giant

By Brendan Sinclair

Catching up with the ESA on the eve of the first digital E3

Trade group's president Stanley Pierre-Louis answers our questions about cryptocurrency, gambling, social justice, and toxic fandoms

By Brendan Sinclair

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