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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

Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite

Country joins Nepal and some parts of India in forbidding Bluehole's shooter, citing impact on youth and addictive qualities

By Brendan Sinclair

Ninja named to Time 100

Popular streamer represents gaming on magazine's annual list of influential people

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony says #MeToo, streaming behind stricter limits on sex in games

Concerns over "legal and social action" against sexually explicit games have caused it to revamp guidelines on what it allows on its platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Jen MacLean joins Amazon Game Tech

Former IGDA executive director will join firm as global biz dev head for small and mid-sized studios

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom rolling out its own retro system

Capcom Home Arcade dual joystick set-up launches in October with 16 built-in games, €230 price tag

By Brendan Sinclair

Next PlayStation will have discs, backward compatibility

System won't launch until 2020 at the earliest, will feature a solid-state hard drive, PSVR compatibility, 8K support

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft overhauling HR complaint process

After employees trade harassment stories, CEO Satya Nadella promises consistent, transparent enforcement of company policy

By Brendan Sinclair

"The bankers are actually much more metal than publishers"

Headbang Club's David Elahee talks about Double Kick Heroes' path from Ludum Dare prototype to multiplatform launch

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic Games hires Jason West

Respawn and Infinity Ward co-founder returns to game development after six-year hiatus

By Brendan Sinclair

Nepal bans PUBG

Battle royale shooter prohibited over concerns about violence, addiction, and distraction from school work

By Brendan Sinclair

Dark Slope thinking bigger with warehouse-scale VR

Co-founder CJ Hervey says location-based VR solves a lot of challenges, but adds in new ones

By Brendan Sinclair

YouTube creating interactive narratives

Video service establishes new unit to produce original Bandersnatch-style content

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard pays employees for health tracking

Company gives $1 a day in gift cards to employees using a pregnancy-tracking app that allows HR to monitor aggregated data

By Brendan Sinclair

Google Play hosting inappropriate games with kid-friendly ratings

Free-to-play games featuring violent content and gambling hit the platform thanks to reliance on developers to rate their own titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Black Desert franchise tops $1 billion in revenues

Pearl Abyss says multiplatform MMORPG franchise has reached milestone in less than four years

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming is not a meritocracy

Vlambeer's Rami Ismail pokes holes in the notion of cream rising to the top, explains why devs and platforms may believe in it anyway

By Brendan Sinclair

Univision sells Gizmodo Media Group

Parent company of Kotaku and other former Gawker sites deals portfolio to private equity firm Great Hill Partners

By Brendan Sinclair

What makes a good Kickstarter campaign?

Anya Combs talks about ideal video length, the right number of .gifs, and one mistake that will keep any project from being featured

By Brendan Sinclair

Future recognizes staff union

Publisher voluntarily recognizes organized employees of PC Gamer, GamesRadar and nine other publications

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft investigating more sexual harassment claims

Women say HR turned a blind eye to their reports of sexual extortion, belittling behavior from colleagues

By Brendan Sinclair

BioWare admits workplace, production issues

"These problems are real and it's our top priority to continue working to solve them," says genreal manager Casey Hudson

By Brendan Sinclair

Ten tips for pitching from the head of ID@Xbox

Chris Charla gives developers a crash course on the dos and don'ts of selling potential partners on game ideas

By Brendan Sinclair

Borderlands 3 joins list of Epic Games store PC exclusives

2K says its goal is "to embrace new distribution platforms that will contribute to our effort to grow the audience" for Gearbox's shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop posts $673m full-year loss

Specialty retailer acknowledges "the challenges facing our pre-owned video game business" and a need to change its business model

By Brendan Sinclair

Making piracy and pre-owned games problems of the past

10 Years Ago This Month: Gaming execs kill two birds with one server-based stone, while Konami insists Six Days in Fallujah has no message

By Brendan Sinclair

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