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8th July 2021

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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

The cannibalization takeaway | This Week in Business

Ubisoft's free-to-play faux pas simply reflective of the industry's increasing hunger for lucrative brand extensions

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic grills Apple expert on "frictionless" outside-app spending

Economist unable to back up claims about apps allowing users to make transactions through browsers

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming carries Sega Sammy through difficult year

Publisher sold 46% more games year-over-year thanks to latest Persona and Yakuza entries, but pandemic hits to pachinko and resort business push revenue down 24%

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard and Epic vets form Lightforge Games

New developer has raised $5 million in investment as it aims to mesh "elements from Minecraft or Roblox with tabletop RPGs"

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony has 25 first-party PS5 games in the works

PlayStation Worldwide Studios head Hermen Hulst says almost half of the games in development come from new IP

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft stresses it is not reducing AAA efforts

Publisher clarifies comments from earnings call, says it is increasing investing in free-to-play

By Brendan Sinclair

Playtika revenues jump 20%

Mobile publisher raises forecast in first quarterly report covering the post-IPO era

By Brendan Sinclair

Apple rejected 1 million "problematic" apps last year

As it looks to justify App Store policies in legal battle with Epic, Apple releases stats focused on security concerns

By Brendan Sinclair

EA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarter

Q4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher's bookings still up double-digits

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet again

Publisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play "to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term"

By Brendan Sinclair

THQ Nordic acquires Kaiko, Appeal, and Massive Miniteam

Publisher's latest acquisitions include its frequent partner for modern remasters, the developer of Outcast, and the studio behind Spitlings

By Brendan Sinclair

Roblox's first quarterly report sees bookings, losses soar

User-generated content platform saw bookings more than double to $652 million, while losses deepened to $134 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic v. Apple shows games industry at its most absurd | This Week in Business

Minecraft isn't a game, Sony is tearing friendships apart, Apple taking 30% makes the world a better place, and other dubious claims aired in court

By Brendan Sinclair

Genesis Noir nabs four nominations in 2021 IGF Awards

Other games in the running for Seumas McNally Grand Prize include Paradise Killer, Teardown, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Umurani Generation, and Spiritfarer

By Brendan Sinclair

How Women in Gaming survived its publisher's demise

Meagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launch

By Brendan Sinclair

FTC has looked into Epic's handling of children's personal information

Testimony in Apple suit indicates federal regulator has taken an interest in Fortnite publisher's privacy practices

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directors

Animation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next month

By Brendan Sinclair

E3 confirms Sega, Square Enix, Bandai Namco and more

Ten more companies added to next month's all-digital industry showcase

By Brendan Sinclair

USC Games launches fund to support Black and Indigenous students

Professor Jim Huntley talks about starting the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund with help from Take-Two, and why it's a needed step toward equity

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga acquiring Chartboost for $250m

First quarter financials show publisher's continued acquisitions have led to soaring revenues, but it continues to post net losses

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty, King push Activision Blizzard to record Q1 revenues

Publisher's revenues jump 27% to $2.28 billion as Call of Duty Mobile's Chinese debut helps drive Activision division sales up 72% year-over-year

By Brendan Sinclair

The Witcher 3 director leaves CD Projekt

Investigation into workplace bullying reportedly cleared Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, but he has resigned and apologized "for all the bad blood I have caused"

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic, Apple trade shots in opening statements

Fortnite maker questions motivations behind App Store policies while iPhone maker says Epic victory would hurt consumers

By Brendan Sinclair

Official PlayStation Magazine re-launches as Play

Long-running UK periodical retired as editorial staff starts over from issue 1; subscriptions carried over automatically

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop opening new US east coast fulfillment center

New 700,000 square-foot Pennsylvania facility opens later this year, intended to support ecommerce "transformation"

By Brendan Sinclair

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