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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

EG7 acquires Daybreak

Multi-disciplinary gaming firm buys EverQuest, H1Z1 studio for $300 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Was Activision Blizzard right to ignore mobile? | 10 Years Ago This Month

The publisher had to play catch-up after dismissing the mobile market in 2010, but that may have been its best course forward

By Brendan Sinclair

Survey finds gaming by Americans over 45 has spiked in 2020

NPD report says spending on games rose more than 70% for adults between 45 and 64 this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Square Enix confirms Avengers missed expectations

Publisher hopes "to make up for slow initial sales" with new content in coming months

By Brendan Sinclair

Piranha Games acquired by Enad Global 7

Mechwarrior developer purchased by Swedish gaming group for $24.1 million with $48.6 million more contingent on performance

By Brendan Sinclair

Red Dead Online gets a stand-alone release

Rockstar selling the Red Dead Redemption 2 online mode as its own product on Xbox One, PS4, and PC starting December 1

By Brendan Sinclair

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity ships 3 million

Nintendo tie-in sets new record for Tecmo-Koei's Warriors franchise in just four days of release

By Brendan Sinclair

Crowded field of racers drives Codemasters revenues up

F1 2020, Fast & Furious Crossroads, and Project Cars 3 more than double publisher's sales in final earnings report before expected Take-Two acquisition

By Brendan Sinclair

Controller use on Steam has doubled in past two years

Valve sees game pad use among PC players top 90% in genres like skateboarding games

By Brendan Sinclair

Genshin Impact leads October digital game spending

Superdata says multiplatform free-to-play game has highest grossing title as the month saw spending rise 14% to $10.6b

By Brendan Sinclair

Harassment costs this industry too much | Opinion

From dollars to basic human decency, the status quo of online multiplayer gaming is taking a heavy toll

By Brendan Sinclair

GeForce Now arrives on iOS via Safari

Nvidia gets around App Store's game streaming policies with a beta version of browser-based offering, will soon add support for GOG storefront titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Survey finds growing harassment among US gamers

ADL-Newzoo poll finds 68% of online multiplayer games experienced severe harassment in past six months, 22% said it made them quit playing certain games entirely

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch sees record viewership in October - Report

StreamElements and Arsenal find 1.6 billion hours watched on the platform last month, nearly doubling previous October

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft removes Singapore studio head

Hugues Ricour no longer leading Skull and Bones studio after report of sexual harassment, but remains with the publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Google and My.Games launch mobile accelerator program

Game Drive will start with EMEA and Russia focus, plans to expand to more territories over the course of 2021

By Brendan Sinclair

Gunzilla Games enters AAA shooter market with $25m in funding

After helping Warface developer Blackwood spin out from Crytek, Vlad Korolev is looking to build a studio from scratch

By Brendan Sinclair

USgamer staff laid off

Site's editor-in-chief and last three writers confirm they're being made redundant at the end of the year

By Brendan Sinclair

Police operation underway at Ubisoft Montreal

Update: Reported hostage situation may have been a hoax, police begin evacuating building

By Brendan Sinclair

EA has loot boxed itself in with FIFA Ultimate Team | Opinion

Publisher is in the position of having to fix its gambling problem without admitting there's a problem to fix

By Brendan Sinclair

PUBG Corp. creating new PUBG Mobile for India to get around ban

Korean publisher establishes Indian subsidiary that will hire 100 people, pledges to invest $100 million into local gaming and entertainment industry

By Brendan Sinclair

EA launching FIFA spend-tracking tool

FIFA Playtime gives players an overview of how much time and money they've spent on FIFA 21, ability to set spending and Ultimate Team limits

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Series S|X launch, big releases drive new records for UK broadband use

Service providers report new highs among Call of Duty updates and preloads, debuts of Destiny 2: Beyond Light and Assassin's Creed Valhalla

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch apologizes for handling of mass copyright claims

Streaming platform apologizes for giving streamers unhelpful warnings, little notice in face of avalanche of DMCA claims from record labels

By Brendan Sinclair

NPD says US consumers spent a record amount on games in Q3

$11.2 billion total for July-September span is up 24% on last year; market research firm expects Q4 to set records as well

By Brendan Sinclair

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