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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

Switch expanding the console market, says Interpret

Consumer insights firm notes large uptick last year in Switch owners who don't have any other consoles

By Brendan Sinclair

Oxenfree dev: "Making a decision is just as important as the quality of the decision"

Night School Studios' Sean Krankel and Adam Hines talk about the studio's process and the importance of iterating on marketing messages

By Brendan Sinclair

Kuato raises 4.5m, expands to VR

Educational gaming studio's Panic Room will let one player direct the action from a PC or mobile device while another plays through a VR headset

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt apologizes again for Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles

Co-founder Marcin Iwiński narrows next-gen upgrade for back half of 2021, delays free DLCs until after first big patches

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam saw 21% more games sold in 2020

Valve reports storefront had 120 million monthly active users last year, hours played jumped 51% as VR sales rose 32%

By Brendan Sinclair

GameFly introduces movies-only subscription

Original 'Netflix for games' mail order rental company expands offerings with a Netflix for movies

By Brendan Sinclair

Newzoo sees mobile marketing upheaval in 2021

Research firm discusses impact of Apple's IDFA changes and four more trends in the mobile market this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Bethesda lands Indiana Jones license

Todd Howard will executive produce with Wolfenstein studio MachineGames handling the development duties

By Brendan Sinclair

B/HI acquired by Dolphin Entertainment

PR agency formerly known as Bender/Helper Impact will operate as part of PR firm 42West

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitter says gaming posts up 75% in 2020

More than 2 billion gaming tweets make for a record year as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Game Awards 2020 were most talked about game and event, respectively

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop holiday sales down 3.1% in 2020

New consoles can't offset impact of closing more than 450 stores and COVID-19 shutdowns; retailer shakes up board of directors

By Brendan Sinclair

IronSource acquires Soomla

App monetization firm picks up creator of tech to identify inappropriate or misleading ads that hurt user experience

Squanch CEO Tanya Watson steps down

Trover Saves the Universe studio will see chief creative officer Justin Roiland take over CEO role

By Brendan Sinclair

What will a post-pandemic games industry look like? | This Week in Business

Our long-running weekly quotes and stats column makes its GamesIndustry.biz debut

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic acquires Rad Game Tools

Unreal Engine maker picks up company behind Bink, Oodle, Telemetry, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Handheld hardships | 10 Years Ago This Month

Optimism abounded around Nintendo's 3DS and Sony's Next Generation Portable in early 2011

By Brendan Sinclair

Pixelles launches BIPOC Creator Program

Montreal non-profit offering mentorship, CAD $10,000 grant to Canadian Black, Indigenous and People of Colour developers

Koei Tecmo says it will sue over bootleg Dead or Alive video

Publisher plans civil case against person who sold in-game videos of Dead or Alive games modified to remove clothes

By Brendan Sinclair

Minecraft Earth shutting down

Just over a year after launch, Mojang says it will pull the plug on its mobile AR game June 30

By Brendan Sinclair

Football Manager 2021 fastest in franchise history to move 1m copies

Simulation game launched in November had more than 900,000 active players last week

Where do we go from here? Analysts give 2021 predictions

Our annual panel of industry watchers revisits its pre-pandemic predictions for 2020 and looks to the year ahead

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt facing class-action suit over Cyberpunk 2077

Update: Polish developer says it will "undertake vigorous action" to defend itself

By Brendan Sinclair

So long, 2020, and thanks for all the fish food | Creature Comforts

We're off until the new year, but figured our readers could use one more gallery of developer pet pictures before we go

By Brendan Sinclair

Yakuza: Like a Dragon | Games of the Year 2020

Sega's latest is an uplifting mob story as absurd as it is heartfelt, and Ichiban Kasuga is a hero for the ages

By Brendan Sinclair

Four takeaways from the GI 100 Game Changers | Opinion

Our celebration of people making the industry a better place made it clear how much more needs to be done

By Brendan Sinclair

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