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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

EA lays out the plan for Playdemic

EA mobile exec Jeff Karp sees "immediate opportunities" to bring Golf Clash design elements to EA Sports series, potential for "future synergies"

By Brendan Sinclair

Improbable promises of the metaverse | This Week in Business

It can be tough telling the metaverse true believers from the snake oil salesmen

By Brendan Sinclair

The future was free-to-play | 10 Years Ago This Month

A guest editorial from Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley holds up surprisingly well, while other predictions of the era... don't.

By Brendan Sinclair

Mobile gaming will bring in $116bn in 2024 - Newzoo

Market intelligence firm expects 11.2% CAGR from 2019 through 2024; this year's worldwide mobile gaming market projected to be $90.7bn

By Brendan Sinclair

Apple won't let Fortnite back on App Store until court ruling finalized

Epic says it has paid the $6 million it owed the iPhone maker, but Apple responded it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement"

By Brendan Sinclair

Improbable leaning into the metaverse

CEO Herman Narula says company has been working on "Project Morpheus" solutions to help metaverse companies, will soon have profitable businesses of its own

By Brendan Sinclair

Kotick: "Absolutely no place" at Activision Blizzard for unequal treatment

After two more investigations are revealed by the press, publisher's CEO says it is "committed to addressing all workplace issues in a forthright and prompt manner"

By Brendan Sinclair

SEC investigating Activision Blizzard

Update: Equal Employement Opportunity Commission reportedly also looking into allegations against publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Outgoing UKIE chair issues warning on loot boxes

Stuart Dinsey believes the question of legislation will come down to the actions of a few big companies "who have had a hugely profitable business model rightly challenged"

By Brendan Sinclair

Intolerance for intolerance | This Week in Business

An ADL survey says online harassment is getting worse as the industry is waking up to a problem of its own creation

By Brendan Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair dies at 81

Inventor of ZX Spectrum, Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, and Sinclair Executive pocket calculator dies after a long illness

By Brendan Sinclair

Battlefield 2042 delayed a month

EA pushes upcoming shooter's release from October 22 to November 19, reiterates previous full-year bookings forecast

By Brendan Sinclair

Anti-women, anti-Black, anti-Asian harassment growing in online games

ADL-Newzoo survey notes spike in US gamers reporting certain types of harassment; 60% of teens say they were harassed while playing

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard accused of interfering with employees' right to organize

Update: The charge has been made publicly available, with CWA accusing Activision Blizzard of "repeatedly [engaging] in unlawful conduct"

By Brendan Sinclair

Funcom acquires Conan IP holder

CEOs of Conan Exiles developer and Cabinet Group talk about the deal that includes rights to Conan along with Solomon Kane, Mutant Year Zero, and dozens more properties

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox CEO addresses inappropriate behavior

CEO Fredrik Wester says he has been working to better himself, will not be directly involved in handling related issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Judge orders Apple to allow apps that link to external payment options

Update: Ruling on the merits includes additional insight on why Epic won just one of ten counts

By Brendan Sinclair

Progress isn't always pretty | This Week in Business

An attempt to offer good news for people who are tired of bad news

By Brendan Sinclair

Hurricane Ida relief bundle raises $27,000

With a day still left, Itch.io collection of 15 games from Louisiana developers tops original funding goal five times over

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft names Igor Manceau its new chief creative officer

Riders Republic creative director promoted as employee group criticizes lack of diversity in editorial leadership

By Brendan Sinclair

Dontnod adopting permanent work-from-home policy

Twin Mirror and Tell Me Why studio will let all employees choose whether they want to go into the office or work remotely

By Brendan Sinclair

Keeping trolls out of the Caves of Qud community

Brian Bucklew and Jason Grinblat discuss the many benefits (and few trade-offs) of a tightly moderated Discord channel

By Brendan Sinclair

Naughty Dog's real mark on the industry | This Week in Business

Negative impact of studio's conflation of crunch with quality is only amplified by the success of its games

By Brendan Sinclair

Disgaea's focus on "the road most niche"

As the strategy RPG series marks five million units sold, NIS president Sohei Niikawa discusses its enduring appeal

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt first-half sales up 29%

Ongoing work on Cyberpunk 2077 weighs down profitability; European sales halved year-over-year while North American revenues nearly double

By Brendan Sinclair

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