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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

Washington bills would carve out exceptions for games in gambling law

Bipartisan legislation aims to protect gaming industry from lawsuits if games don't let users cash out

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard and Google sign esports, cloud deals

Overwatch League and others will air exclusively on YouTube and Google Cloud becomes preferred cloud service for game hosting

By Brendan Sinclair

US game content revenues hit $35.4 billion in 2019, say NPD and ESA

Overall spending on gaming similar to last year when omitting hardware revenues from the equation

By Brendan Sinclair

Stardew Valley sales top 10 million

As farming sim nears fourth anniversary, creator Eric Barone confirms latest sales milestone

"The devil is in the details" when creating a metaverse

Novaquark's user-generated MMO Dual Universe is clear on its grand ambition, but has lots of specifics to nail down

By Brendan Sinclair

What new console features are important to gamers?

ISFE and Ipsos Mori's GameTrack consumer survey find shorter load times a close second to better graphics; VR and handheld modes less crucial

By Brendan Sinclair

UK lays out standards for handling children's data

Information Commissioner finalizes Age Appropriate Design Code with 15 standards for developers to meet

By Brendan Sinclair

SpecialEffect's One Special Day raises 455,000

Dozens of publishers donated proceeds from mobile and PC sales to charity helping people with disabilities play games

By Brendan Sinclair

Dying Light 2 delayed, no new release window given

Techland drops spring release target for open-world zombie shooter, says it will have more details "in the coming months"

By Brendan Sinclair

Cyberpunk 2077 pushed to September

Update: CD Projekt reveals that development staff have been required to crunch on upcoming RPG

By Brendan Sinclair

Stadia embracing timed exclusive strategy

Google says it wants to have more than 10 games debuting only on its streaming service in the first half of this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch sales up 29% in Japan for 2019 as PS4 sales drop 29%

Famitsu numbers have hardware unit sales flat for the year; Switch Lite moves more than 1 million in just over three months

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch League addresses on-air talent departures

Activision Blizzard's esports outfit will "evolve" its broadcast after losing five hosts and casters in the past month

By Brendan Sinclair

NPD: Growth of mobile gamers slows while revenue continues rising

Research firm finds number of US and Canada mobile users playing games was up just 2% last year, but revenues jumped 24% to more than $11.82 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony's PS5 marketing strategy does away with convention | Opinion

E3 absenteeism is just the latest example of a company paying little heed to conventional wisdom, but will that help or hurt it?

By Brendan Sinclair

HTC Vive Pro gets $200 price cut

VR headset on its own now going for $599, Starter Kit for $899, and Full Kit for $1,199

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic Games Store tops $680 million in player spending

Storefront touts 108 million PC customers a little over a year after launch, extends weekly free game promotion through 2020

By Brendan Sinclair

Subscriptions will "unlock the market to weirder things," says Outer Wilds dev

Co-creative lead Loan Verneau talks about launching into Xbox Game Pass, industry monopolies, and self-defeating crunch

By Brendan Sinclair

Nexon sells Gloops

Casual mobile developer offloaded to support studio GR Drive with a purchase price of 1

By Brendan Sinclair

Razer closing SF office

Peripheral maker laying off 19 at the end of February as it moves one of its two headquarters to Irvine

By Brendan Sinclair

Rex Crowle on getting over his tech fanboy phase

Knights and Bikes dev talks about next-gen hardware, streaming and subscription services, and bouncing between indie and AAA

By Brendan Sinclair

Vindex creating esports events for IMAX

New Vindex Studios division will handle effort to bring live esports to the large-format theaters

Destiny's Sword presents a double-edged dilemma

2Dogs' Ken Hall talks about dealing with PTSD, anxiety, and addiction in a strategy MMO intended to be fun first and foremost

By Brendan Sinclair

Fantasy Flight Interactive shutting down

Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game studio head Tim Gerritsen announces imminent closure of board game company's gaming adaptation studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard signs three-year deal with ESL, Dreamhack

StarCraft II World Championship Series is being retired as Blizzard commits to ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged

By Brendan Sinclair

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