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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

Call of Duty drives Activision Blizzard revenues up 52% year-over-year

Modern Warfare reboot sets franchise record for first-year premium sales as engagement dips for Blizzard, King

By Brendan Sinclair

Far Cry 6, Rainbow 6 Quarantine delayed

Ubisoft pushes upcoming games into next fiscal year as it reports record profits for first half of year

By Brendan Sinclair

EA fined €10m over loot boxes as Dutch court sides with gambling authority

District court unmoved by FIFA publisher's defenses, denies its bid to keep fines from being made public

By Brendan Sinclair

Watch Dogs Legion | Critical Consensus

Ubisoft Toronto's latest draws largely warm reception as the play-as-anyone idea works, but critics split on how far that carries the game

By Brendan Sinclair

Control, Hitman 3 receive streaming versions on Switch

Ultimate Edition of Remedy's latest arrives today; both games will be free-to-start so players can test performance

By Brendan Sinclair

Tilt Five on working around the pandemic to deliver tabletop AR

CEO Jeri Ellsworth explains how the platform adapted its manufacturing and fundraising to COVID-19, and what the strategy is going forward

By Brendan Sinclair

Cyberpunk 2077's third delay pushes it to December 10

CD Projekt Red says it needs an extra three weeks to work on launch day patch

By Brendan Sinclair

Uplay+ rebrands to Ubisoft+, adding Luna and Stadia support by 2021

Ubisoft launches beta program on Amazon's streaming service November 10 before hitting Google's service by year's end

By Brendan Sinclair

Destruction AllStars delayed from PS5 launch

Sony pushes arena combat game's debut to February, when it will be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook enters cloud streaming with free-to-play mobile games, playable ads

Jason Rubin explains the company's plans to make the bottom line work, and how he expects streaming to change play patterns

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Brazil host says she was fired to protect her from harassment

Microsoft says termination of Isadora Basile was unrelated to harassment, was instead due to increased focus on Xbox Wire

By Brendan Sinclair

Nordic Game commits to in-person event next month

NG20+ organizers plan for a "very limited number" of attendees for November 25 to 27 event in Malmö, Sweden

By Brendan Sinclair

ZeniMax, Bethesda, Roundhouse added to lawsuit over Rune 2

Ragnarok accuses companies involved in Human Head demise and Roundhouse formation of sabotaging Rune 2 and a game based on the Oblivion Song comic series

By Brendan Sinclair

We've traded breaking news for housebreaking news | Creature Comforts

You made it to Wednesday. Reward yourself with a bunch of pictures of game developers' pets

By Brendan Sinclair

NBA 2K21 adds unskippable ads to loading screens

UPDATE: 2K Games says ads were not meant to run in pre-game introduction, is working on a fix

By Brendan Sinclair

Modus Games making charitable donations with new releases

First event in Games Giving Back initiative will see publisher donate $10,000 to Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation to mark Rock of Ages 3 launch

Blizzard vets form Frost Giant Studios

Tim Morten and Tim Campbell raise $4.7m in seed funding for real-time strategy game studio

By Brendan Sinclair

One-third of US gamers surveyed plan to buy a next-gen console this year

Baird finds purchase intent for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S roughly equal, Call of Duty expected to top holiday sales

By Brendan Sinclair

Ken Williams doesn't know how his design philosophy could work today

Sierra On-Line co-founder talks about his new book, disconnecting from the games industry, and what's changed since he left nearly 25 years ago

By Brendan Sinclair

Playtika files IPO draft

Publisher behind Best Fiends, June's Journey has confidentially submitted preliminary paperwork to go public

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox head: Bethesda purchase wasn't to keep games away from other platforms

While each game's platforms will be decided on a case-by-case basis, Phil Spencer says Elder Scrolls doesn't need to be on PlayStation to recoup acquisition costs

By Brendan Sinclair

Analogue reveals TurboGrafx-16 retro hardware

Analogue Duo ships next year for $199, plays PC Engine and CD games as well

Avengers assembles September sales chart heavy on new releases

Square Enix's latest just one of seven games debuting in the top 20 as NPD's total US game sales for the month rise 10% year-over-year

By Brendan Sinclair

GameFly sold to distributor Alliance Entertainment

New owner says it will expand US rental-by-mail service's selection of games, as well as hardware, accessories, and collectibles for sale

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X|S launch titles

30 games will be "fully optimized" for next-gen system upon release, none exclusive to next-gen

By Brendan Sinclair

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