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

Pandemic has accelerated a number of long-term gaming trends

Reps from various market research firms and the head of the ESA discuss the shift to digital, esports, and the impact of an economic downturn on the next generation

By Brendan Sinclair

What's wrong with HR and how can it be fixed?

Human resources failures are a staple of industry horror stories, so we looked at why and what can be done to improve systems to protect employees

By Brendan Sinclair

US homes with a console jump 31% year-over-year, says Comscore

Media tracking firm also sees surge in gaming site traffic after pro sports leagues halted

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft Quebec managing director steps down

Andrée Cossette says her departure is not related to recent allegations of abuses throughout the company

By Brendan Sinclair

Ghost of Tsushima sells 2.4 million in three days

Sucker Punch's latest becomes Sony's fastest-selling new IP of the generation

By Brendan Sinclair

Livestreaming pandemic surge sustained through Q2

StreamElements says hours watched on Twitch jumped 56% over first quarter of year while Facebook Gaming rose 75%

By Brendan Sinclair

Squanch Games shelves VR focus for now

CEO Tanya Watson still believes in the tech but says it's not yet sustainable for the Trover Saves the Universe studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Final Fantasy 14 Online tops 20 million players

Square Enix announces milestone as free trial for new players expands through level 60

Ubisoft reports record bookings despite light Q1 release slate

Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Rainbow Six Siege performing well in pandemic; Ubisoft Forward had more concurrent viewers than any of publisher's E3 briefings

By Brendan Sinclair

Hermit Crab Studios playing its own shell game

CCO Guilherme Gonçalves talks about the Football Freestyle studio's history of adaptation

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox backs off Game Pass on every platform goal

Phil Spencer says other consoles "aren't really that interested in having a full Xbox experience on their hardware"

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft resets expectations ahead of Xbox Showcase

"No business, devices or similar news, just games," says Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg

By Brendan Sinclair

Carbonated raises $8.5m in seed funding

Developer started by ex-EA, Zynga vets working on mobile real-time PVP game Madworld

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Live GM Dan McCulloch exits Microsoft

Update: Former AR/VR head and Kinect portfolio manager joins EA as general manager of Skate studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Bad Robot Games appoints Anna Sweet CEO

Veteran of Valve, Microsoft, Oculus joins film production company's gaming arm

By Brendan Sinclair

Feminist Frequency launching Games and Online Harassment Hotline

Free text message emotional support service goes live next month, will be staffed by paid agents trained in crisis response

By Brendan Sinclair

Stadia lands exclusives from Konami, Harmonix, and more

Bomberman publisher and Rock Band dev join Splash Damage, Uppercut Games, Supermassive, and Bad Dream Games in working on games for Google's streaming service

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft names Christophe Derennes new head of Montreal studio

With Yannis Mallat out, studio's executive VP of production takes over at the publisher's largest studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Splash Damage exploring friendlier territory with Outcasters

Veteran developer of competitive online shooters aims for approachability with its new game for Stadia

By Brendan Sinclair

Three more Ubisoft executives step down due to toxic culture

Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët and Ubisoft Canadian studios head Yannis Mallat leave the company as global head of HR Cécile Cornet leaves her role

By Brendan Sinclair

Game companies line up for pandemic relief loans

Developers take advantage of a US program that will forgive loans for retaining staff, deadline to apply is August 8

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom says its game sales are 80% digital and rising

Publisher aiming to reduce physical media to just 10% of its game sales in the future

By Brendan Sinclair

72% of esports audience is male, says report

IDC and Esports Charts report looks into who's watching esports and how the pandemic pushed up viewership

By Brendan Sinclair

PR danger closer than it may appear | 10 Years Ago This Month

EA's Medal of Honor studio honors the troops by letting people play as the Taliban amidst a good month for bad calls

By Brendan Sinclair

Our cute pets column has a name | Creature Comforts

We're back with another round of developers' pet pics to help you through the dog days of summer

By Brendan Sinclair

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