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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

The political musings of Treachery in Beatdown City

Developer Shawn Alexander Allen talks about making a retro hybrid beat-'em-up with plenty to say about the world today

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega reveals Game Gear Micro

Miniature retro handheld confirmed for October Japan launch in four colors, each with a different selection of four games

By Brendan Sinclair

KO_OP by name, co-op by nature

Co-founder Saleem Dabbous talks about the Winding Worlds studio's worker co-op structure, from hiring and firing to making decisions when everyone's a co-owner

By Brendan Sinclair

What does it mean for brands to say Black Lives Matter? | Opinion

Even if companies aren't committed to the movement, their statements can still do some good

By Brendan Sinclair

Study highlights gender gaps in gaming preferences

NP Strategy Group finds women far more likely to prefer mobile games, far less likely to describe themselves as gamers

By Brendan Sinclair

YouTube now the top mobile game discovery path for kids

Interpret study finds video platform has surpassed recommendations from friends or family as the top way for children under 13 to learn about new games

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox opening Barcelona studio

Europa Universalis designer Johan Andersson will lead Paradox Tinto efforts on grand strategy games

By Brendan Sinclair

Sonic the Hedgehog movie getting a sequel

Original film's director and writers would reunite for another run, but decisions on cast not yet made

By Brendan Sinclair

If GTA5 keeps selling, would Take-Two wait to launch GTA6?

CEO Strauss Zelnick responds to concerns of the publisher cannibalizing its own successes

By Brendan Sinclair

EA renews NFL, NFLPA deal

Multi-year agreement ensures Madden NFL will continue to be the only simulation title with the licenses of the league and its players association

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Series X backwards compatibility will double frame rate of some games

Microsoft says its next-gen console already works with thousands of games from earlier systems

How does a hit like Katana Zero change things for a creator?

Juggling multiple projects helped produce Justin Stander's breakthrough hit, but he's now looking forward to creating one thing at a time

By Brendan Sinclair

Analyst speculates on Grand Theft Auto release from Take-Two marketing spike

Update: Publisher refutes speculation, saying unusually high marketing commitments for fiscal 2024 are to external parties

By Brendan Sinclair

League of Legends putting ads on the playfield

Viewers of official esports matches will see Mastercard, Alienware, other brands featured on in-game banners

By Brendan Sinclair

Seven Deadly Sins push Netmarble Q1 revenues up

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross became the mobile publisher's second biggest game less than a month after worldwide launch

By Brendan Sinclair

Another round of pet pics to make your day better

We're back with more adorable pets than you can shake a tail at

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom posts record profits on sharply down sales

Despite revenues down 18.4% year-over-year, shift to higher-margin digital sales drives Monster Hunter maker's bottom line

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo forecasts down year amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Switch maker expects to sell 17% fewer games, 9.6% less hardware for the fiscal year that started last month

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga COO: We could work from home forever if needed

Matt Bromberg says the social gaming company hasn't skipped a beat because of social distancing

By Brendan Sinclair

Nathan Vella joins Annapurna

Former Capy Games president signs on with indie publisher of Outer Wilds and Sayonara Wild Hearts

By Brendan Sinclair

Bungie on settling into the pandemic's new normal

Destiny senior development director Carrie Gouskos talks about new challenges rising as the weeks pile up and the insidious potential for crunch

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga continues to post soaring revenues and deepening losses

For the fifth straight quarter, publisher says the bottom line has been hurt by success of 2018 acquisitions

By Brendan Sinclair

NBA 2K League to air live on ESPN2

Sports network gives esports league matches three Tuesday primetime slots this month

Activision Blizzard bookings up 21% amid pandemic

Update: New Call of Duty on track for fall, two other Activision IP titles in the works for current fiscal year

By Brendan Sinclair

THQ Nordic and Koch Media trade IPs

Franchise swaps put Red Faction and Risen series closer to their original developers; Painkiller, Sacred, and more change hands

By Brendan Sinclair

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