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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

Bonuses: Gaming's second favorite surprise mechanic | Opinion

Developers can push themselves to extremes in the hopes of a big payday, but there's no guarantee success will be rewarded

By Brendan Sinclair

Demiurge co-founder buys the studio back from Sega

Original CEO Albert Reed wants the Marvel Puzzle Quest developer to return to supporting work on AAA titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Borderlands 3 devs accuse Gearbox of shorting bonuses

Kotaku reports that promised six-figure bonuses have been significantly reduced, studio planning an IPO

By Brendan Sinclair

Next big thing or next big bubble?

10 Years Ago This Month: Streaming, motion controls, and stereoscopic 3D were all pushed as transformative technologies

By Brendan Sinclair

Pandemic has led to spikes in mobile gaming, says ironSource

App monetization firm reports daily average users, new game installs up in regions under lock down

By Brendan Sinclair

Making Indigenous games won't limit their appeal

Achimostawinan is developing Hill Agency for an Indigenous audience, but knows that won't keep others from enjoying it

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft adjusts Xbox Live functionality due to pandemic

As demand for cloud services surges, custom gamerpics disabled and game updates only delivered in off-peak hours

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony reduces PSN download speeds for the US

PlayStation maker expands European downgrade "to help ensure internet stability" during pandemic

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony doesn't see pandemic affecting PS5 launch

Despite factory closures and downgraded profit forecast, Sony estimates no material impact on its gaming business so far

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop says no indication of PS5, Xbox Series X delays

Retailer says as of right now, pandemic has had "minimal" impact on product deliveries

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop turns a Q4 profit despite 28% dip in sales

Retailer says pandemic has increased demand; chain closed 320 stores last year and looks to close that many or more in the current year

By Brendan Sinclair

Mobile esports team Tribe Gaming raises $1 million

Backers include NBA all-star Gordon Hayward, WWE wrestler Cesaro, and Super Evil Megacorp CEO Kristian Segerstrale

By Brendan Sinclair

YouTube signs exclusivity deal with Typical Gamer

Live streamer with 9 million subscribers, 2.3 billion views sticking with Google's video service

Taipei Game Show 2020 cancelled

Show that had already been postponed now called off due to pandemic; organizers to move some components online

By Brendan Sinclair

What does a chain of esports restaurant arcades do in a pandemic?

With every GameWorks shut down, CEO Philip Kaplan talks about how the company is using the downtime and the logistics of resuming operations

By Brendan Sinclair

MTG says COVID-19 could sink esports revenues by 45%

DreamHack and ESL parent warns investors about first-half financials, proposes post-pandemic stock buybacks

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony throttles back game downloads in Europe

PlayStation maker says gameplay will be unaffected but players may see slower or delayed downloads to reduce strain on ISPs

By Brendan Sinclair

Keywords Studios staff criticize pandemic response

Testers say company made QA staff show up while management worked from home, adopted lax sanitation processes

By Brendan Sinclair

Superdata: February digital game spending up 4%

Console revenues down 22% on weaker release slate, but "many titles" are seeing spikes due to pandemic shutdowns

By Brendan Sinclair

Stadia launches Makers program to attract experienced indies

Google offers tech help, hardware, and funding to devs using Unity and including Stadia among launch-day platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Devolver on adapting to a world without events

Andrew Parsons talks about the indie publisher adapting its marketing strategy, what can and can't be done online

By Brendan Sinclair

All US GameStop stores closed except for curbside pick-up

Retailer will pay US employees for lost hours for next two weeks; Canadian EB Games stores shut entirely

By Brendan Sinclair

Eight principles for making a game influencer-friendly

ICO Partners' David Ortiz Lapaz lays out ways developers and marketers can make games work for content creators

By Brendan Sinclair

GDC replacement set for August 4 to 6

GDC Summer planned for the Moscone Center in San Francisco after health concerns cancelled original event

By Brendan Sinclair

Square Enix warns of Final Fantasy VII Remake shipping delays

Worldwide release still set for April 10, but publisher says it's "increasingly likely" that copies may be delayed in delivery

By Brendan Sinclair

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