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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

Improbable says Unity putting devs in a "farcical situation"

Cloud platform company criticizes engine maker for suggesting devs can keep using SpatialOS when Improbable isn't permitted to provide proper support

By Brendan Sinclair

"Just being around for a long time is really valuable"

DLC: Wandersong's Greg Lobanov talks about his path from unknown to IGF nominee, Frank Gibeau shares Zynga's stance on loot box odds disclosure, and Will Wright says kids have a new notion of privacy

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard names new divisional presidents

Activision, King, and Emerging Businesses units all find new leadership from within the company's ranks

By Brendan Sinclair

Splash Damage pulls all monetization from Dirty Bomb

Developer removes premium virtual currency from in-game economy as abandoned free-to-play game ends live development

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony acquires Audiokinetic

PlayStation pick ups Wwise maker, but audio middleware outfit will continue to operate independently, support multiple platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Super League Gaming proposes IPO

Amateur esports platform prepares to raise up to $25 million to fund its aspirations

By Brendan Sinclair

UK games industry optimistic for 2019 - Survey

77% of businesses planning to grow this year even though a shrinking number see UK environment as favorable

By Brendan Sinclair

Eugen responds to accusation of retaliatory firings

Steel Division developer says dismissals unrelated to last year's strike, were due to use of "a professional tool for an inappropriate purpose"

By Brendan Sinclair

Let people know what they're buying - A New Year's resolution for gaming

For 2019, companies should commit to giving customers what they need to make an informed purchasing decision

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony: Home of the Whopper

10 Years Ago This Month: Kaz Hirai discovers heretofore unexplored levels of spin in promoting the PS3 as the global economic meltdown ripples through the industry

By Brendan Sinclair

What lies ahead? Analysts make 2019 predictions

Industry watchers assess the likelihood of new console hardware, the growth potential of streaming, AR or esports breakthroughs, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Over 100 Blizzard staff accept buyouts

Cork, Ireland customer service employees taking publisher up on repeated offers to leave for as much as a year's worth of pay

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga acquiring Small Giant

CEO Frank Gibeau discusses acquisition approach as publisher picks up Empires & Puzzles studio for $560 million, raises guidance

By Brendan Sinclair

"To be a good game designer, you have to be a good designer first"

Will Wright talks about learning the craft and the state of developer education as he partners with MasterClass for an online video course

By Brendan Sinclair

US School Safety Commission largely gives games a pass

Group convened by Trump in wake of mass shooting earlier this year suggests schools monitor internet access, media ratings bodies review policies

By Brendan Sinclair

Why go for a surprise launch?

Studio Wildcard and Grapeshot Games co-founders Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak discuss the pros and cons of debuting their new MMO Atlas on short notice

By Brendan Sinclair

Discord store offering developers a 90/10 revenue split

Company also pledges to roll out self-serve publishing option so "all developers" can release games through Discord

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic shuts down Fortnite data miner

[UPDATE]: Developer says the takedown was for promoting and advertising game mod tools, "not directly related" to leaking

By Brendan Sinclair

Infinity Ward receives bomb threat - Report

Call of Duty development studio among dozens of businesses, schools, news outlets receiving threats today

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch sells Curse Media

Video streaming site offloads gaming media network to Fandom two years after acquiring it alongside Curse client and chat services

By Brendan Sinclair

Relic names Heidi Eaves COO

Former EA Canada senior development director returns to games industry with new role at Sega's real-time-strategy studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Razer launches cryptocurrency initiative

Peripheral maker asks users to install mining software in exchange for Razer Silver loyalty reward points

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic to launch cross-platform services for developers

Tools built for Fortnite will be made free and open for all engines, platforms, and stores

By Brendan Sinclair

Starbreeze suggests it will dump VR business

Company pledges to focus resources on core businesses of game development and publishing going forward

By Brendan Sinclair

ZeniMax, Facebook settle VR lawsuit

Mediation program results in undisclosed agreement between companies, dismissal of appeals

By Brendan Sinclair

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