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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

Tencent in talks to bring Apex Legends to China - Report

Respawn's latest would join Fortnite, PUBG in online giant's stable of battle royale titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Rewarding profit and nothing else | Opinion

Activision Blizzard's mass layoffs amid record profits fits the company's disregard for optics, but it may be self-defeating in the long run

By Brendan Sinclair

PS3 was "a stark moment of hubris" - Layden

Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman reflects on last generation's missteps and how the company changed course for PS4

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming disorder diagnosis puts industry at risk - ESA

Acting president Stanley Pierre-Louis discusses World Health Organization's gaming addiction concern, loot boxes, unions, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Tearing down the lone developer myth

Iconoclasts creator Joakim Sandberg says developers should learn from his mistakes rather than follow his example

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot, Sega, four more join ESA

League of Legends studio, Intellivision, and Wizards of the Coast sign up as Sonic publisher, Natsume, and THQ Nordic return to the US trade group's ranks

By Brendan Sinclair

Halo rolling out a touring fanfest

343 and Harlem Globetrotters owner Herschend team up for Halo: Outpost Discover series of events across five US cities

By Brendan Sinclair

Hypnospace Outlaw weaving a tangled Web

Jay Tholen talks about making a '90s internet simulator that works by modern standards

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony reports slowdown in PS4 sales

Growth in software offsets expected hardware dip as system begins sixth year on shelves; PS Plus subscribers up 15% to 36.3 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Did EA beat Nintendo at its own game?

10 Years Ago This Month: A closer look at John Riccitiello's bold claim that EA would rival Nintendo's quality of software on the Wii, and a breakdown of a post-layoff pep talk

By Brendan Sinclair

Early teens gaming online more - Study

75% of gamers aged 5-15 have played online, up from 66% last year; girls play online less than boys, particularly as they get older

By Brendan Sinclair

Parents increasingly worried about kids spending in games - Study

UK regulator finds 39% of parents with 5-15-year-olds concerned about pressure to purchase, 17% of kids 12-15 have accidentally spent money online

By Brendan Sinclair

THQ Nordic "fully supports" Metro Exodus exclusivity

Parent company clarifies comment distancing itself from decision to pull PC version from Steam in favor of Epic Games store, says it will change name to avoid future confusion

By Brendan Sinclair

Certain Affinity sets up Toronto studio

Trump's America, non-stop flights, and distressed students helped decide where the Halo co-developer opened its new office.

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity acquires Vivox

Engine maker picks up voice-and-text service, well have it continue operating independently

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop gives up on selling the company

Stock tumbles 25% as retailer terminates search due to lack of acceptable financing terms for potential buyers

By Brendan Sinclair

Metro Exodus PC skipping Steam for Epic Games store

[UPDATE]: THQ Nordic distances itself from decision as Valve criticizes move as "unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long pre-sale period"

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming mirrors Facebook's crisis of credibility

On addiction and loot boxes, the industry's lack of transparency will prevent it from getting the benefit of the doubt

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity targets kids, educators with Unity Playground

New tool offers introduction to creating 2D games, simplified version of Unity interface

By Brendan Sinclair

StreamElements lands $11.3M investment

Streaming production platform draws support from Pitango VC, Samsung Next, and more in Series A funding round

By Brendan Sinclair

Just 6% of devs say Steam earns its 30% cut - Survey

GDC poll shows which storefronts developers are depending on and which platforms they're working on

By Brendan Sinclair

Only 16% of devs anti-union - Survey

GDC Survey finds 47% of respondents think the industry should unionize, another 26% say maybe

By Brendan Sinclair

Truth is stranger than Fictiorama

Co-founder Luis Olivan talks about how the real world caught up to the satire in Do Not Feed The Monkeys over the three years it took to make the IGF-nominated title

By Brendan Sinclair

Eximius developer uses DMCA to reclaim Steam page from publisher

Update: Ammobox claims publisher TheGameWall Studios "disappeared completely," after launch, and lost revenue worth six months of operating expenses

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

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