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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

Amy Hennig to receive lifetime achievement award

Former Uncharted franchise creative director to receive honor during GDC Awards next March

By Brendan Sinclair

E3 still "a no-brainer" for Nintendo

Reggie Fils-Aime says trade show still generates the most engagement of any entertainment event, but stresses need for E3 to keep changing

By Brendan Sinclair

50 billion hours of gaming watched on YouTube in the last year

Video service has its biggest year to date in terms of gaming content; Fortnite accounts for five of top 10 trending videos

By Brendan Sinclair

People of the Year 2018: Game Workers Unite

In a year full of game development horror stories, the pro-union group gained traction that could give creators the leverage they've lacked

By Brendan Sinclair

People of the Year 2018: Yves Guillemot

Ubisoft's CEO declared victory over Vivendi in years-long takeover struggle, made some smart investments, and took some big risks. The company made some hit games, too.

By Brendan Sinclair

AR/VR spending to jump 69% in 2019 - IDC

PSVR continues to lead VR market with 463,000 units shipped last quarter; firm says AR software will overtake VR before 2022

By Brendan Sinclair

Nier: Automata hits 3.5 million shipped

PlatinumGames action hit has added another half million since Xbox One version joined PS4 and PC editions in June

Mike Laidlaw joins Ubisoft Quebec City

Dragon Age creative director lands at Assassin's Creed Odyssey studio to helm unannounced project

By Brendan Sinclair

2 Milly sues over Fortnite dance

Rapper enlists firm from Gears of War Cole Train suit to go after Epic Games for selling Milly Rock emote to players

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic launching Steam rival with 88% revenue share for developers

Free games, direct access to customers, mod support and more; Tim Sweeney reveals the plan for the Epic Games Store

By Brendan Sinclair

Niantic invests in holographic AR display outfit

Pokemon Go creator among latest backers in DigiLens' Series C funding round

By Brendan Sinclair

Why are AAA single-player games viable again?

2018 in Review: A look at the good and bad of an industry where the biggest players can make a business catering to those who fly solo

By Brendan Sinclair

Video games and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Christmas

10 Years Ago This Month: The global economic downturn leads to a holiday season full of closures, layoffs, bankruptcies, and all-around bummers

By Brendan Sinclair

US game industry revenues up 24% in third quarter - NPD Group

Mobile games and digital content growth help push third quarter consumer spending on games up to $9.1 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop reports strong quarterly sales, $488.6 million loss

Asset impairment charge due to slumping stock price wipes out gains from Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

By Brendan Sinclair

IGDA calls for industry action on loot boxes

Developer group says publishers should clearly disclose odds, commit to not marketing loot boxes to children

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo pulls plug on YouTube Creators Program

Switch maker will stop taking a cut of revenue from people making original videos about Nintendo games

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo brings in $250 million in US over Black Friday weekend

Switch hardware sales were more than double last year's total for the Thanksgiving-to-Cyber-Monday stretch; US installed base tops 8.2 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Orpheus sees a blue ocean in VR games for well-being

Ex-Rockstar and Telltale staffer Job Stauffer explains why he left mainstream development to co-found self-care entertainment outfit

By Brendan Sinclair

Fallout 76: Critical Consensus

Reviewers say post-apocalyptic role-playing franchise's foray into multiplayer is a boring, broken, buggy bomb

By Brendan Sinclair

Shenmue III crowdfunding totals $7.18 million

Ys Net campaign to revive Sega adventure role-playing franchise declares final tally drawn from more than 81,000 backers

By Brendan Sinclair

Total War Arena going offline

Creative Assembly and Wargaming's free-to-play collaboration "did not meet all our expectations"; open beta will be shuttered after a year

By Brendan Sinclair

Concern growing about Activision's influence at Blizzard - Report

Recently departed employees point to executive personnel changes and pressure to keep costs down

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch announces TwitchCon Europe

International expansion of streaming site's community festival slated for April 13-14 in Berlin

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop selling Spring Mobile business

Specialty retailer nets $700 million for its chain of AT&T phone retailers, says it will increase focus on selling games and collectibles

By Brendan Sinclair

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