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

2021 could be a thin year for new games | This Week in Business

As developers enter a second year of working from home, mounting AAA delays suggest blockbusters could be fewer and further between

By Brendan Sinclair

Playism shuts down storefront

Indie game publisher drops distribution portal after nearly a decade

Harry Potter and the Culture of Cancellation | Opinion

A popular gaming forum banning threads about Hogwarts Legacy is an imperfect but necessary pushback against harmful beliefs

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony shutting down Japan Studio development

Update: "Vast majority" of dev staff at Knack and Ape Escape studio reportedly let go, Sony confirms Astro Bot team will become separate studio April 1

By Brendan Sinclair

MTG pursuing mergers and acquisitions despite down sales year

CEO Maria Redin says increased stake in InnoGames and acquisition of Hutch "mark the beginning of a new growth journey" for company

By Brendan Sinclair

Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator dev on pricing organs, pricing games

Xalavier Nelson, Jr. discusses how the GameStop stock surge impacted development of the tycoon game, and why he wants to see developers price their games higher

By Brendan Sinclair

Bioware stops work on Anthem

Refresh of live service shooter abandoned as studio re-focuses on Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Star Wars: The Old Republic

By Brendan Sinclair

BebopBee lands $2m in funding

What a Wonderful World developer finds backers in Bitkraft Ventures, 1Up Ventures, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

HP acquires HyperX

PC hardware company pays $425 million for gaming peripheral maker; deal does not include HyperX memory and storage lines

By Brendan Sinclair

Illinois politician proposes a Grand Theft Auto ban

State Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr. says Rockstar's series has contributed to an increase of carjackings around Chicago

By Brendan Sinclair

Notre Dame sitting out of EA Sports College Football for now

University athletic director says it won't be part of the franchise until endorsement rules are finalized and student-athletes can benefit from being in the game

By Brendan Sinclair

Soccer Manager gets 3m investment

Mercia leads funding round to help Middle East and Far East expansion, relaunch of online multiplayer game

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony planning new PS5 VR headset

System will feature single-cord setup and new controller using DualSense technology, but won't be ready this year

By Brendan Sinclair

OverActive plans Toronto esports arena

Owner of Toronto Ultra and Toronto Defiant says 7,000-seat, $500 million venue projected to be complete in 2025

By Brendan Sinclair

Wildlife Studios on adapting to mobile evolution

CEO Victor Lazarte talks about the company's plan to use its size and tools to partner with top talent

By Brendan Sinclair

The dark art of getting press coverage | This Week in Business

If your Paragon PR campaign isn't getting traction, you could always try going Renegade

By Brendan Sinclair

Netmarble acquires Kung Fu Factory

Mobile publisher picks up a majority stake in LA studio behind WWE Champions and NBA Ball Stars

By Brendan Sinclair

Bloober Team adding action to its psychological horror focus

CEO Peter Babieno says 2021 will mark a turning point for the studio behind The Medium and Layers of Fear as it pursues a broader audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Bungie opening Amsterdam publishing office

Destiny studio also doubling size of Bellevue HQ, adding two board members, planning multiple teams and new IP

By Brendan Sinclair

Netmarble doubles full-year profits for 2020

Marvel Contest of Champions publisher reports revenue up 14% for the year

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

Fortnite maker alleges iOS maker's restrictions "completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes"

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga still in the market for more acquisitions

President of publishing Bernard Kim says Zynga is more concerned with culture than cost of acquisitions, addresses forecast of continued losses

By Brendan Sinclair

An acceleration of consolidation | This Week in Business

Executives weigh in on the industry's recent rash of mergers and acquisitions, and whether they intend to fuel it further

By Brendan Sinclair

Bad Robot looking to be the rare Hollywood-and-games success story

Bad Robot Games Studio GM Mike Booth explains why this cross-industry collaboration could click, and what's different from his days founding Turtle Rock

By Brendan Sinclair

US game spending up 42% in January, says NPD

Americans put a record $4.71 billion toward gaming to start the year as Call of Duty continues to top charts, Cyberpunk 2077 sales slide in second month

By Brendan Sinclair

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