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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

Gearbox names Dan Hewitt its chief communications officer

Outgoing ESA VP of Communications to begin role with Borderlands developer next month

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity acquires deltaDNA

Engine maker says live ops analytics firm will continue to operate independently as engagement tools are integrated into Unity Engine

By Brendan Sinclair

Is it time to retire virtual currency? | Opinion

The industry doesn't want to curb loot boxes, but it could address some concerns by giving up another consumer-unfriendly tactic

By Brendan Sinclair

Link's Awakening: Critical Consensus

Faithful modern-day remake of original Game Boy game charms reviewers despite underwhelming dungeon creator, frame rate issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two: Next-gen won't see dev costs spike

CEO Strauss Zelnick says the days of console transitions putting significantly increased burden on publishers are long gone

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayVS lands another $50 million

High school esports platform details Series C funding round, brings total funding to $96 million in just over a year

By Brendan Sinclair

League of Legends hits 8 million peak concurrent players a day

Riot shares August's daily worldwide average figures, says it's larger than the top 10 games on Steam combined

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-King, Z2 devs launch Starform

New Seattle-based studio aims to make online games for friends, attracts $1.25 million in funding

By Brendan Sinclair

Where do you go from Doom?

Doom Eternal's Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin talk about their approach to following up the successful reboot of a seminal classic

By Brendan Sinclair

Knights and Bikes TV show in the works

Peaky Blinders production company Tiger Aspect options rights for animated series based on Foam Sword game

By Brendan Sinclair

Gears 5 tops 3 million players in first week

Microsoft says The Coalition sequel enjoyed "the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation"

By Brendan Sinclair

Scopely opening Japan office

Star Trek and Walking Dead mobile game publisher taps Justin Scarpone to lead push into Asian markets

By Brendan Sinclair

Second person gets prison sentence in fatal swatting case

Call of Duty: WWII player gets 15 months for asking third party to report emergency at online opponent's address

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam changes recommendation algorithm

Valve says trial of bug fixes and other tweaks showed gains in variety of games users visited, wishlisted, and purchased

Discord pulls free games from Nitro

Chat service pulls feature from subscription offering because "vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn't play them"

By Brendan Sinclair

NPD: US game sales drop 18% in August

Industry posts weakest August software sales in more than 20 years as hardware continues 2019's unbroken string of double-digit declines

By Brendan Sinclair

Making Madden a spectator sport

EA's Madden Championship commissioner Matt Marcou says the publisher's esports strategy is driven by more than selling copies

By Brendan Sinclair

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne ships 2.5 million

Last week's PS4 and Xbox One expansion is off to a quick start; base game shipments now total 13.1 million

ESA "strongly disagrees" with UK DCMS loot box report

Trade group points to promises of odds disclosure as evidence it is "a leader in partnering with parents and players"

By Brendan Sinclair

Nicalis president accused of unprofessional conduct

Former employees describe president Tyrone Rodriguez as exploitative, developers say the publisher ghosted them

By Brendan Sinclair

Improbable acquires Scavengers developer

CEO Herman Narula explains strategy behind Midwinter purchase, addresses shut down of some high-profile SpatialOS titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo sues ROM site

Switch maker's anti-piracy legal efforts continue with copyright and trademark infringement suit against RomUniverse

By Brendan Sinclair

Multiplay founder Craig Fletcher running for Parliament

Stopping a no-deal Brexit is top priority for the Liberal Democrat candidate for Romsey and Southampton North

UK High Court orders ISPs to block Switch hacking sites

Judge sides with Nintendo in blacklisting a handful of sites advertising circumvention devices and software

By Brendan Sinclair

Critical Consensus: Borderlands 3

Gearbox's more-of-the-same approach for shooter sequel receives mixed reviews

By Brendan Sinclair

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