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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

US delays tariff on game consoles

Trump says extra tax on some electronic products made in China won't go into effect until December 15 to lessen impact on holiday shopping

By Brendan Sinclair

Nate Mitchell leaves Oculus

Mitchell becomes the last of the VR outfit's original co-founders to leave Facebook

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft loses Rocksmith patent suit

Judge dismisses publisher's claim against music tutorial software maker Yousician with prejudice

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega letting movie makers make the movie

DLC: Sega explains handling of Sonic film, John Romero gets the Paradox bump, Wolfenstein dev talks politics in games, and retro console Polymega wants to work with pubs

By Brendan Sinclair

Isbit Games shut down

Former CEO Ben Cousins confirms Zlatan Legends studio closed its doors in June after running out of money

By Brendan Sinclair

Singularity 6 lands $16.5m investment

Former Riot devs' social simulation studio scores Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

By Brendan Sinclair

Spilt Milk pulling plug on Lazarus

Another SpatialOS-powered game shutting down as studio feared maintenance costs would have exceeded monetization

By Brendan Sinclair

Discord adds limited gameplay streaming

Go Live launches next week, will allow users to share live video with up to 10 people

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard sees sagging sales, profit, engagement

Key metrics dip for publisher in second quarter as it prioritizes investments it expects to pay off in back half of the year

By Brendan Sinclair

Loot boxes a matter of "life or death," says researcher

Academics discuss their studies and concerns surrounding game monetization at FTC workshop

By Brendan Sinclair

What did the FTC hear in its loot box workshop?

ESA defends virtual currency and dynamic drop rates as concerns are raised about consumer protection and similarities to gambling

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft to require loot box odds disclosure

ESA says platform holders will roll out new policy that would apply to new games and updates that add loot box features

By Brendan Sinclair

DuckTales: Remastered to be pulled from sale

Capcom USA warns that Disney-licensed game will leave digital storefronts starting this Wednesday

Yuke's splits from WWE 2K franchise

Japanese studio will continue to support the game engine, but isn't directly involved in WWE games for the first time in two decades

By Brendan Sinclair

Ooblets dev stands by comments about toxic, entitled gamers

Wave of anti-Semitic, homophobic, racist abuse over Epic Games store exclusivity fails to convince Glumberland dev to recant statements

By Brendan Sinclair

TaxWatch: Activision Blizzard has dodged taxes on billions

UK think tank details how Call of Duty company's corporate structure, IP royalty scheme minimizes money owed

By Brendan Sinclair

Faze Clan countersues its Fortnite pro Tfue

Team responds to claims of illegal contract by saying player violated confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses

By Brendan Sinclair

Halo TV series pushed to 2021

Production on Showtime adaptation begins later this year with Natascha McElhone and Bokeem Woodbine among announced cast

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision and Midway show you can't spell 'layoffs' without 'ffs'

10 Years Ago This Month: Fallout from the 2008 global economic crisis continues as companies cope differently with sliding sales

By Brendan Sinclair

Bandai Namco opening Barcelona mobile studio

Bandai Namco Mobile will focus on creating and marketing games outside the Asian market

By Brendan Sinclair

EarthNight's quest for epic yet accessible

Cleaversoft's Rich Siegel on a six-month project stretching to seven years, and why he made it less punishing for novices late in the process

By Brendan Sinclair

Bethesda missteps mar Doom re-releases

Errors result in mandatory Bethesda.net account and log-in, owners of Xbox 360 Doom and Doom II unable to re-download games

By Brendan Sinclair

David Cage says lighting key to photorealism

Quantic Dream boss would rather focus on new lighting tech than 8K resolution

By Brendan Sinclair

Fire Emblem voice actor dropped for abusive behavior

Nintendo re-casts male version of Three Houses protagonist Byleth after he admits to allegations of ex-partners and friends

By Brendan Sinclair

Making the most interesting licensed games through self-sabotage

John Wick Hex director and writer Mike Bithell shares his strategy for finding good partners to make interesting licensed projects

By Brendan Sinclair

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