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Brendan Sinclair, Managing 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

Take-Two sales dip in first quarter

Results fall compared to first quarter of the pandemic but publisher beats guidance; GTA 5 hits 150 million copies shipped

By Brendan Sinclair

Research finds popular games skirt Chinese loot box disclosure laws

New academic paper details ways publishers hide required consumer protection information, likens behavior to that seen in alcohol, gambling, and tobacco industries

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming outlets halt Activision Blizzard coverage

The Gamer, GameXplain say they won't be covering the company's products until more is done; Prima Games puts "hard pause" on Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft coverage

By Brendan Sinclair

Thinking outside the Man Box

Geena Davis and Mitu Khandaker go over the results and takeaways of a new study about masculinity in games and online communities

By Brendan Sinclair

Past harassment is still present | This Week in Business

It's a lot easier for companies to turn the page on abusive workplace scandals than it is for their victims

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard president addresses harassment, discrimination lawsuit

J. Allen Brack acknowledges the "extremely troubling" hurt of employees and allegations

By Brendan Sinclair

Human: Fall Flat hits 30m copies shipped

No Brakes Games announces latest milestone on fifth anniversary of physics game's PC launch

Rovio wants fans of the feather to flock together

Angry Birds head of brand strategy Ben Mattes says there's a multi-year plan to get players more engaged with a "canon" to tie the franchise closer together

By Brendan Sinclair

Zoom adds games to video meeting service

Addition of third-party apps framed as "a critical component in Zoom's transition from an app to a platform"

By Brendan Sinclair

"Crunch is a relic of the 20th Century" | 10 Years Ago This Month

Predictions that live service games would solve the industry's problem with overwork were perhaps too optimistic

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft sales down 17% in first quarter

Publisher's business recedes after record performance at the beginning of the pandemic

By Brendan Sinclair

GDC 2022 announced as in-person event

Conference will return to Moscone Center March 21-25, 2022; organizers not saying if virtual components will return

By Brendan Sinclair

French union files collective lawsuit against Ubisoft

Solidaires Informatique alleges publisher tolerated sexual harassment, HR employees covered for abusers

By Brendan Sinclair

Essential facts about the ESA's Essential Facts | This Week in Business

An entirely too frustrating attempt to chart industry trends through 15 years of the trade group's annual stats dump

By Brendan Sinclair

Hardware sales double as June game spending rises 5% | US Monthly Charts

Xbox Series X|S is best-selling hardware by dollar sales for the first time; Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart tops software chart, doubling franchise's previous best launch month

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve unveils Steam Deck PC gaming handheld

Portable device will launch December starting at $400 with pricier versions having extra storage space

By Brendan Sinclair

Somerville is Chris Olsen's game, and it is not a puzzle platformer

Jumpship's co-founders clear up some misconceptions and wrestle with how devs get credited for their work

By Brendan Sinclair

Conflict minerals and the challenge of not funding human rights abuses

Our annual assessment expands to look at larger issues around responsible mineral sourcing and Amazon's dismal track record on disclosure

By Brendan Sinclair

Shiro launches indie publishing label

Northgard studio branches out with Shiro Unlimited brand; first project is Dimanche Corp's sci-fi narrative Opportunity

By Brendan Sinclair

Biden calls for net neutrality restoration

Executive order "encourages" US regulators to bring back overturned rules, limit data collection, protect right to repair

By Brendan Sinclair

Won't somebody think of the children? | This Week in Business

The oft-derided plea of the overly concerned parent or disingenuous legislator is a cliché at this point, but there's a reason it keeps coming back

By Brendan Sinclair

Arrowiz still aiming high, even if the target has changed

CEO Horace Xiong tracks Shanghai outfit's path from VR to visual novels to a Tencent-backed 3D RPG

By Brendan Sinclair

DICE LA rebrands to Ripple Effect

Battlefield 2042 live service studio changes name to establish an identity separate from primary DICE studio in Sweden

By Brendan Sinclair

Guardians of the Galaxy's guiding design decisions

Eidos Montreal narrative and gameplay leads explain why the Marvel super hero team's game will lock players in one character's jet boots

By Brendan Sinclair

Atari Gaming moving away from free-to-play and mobile games

Publisher will also exit Atari Casino and write down TV production efforts as it refocuses on premium PC and console titles

By Brendan Sinclair

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