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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

Call of Duty tops EMEAA chart for third straight week

Death Stranding debuts in second spot on the charts as Need for Speed: Heat races into third place

By Brendan Sinclair

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Critical Consensus

Reviewers take up arms about the series' Switch debut and whether it lives up to what a next-gen Pokémon should be

By Brendan Sinclair

FanAI lands $8m in Series A funding

Esports audience monetization platform has raised a total of $12.5m to date

By Brendan Sinclair

The beauty of the indie spin-off

Binding of Isaac developer Edmund McMillen explains how and why he followed up the action game with a deckbuilding puzzle prequel

By Brendan Sinclair

PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile help drive Tencent gaming revenues

Chinese publisher cites increased contributions from overseas titles as driving growth in mobile gaming business, offsetting declines from PC

By Brendan Sinclair

"I believe I am preserving digital art in a physical form"

Special Reserve Games CEO Jeff Smith talks about the business of selling physical copies of indie hits, from speculators to repeat customers buying games "almost blindly"

By Brendan Sinclair

Starbreeze proposes plan to pay debts in full

Administrator signs off on reconstruction schedule that would see Payday outfit meet obligations to creditors within five years

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga: "Not every DAU is created equal"

President of publishing Bernard Kim talks about long-running live ops games and the decision to sunset or reinvest in them

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard sees slumping sales, sliding engagement

Revenues and monthly active users down across the board for Activision, King, and Blizzard divisions

By Brendan Sinclair

HoloLens 2 now shipping

Microsoft begins sending out the $3,500 second iteration of its augmented reality headset

Nexon sales slip in Q3

MapleStory publisher shows modest revenue growth, but can't offset double-digit percentage declines everywhere else

By Brendan Sinclair

What games are people talking about on Twitter?

Platform's head of gaming content Rishi Chadha discusses what sparks conversation and how it differs from region to region

By Brendan Sinclair

Brass Lion Entertainment aims to diversify the industry

New studio from AAA vets will focus on original games "that center on Black and Brown characters, cultures, and stories"

By Brendan Sinclair

Gio Corsi leaves PlayStation

Last week was the end of a six-year run with Sony for the head of global second-party games

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard's substance-less BlizzCon statement speaks volumes | Opinion

President J. Allen Brack's opening speech rings hollow as company changes no policies, stands by Hearthstone pro's ban for supporting Hong Kong protesters

By Brendan Sinclair

Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare never changes.

10 Years Ago This Month: No Russian turns the mass shooting into mass market entertainment and Nokia buries the N-Gage for good

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation Now hits 1 million subscribers

Five years after debut, Sony's on-demand game streaming service hit the milestone this month

By Brendan Sinclair

Luigi's Mansion 3: Critical Consensus

Reviewers welcome plumber brother's latest adventure on Switch as a charming frightfest

By Brendan Sinclair

Wizards of the Coast acquires Tuque Games

Dungeons & Dragons owner picks up Montreal studio that created Livelock and has been working on a D&D game

By Brendan Sinclair

WeWork parent considering gaming business

Play By We trademark application says it would run competitions, offer space for conferences or offices

By Brendan Sinclair

Ninja Theory launches mental health R&D effort

Hellblade studio's The Insight Project aiming to "help mental health treatment to go mainstream"

By Brendan Sinclair

Money laundering prompts Valve to halt CS:GO in-game key sales

"At this point, nearly all key purchases that end up being traded or sold on the marketplace are believed to be fraud-sourced"

By Brendan Sinclair

EA returns to Steam

SVP Mike Blank talks about the need to reduce fragmentation as EA pledges to bring Jedi Fallen Order, EA Access to Valve's storefront

By Brendan Sinclair

Alberta eliminates game dev tax credit after just one year

Beamdog's Trent Oster feels "betrayed" after new government budget cancels Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

By Brendan Sinclair

One company's cast-off can be Deca Games' treasure

Founder of indie publisher talks about the perks and pressures of acquiring existing games after original owners stop investing in them

By Brendan Sinclair

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