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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

Ubisoft employees upset with lack of communication on misconduct reports

Multiple developers told Kotaku the publisher's maze-like complaint process lacks follow-up, transparency, and in many cases resolution

By Brendan Sinclair

Improbable takes another crack at explaining the metaverse

After skepticism of the company's vision, CEO Herman Narula wants to be more precise about what it is, and how it's different from what already exists

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook reportedly rebranding around metaverse

New name is expected next week as social network's PR team braces for further reports on leaked documents

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard moves to pause California suit over ethics violation

Publisher wants to look into allegation that state agency's lawyers can't bring case due to rules of professional conduct

By Brendan Sinclair

IGDA developer survey sees jump in union participation

12% of respondents were unionized in 2021 survey, up from 6% in 2019; crunch trends also highlighted

By Brendan Sinclair

Elden Ring delayed to February 25

FromSoftware pushes release back a full month as "the depth and strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations"

Valve ban deals blockchain gaming a big blow | Opinion

With Steam banning NFT and blockchain-based games, where is the blockchain revolution supposed to happen now?

By Brendan Sinclair

FIFA doesn't want an exclusive license deal

Longtime EA Sports licensing partner says "it is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one party controlling all rights"

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam bans blockchain and NFT games

Age of Rust developer says Valve won't let it publish the game on Steam because NFTs have real-world value

By Brendan Sinclair

Netflix takes a page from gaming's playbook | This Week in Business

In dealing with criticism of Chappelle stand-up special, streaming service CEO borrows a familiar dodge

By Brendan Sinclair

Rovio Toronto preparing to take flight

Julie Beaugrand on starting a new studio for the Angry Birds maker amid a pandemic and a shifting mobile industry

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot disables League of Legends /all chat to cut down on toxicity

In light of rising verbal abuse problems, next patch will cut the ability to message all players in matchmade queues

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox the subject of additional reports of discrimination

Multiple women tell UK and Swedish press about a "toxic" company culture where harassment is accepted

By Brendan Sinclair

Evercade VS delayed

Global shipping slowdown blamed as retro console set to arrive in Europe in December; US and Canada debut pushed to January

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming's short-sighted treatment of its own history | This Week in Business

Disinterest in making old games easily accessible misses out on a modest opportunity now and a much larger one in the future

By Brendan Sinclair

Infinity Ward opening new studio in Austin

Call of Duty developer's new outpost in Texas capital joins offices in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico

California prepping objection to Activision Blizzard-EEOC settlement

Department of Fair Employment and Housing says $18 million agreement to resolve discrimination claims would hurt its own court case as well as publisher's employees

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch was warned about security and safety issues - Report

Former employees tell The Verge that streaming platform management was slow to address concerns, regularly neglected to disclose security issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Psychonauts 2's mental health approach: Handle with care

Tim Schafer wants devs not to shy away from tough topics but to treat them with respect and thoughtfulness

By Brendan Sinclair

Microids opening new Paris studio

Former Darkworks president Antoine Villette will be studio director for publisher's newest development studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Worldwide esports viewership will grow to 519 million by 2024 - Report

Research from Interpret and Consumer Technology Association finds those who compete in or attend esports events spend up to 84% more on gaming than core gamers

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic Games Store launching achievements systems

Achievements system debuts next week in certain games; wider rollout expected "in the coming months"

By Brendan Sinclair

Peter Moore on the future of sports and the history of games

Unity exec on engine-maker's new broadcast tech and whether gaming can lean on its past like sports teams do

By Brendan Sinclair

Nominations now open for Game Changers 2021 is looking to end the year by celebrating more individuals and organizations working to make gaming a better place

By Brendan Sinclair

StreamElements acquires Paragon

Streaming tools company flush with funding purchases gaming-focused YouTube talent network

By Brendan Sinclair

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