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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

Inaction speaks louder than words | This Week in Business

Racists are comfortable in gaming communities because platforms haven't done enough to get rid of them

By Brendan Sinclair

DAGERSystem acquires Can I Play That

Accessibility non-profit purchases website "to become the largest resource for game-accessibility journalism in the world"

By Brendan Sinclair

Whatever happened to 'the power of the cloud'? | Opinion

This week saw another cloud-chasing outfit exit the scene as Improbable sold off Midwinter to pursue the metaverse

By Brendan Sinclair

Certain Affinity will pay to move its devs out of places hostile to their rights

In wake of anti-trans legislation and leak of Supreme Court decision on abortion, Texas developer pledges to cover costs of relocation for full-time staff

By Brendan Sinclair

TikTok testing gaming functionality - Report

Social media platform has been running trials in Vietnam, could roll out to more markets in third quarter

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two and Zynga shareholders approve acquisition deal

Zynga shares will halt trading May 20, with the formal closing of the agreement expected May 23

Embracer lost $431 million last year

Publisher posts soaring revenues on acquisitions but says it doesn't need to buy more companies to grow; Elex 2 disappoints

By Brendan Sinclair

New York AG investigating Twitch, Discord role in Buffalo shooting

Letitia James also looking into 4chan and 8chan, saying the terror attack "again revealed the depths and dangers of these platforms that spread and promote hate without consequence"

By Brendan Sinclair

What makes a good PUBG Mobile brand collaboration?

Tencent Games' Vincent Wang explains how the winner-take-all battle royale plays nicely with others

By Brendan Sinclair

Why doesn't GTA Online have more brand collaborations?

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick discusses the trouble of finding a good brand fit, properly setting expectations for the next GTA, and QA unionization

By Brendan Sinclair

Tiny Tina, WWE, next-gen GTA 5 beat Take-Two's expectations

Publisher's fourth-quarter and full-year revenues rise, but pandemic engagement boost continues to fade

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft+ headed for PlayStation

In addition to rollout of full subscription service, a partial offering will be included with PS Plus Extra/Premium tiers

By Brendan Sinclair

Bungie speaks up | This Week in Business

With Roe v. Wade under the axe, the Destiny developer takes a stand for its employees' rights

By Brendan Sinclair

New York sues Activision Blizzard over Microsoft acquisition

City pension fund and shareholder alleges Bobby Kotick rushed the sale process to avoid fallout from scandals

By Brendan Sinclair

Legal experts say TSM and Blitz may have misclassified contractors

Current and former workers at esports and stat-tracking app firms also describe abusive treatment by co-founder Andy Dinh

By Brendan Sinclair

Prince of Persia Sands of Time remake switches studios

Ubisoft Montreal takes over from publisher's Pune and Mumbai studios, "will now take the time they need to regroup"

By Brendan Sinclair

Square Enix sale of Western studios marks the end of an existential crisis | Opinion

Embracer Group acquisition signals an end to Japanese publishers looking to foreign studios in fear of fading relevance

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch reportedly considering cut to top streamers' pay

Streaming service could drop largest creators' subscription revenue share from 70% to 50%, looking at incentivize them to run more ads

By Brendan Sinclair

"What Disney Land is for families, we can be for horror"

Feardemic CEO Scott Millard talks about the indie publisher's tunnel vision on horror games and ambitions for the future

By Brendan Sinclair

Keywords staff at BioWare Edmonton look to unionize

United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union files to become bargaining agent for outsourcing firm's QA staff

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard sales and engagement tumble

Modest revenue growth at King offset by 49% drop from Activision, 43% decline from Blizzard as MAUs hit new lows

By Brendan Sinclair

Revamped PlayStation Plus to debut in June for Americas, Europe, Japan

Multi-tiered subscription offering scheduled to arrive May 23 in Asian markets outside Japan

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar's latest mob story | This Week in Business

A look at the possible motives for edits to transphobic content in the latest Grand Theft Auto 5 re-release

By Brendan Sinclair

Kotick's ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against him

Activision Blizzard CEO subsequent girlfriend, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, twice leaned on a tabloid to shelve stories on the issue

By Brendan Sinclair

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