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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

Xbox launches Samsung TV app to play games without a console

Update: Nvidia's GeForce Now, Google Stadia, & Twitch are also available on the cloud streaming app. Amazon's Luna to become available at a later date

By Brendan Sinclair

Booty's bad calls | This Week in Business

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty trots out familiar excuses in response to a report of crunch on Fallout 76

By Brendan Sinclair

Omeda Studios raises $20m for Predecessor

Series A funding round will be used to boost hiring in lead up to Paragon-enabled MOBA's Early Access launch later this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Squad sells 3m copies

Offworld Industries FPS Kickstarted in 2015 reaches milestone within two years of full release

Niantic laying off up to 90 after cancelling four games

Transformers game and Hamlet get the axe as Pokémon Go maker reduces costs in "a time of economic turmoil"

By Brendan Sinclair

IGDA Foundation names Alyssa Walles executive director

Interim executive director Sarah Spiers switches to role as director of global development

By Brendan Sinclair

Quebec devs fear new language law will hurt local games industry

Bill 96 requires immigrants to access government services only in French after six months, business to draft contracts in French

By Brendan Sinclair

Subscriptions will push console/PC to a record year, says DFC

Game Pass, Switch Online, and PlayStation Plus to make up one-third of console software/service revenue

By Brendan Sinclair

Building an Exploding Kittens transmedia universe

Elan Lee talks about making a mobile game for Netflix and the company's ultimate aspirations

By Brendan Sinclair

Head of Chinese publisher XD plans to leave the country

Huang Yimeng says he's relocating abroad primarily for family reasons, does not plan to change citizenship

By Brendan Sinclair

505 Games parent acquires D3 Go

Digital Bros consolidates ownership of Puzzle Quest franchise with purchase of Marvel Puzzle Quest publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Game devs speak up for abortion rights

Studios and organizations across the industry condemn US Supreme Court decision allowing criminalization of abortion, commit to support employees, share fundraising links

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox's move from 'edgy' to 'everyone' | This Week in Business

How a brand that leaned into exclusionary gamer stereotypes overhauled its image over three console generations

By Brendan Sinclair

Brazilian publisher DX Gameworks sets up shop

Outfit will focus on console and PC, offers variety of services including funding, porting, localization

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch and Facebook Gaming viewership stops months-long slide

StreamElements sees month-over-month gains in hours watched on both streaming services for May

By Brendan Sinclair

Little Hellions nearing deliverance after seven years

Jace Boechler shares two key decisions that helped bring their passive-aggressive fighter to the brink of release

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft sees Xbox controller shortages

Platform holder says it has been impacted by "supply disruptions" as players in Europe report pads out of stock

By Brendan Sinclair

Newzoo: Gamers like brands more than non-gamers do

Survey covering 13 different brands that have been active in gaming found players held significantly more favorable attitudes than non-gamers

By Brendan Sinclair

Diablo Immortal's Chinese launch delayed

NetEase blames "optimization adjustments" for postponement, does not address banning of game's official Weibo account

By Brendan Sinclair

The pandemic bubble isn't done bursting | This Week in Business

US consumer spending on games has been down for seven straight months, with possibly more to come

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard internal review finds "no evidence" it ignored harassment

"Media criticism of the Board and Activision Blizzard senior executives as insensitive to workplace matters is without merit"

By Brendan Sinclair

Consoles cannot die in a way that matters | 10 Years Ago This Month

We poke fun at the people who proclaimed consoles dead a decade ago, but can we argue they were actually right?

By Brendan Sinclair

343 apologizes for naming Juneteenth cosmetic after an ape

Halo Infinite studio marked the freeing of US slaves with a nameplate palette called "Bonobo"

By Brendan Sinclair

Game sales tumble 19% in May | US monthly charts

Elden Ring retakes top spot in sales chart as consumer spending hits lowest level since the start of the pandemic

By Brendan Sinclair

Devolver stock price plummets after lowering sales expectations

Shares down 47% after publisher warns investors that the first five months of the year haven't gone as expected

By Brendan Sinclair

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