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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

Lab Rat dev skeptical of multiplatform launches and the virtues of virtual events

Chump Squad's Gwen Frey shares her experience as a small indie launching last year's Kine across five platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot signs deal for League of Legends toys

Multi-year agreement with Paw Patrol toy maker Spin Master should see action figures hit shelves in fall of 2021

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony rolls out PS Plus Collection for PS5 launch

Subscribers will be able to download more than 15 PS4 games to play on the new console

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch apologizes for offensive Hispanic Heritage Month emotes

Emote modifiers including sombreros and maracas "clearly missed the mark" and were inappropriate, streaming platform says

By Brendan Sinclair

Gameloft looks to diversify with The Other Guys acquisition

Gameloft CFO Alexandre de Rochefort and The Other Guys CEO Nicholas Cuneo talk about the interactive soap opera studio and their hopes for a mutually beneficial union

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft renamed Immortals: Fenyx Rising after trademark dispute

Upcoming game given current name after Monster Energy opposed trademark application for original title Gods & Monsters

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox streaming will have 168 games at launch

Microsoft releases list of supported titles for tomorrow's addition of Project xCloud into Game Pass Ultimate

EA's NFL/UFC 1-2 punch tops NPD's August chart

Madden and mixed-martial arts help drive US sales up 37% year-over-year; Nintendo takes 10 of top 20 spots on sales chart

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft adds Riders Republic, Prince of Persia remake to early 2021 lineup

Publisher plans Immortals Fenyx Rising and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World re-release for this holiday season, Rainbow 6 World Cup event next summer

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft CEO addresses abuse scandal, Elite Squad controversy

Yves Guillemot apologizes for failing to protect victims, condemns "anyone using our game as a proxy for hate or toxicity"

By Brendan Sinclair

Cloud gaming not ready for disruption - Report

Juniper Research sees streaming game services as a subset of a subscription service market that will hit $8 billion in 2023

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Series X will sell for $499

Console launches November 10 with pre-orders starting September 22; All Access subscription price is $35 monthly for two years

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming historian Curt Vendel dies at 53

Atari Museum founder, Atari Flashback designer, and "an unquestioned giant in computer history" died unexpectedly August 30

By Brendan Sinclair

Simon Carless leaves Informa

After 16 years with the Game Developers Conference organizer, the former Gamasutra editor-in-chief and IGF chairman departs for something new

By Brendan Sinclair

PUBG responds to India's ban on PUBG Mobile

PUBG Corp withdraws license to run PUBG Mobile in India from Tencent, will self-publish franchise instead

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox QA staff allege poor treatment

Company's shutdown of publishing QA department last year leads to report of mismanagement, ignored concerns

By Brendan Sinclair

Duke Nukem throws a spanner in the Gearbox | 10 Years Ago This Month

Borderlands studio revives Duke Nukem Forever, dooming itself to a decade (and counting) of legal battles

By Brendan Sinclair

MTG Group rearranges leadership team

Maria Redin becomes the publisher's president and CEO as Lars Torstensson takes over as CFO

By Brendan Sinclair

Madden NFL 21 sells 20% more copies in first week than last year's game

EA's latest football sim tops early numbers of a predecessor that had produced "the most successful year in franchise history"

By Brendan Sinclair

Barrage of games coming for Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary

Nintendo reveals limited time release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars with four more Mario products debuting by March

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus halts headset sales in Germany

Facebook says it's a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the country

By Brendan Sinclair

Freedom Games joins indie publisher ranks at full speed

Fandom veterans founded their operation and published Dreamscaper into Early Access in a matter of weeks

By Brendan Sinclair

India bans 118 apps citing privacy concerns

PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Marvel Super War on list of blocked apps with ties to China

By Brendan Sinclair

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment no longer for sale - Report

Sources tell Bloomberg the publisher behind Mortal Kombat, Batman, and Lego franchises was seen as having too much growth potential to sell

By Brendan Sinclair

Niantic teams with telecoms for 5G AR showpieces

Pokémon Go developer's "Planet-Scale AR Alliance" to create experiences with persistent AR content, other advances

By Brendan Sinclair

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