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

The Red Flag of Passion

How a seemingly harmless word is used to put a happy face on some of the industry's biggest problems

By Brendan Sinclair

A Whole New World (of Tanks)

Wargaming's Victor Kislyi talks about why the free-to-play game's growth plateaued and the company's plan to keep it going for the next 20 years

By Brendan Sinclair

Albert Penello leaving Microsoft

Senior director of Xbox console marketing has been with the company since before the original Xbox launch

By Brendan Sinclair

Death Road to Canada delayed after Toronto tragedy

Ukiyo Publishing postpones game's console launch after van attack kills 10, injures 15 more

Quantic Dream sues press over reports of toxic workplace - Report

Detroit: Become Human studio takes legal action against two of the three outlets who unearthed allegations of harassment and discrimination

By Brendan Sinclair

Studio apologizes for delay by pledging 90+-hour work weeks

[UPDATE]: NeoCoreGames says it was joking when it promised crunch as atonement for pushing full launch of Early Access game Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr back three weeks

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch signs multi-year deal with NBA 2K League

First media rights deal for the NBA and Take-Two's esports endeavor will see up to 199 games aired live on streaming site

By Brendan Sinclair

Pro Evolution Soccer loses UEFA Champions League license

Konami ends its partnership with European tournament after a decade

By Brendan Sinclair

Indie sequels not such a bad idea - Hand of Fate dev

Defiant creative director Morgan Jaffit says the sequel to the studio's deck-building action RPG stacks up well to predecessor's sales

By Brendan Sinclair

Loot boxes, skins gambling to hit $50 billion by 2022 - Report

Juniper Research "strongly recommends regulation for skin trading and gambling" in report covering growth of practices

By Brendan Sinclair

Unpublished Gary Gygax work headed to Fig

Estate of Dungeons & Dragons creator teams with crowdfunding/investment site for video game project

By Brendan Sinclair

The accidental relevance of Wolfenstein: The New Colossus

MachineGames creative director Jens Matthies on when he realized his Nazi-killing game was going to be politically topical, and dealing honestly with Nazi ideology

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard enlists Nielsen for esports valuation

Tracking firm to assess value of sponsorship packages to see if brands are getting their money's worth

By Brendan Sinclair

A Way Out sells 1 million in two weeks

Hazelight Studios' EA Originals co-op prison break game wastes no time hitting milestone

By Brendan Sinclair

Yoko Taro: We don't need to think globally to sell globally

Nier: Automata director and PlatinumGames lead designer Takahisa Taura discuss developing for Western tastes, 3D action games, and the dilemma of multiple endings

By Brendan Sinclair

EA changes executive titles

Patrick Söderlund becomes company-wide chief design officer as Laura Miele takes over EA Worldwide Studios and Blake Jorgenson adds COO to CFO title

By Brendan Sinclair

Graceful Explosion Machine sells 50,000 on Switch

Launch window indie shooter approaches milestone as developer plans a return to the platform next year

Eugen Systems developers call an end to strike

"We have stopped striking… after more than a month a half, to conserve our resources for the future"

By Brendan Sinclair

Chris Hecker finally throws his SpyParty

Spore designer discusses his hopes and fears about the imminent Early Access launch of his inverted Turing test game after eight years of full-time development

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch League team drops player

Boston Rising terminates contract of Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez after allegation of sexual communications with a minor

By Brendan Sinclair

MidBoss names Cade Peterson interim CEO

Veteran of Jump, Sony takes over 2064: Read Only Memories studio as founder Matt Conn leaves amid controversy

By Brendan Sinclair

Brian Crecente joins Variety

Former head of Rolling Stone's Glixel to add gaming coverage to entertainment industry trade site

By Brendan Sinclair

GaymerX cuts all ties to MidBoss

In wake of allegations against co-founder Matt Conn, LGBTQ convention changes leadership, names new executive director

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft opening Winnipeg studio

Far Cry 5 producer Darryl Long named managing director of new co-development studio focused on tools and tech for publisher's AAA open-world brands

By Brendan Sinclair

Boss Key stops work on LawBreakers

Studio is focusing on other projects going forward, will continue to support debut title "in its current state"

By Brendan Sinclair

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