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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

PlayStation Network's 24 days of downtime | 10 Years Ago This Month

Sony's 2011 hack was covered as one of the biggest security breaches of all time, but how significant was it in the long run?

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic raises $1bn to pursue its metaverse

Sony invests another $200m as part of a funding round that values the Fortnite maker at $28.7 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision takes Call of Duty Warzone trademark fight to court

After 2017 browser game objects to trademark filings, publisher asks a judge to determine rights

By Brendan Sinclair

Never too late to learn something new | This Week in Business

The Academy had a week full of insights on game design, localization, narrative direction, IP licensing, and performance capture

By Brendan Sinclair

Marketers underestimate users' privacy concerns - Survey

AppsFlyer and MMA Global release results of surveys around impact of Apple's upcoming privacy changes

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft names Anika Grant chief people officer

Publisher cites former Uber HR director's 19 years of experience "leading HR transformation" as it continues reform efforts after scandals

By Brendan Sinclair

Deathloop delayed again to September

Arkane Studios pushes its first-person shooter back four more months, citing desire to make game better while ensuring health and safety of developers

By Brendan Sinclair

Diversity & Inclusion in a Galaxy not so far away

Iron Galaxy's Dan Coleman talks about the benefits and needed improvement on the studio's D&I Committee

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch to punish misconduct that happens outside of Twitch

Off-service conduct policy states platform is willing to suspend people for violent extremism, hate group membership, sexual assault, and other actions taken elsewhere

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam adds UTM analytics support

New feature will let developers see which marketing efforts are leading directly to purchases and wishlists

By Brendan Sinclair

Death Stranding on PC drives Digital Bros' half-year results

Kojima Productions' latest padded revenues by more than €23 million during last six months of 2020; Steam debut pushes Control's contribution to €16 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Disney owns three of top five brands in US mobile games - Newzoo

Marvel, Star Wars, and classic Disney characters were among the highest revenue-earning franchises in mobile games for 2020

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop issuing shares to cash in on stock surge

Retailer files prospectus with SEC to sell up to 3.5 million new shares, will use money "to further accelerate transformation"

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation store closures are a missed opportunity | This Week in Business

Permanently pulling the plug on the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita stores is both culturally and financially short-sighted

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision DMCAs news outlet for reporting Call of Duty leak

Video Games Chronicle says its Twitter account was locked for a post about new Warzone map

By Brendan Sinclair

Finji's goal: Be less scrappy

Rebekah and Adam Saltsman talk about the growth of the company and the changing indie publishing landscape

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt moving to parallel development

Witcher and Cyberpunk studio's new strategy calls for juggling multiple AAA projects going forward; Digital Scapes acquired to form foundation of new CD Projekt Red Vancouver studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard names Armin Zerza CFO

Publisher promotes from within and moves chief commercial officer into the role of retiring CFO Dennis Durkin

By Brendan Sinclair

Former Famitsu editor arrested for fraud

Freelance editor reportedly confessed to charges of billing the publication for articles he wrote

By Brendan Sinclair

Palace intrigue on the GameStop board of directors | This Week in Business

Skyrocketing stock and pandemic store closures have made an eventful year for the brick and mortar retailer, but the biggest news has been happening behind the scenes

By Brendan Sinclair

Bandai Namco shares sales for top three Tales games

Tales of Symphonia tops list with 2.4m sales, Vesperia trails with 2.37m, and Destiny hits 1.72m

Psyonix making Rocket League spin-off for mobile

Epic Games subsidiary's Rocket League Sideswipe is planned for release on App Store and Google Play later this year

By Brendan Sinclair

MTG acquires Bloons studio Ninja Kiwi

Tower defense developer purchased for $142 million with another $47 million contingent on profitability targets

By Brendan Sinclair

Ikumi Nakamura launching her own studio

Former Ghostwire: Tokyo creative director says she left the project for her health, plans to form new team to work on original IP

By Brendan Sinclair

The difference in game dev for love or money

Earth Analog developer Roy van Ophuizen has found more success making games since he stopped doing it for a living

By Brendan Sinclair

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