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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

Intolerance for intolerance | This Week in Business

An ADL survey says online harassment is getting worse as the industry is waking up to a problem of its own creation

By Brendan Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair dies at 81

Inventor of ZX Spectrum, Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, and Sinclair Executive pocket calculator dies after a long illness

By Brendan Sinclair

Battlefield 2042 delayed a month

EA pushes upcoming shooter's release from October 22 to November 19, reiterates previous full-year bookings forecast

By Brendan Sinclair

Anti-women, anti-Black, anti-Asian harassment growing in online games

ADL-Newzoo survey notes spike in US gamers reporting certain types of harassment; 60% of teens say they were harassed while playing

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard accused of interfering with employees' right to organize

Update: The charge has been made publicly available, with CWA accusing Activision Blizzard of "repeatedly [engaging] in unlawful conduct"

By Brendan Sinclair

Funcom acquires Conan IP holder

CEOs of Conan Exiles developer and Cabinet Group talk about the deal that includes rights to Conan along with Solomon Kane, Mutant Year Zero, and dozens more properties

By Brendan Sinclair

Paradox CEO addresses inappropriate behavior

CEO Fredrik Wester says he has been working to better himself, will not be directly involved in handling related issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Judge orders Apple to allow apps that link to external payment options

Update: Ruling on the merits includes additional insight on why Epic won just one of ten counts

By Brendan Sinclair

Progress isn't always pretty | This Week in Business

An attempt to offer good news for people who are tired of bad news

By Brendan Sinclair

Hurricane Ida relief bundle raises $27,000

With a day still left, Itch.io collection of 15 games from Louisiana developers tops original funding goal five times over

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft names Igor Manceau its new chief creative officer

Riders Republic creative director promoted as employee group criticizes lack of diversity in editorial leadership

By Brendan Sinclair

Dontnod adopting permanent work-from-home policy

Twin Mirror and Tell Me Why studio will let all employees choose whether they want to go into the office or work remotely

By Brendan Sinclair

Keeping trolls out of the Caves of Qud community

Brian Bucklew and Jason Grinblat discuss the many benefits (and few trade-offs) of a tightly moderated Discord channel

By Brendan Sinclair

Naughty Dog's real mark on the industry | This Week in Business

Negative impact of studio's conflation of crunch with quality is only amplified by the success of its games

By Brendan Sinclair

Disgaea's focus on "the road most niche"

As the strategy RPG series marks five million units sold, NIS president Sohei Niikawa discusses its enduring appeal

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt first-half sales up 29%

Ongoing work on Cyberpunk 2077 weighs down profitability; European sales halved year-over-year while North American revenues nearly double

By Brendan Sinclair

ProbablyMonsters raises $200m to make games with a "people-first" culture

CEO and founder Harold Ryan says the hard part of building that culture has been convincing people he means it

By Brendan Sinclair

Fortnite disables dance moves in Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute

March Through Time recreation of 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech quickly marred by disrespectful and racist use of in-game emotes

By Brendan Sinclair

Naughty Dog co-presidents on crunch, unionization

Evan Wells says crunching "helped me get to where I am in my career" as Neil Druckmann says there's no single solution

By Brendan Sinclair

The Captain leads Tomorrow Corporation into publishing

Kyle Gray explains how the sci-fi adventure inspired the studio behind 7 Billion Humans to do things it's never done before

By Brendan Sinclair

China bans minors from playing games during the week

Regulation will permit children to play an hour of games a day from Friday through Sunday

By Brendan Sinclair

EA wants to once again Challenge Everything (almost) | This Week in Business

Apex Legends ping system exemplifies the benefit of questioning assumptions of how things are done

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch will re-name McCree after dismissal of namesake

"We believe it's necessary to change the name of the hero currently known as McCree to something that better represents what Overwatch stands for," dev team says

By Brendan Sinclair

Gearbox opening Montreal studio

Studio heads in charge of the Borderlands developer's Quebec City expansion will now head up second studio in the province

By Brendan Sinclair

Saints Row, Marvel's Midnight Suns lead Gamescom Opening Night Live

Volition's next open-world action game and Firaxis' comic-based tactics RPG headline reveals at digital conference

By Brendan Sinclair

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