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

Real stupid questions about artificial intelligence

Spirit AI's Emily Short says it's more important than ever for the press and public to understand what AI is, and what it can do

By Brendan Sinclair

"Innovation is not the only path"

Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has been making indie games for 24 years, and he has some ideas on how others can do the same

By Brendan Sinclair

Fig turns a profit for some investors

Crowdfunding/investment site has provided positive returns on two of three released games, and one unreleased one

By Brendan Sinclair

EA drops paid loot boxes from Star Wars Battlefront II

Loot boxes will only yield in-game credits or cosmetics like emotes and victory poses; new costumes to be sold à la carte

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknnown's Battlegrounds hits 5 million on Xbox One

Survival shooter bundled with Xbox One X purchases hits milestone in three months on sale

Toys R Us Canada may have a buyer

Bratz owner MGA Entertainment has submitted a bid to acquire toy retailer's profitable Canadian arm

By Brendan Sinclair

Drake, Ninja light up Twitch with Fortnite stream

Epic and Twitch say they didn't pay for session that saw rapper and streamer draw more than 600,000 concurrent viewers

By Brendan Sinclair

Jack Tretton launches indie investment fund

Interactive Gaming Ventures funding projects for a stake of the IP, looking for reliable returns more than swinging for the fences

By Brendan Sinclair

Toys R Us closing all UK, US stores

[UPDATE] 100 locations and 3,000 jobs to be lost in UK; employees reportedly told all US stores would be sold or shuttered

By Brendan Sinclair

Mobile increasing its share of the games industry - Report

App Annie and IDC find mobile consumer spending was double that of PC/Mac gaming last year, 3.6 times that of consoles

By Brendan Sinclair

Dotemu assembling The Arcade Crew

CEO Cyrille Imbert explains why the retro firm set up a new label to publish original indie games, starting with JoyMasher's Blazing Chrome

By Brendan Sinclair

GAIN to connect game arts programs worldwide

Hand Eye Society's Jim Munroe establishes Game Arts International Network as a resource for existing organizations and a way to nurture new ones

Halo, Farmville vets form Midwinter Entertainment

Seattle studio's first project to be AI-driven shooter built on SpatialOS tech, with funding from Improbable

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch League team releases twice-banned player

Dallas Fuel cuts ties with Félix "xQc" Lengyel after he follows up suspension for homophobia with suspension for racism

By Brendan Sinclair

Blast seeks to gamify savings

Service's pitch to players is it will help them save money, pitch to publishers is that it will help them get more money from players

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch League hands down fines, bans

Pro players disciplined for racism, homophobia, and account sharing; Felix "xQc" Lengyel receives his second suspension of inaugural season

Toys R Us planning to liquidate US operation - Report

Bankrupt retailer's already grim outlook has taken a turn for the worse, hopes fading for acquisition or debt restructuring

By Brendan Sinclair

Neil Druckmann named VP of Naughty Dog

Last of Us Part II creative director gets a new title to reflect his role on the studio's management team

By Brendan Sinclair

Devs of violent games in White House reel "should be ashamed" - Spector

Warren Spector calls supercut of gory titles "simply disgusting," says those titles hurt the industry

By Brendan Sinclair

Outpost wants to mix games with reality TV

CEO Wright Bagwell says incorporating an audience and fame leaderboards into the studio's SOS survival game "radically changes" player behavior

By Brendan Sinclair

"I'm never going to take your booby games away from you"

Ubisoft and Microsoft Women in Gaming panel pushes for clarity on how feminism fits into gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

Trump meeting with game execs yields "significant progress" - Legislator

Missouri Representative Vicky Hartzler gives her assessment as ESA thanks president for "receptive and comprehensive approach"

By Brendan Sinclair

EA adds WBIE to Origin Access

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment becomes first major external publisher added to subscription game service

By Brendan Sinclair

Aftershock SF re-emerges as Fogbank Entertainment

FoxNext studio is headed up by Daniel Erickson and Nathan Germick, focusing on developing episodic narrative games

By Brendan Sinclair

Randy Pitchford joins Fig advisory board

Gearbox president signs on with game crowdfunding/investment platform

By Brendan Sinclair

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