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

Cyberpunk 2077 pushed to September

Update: CD Projekt reveals that development staff have been required to crunch on upcoming RPG

By Brendan Sinclair

Stadia embracing timed exclusive strategy

Google says it wants to have more than 10 games debuting only on its streaming service in the first half of this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch sales up 29% in Japan for 2019 as PS4 sales drop 29%

Famitsu numbers have hardware unit sales flat for the year; Switch Lite moves more than 1 million in just over three months

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch League addresses on-air talent departures

Activision Blizzard's esports outfit will "evolve" its broadcast after losing five hosts and casters in the past month

By Brendan Sinclair

NPD: Growth of mobile gamers slows while revenue continues rising

Research firm finds number of US and Canada mobile users playing games was up just 2% last year, but revenues jumped 24% to more than $11.82 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony's PS5 marketing strategy does away with convention | Opinion

E3 absenteeism is just the latest example of a company paying little heed to conventional wisdom, but will that help or hurt it?

By Brendan Sinclair

HTC Vive Pro gets $200 price cut

VR headset on its own now going for $599, Starter Kit for $899, and Full Kit for $1,199

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic Games Store tops $680 million in player spending

Storefront touts 108 million PC customers a little over a year after launch, extends weekly free game promotion through 2020

By Brendan Sinclair

Subscriptions will "unlock the market to weirder things," says Outer Wilds dev

Co-creative lead Loan Verneau talks about launching into Xbox Game Pass, industry monopolies, and self-defeating crunch

By Brendan Sinclair

Nexon sells Gloops

Casual mobile developer offloaded to support studio GR Drive with a purchase price of 1

By Brendan Sinclair

Razer closing SF office

Peripheral maker laying off 19 at the end of February as it moves one of its two headquarters to Irvine

By Brendan Sinclair

Rex Crowle on getting over his tech fanboy phase

Knights and Bikes dev talks about next-gen hardware, streaming and subscription services, and bouncing between indie and AAA

By Brendan Sinclair

Vindex creating esports events for IMAX

New Vindex Studios division will handle effort to bring live esports to the large-format theaters

Destiny's Sword presents a double-edged dilemma

2Dogs' Ken Hall talks about dealing with PTSD, anxiety, and addiction in a strategy MMO intended to be fun first and foremost

By Brendan Sinclair

Fantasy Flight Interactive shutting down

Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game studio head Tim Gerritsen announces imminent closure of board game company's gaming adaptation studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard signs three-year deal with ESL, Dreamhack

StarCraft II World Championship Series is being retired as Blizzard commits to ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar Spouse and the slow change of culture

10 Years Ago This Month: Red Dead Redemption and its sequel both had crunch controversies, but the studio's reactions show some change in thinking

By Brendan Sinclair

Rune II source code returned to publisher

More than a month after launch, Ragnarok Game LLC may have what it needs to update game left in limbo by demise of Human Head

By Brendan Sinclair

Analysts dole out 2020 predictions

Panel of industry watchers call their shots for the upcoming year in games (and assess how their 2019 calls turned out)

By Brendan Sinclair

Google Stadia acquires Typhoon Studios

Stadia head and Typhoon co-founders explain why the upstart studio is giving up being indie before its first game even launches

By Brendan Sinclair

Rainbow Six Siege switches core team

Leroy Athanassoff to lead new group as Xavier Marquis and Alexandre Remy move on to new projects at Ubisoft

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sales top $1 billion

Activision says shooter is on pace to have franchise's most played multiplayer in six years

Games of the Year 2019: Divinity: Original Sin II

The Switch version of Larian's latest captures the feel of pen-and-paper role-playing in ones and zeroes

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony launching DualShock 4 rear button attachment

Plug-in peripheral will let players map actions to two new buttons on the back of the controller

By Brendan Sinclair

High Fidelity lays off half of staff, pulls plug on open-source VR platform

Company cuts headcount for second time this year, says it is refocusing on new project early in development

By Brendan Sinclair

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