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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

2018 will go down as the Year of the Bad Employer

Telltale just the latest in a parade of game dev horror stories likely leading to unionization

By Brendan Sinclair

Carbine Studios shutting down

UPDATE: Studio thanks community as it prepares to take WildStar offline on November 28

By Brendan Sinclair

Building a business in the niche

Green Man Gaming's David Clark explains how the company is bringing out games like Stormworks: Build and Rescue using its status as a publisher/retailer to its advantage

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony finally allows Fortnite cross-platform play

In a "major policy change," PS4 users will be able to play with others on Xbox One, Switch for "select third-party content"

By Brendan Sinclair

World of Warcraft up, League of Legends down

Superdata's August digital report says Blizzard's MMORPG enjoying highest Western subscriber base since 2014 while Riot Games' cornerstone on pace for worst full year performance in just as long

By Brendan Sinclair

Fans delay football game with esports protest

Young Boys-FC Basel supporters united in opposition of competitive gaming, interrupt match by throwing tennis balls, controllers onto the field

By Brendan Sinclair

Street Fighter V pro out of tourney after domestic abuse allegations

Reigning EVO Japan champ Infiltration will skip Capcom Pro Tour competition at Tokyo Game Show as his team Panda Global continues investigation

By Brendan Sinclair

Retrotainment's cartridge revival

Co-owners Tim Hartman and Greg Caldwell are making new NES games that run on old NES hardware in 2018, and they say the audience is growing

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony adding download option to some PlayStation Now games

Streaming subscription service will soon let PS4 users download PS4 and PS2 games for offline play as well

By Brendan Sinclair

Spider-Man sells 3.3 million in three days

Friendly neighborhood wall-crawler tops Ghost of Sparta as Insomniac exclusive claims title of "fastest-selling first-party PS4 game" from God of War

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar confirms Red Dead Online

Multiplayer experience will be launched in public beta in November, free for owners of Red Dead Redemption 2

By Brendan Sinclair

Aaryn Flynn joins Improbable

Former BioWare GM talks about getting his head in the clouds and building a new studio from scratch in downtown Edmonton

By Brendan Sinclair

"We've never made a game with a jump button, and we don't plan to start now"

Tomorrow Corporation's Kyle Gabler and Kyle Gray share their thoughts on quietly succeeding without being on social media, attending conventions, advertising, or doing PR

By Brendan Sinclair

International gambling regulators unite on skins gambling, loot boxes

Agencies from Spain, UK, France, Washington State, and a dozen more concerns about "blurring of lines between gambling and gaming"

By Brendan Sinclair

Streaming, subscriptions won't be game changers - Take-Two

CEO Strauss Zelnick believes tech will accelerate adoption of cross-platform play, but won't fundamentally alter the Grand Theft Auto publisher's business

By Brendan Sinclair

Barriers to China will come down - Zelnick

Take-Two CEO believes government will eventually allow Western game publishers unfettered access to the market, criticizes US government for unequal trade restrictions

By Brendan Sinclair

Singularity 6 hopes to dominate a lack of competition

Ex-Riot devs secure $2.5 million from London Venture Partners to develop a social simulation experience for an underserved audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Making a retro indie game stand out from the crowd

Sabotage's Martin Brouard discusses the strategy behind successfully delivering The Messenger, a 2D pixel art action platformer with a twist

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

Subscription plan for online multiplayer, cloud saves, and access to NES games receives exact launch date

Rovio grants master toy license to Jazwares

Angry Birds outfit signs multi-year partnership to produce playsets, figures, plush toys and more for multiple projects

By Brendan Sinclair

PC second only to mobile for gaming in the US - EEDAR

Industry tracking group's survey says 52% of gamers play on PC, compared to 43% on consoles, just 9% on handhelds

By Brendan Sinclair

Lowering the language barrier for aspiring Arab developers

Fawzi Mesmar never had access to Arabic books on game design, so he wrote one

By Brendan Sinclair

SoCal Regionals steps up security measures

Fighting game tournament tells attendees to arrive early, be prepared to open up fight sticks

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop sales slip as retailer continues exploring a sale

Collectibles and console hardware are bright points as company posts $24.9 million loss in a second quarter where revenues dipped 2.4%

By Brendan Sinclair

Breathing life into Dead Cells

Ex-Motion Twin marketing manager Steve Filby shares how the studio used streamers, press, and events to build a successful Early Access launch and an even more successful multiplatform debut

By Brendan Sinclair

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