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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

Mario & Luigi RPG series developer enters bankruptcy

AlphaDream's future in question due to sagging revenues and rising development costs

By Brendan Sinclair

Mixer co-founder leaves Microsoft

James Boehm will pursue new ventures intending "to develop the industry and its communities"

By Brendan Sinclair

Atari partners with Antstream, responds to VCS concerns

Throwback VCS console status update includes retro game-streaming app, statement that designer's work on project is "largely concluded"

By Brendan Sinclair

Fortnite US July revenues down 52% year-over-year

Edison Trends looks at consumer spending trends for Epic's hit as well as Black Ops 4, Apex Legends, and PUBG

By Brendan Sinclair

Why did Borderlands 3 re-cast Troy Baker's role?

Voice actor says developer Gearbox "wouldn't go union"; studio says it tries to meet or exceed union standards for pay, working conditions

By Brendan Sinclair

That time David Cage asked fans to stone Fox News

10 Years Ago This Month: The industry casually cultivates poor fan behavior, the global economic crisis strikes back, and physical media is a burning platform

By Brendan Sinclair

Nathan Vella leaving Capy Games

Co-founder and president ends 14-year run with Grindstone developer to pursue new project in games

By Brendan Sinclair

ESL, Dreamhack partner with Nielsen for esports data

MTG's esports leagues will help tracking firm with sponsor valuation, brand impact, and consumer analytics efforts

By Brendan Sinclair

Frogwares games pulled after split with Focus Home Interactive

Sherlock Holmes studio says publisher has refused to transfer store listings to it, leaving some games permanently unavailable

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus adding hand-tracking to Quest

Oculus Connect 6 also sees VR-exclusive Medal of Honor, Facebook Horizon social VR, and Oculus Link for playing Rift games on Quest

By Brendan Sinclair

Absurd:joy aims to "invent a genre of content no one has ever seen before"

Ex-Owlchemy Labs devs Alex Schwartz and Cy Wise launching new VR/AR company making things that may or may not be games

By Brendan Sinclair

Walgreens suing AtGames for breach of contract

Retailer alleges plug-and-play gaming company owes it nearly $1.62 million for unsold products it returned

By Brendan Sinclair

The value of communities where LGBTQ+ is the default

Gay Gaming Professionals CEO Gordon Bellamy working to push queer representation past the "generation of exceptionalism"

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft launches Project xCloud public test next month

Players in US, UK, and Korea will get first chance to test console-to-mobile streaming technology

By Brendan Sinclair

MTG invests in emotional regulation app Mightier

Swedish outfit puts $250,000 toward app and subscription service intended to help children with ADHD, anger, or anxiety issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Gearbox names Dan Hewitt its chief communications officer

Outgoing ESA VP of Communications to begin role with Borderlands developer next month

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity acquires deltaDNA

Engine maker says live ops analytics firm will continue to operate independently as engagement tools are integrated into Unity Engine

By Brendan Sinclair

Is it time to retire virtual currency? | Opinion

The industry doesn't want to curb loot boxes, but it could address some concerns by giving up another consumer-unfriendly tactic

By Brendan Sinclair

Link's Awakening: Critical Consensus

Faithful modern-day remake of original Game Boy game charms reviewers despite underwhelming dungeon creator, frame rate issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two: Next-gen won't see dev costs spike

CEO Strauss Zelnick says the days of console transitions putting significantly increased burden on publishers are long gone

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayVS lands another $50 million

High school esports platform details Series C funding round, brings total funding to $96 million in just over a year

By Brendan Sinclair

League of Legends hits 8 million peak concurrent players a day

Riot shares August's daily worldwide average figures, says it's larger than the top 10 games on Steam combined

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-King, Z2 devs launch Starform

New Seattle-based studio aims to make online games for friends, attracts $1.25 million in funding

By Brendan Sinclair

Where do you go from Doom?

Doom Eternal's Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin talk about their approach to following up the successful reboot of a seminal classic

By Brendan Sinclair

Knights and Bikes TV show in the works

Peaky Blinders production company Tiger Aspect options rights for animated series based on Foam Sword game

By Brendan Sinclair

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