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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

Hearthstone pro says he was blacklisted after spouse criticized Blizzard

Team Liquid's Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen says he was punished because Christina Mikkonen "spoke up about the injust practices" of the company that laid her off, Blizzard responds

By Brendan Sinclair

Treehouse Games lands $2.6 million for collaborative games

Co-founders Michael Chu and Ryan Sullivan want to make games that foster camaraderie, generosity among friends

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus Go headset discontinued

VR company will stop adding developers' apps and updates to Oculus Store this December, pledges to open up Quest distribution options

By Brendan Sinclair

Trump halts H-1B visas through end of year

US president says skilled foreign workers "pose an unusual threat to the employment of American workers" due to COVID-19

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook acquires Ready at Dawn

Oculus parent picks up Lone Echo franchise studio to work on VR content

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft shutting down Mixer

Streaming service closing July 22 with partners being transitioned to Facebook Gaming; exclusive streamers like Ninja, Shroud free to leave

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch sells CurseForge to Overwolf

Mod management platform will become stand-alone app supported by subscriptions, in-app advertising

By Brendan Sinclair

BAFTA Young Game Designers winners revealed

Four designers between the ages of 10 and 18 honored for new concepts and prototypes

Tonic Games Group new parent company for Mediatonic outfits

Mediatonic, Fortitude Games, and The Irregular Corporation now grouped together under the Tonic brand

By Brendan Sinclair

CEX staff report concerns as stores re-open

Employees take issue with inconsistent rules, no quarantine period on trade-ins, no reduction in opening hours

By Brendan Sinclair

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed two more months

CD Projekt Red pushes release back to November 19 saying more time needed for balancing and bug fixing

By Brendan Sinclair

Investors weigh in on how the pandemic has changed the playing field

WINGS Interactive, Galaxy Interactive, Kowloon Nights, and Digital Extremes see challenges, opportunities for devs and investors alike

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom bans ex-EVO champion after racist tweet

Ryan "FChamp" Ramirez apologizes for "very insensitive" post, refuses to call it racist

By Brendan Sinclair

FDA approves game marketed as a treatment for ADHD

Prescription-only device is first game-based therapy the US agency has approved for any condition

By Brendan Sinclair

Studio 369 formed out of Rune 2 launch disaster

Matt Candler talks about starting a new studio after being left in the lurch by the demise of original developer Human Head

By Brendan Sinclair

Analyst says a WBIE deal could "set off a wave" of mergers, acquisitions

Stephens' Jeff Cohen expects largest publishers will be looking to expand their line-ups going into the next generation

By Brendan Sinclair

NPD: May US game sales jump 52%

Despite no new releases in the top 10, software sales up 67% as hardware grows 56% for strongest May numbers since 2008

By Brendan Sinclair

PS5 will far outsell Xbox Series X, predicts analyst

Ampere's Piers Harding-Rolls expects PS5 to sell 66 million sold by end of 2024, compared to 37 million for Series X

By Brendan Sinclair

E3 gets moving with Kinect, PS Move | 10 Years Ago This Month

The annual hype train goes off the rails as Microsoft and Sony jump on Nintendo's motion control bandwagon

By Brendan Sinclair

Playable Worlds lands $10m investment

Galaxy Interactive leads Series A funding for Raph Koster's sandbox MMO company

By Brendan Sinclair

Sandsoft Games sets sights on MENA

CEO Mo Fadl discusses the new publisher's strategy around bringing games to -- and creating original titles for -- the Middle East and North Africa

By Brendan Sinclair

The political musings of Treachery in Beatdown City

Developer Shawn Alexander Allen talks about making a retro hybrid beat-'em-up with plenty to say about the world today

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega reveals Game Gear Micro

Miniature retro handheld confirmed for October Japan launch in four colors, each with a different selection of four games

By Brendan Sinclair

KO_OP by name, co-op by nature

Co-founder Saleem Dabbous talks about the Winding Worlds studio's worker co-op structure, from hiring and firing to making decisions when everyone's a co-owner

By Brendan Sinclair

What does it mean for brands to say Black Lives Matter? | Opinion

Even if companies aren't committed to the movement, their statements can still do some good

By Brendan Sinclair

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