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Brendan Sinclair, Managing 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

Indies criticize Sony over discount policies, poor communication, more

Twitter thread from Neon Doctrine co-founder Iain Garner has complaints echoed and verified by numerous peers

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard vets start up RTS studio with Tencent backing

LightSpeed and Quantum's new Uncapped Games aiming to make an accessible entry in the genre without sacrificing strategic depth

By Brendan Sinclair

Vela Games raises $17.3m in Series A funding

Novator, Ubisoft, and LVP put more money behind Dublin-based studio working on a multiplayer online co-op game

By Brendan Sinclair

Room 8 Studio opening Montreal location

Ukrainian co-development outfit begins global expansion with first North American outpost

By Brendan Sinclair

Krafton acquires Thingsflow

PUBG parent acquires creator of HelloBot chat platform citing its ability to apply AI to a variety of services

By Brendan Sinclair

Iron Galaxy names Rejess Marshall DEI program lead

Killer Instinct studio taps Progressive Insurance LGBTQ+ employee group ambassador to lead its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft launches Xbox Cloud Gaming beta on PC, iOS

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now stream console games to browsers on PC as well as Apple phones and tablets

By Brendan Sinclair

When the money flows like water | This Week in Business

EA's billion-dollar acquisitions are just the latest indication of an abnormal amount of enthusiasm for investment in gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

Focus Home Interactive full year sales up 20%

Publisher reports revenue up to €171 million but EU fine limits net income to €13.3 million, or 2% growth

By Brendan Sinclair

VRChat closes $80m Series D funding round

Investment will be used to develop "a creator economy where members can earn" and bringing app to more platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Australia makes it easier for developers to get permanent residency

Department of Home Affairs adds programmers and multimedia specialists to list of occupations eligible for Skilled Migration program

By Brendan Sinclair

Windows 11 to run Android apps, incorporate some Xbox features

Next version of Microsoft's operating system will have Auto HDR enhancements for more than 1,000 games, DirectStorage API for quicker loading

By Brendan Sinclair

High-end mobile games surging worldwide - Report

Newzoo finds graphically intensive and complex games now more than one-third of revenue from top 200 titles in North America and Europe

By Brendan Sinclair

India's gaming market to grow 113% by 2025 - KPMG

Consulting firm sees player base jumping by 52% in the next four years driven by a host of macro trends

By Brendan Sinclair

GXC raises $4.73m in Series A funding

Latest investment puts valuation of G.Round crowdsourced playtesting service around $36 million

By Brendan Sinclair

EA acquires Playdemic for $1.4bn

WB Games studio behind Golf Clash finds new home ahead of WarnerMedia-Discovery merger

By Brendan Sinclair

Marvel's Avengers update exposes PS5 players' IP addresses

Square Enix plans to release hot fix tomorrow, warns players not to stream or post screenshots in the meantime

By Brendan Sinclair

Nier Replicant ships 1 million

Square Enix action RPG hits milestone in under two months as Nier: Automata digital sales and shipments pass 6 million

GameStop raises another $1.13 billion through stock sale

Retailer's second equity offering in as many months brings post-stock surge proceeds to $1.68 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard wins executive compensation vote

54% of shareholders approve measure despite opposition from group critical of CEO Kotick's "outsized equity pay"

By Brendan Sinclair

Kim Swift joins Xbox Game Studios Publishing

Former Stadia game design director signs on as senior director of cloud gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

When a disappointing E3 is a good problem to have | This Week in Business

Conspicuous absences suggest fading relevance for the venerable show, but don't reflect the health of the industry at large

By Brendan Sinclair

FIFA Ultimate Team tries out loot box previews

Limited-time event using "preview packs" where players can see which cards they'll get before they pay for them

By Brendan Sinclair

Lessons from the 'endless' runner Minion Rush

NBC Universal's Berto Campo and Gameloft Kharkiv's Stanislav Sadkeyev talk about keeping the licensed game going after eight years and a billion downloads

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch's 2.2bn hours watched in May another record

Resident Evil Village debuts in the top 10 categories based on hours watched, according to StreamElements and report

By Brendan Sinclair

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