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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

Overwatch to get Lego sets and Nerf merch

Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group reveals new projects as it pursues more partners at Licensing Expo

By Brendan Sinclair

Pushing PixelJunk beyond pixel art

With a market for "AAA indie" titles forming, Q-Games and Dylan Cuthbert are bringing their biggest franchise to the third dimension

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft posts record sales, delays Skull & Bones

Original IP pushed to next fiscal year as publisher sees pace of digital shift picking up, eyes expansion in PC, mobile, and China

By Brendan Sinclair

Casual free-to-play without the competition

Pocket-Run Pool developer Zach Gage makes quickly cloned games in well-established genres for mass market audiences, so why isn't he drowning in a red ocean?

By Brendan Sinclair

Record years from Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K18 drive Take-Two

Unannounced entry from big 2K franchise pushed to fiscal 2020 as Strauss Zelnick talks Red Dead Redemption 2 expectations, loot boxes, and battle royale

By Brendan Sinclair

Shenmue III delayed to 2019

Long-awaited sequel to Sega Dreamcast RPG series will be awaited a bit longer

By Brendan Sinclair

Appealing to the West by focusing on the East

Spike Chunsoft CEO Mitsutoshi Sakurai says there's a growing global audience for the "very Japanese" games his company publishes

By Brendan Sinclair

Gran Turismo franchise tops 80 million sold

Polyphony Digital racing sim series reaches mark a little over 20 years after initial debut

By Brendan Sinclair

Daybreak insists it has no connection to parent company

UPDATE: Columbus Nova confirms it "never had any ownership interest" in H1Z1 developer

By Brendan Sinclair

Harmonix denies association with Columbus Nova

Rock Band studio follows Daybreak, saying previous announcements of acquisition by Russia-connected firm were mistaken

By Brendan Sinclair

Balancing Hearthstone

Metrics help the team understand what's happening, but designer Dean Ayala says most changes in the Blizzard card game are made due to player perception

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop CEO steps down after three months

Michael K. Mauler resigns for personal reasons, executive chairman Dan DeMatteo takes interim CEO post once more

By Brendan Sinclair

SNK readies NeoGeo mini

Retro console will include 40 games with built-in arcade stick and 3.5-inch screen, HDMI-out, and controller ports

By Brendan Sinclair

Kongregate opens Montreal office

Digital publisher's first Canadian branch looks to capitalize on the local indie development scene

By Brendan Sinclair

Evolving beyond empowerment narratives

Life is Strange: Before the Storm narrative director Zak Garriss says developers are exploring more complex, human spaces, and finding support from big publishers in doing so

By Brendan Sinclair

Bandai Namco sees game sales up 14%

Company's full-year results show strong gains in revenues, units sold over previous year

By Brendan Sinclair

EA celebrates a record year, forecasts another

Full game downloads and physical game sales drop as booming live services now make up 40% of publisher's income

By Brendan Sinclair

Square Enix holds its own E3 event

After skipping last year, publisher returns with pre-recorded Showcase event set to stream at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 11

"The reason we're killing ourselves isn't because we love what we're doing"

Night in the Woods' Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry discuss unionizing in games and what to do about indie devs crunching themselves

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds turns off item trading

Player-to-player item swaps temporarily suspended as third-party sites used them to avoid Steam Community Market fees

Activision Blizzard posts record Q1

Call of Duty: WWII helps drive Activision business even as engagement metrics drop for King and Blizzard

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus Go to ship 1.8 million this year - Superdata

Market intelligence firm expects new stand-alone offering to lead all premium headsets in shipments this year, downgrades overall VR projections

By Brendan Sinclair

God of War tops 3.1 million sold in three days

Sony says PS4-exclusive game is the fastest-selling first-party game on the system to date

By Brendan Sinclair

"We can't rely on nostalgia to sell"

Brian Fargo mines the past with The Bard's Tale IV, looks to mine the future with blockchain-powered storefront Robot Cache

By Brendan Sinclair

Self-regulating loot boxes is harder than it sounds

Supposing publishers even want to rein in the monetization scheme driving their bottom lines, how are they supposed to go about doing that?

By Brendan Sinclair

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