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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

Zynga on licensing and addiction

Bernard Kim explains the strategy on deals for Star Wars and Game of Thrones Slots Casino, then ties addiction debate to Garth Brooks

By Brendan Sinclair

Minecraft Earth gives franchise a Pokémon Go twist

Microsoft launching free-to-play augmented reality mobile game in closed beta this summer

By Brendan Sinclair

No show floor booth for Activision at E3

E3 floor plans reveal another big player has left the LACC show floor; EA returns with private meeting room

By Brendan Sinclair

Kickstarter won't recognize employee union without an election

Interim CEO acknowledges problems but believes the company is "better set up to be successful without the framework of a union "

By Brendan Sinclair

Why we're headed toward loot box legislation | Opinion

The games industry is poorly positioned to defend itself on this front, and the fallout could impact a lot more than just loot box mechanisms

By Brendan Sinclair

Who is responsible for loot boxes?

Voices from around the industry share their thoughts on what's at stake and who should be doing what

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft posts record sales again, delays Skull & Bones again

CEO Yves Guillemot says the games industry will reach 5 billion players in the next ten years

By Brendan Sinclair

Sweden investigating loot boxes

Swedish Consumer Agency has been instructed to review casino-like elements of gaming mechanics; local gaming trade group welcomes the move

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two ends fiscal year with a group effort

Red Dead Redemption 2 sales slowing down but GTA V and NBA 2K19 continue to drive Take-Two results

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA names Stanley Pierre-Louis CEO

Trade group's newly appointed head downplays reports of disarray and concerns about E3, crunch, loot boxes, and the WHO's decision on gaming disorder

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA: Gamers are college educated, will vote

Trade group's latest annual survey looks to counter stereotypes of who plays games

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega acquires Two Point Studios

Developer of Two Point Hospital becomes the first acquisition stemming from the publisher's Searchlight initiative

By Brendan Sinclair

Leigh Alexander, Meg Jayanth forming Red Queens

Reigns: Her Majesty and 80 Days writers announce "boutique narrative label" to launch later this year

US legislator proposes loot box ban

Senator Josh Hawley to introduce a bill prohibiting pay-to-win and loot box mechanics in games aimed at children

By Brendan Sinclair

United devs stand, divided they crunch | Opinion

Management doesn't need to mandate excessive overtime when it has developers policing each other

By Brendan Sinclair

Apex Legends, Anthem can't save EA's fourth quarter

Revenue and net income down double-digits as company falls off last year's pace, but publisher forecasts a record-setting rebound ahead

By Brendan Sinclair

What responsibility do leaders have to their developers?

DLC: Tim Schafer, Amy Hennig, and Bryan Intihar talk about the obligations they have to the people who report to them

By Brendan Sinclair

Study sees link between loot boxes and gambling

Most gamers surveyed believe loot boxes are a form of gambling, more than a quarter have sold loot box items

By Brendan Sinclair

NetherRealm's self-sustaining culture of crunch

Current and former employees describe pressures at Mortal Kombat studio placed on them from management and peers alike

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga's Q1 revenues, losses top expectations

Publisher credits "outstanding performances" from Empires & Puzzles and Merge Dragons for helping top line and hurting bottom line

By Brendan Sinclair

What does "additional polish" mean?

10 Years Ago This Month: Red Dead Redemption home stretch shows a disconnect between press and creative process

By Brendan Sinclair

Square Enix growing Montreal studios

Square Enix Montreal headcount doubling and Eidos Montreal office space expanding as publisher plans on 100 new hires this year

Riot employees threaten walkout over forced arbitration

League of Legends developer's attempt to keep workers' gender discrimination claims out of court draws backlash

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft continues to distance itself from Minecraft creator

Citing "his comments and opinions," Mojang parent explains why Marcus "Notch" Persson won't be involved in anniversary event

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot says women waived right to sue when they were hired

League of Legends maker wants to enforce private arbitration clauses for gender discrimination claims

By Brendan Sinclair

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