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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

Freedom Games joins indie publisher ranks at full speed

Fandom veterans founded their operation and published Dreamscaper into Early Access in a matter of weeks

By Brendan Sinclair

India bans 118 apps citing privacy concerns

PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Marvel Super War on list of blocked apps with ties to China

By Brendan Sinclair

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment no longer for sale - Report

Sources tell Bloomberg the publisher behind Mortal Kombat, Batman, and Lego franchises was seen as having too much growth potential to sell

By Brendan Sinclair

Niantic teams with telecoms for 5G AR showpieces

Pokémon Go developer's "Planet-Scale AR Alliance" to create experiences with persistent AR content, other advances

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo changes preorder cancellation policy

Switch maker now allowing users to change their minds if there's more than a week until the game launches

By Brendan Sinclair

Vlambeer calls it quits

Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman going their separate ways after a decade; final game Ultrabugs still planned for release

By Brendan Sinclair

Potato Play raises $1.75m in seed funding

"Hybrid-casual" publisher aims to add hardcore retention and monetization tactics to hypercasual gameplay

By Brendan Sinclair

The Gaming Stadium parent acquiring Pepper Esports

TGS Esports picks up creator of esports platform built around wagering cash and prizes for a little over $6m

Huuuge Inc. preparing for an IPO

Polish free-to-play gaming company looking to go public on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

By Brendan Sinclair

Cyberpunk 2077 tops Best of Gamescom awards

CD Projekt Red cleans up with five wins for upcoming title, including Best of Show, Best PC Game, and Best RPG

By Brendan Sinclair

Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter raises more than $4.5m

Suikoden developers' crowdfunding campaign for a new JRPG brings in site's third highest video game total ever

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft apologizes for 'insensitive and harmful' Elite Squad imagery

Publisher says it will remove "raised fist" from cinematic portraying protest movement as terrorist organization

By Brendan Sinclair

Are corporate celebrations of LGBTQ Pride progress?

Two queer non-binary game developers discuss whether there's an upside to pinkwashing during a devcom session

By Brendan Sinclair

Wired launching new gaming sub-vertical

After seeing a spike in visitors for gaming stories this year, Wired will expand its coverage beginning in October

By Brendan Sinclair

GTR opens applications for 2020 accelerator program

Global Top Round will have up to 10 projects receiving $40,000 to $400,000 in funding

Razer sees record-high revenues during pandemic

Peripheral maker says "stay-at-home trends" fueled first half sales up 25.3% to $447.5m as net losses were lessened to $17.7m

By Brendan Sinclair

Proponent Games launches with first two projects

Upstart indie publisher with community building focus to release Antonball Deluxe and Rise of the Betrayer early 2021

By Brendan Sinclair

What did we learn from the Unity IPO filing?

Engine maker's decision to go public gave details on how much it spent on recent acquisitions, CEO compensation, what happened with its sexual harassment suit, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity prepping an IPO

Engine maker declares intent to go public, reports net losses despite more than half of all mobile, PC, and console games using its tech

By Brendan Sinclair

Rocksteady responds to sexism accusations again

Batman: Arkham studio says it addressed issues appropriately, has now hired external firm to interview current and former employees

By Brendan Sinclair

Phantasy Star Online 2 tops 1 million players worldwide

Sega's free-to-play action RPG celebrates milestone with week-long in-game event

Ring Fit Adventure set for official release in China

Tencent says Switch fitness game frequently imported during the pandemic will see a formal release early next month

By Brendan Sinclair

Game devs continue to have cute pets | Creature Comforts

Headline writer struggles to find excuse for photo gallery of developer-submitted pet pics

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-Rocksteady writer asks for name to be left off Suicide Squad credits

Senior scriptwriter says she wrote the original 2018 letter alerting management to sexual harassment problems and was pushed out for it

By Brendan Sinclair

Rocksteady releases employee letter defending it from accusations

Multiple women who co-signed 2018 letter about sexism at Arkham Knight studio say recent report of management's response misrepresented the situation

By Brendan Sinclair

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