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

Sony lays out more PS5 details

Mark Cerny talks about the promise of system's 825GB SSD and Tempest 3D Audio Tech, offers details on backwards compatibility and expanded storage

By Brendan Sinclair

Forza creative director on the hardest part of fostering inclusivity

Dan Greenwalt talks about the never-ending work of creating a workplace where developers feel safe to call out mistakes

By Brendan Sinclair

How can machine learning be applied to game development?

Stadia R&D head Erin Hoffman-John talks about experiments in using new tech to create assets and balance gameplay

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-Vainglory devs raise $2.5m for Bazooka Tango

Seed funding will help new studio create debut title set in Vainglory universe, built in Super Evil Megacorp's engine

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo tells employees to self-quarantine

Measure taken after employee in Redmond, Washington offices tests positive for novel coronavirus

By Brendan Sinclair

February US sales down 29%, says NPD

Tracking firm reports no new releases cracked the top 20 as every platform saw hardware sales drop year-over-year

By Brendan Sinclair

London Games Festival prepares for virtual/digital activities if needed

Events to proceed, but Games London is prepping online versions of B2B components in light of pandemic

Epic acquires Cubic Motion

Unreal Engine maker picks up the company behind facial animation tech in God of War and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

By Brendan Sinclair

BAFTA Games Awards go digital due to pandemic concerns

Ceremony will still take place April 2, but organizers have changed to an online broadcast event without a live audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Lego Super Mario toys announced

New line incorporates interactive electronic character with traditional building block elements

By Brendan Sinclair

Making remote work work

Two developers from Endless' global workforce focus on communication, trust, and culture in distributed development

By Brendan Sinclair

BitSummit shelved due to outbreak

Organizers of Japanese indie show scrap plans for May 9-10 event, leave open the possibility of rescheduling to a later date

By Brendan Sinclair

Game Informer non-editorial staff hit by layoffs

Business unit restructuring sees long-time publisher Cathy Preston retire as six others lose jobs

By Brendan Sinclair

Unity acquires Artomatix

Engine maker picks up creator of ArtEngine AI-assisted art tool promising time-saving texture techniques

By Brendan Sinclair

Annapurna signs multi-year deal with Simogo

Sayonara Wild Hearts publisher and developer re-team to make more games across all platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

That time Activision dishonorably discharged Call of Duty's star dev duo

10 Years Ago This Month: Jason West and Vince Zampella were marched out of Infinity Ward right into the eager arms of EA

By Brendan Sinclair

Is the industry a better place for women now?

Anita Sarkeesian, Geneviéve St-Onge, and Sushama Chakraverty discuss the progress made and next steps at an Ubisoft Toronto panel for International Women's Day

By Brendan Sinclair

Stadia opens new studio in Playa Vista

Ex-Sony Santa Monica head Shannon Studstill will oversee a team creating exclusive games for Google's streaming service

By Brendan Sinclair

Echo Fox admits to defamation charge in settlement

Esports organization agrees former general partner Rick Fox made false statements that harmed a co-founder and investor

By Brendan Sinclair

GamesFirst London 2020 and Google I/O cancelled

Organizers pull plug on events citing novel coronavirus concerns

By Brendan Sinclair

TinyBuild opening new Boise studio with Guts and Glory developer

Former solo dev Jed "HakJak" Steen will build a team to make "a world-class emergent gameplay IP"

By Brendan Sinclair

Next-gen will be "tectonic plates" shifting underneath marketers

Behaviour's new chief marketer officer David Reid talks about how much the strategy of selling games has changed and the future of streaming

By Brendan Sinclair

GDC 2020 postponed

Organizers now intend to host a show in the summer after health concerns prompt numerous participants to drop out

By Brendan Sinclair

Eve Fanfest 2020 cancelled

Novel coronavirus concerns prompt CCP to scrap Reykjavik, Iceland event that had been set for early April

Amazon, Blizzard withdraw from GDC

Novel coronavirus concerns keeps more big names away from next month's conference

By Brendan Sinclair

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