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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

Call of Duty tops Red Dead Redemption 2 digital sales in October - Report

Superdata finds Rockstar's latest sold 4 million digitally during launch week, but was topped by Activision's earlier-than-usual shooter series

By Brendan Sinclair

Building Fort Stars from the rubble of SimCity

Magic Fuel's midcore mobile debut and how it was shaped by the developers' experience on 2013's always-online city-builder

By Brendan Sinclair

H1Z1 Pro League shuts down - Report

Competitive league surrounding Daybreak shooter calling it quits halfway through inaugural season

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft acquisition gives inXile 'safe harbour' - Fargo

Founder of RPG outfit says costs of AA development have tripled since 2012, selling to Xbox maker gives studio resources to keep up

By Brendan Sinclair

"I am NEVER making another game" - Bleszinski

Boss Key co-founder announces departure from development on Twitter, later confirms "I'm done."

By Brendan Sinclair

One thing gaming could learn from Stan Lee

Quick Takes: On the late comic legend's legacy and the idea of games as a recruiting ground for hate groups

By Brendan Sinclair

Rovio quarterlies flying slightly higher

Angry Birds maker modestly profitable, but management says "it is clear that we need new games in order to accelerate growth"

By Brendan Sinclair

PS4: Over 86.1 million sold

Five years into its lifespan, Sony's latest console has already topped the PS3's lifetime total, but trails PS2's record-setting pace

By Brendan Sinclair

The good and bad of making your side project a day job

FunnerSoft's Lester Bloom talks about leaving ArenaNet after a career in AAA to bet on himself with VR tower defense game PlanTechtor

By Brendan Sinclair

US Army launching esports team as recruiting effort

Program intended "to help young people see soldiers in a different light" and "help the Army address the growing disconnect with society"

By Brendan Sinclair

Stan Lee dies at 95

Names from across the gaming industry pay tribute to co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, and numerous others

By Brendan Sinclair

"I've always wanted to see a sneeze meter"

Brendon Chung talks about his motivation for Skin Deep, and how it takes more than critical acclaim to solve the discoverability problem

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation Now brought in $143 million last quarter - Report

Superdata pegs Sony's subscription service as the industry leader; EA's Access offerings totaled $90 million while Xbox Game Pass claimed $41 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Prima Games shutting down

Long-running strategy guide publisher expected to halt operations by next spring

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard revenues, engagement dip

Tough comparison against last year's Destiny 2 launch takes shine off publisher's numbers even as net income grows

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo apologizes for Native American caricature

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate callback to 1982 Game & Watch title will see animation changed as company says it "does not represent our company values today"

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-IGDA head Kate Edwards now convinced game devs need unions

Edwards explains what pushed her from being open to the idea of organized labor to believing it needs to happen

By Brendan Sinclair

Suspect in fatal swatting faces 46 new charges

Tyler Barriss expected to plead guilty to phoning in bomb threats and using police to harass others for years leading up to last December's death over a Call of Duty argument

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic Games raises $1.25 billion from handful of investors

KKR, ICONIQ Capital, Smash Ventures, and four more join the ranks of Fortnite studio's minority shareholders

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar's broken work ethics

Former employees detail mandatory long hours, unpaid overtime, and a culture of fear at studios behind Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption

By Brendan Sinclair

Brendan Iribe departs Oculus

Co-founder of Facebook's VR firm announces departure after six years with the company to "recharge, reflect and be creative"

By Brendan Sinclair

Trion Worlds lays off staff

Job cuts come as German MMO outfit Gamigo acquires majority of assets of Rift and Defiance developer/publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Phoenix Labs on walking the line between Dauntless and reckless

In the wake of its latest funding round, co-founder Jesse Houston talks about growing the studio and the game at a deliberate pace

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar says average work week under 46 hours

"We will not stop working to improve in this area," says co-head of Red Dead Redemption 2 developer

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty brings in $500 million in three days

Black Ops 4 sees launch weekend revenue in line with last year's WWII, not quite up to Black Ops III's $550 million

By Brendan Sinclair

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