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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

EA launching FIFA spend-tracking tool

FIFA Playtime gives players an overview of how much time and money they've spent on FIFA 21, ability to set spending and Ultimate Team limits

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Series S|X launch, big releases drive new records for UK broadband use

Service providers report new highs among Call of Duty updates and preloads, debuts of Destiny 2: Beyond Light and Assassin's Creed Valhalla

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch apologizes for handling of mass copyright claims

Streaming platform apologizes for giving streamers unhelpful warnings, little notice in face of avalanche of DMCA claims from record labels

By Brendan Sinclair

NPD says US consumers spent a record amount on games in Q3

$11.2 billion total for July-September span is up 24% on last year; market research firm expects Q4 to set records as well

By Brendan Sinclair

Light Brick, the once and possibly future Lego studio

Builder's Journey studio co-founders say they spun out to be more agile and independent, but Lego Ventures backed them with an eventual reunion in mind

By Brendan Sinclair

Grounded player base reaches 5 million

Obsidian's PC, Xbox title hits milestone less than four months after launching into Early Access and Game Pass

Griffin Gaming Partners raises $235m for gaming investments

Gaming-focused VC firm run by Philip Sanderson, Peter Levin, and Nick Tuosto already invested in Discord, Skillz and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Avengers push Square Enix H1 sales up 43%

Publisher's HD Games division posts profits for the six-month period, but last quarter was in the red

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two in talks to buy Codemasters

Racing publisher says it has discussed a deal that would value it at nearly $1 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

EA quarterly sales slide due to later FIFA, Madden launches

Full game sales for the second quarter halved but publisher still beats guidance, announces stock buyback and dividend plans

By Brendan Sinclair

NBA 2K21 drives Take-Two earnings

Revenues and bookings flat but net income hops as CEO Zelnick reports pandemic-driven engagement boost hasn't let up at all

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Series X|S | Critical Consensus

Reviewers like quality-of-life improvements on Microsoft's new systems, but recommendations come with big caveats

By Brendan Sinclair

EA extends UFC, NHL licensing deals

Publisher will have exclusive rights to MMA league's games through 2030 while hockey deal is a "multi-year renewal"

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga posts record quarterly revenues, bookings

Social publisher sees even more acquisitions in its future as revenue, engagement metrics grow, but net loss remains

By Brendan Sinclair

Bandai Namco, AtGames resolve legal dispute

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Ms. Pac-Man rights, clearing way for re-release of AtGames' Namco arcade microconsole

By Brendan Sinclair

Tencent invests in Lockwood Publishing

Chinese tech giant leads a $25 million investment round in the Avakin Life creator

By Brendan Sinclair

Developer talent representation evolving alongside the industry

CAA head of games Derek Douglas discusses how Hollywood agencies have handled gaming over his 15-year career

By Brendan Sinclair

Game developers have too much job security | 10 Years Ago This Month

Keiji Inafune identifies the root of Japanese publishers' collective slump as the Kinect hits shelves

By Brendan Sinclair

Light Brick Studio splitting off from Lego

Builder's Journey developer goes indie with investment from Lego Ventures, will continue to work on Lego games

By Brendan Sinclair

Ex-Activision, Acclaim exec founds Accelerate Games

Greg Fischbach sets up new publisher, first project will be Signal Studios' next Toy Soldiers game

By Brendan Sinclair

Far Cry 6, Rainbow 6 Quarantine delayed

Update: Ubisoft also pushes Massive Entertainment's Avatar game into fiscal 2022 as it reports record profits for first half of year

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty drives Activision Blizzard revenues up 52% year-over-year

Modern Warfare reboot sets franchise record for first-year premium sales as engagement dips for Blizzard, King

By Brendan Sinclair

EA fined €10m over loot boxes as Dutch court sides with gambling authority

District court unmoved by FIFA publisher's defenses, denies its bid to keep fines from being made public

By Brendan Sinclair

Watch Dogs Legion | Critical Consensus

Ubisoft Toronto's latest draws largely warm reception as the play-as-anyone idea works, but critics split on how far that carries the game

By Brendan Sinclair

Control, Hitman 3 receive streaming versions on Switch

Ultimate Edition of Remedy's latest arrives today; both games will be free-to-start so players can test performance

By Brendan Sinclair

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