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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

Microsoft investigating more sexual harassment claims

Women say HR turned a blind eye to their reports of sexual extortion, belittling behavior from colleagues

By Brendan Sinclair

BioWare admits workplace, production issues

"These problems are real and it's our top priority to continue working to solve them," says genreal manager Casey Hudson

By Brendan Sinclair

Ten tips for pitching from the head of ID@Xbox

Chris Charla gives developers a crash course on the dos and don'ts of selling potential partners on game ideas

By Brendan Sinclair

Borderlands 3 joins list of Epic Games store PC exclusives

2K says its goal is "to embrace new distribution platforms that will contribute to our effort to grow the audience" for Gearbox's shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop posts $673m full-year loss

Specialty retailer acknowledges "the challenges facing our pre-owned video game business" and a need to change its business model

By Brendan Sinclair

Making piracy and pre-owned games problems of the past

10 Years Ago This Month: Gaming execs kill two birds with one server-based stone, while Konami insists Six Days in Fallujah has no message

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic: "It's never our intent to keep people away from playing a game"

David Stelzer and Sergey Galyonkin discuss Epic Games store exclusivity backlash and attracting devs

By Brendan Sinclair

Creating a harmony of music and game development

Forgotton Anne's Peter Due talks about the benefits of having composers working with devs from a project's start

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two founder Ryan Brant dies

Publisher expresses condolences, gratitude to Brant for his vision and contributions

By Brendan Sinclair

Philadelphia Overwatch team getting $50m arena

Fusion owner Comcast Spectacor investing in 3,500-seat venue to begin hosting events in 2021

By Brendan Sinclair

Digi-Capital projects worldwide game revenues to hit $200b by 2023

Firm believes mobile gaming could top $100b on its own in five years, with PC hardware/software the next largest sector

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony launches State of Play direct marketing show

PlayStation maker's latest joins Nintendo Direct and Inside Xbox as platform-holder initiatives, first episode set for Monday

By Brendan Sinclair

Roblox on creating kinder communities

VP Tami Bhaumik says banning isn't an answer, improvement begins with understanding behavior

By Brendan Sinclair

"If we make room for them, then there is no room for anyone else"

IGF Award host Meg Jayanth calls for devs to reject fascists, demand better treatment for themselves and their colleagues

By Brendan Sinclair

Dorian lands $2m in seed funding

Interactive storytelling app start-up will target Millennial and Gen Z women with initial offerings

By Brendan Sinclair

Walmart exploring its own game streaming service - Report

Retail giant began talking to developers and publishers about its plans earlier this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Cuphead will bring Xbox Live to Switch

Microsoft plans to add features from its online service to Nintendo's platform with a post-launch update to StudioMDHR game

By Brendan Sinclair

Snapchat to unveil gaming platform next month - Report

Snap Partner Summit expected to see debut of "Project Cognac," with games designed to work within Snapchat app

By Brendan Sinclair

Kickstarter employees launch unionization effort

Kickstarter United pursuing improved inclusivity and transparency at crowdfunding platform; effort begins as Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen steps down

By Brendan Sinclair

EA: People want inclusive games with friendlier communities

Survey finds only 7% of players say they're less likely to buy a game because of inclusive features, 61% concerned about toxicity

By Brendan Sinclair

Doodle Jump Space Chase dev's closure was third wave of layoffs since November

5th Planet Games repeatedly slashed headcount at its Nottingham studio before shutting it down outright

By Brendan Sinclair

Chet Faliszek and Kimberly Voll form Stray Bombay Company

Former Valve writer and Riot Games designer launch their own co-op focused development studio

By Brendan Sinclair

5th Planet closes Nottingham studio

CEO says "now is the time to take the consequences" for underperforming games as it lays off 14 people

By Brendan Sinclair

When and what to culturalize?

Netmarble US president Simon Sim lays out the Marvel Future Fight company's approach to adapting games and monetization for new markets

By Brendan Sinclair

EA builds its own esports broadcast studio

New facility "signals EA's commitment to competitive gaming for years to come," will host tournaments, esports-focused shows

By Brendan Sinclair

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