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Brendan Sinclair, Managing 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

Report: Sony overhauling PlayStation Plus with new tiers and streaming

Bloomberg says Plus will get a three-tier service with PlayStation Now and retro catalog to better compete with Xbox Game Pass next spring

By Brendan Sinclair

Does the gaming press of old hold up today? | This Week in Business

They don't make game journalism like they used to, and that's probably a good thing

By Brendan Sinclair

Battlefield revamp puts Vince Zampella in charge

Head of Respawn and DICE LA will oversee EA shooter franchise pivot with games from multiple studios

By Brendan Sinclair

Simulation and accessibility neck-and-neck for racing studio Milestone

CEO Luisa Bixio says lessons learned on Hot Wheels Unleashed can be applied to the developer's more sim-focused titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Six state treasurers leaning on Activision Blizzard

Investment and finance heads from California, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon ask for a meeting to discuss company's response to scandal

By Brendan Sinclair

Respawn pulls Titanfall from sale

Studio removes its first game from stores after years of DDOS attacks and disruptive behavior

By Brendan Sinclair

Fawzi Mesmar joins Ubisoft as VP of editorial

Former DICE head of design will work with Ubisoft's teams "to shape the creative vision of its games and ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives"

By Brendan Sinclair

Hiring to address diversity

Super.com chief people officer Chris Davies on hiring marginalized devs and supporting them once they're on board

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt sales up but GOG struggles

Third quarter revenues up 38% as Cyberpunk and Witcher help offset digital storefront's ongoing losses

By Brendan Sinclair

Pass the gravy, it's time to give thanks | This Week in Business

With everyone in the US enjoying a holiday weekend, we pause for a bit of positivity

By Brendan Sinclair

Report: PUBG: New State brings in $2.6m in first week

Sensor Tower estimates futuristic follow-up to Krafton's original mobile battle royale was downloaded more than 23 million times, almost one-third of them in India

By Brendan Sinclair

Moon Active lands $300m in funding

Investment puts Coin Master developer valuation at $5bn; CEO sees "potential for endless growth"

By Brendan Sinclair

Polymega adds N64 emulation module

Maker of multi-system retro console also planning digital storefront and original content exclusive to the system

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop's head in the clouds | 10 Years Ago This Month

The retailer knew digital distribution was an existential threat and laid out its plan to get ahead of the problem

By Brendan Sinclair

North Carolina establishes fund to attract esports events

State will pay up to 25% of qualifying expenses for gaming competitions, committing up to $5m a year

By Brendan Sinclair

Has Bobby Kotick learned anything? | This Week in Business

This week's Wall Street Journal report, the publisher's reaction, and Betteridge's law of headlines suggest not

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony's Jim Ryan critical of Activision Blizzard response to Kotick report

PlayStation head tells employees that Call of Duty publisher "has not done enough to address a deep-seated culture of discrimination and harassment"

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard's Oneal contests her co-lead's explanation of pay disparity

Departing co-lead says Activision Blizzard only offered to match her pay to Mike Ybarra's after she resigned

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Studios' Cox on ethical monetization: "Design to reduce regret"

Former MapleStory director and Guild Wars 2 head of commerce Crystin Cox says devs need to think about where their own ethical lines are

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard board gives Kotick a vote of confidence

Amid calls for the CEO's dismissal, board of directors "remains confident that Bobby Kotick appropriately addressed workplace issues brought to his attention"

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard employee group calls for Kotick's ouster

ABK Workers Alliance stages walkout, says it "will not be silenced until Bobby Kotick has been replaced as CEO"

By Brendan Sinclair

Report: Activision Blizzard's Kotick knew of sexual misconduct issues for years

Wall Street Journal says publisher's CEO threatened to have his assistant killed, intervened to keep Treyarch co-head after HR recommended firing him, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Giving up the Ghostrunner

One More Level's Szymon Bryła and Radosław Ratusznik talk about working on a sequel to the studio's breakthrough hit after losing the IP to get the first one made

By Brendan Sinclair

Let's look at Facebook's Meta trademark | This Week in Business

If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you

By Brendan Sinclair

Playdate delayed to early next year

Battery issue blamed as crank-sporting handheld pushed back; supply chain issues also prompt revision to system's CPU

By Brendan Sinclair

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