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

Lord of the Rings: Gollum delayed "by a few months"

Daedalic Entertainment action-adventure was previously set for September 1 launch

The Diablo is in the details | This Week in Business

Why don't free-to-play publishers want to talk about how their business model actually works?

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop lays off staff across company

CFO Mike Recupero is gone after less than a year on the job; cuts hit Game Informer staff as well

By Brendan Sinclair

Blackbird on overhauling Crossfire: Legion monetization

Why the RTS spin-off of the free-to-play FPS phenomenon gave up on its original microtransaction model after barely a month of Early Access

By Brendan Sinclair

BlizzCon to return in 2023

Blizzard commits to fan festival's return next year after three years without an in-person event

By Brendan Sinclair

US spending on games to drop 8.7% this year, says NPD

Interest in going out and doing things, higher food and fuel prices cited as factors in research group's expectations; Elden Ring predicted to top full-year sales charts

By Brendan Sinclair

Forspoken delayed again, now set for January 24

Square Enix pushes action-RPG to next year, citing "ongoing discussions with key partners"

By Brendan Sinclair

UK regulator investigating Microsoft-Activision Blizzard acquisition

Competition and Markets Authority sets September 1 deadline to determine if deal might be anti-competitive

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft plans Forward event for September 10

Multi-game showcase will follow a dedicated Skull and Bones spotlight stream later this week

By Brendan Sinclair

Is game preservation a losing battle?

Preservationists talk about the challenge of safeguarding and documenting the industry's past, present, and future

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox launches Samsung TV app to play games without a console

Update: Nvidia's GeForce Now, Google Stadia, & Twitch are also available on the cloud streaming app. Amazon's Luna to become available at a later date

By Brendan Sinclair

Booty's bad calls | This Week in Business

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty trots out familiar excuses in response to a report of crunch on Fallout 76

By Brendan Sinclair

Omeda Studios raises $20m for Predecessor

Series A funding round will be used to boost hiring in lead up to Paragon-enabled MOBA's Early Access launch later this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Squad sells 3m copies

Offworld Industries FPS Kickstarted in 2015 reaches milestone within two years of full release

Niantic laying off up to 90 after cancelling four games

Transformers game and Hamlet get the axe as Pokémon Go maker reduces costs in "a time of economic turmoil"

By Brendan Sinclair

IGDA Foundation names Alyssa Walles executive director

Interim executive director Sarah Spiers switches to role as director of global development

By Brendan Sinclair

Quebec devs fear new language law will hurt local games industry

Bill 96 requires immigrants to access government services only in French after six months, business to draft contracts in French

By Brendan Sinclair

Subscriptions will push console/PC to a record year, says DFC

Game Pass, Switch Online, and PlayStation Plus to make up one-third of console software/service revenue

By Brendan Sinclair

Building an Exploding Kittens transmedia universe

Elan Lee talks about making a mobile game for Netflix and the company's ultimate aspirations

By Brendan Sinclair

Head of Chinese publisher XD plans to leave the country

Huang Yimeng says he's relocating abroad primarily for family reasons, does not plan to change citizenship

By Brendan Sinclair

505 Games parent acquires D3 Go

Digital Bros consolidates ownership of Puzzle Quest franchise with purchase of Marvel Puzzle Quest publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

Game devs speak up for abortion rights

Studios and organizations across the industry condemn US Supreme Court decision allowing criminalization of abortion, commit to support employees, share fundraising links

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox's move from 'edgy' to 'everyone' | This Week in Business

How a brand that leaned into exclusionary gamer stereotypes overhauled its image over three console generations

By Brendan Sinclair

Brazilian publisher DX Gameworks sets up shop

Outfit will focus on console and PC, offers variety of services including funding, porting, localization

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch and Facebook Gaming viewership stops months-long slide

StreamElements sees month-over-month gains in hours watched on both streaming services for May

By Brendan Sinclair

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