Archive - Matthew Handrahan

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Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.

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GAME Digital posts full-year profit

2 days ago Resurgent retailer enjoys a positive 2014, with hardware sales a particular highlight

Innogames earned $100 million in 2014

2 days ago Expansion to mobile has proved fruitful for German browser developer

9 Dots developer nets $10 million

3 days ago Series A round led by Tencent and Greycroft Partners


27 Are the walls closing in on indie developers?

3 days ago Steam sales, Kickstarter fails, and "mass extinction events" - indies felt the pinch in 2014

Korean dev A-33 Studio raises $700k for mobile shooter

3 days ago Counter Strike Online vets get new funding from K Cube Ventures

Virtuous closes series B round

3 days ago Outsourcing firm adds Zynga's former president of games to its board

Trip Hawkins joins mobile esports platform Skillz

4 days ago EA founder will be strategic advisor to the San Francisco startup

Viber is getting into games

4 days ago Messaging platform launches Viber Games on iOS and Android

4 Destiny players banned for use of modded consoles

4 days ago Bungie has been swinging its "BanHammer"


2 Sega looks to TV and film with new hire

4 days ago Seasoned exec Evan Cholfin will develop projects based on Sega's IP portfolio

19 Apple rejected "pornographic" Papers Please

7 days ago UPDATE: Apple tells creator rejection was a misunderstanding, uncensored version of game expected to be available next week

Chukong Technologies secures new investment from Qualcomm

7 days ago One of five Chinese companies to share $40 million from Qualcomm startup fund

7 Nintendo's Amiibo line sold 700k units in the US alone

7 days ago Toy sales were "roughly equal" to Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Pokemon sold 1.5 million


7 Back to Reality: What can we expect from VR games?

8 days ago "Nobody really knows anything. That's the scary part, and it's also bloody incredible"

Microsoft introduces Bitcoin support

8 days ago US customers can now make digital purchases in digital currency

The Game Awards attracted 1.9 million viewers

8 days ago Inaugural show improved on last year's Spike VGAs by 75 per cent

ToyTalk raises $15 million, doubling lifetime total

9 days ago VCs respond favourably to Pixar veterans' toys-to-life technology

Alibaba Group backs KTplay social gaming platform

9 days ago Chinese e-commerce behemoth makes another play for mobile games

Kabam transfers web games to RockYou

9 days ago The deal for five Kabam titles will complete next year, terms were not disclosed


2 Dean Hall's new studio is RocketWerkz, and it's hiring

10 days ago DayZ dev has set up shop on New Zealand's South Island

Kuju founders start new digital publisher

10 days ago Ian Baverstock and Jonathan Newth's Chilled Mouse will reveal its first game later this month

Monster Strike unseats Puzzle & Dragons as Japan's top app

10 days ago Mixi's mobile title ends GungHo's two year run of dominance on App Store and Google Play

5 Nintendo won't restock some Amiibo figures

10 days ago First shipment will mark the end of certain figures' availability, but Nintendo isn't saying which

Birmingham City University to invest 10m in STEM education

11 days ago Imminent skills shortage will be addressed with new facilities

The Crew charts at six in the UK

11 days ago Ubisoft's racer was the highest new entry, but FIFA 15 returned to the top spot