Archive - Matthew Handrahan

European Deputy Editor

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.

Twitter: @MattHandrahan

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2 Wildstar will go free-to-play this year

Yesterday NCsoft drops premium pricing after less than a year, makes Carbine's entire MMO available for free

Gearbox dropped from Colonial Marines lawsuit

Yesterday Court also drops class action status, Sega in new settlement talks with original plaintiffs

1 Starbreeze set to acquire Valhalla engine

2 days ago $8.6 million stock deal must receive 90 per cent approval at forthcoming general meeting

Jobs

SGN hires Activision veteran as VP of communications

2 days ago Ryh-Ming Poon brings extensive experience from GameFly, Machinima and Activision

13 Twitch bans AO rated games

2 days ago Manhunt 2, Hatred and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude are among those excluded

1 LoopMe predicts $500 million annual mobile ad budgets

3 days ago "Mobile is disrupting television advertising, and television advertising is a $200 billion marketplace"

Double Fine regains Iron Brigade publishing rights

3 days ago Marks the occasion with bug fixes and new features

Jobs

1 WarHorse hires Amazon games exec as new CCO

4 days ago Sebastien Pacetti will devote his time to the company's crowdfunded RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance

The Witcher 3 is the biggest UK launch of 2015

4 days ago CD Projekt's RPG beats Battlefield Hardline by 53 per cent, The Witcher 2 by more than 600 per cent

Capcom will reach the tipping point for digital in FY2016

4 days ago Japanese publisher expects to sell more digital than physical units for the first time, and its revenues are on the same track

2 Xbox One gets a price cut in China and Japan

10 days ago China gets the steeper cut as Microsoft stimulates interest in key Asian markets

Jobs

Former EA tech director joins Marmalade

10 days ago Adalberto Bruno is now vice president of Technology Services for the popular mobile dev platform

2 Keen offers $100k for Space Engineers mods

15 days ago Czech studio also makes source code available to the public as an incentive to modders

100,000 WoW players banned for using bots - report

16 days ago Blizzard takes a firm stance against automated gameplay

Japan lags behind in solid Q1 for Nexon

16 days ago China and Korea continue to drive the online publisher forward, but Japanese revenue fell 30 per cent

Starbreeze Q3 revenue jumps 50 per cent

17 days ago Swedish company will invest in acquisitions as it seeks to ease reliance on Payday 2 revenue

Aardman, Nordeus, Space Ape complete Unite Europe schedule

17 days ago Unity's annual conference will also feature keynotes from John Riccitiello and Cities: Skylines dev Colossal Order

Monster Strike drives 900 per cent revenue growth for Mixi

17 days ago Mobile hit made $3.8 million a day in Q4, Mixi looks towards international growth in the year ahead

Exclusive

9 Atari: "By god, we're going to do this right"

18 days ago One of the industry's pioneering companies is back in business, but can it deliver on its own broad ambitions?

Jobs

John Whittingdale named head of Department for Culture, Media and Sport

18 days ago Former chair of CMS select committee is a longstanding supporter of games industry tax breaks

Profits double at Square Enix despite a lack of big console games

18 days ago Japanese publisher is gearing up for its return to AAA with an E3 showcase

Playhubs introduces "free-to-play" membership

19 days ago Delayed payment scheme will make London startup accelerator even more accessible

GigaMedia enjoys positive Q1 on $18m securities sale

19 days ago But Taiwanese firm's share price is still on course for NASDAQ delisting, CFO steps down

Sega laments "weak" game sales even as hard numbers rise

19 days ago Full-year unit sales up 41 per cent, Consumer revenue up 11 per cent, but Alien and Sonic failed to perform

Starbreeze enters publishing with $8m Lion Game Lion investment

19 days ago Swedish company will fund development of Raid: World War II, the first deal in a new TP publishing strategy