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Matthew Handrahan, Editor-in-Chief

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.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

Valve's SteamVR "Knuckles" controller tracks all five fingers

Dev kits are now shipping for a new VR controller that emphasises hand presence

By Matthew Handrahan

Color Switch joins Skillz mobile eSports platform

With almost 200 million downloads, mobile hit has designs to become "a full-fledged eSport"

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4 million sales

After three months on sale, the breakout hit of the year shows few signs of slowing

By Matthew Handrahan

GameMaker Studio 2 adds new license options

Devs can pay for PS4 and Xbox One exports separately, or for all platforms under new "Ultimate" license

Croteam: "VR-only" isn't the only way with VR

The Croatian studio is meeting the demand for bigger VR games by drawing from its existing portfolio

By Matthew Handrahan

Liberty Foundation offers $60k "fellowship awards" for indie devs

XOXO founder wants recipients to make decisions based on "curiosity and long-term growth rather than dire and immediate need"

Texas judge calls for an end to Oculus and ZeniMax's "big, hairy fight"

Injunction hearing started this week, with Zenimax asking for $500 million additional damages and a 20% cut of Oculus' revenue

By Matthew Handrahan

Destructoid bought by Enthusiast Gaming

Toronto-based media and events company has acquired the longstanding games website

IO Interactive is now independent

Update: Following management buyout, all profits from the first season of Hitman will go to IO

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony is crowdfunding a kid-friendly robotics and coding kit

Sony Global Education wants $100k for KOOV, which will raise interest in STEM subjects among children

By Matthew Handrahan

Razer buys 19.9% of e-payment firm MOL

SE Asia focused company will help Razer to build its business in the region as "master distributor" of its zGold virtual currency

The Void's exec team is full of games industry experience

Innovative location-based VR company rounds out management team with three C-level hires

By Matthew Handrahan

Netflix is experimenting with interactive narrative

"Content creators have a desire to tell non-linear stories," company says as it debuts branching kids TV shows

HTC Vive now available through BestBuy, Walmart websites

Four new online retailers are "a testament to VR's march toward the broader consumer market"

Waypoint publisher Vice Media takes $450m investment

CEO Shane Smith listed gaming as one area of expansion in bid to build "the largest millennial video library in the world"

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Go Fest tickets sell out in minutes, scalpers rejoice

$20 tickets for Pokémon Go's anniversary event are now changing hands for hundreds of dollars

By Matthew Handrahan

Nine Australian indies funded by Film Victoria

Government of Victoria believes funding will create 40 jobs and generate $1.2 million for the state

US games spending fell 11% on weak software market - NPD

Switch drove hardware gains in May, but Injustice 2's success couldn't prevent a 20% drop in software sales

By Matthew Handrahan

Capcom and Bandai Namco ink cross-licensing deal for fighting games

"Online matching" agreement will reduce dev costs and production times for "game series such as Street Fighter"

By Matthew Handrahan

Atari is preparing to launch new hardware

The "Ataribox" is "years in the making" and will be based on PC technology

By Matthew Handrahan

Take-Two pulls two GTA Online mods amidst OpenIV fallout

Force Hax and Menyoo withdrawn, but OpenIV's community is fighting back against cease-and-desist order

By Matthew Handrahan

Devolver claims ESA meddling after losing $100k on rented E3 lot

City of Los Angeles denied indie publisher permits to expand its E3 presence, ESA denies claims it was involved

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar: Single-player Grand Theft Auto mods not under threat

Take-Two's takedown notice was due to specific problems with OpenIV "enabling malicious mods"

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft: Sony's comments about Minecraft safety "not healthy for anyone"

Xbox boss Phil Spencer responds to Sony's reasoning for not following Nintendo into cross-platform play

By Matthew Handrahan

Konami accused of blacklisting former employees - report

Publisher instructs other companies not to hire ex-staff, blocked Kojima Productions health insurance application

By Matthew Handrahan

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