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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Uncharted 4 resists Homefront onslaught to remain UK #1

23 hours ago Deep Silver's long in the making sequel settles for third place in its debut week

2 Minecraft videos based on Super Mario DLC hit with copyright claims

23 hours ago 4J Studios' official Wii U add-on was supposed to be exempt from Nintendo's insistence on taking a cut of YouTubers' revenue

3 Monument Valley has earned over $14 million in two years

Yesterday But ustwo gave 80 per cent of the game's 26 million downloads away for free

Rovio's Angry Birds film has earned $150 million worldwide

Yesterday But after a $400 million Sony marketing push, how much further does it have to fly to return a profit?

12 Apple deems Palestinian dev's game "not appropriate" for the App Store

Yesterday UPDATE: Apple relents - Liyla & the Shadows of War published under the App Store's Games category

7 Uncharted 4 is a paragon of AAA accessibility

4 days ago Naughty Dog describes the new features in its latest blockbuster that make it more open to gamers with disabilities

Minecraft to launch on PC and mobile in China

4 days ago Microsoft is partnering with NetEase to develop and release a new version of Mojang's game in the world's most populous country

Google Play is adding an Early Access section

4 days ago Curated storefront will be the most visible part of a push to make open betas more visible to the public


The Elder Scrolls Online added "millions" of new players in 2015

5 days ago Tamriel Unlimited and ESO's console launch were big hits, says Firor, "and mostly because we didn't go free-to-play"

5 Raw Fury wants to close the gates on the "developer valley of death"

5 days ago Poor launch sales can mean the end for smaller studios - is it time to reconsider how publishers build and judge success?

Studio Wildcard will pay for ARK: Survival Evolved mod content

5 days ago The creators of two new maps were paid "several months salary" and hired by the company

8 Blizzard and Twitch pledge to fight racism with pilot program

6 days ago An incident at a recent live-streamed Hearthstone tournament has highlighted the need for change in eSports


New hire roundup: Creative Assembly names Gareth Edmondson COO

11 days ago New role for ex-Ubisoft Reflections managing director and Jeffrey Lin leaving Riot Games lead our first movers and shakers round-up

Sega returns to profit on cuts and streamlining

11 days ago But revenue across Sega's games business was flat or in decline as new products failed to excite

eSports supremacy beckons as Overwatch beta pulls 9.7m players

11 days ago Blizzard's hero shooter attracted more players than Battlefront and The Division


1 Asobo Studio: Lessons from the frontline of HoloLens development

12 days ago "Sometimes experience is a trap. As an experienced developer you might think, 'In this case, let's do that.' But you're wrong"

Game Jolt's Marketplace lets indies decide their own revenue share

12 days ago No more than 10% will be accepted, devs encouraged to invest sales revenue in other games on the platform


MZ's RTplatform now has a leader

12 days ago Salesforce exec Nasi Jazayeri has joined the company formerly known as Machine Zone to lead its cloud tech strategy

1 Bandai Namco profits slip, Dark Souls III soars

13 days ago From Software's has shipped 3 million, but it launched a few days from the close of the fiscal year

3 PS4 and Xbox One have a new competitor in the Chinese console market

13 days ago Fuze's new Tomahawk F1 console is smaller and digital only, but the similarities are plain to see

3 How do you keep World of Warcraft's players happy?

14 days ago Blizzard designer Ion Hazzikostas on the best approach to managing an audience of millions

Metal Gear and mobile games give Konami a boost

14 days ago Digital Entertainment division doubled its operating profit in the last fiscal year, but Konami sees decline in its future

Battleborn takes #1 on a quiet week in the UK

15 days ago The closest rival for Gearbox's latest was Call of Duty: Black Ops III

1 Capcom forecasts digital shift after solid fiscal year results

15 days ago Packaged games will receive "limited sales runs" as the company pursues growth in digital games and Asian markets

Does App Store placement still matter?

18 days ago A new App Annie report shows daily download gains of between 100 and 500 per cent depending on territory