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.

Twitter: @@MattHandrahan

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This War of Mine covered its costs in two days

54 minutes ago 11 Bit Studios' unflinching war game finds both commercial and critical success

Jobs

Xbox Japan boss resigns his post after 8 years

2 hours ago But Takashi Sensui will continue to work for Microsoft

Exclusive

1 Breaking Away: Brazil's indie developers are thinking globally

2 days ago The industry sees Brazil as a marketplace, but its grassroots talent is hungry for wider recognition

Inzen raises $750k to tackle Chinese mobile market

2 days ago Singaporean dev has rights to games created by MIT Gambit Game Lab

US operations drag on Perfect World's Q3 performance

2 days ago Profits down for the online publisher despite Chinese launch of Neverwinter on Xbox One

Pennsylvania colleges net $750k to nurture state game development

3 days ago A new game conference to bring in business is in the works

Gamevil acquires Waplesoft

3 days ago South Korean mobile developer will focus on RPG titles

KongZhong buoyed by Western titles in Q3

3 days ago Chinese firm's Guild Wars 2 and World of Tanks publishing deals continue to pay off

5 CCP Games shuts down Vampire The Masquerade fan remake

4 days ago Confusion over IP rights brings a year-long effort to a close

Nordic Games opens new Munich studio

4 days ago Grimlore Games is an RPG/RTS specialist, currently working on Spellforce 3

5 GTA V passes Black Ops as the best-selling game in UK history

4 days ago New gen versions beat Far Cry 4 to number one, Dragon Age enters the charts in fifth place

Flow State Media raises $1 million

7 days ago Realtime multiplayer on mobile brings in new funding for Letter Up dev

$1.6m fund now open to Indian mobile developers

7 days ago Nazara Technologies wants to, "nurture the growth of the mobile gaming ecosystem in India"

2 Valve tightens rules on Early Access

7 days ago Demands more transparency from developers, avoidance of promises about the finished product

Call of Duty series tops $10 billion in revenue

8 days ago Activision Blizzard breaks tradition with no early sales figures for Advanced Warfare

Chinese devs can now sell through Google Play

8 days ago But the Android store is still unavailable to Chinese smartphone users

Overdog matchmaking service raises $1.8 million funding

8 days ago Xbox One app poised for launch, promises friendlier online experience

2 Take-Two CEO has doubts over mass appeal of VR gaming

8 days ago "I'm happy to have other people spend loads of dough on R&D" - Strauss Zelnick

4 App Store removes "Free" from game descriptions

8 days ago Apple follows Google's lead, now uses "Get" for download button on freemium titles

Activision Blizzard settles buyout lawsuit

8 days ago CoD and WoW publisher will receive $275 million

4 Critical Consensus: LittleBigPlanet 3 plays to the series' strengths

9 days ago Sumo Digital carries on Media Molecule's high standards, but LBP 3's new ideas deserved more attention

17 EA CFO says Xbox One is "catching up quickly" to PS4

9 days ago Blake Jorgensen points to Christmas price cut as a big opportunity for Microsoft

Adjust opens offices in Shanghai and Tokyo

9 days ago Mobile analytics company takes on Asian markets after 300 per cent regional revenue growth

Critical Consensus: Far Cry 4 lives in its predecessor's shadow

11 days ago The critics are delighted with Ubisoft's latest, though comparisons to Far Cry 3 expose some telling flaws

1 Gumi to file IPO at $890 million valuation

14 days ago Japanese mobile dev will float on the Tokyo Stock Exchange next month