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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.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

Take-Two adds education specialist to board of directors

LaVerne Srinivasan holds two senior roles at the Carnegie Corporation in New York

Tencent cleared $10 billion game revenue in 2016

Chinese company pulls away from rival publishers with new and old hits and Supercell acquisition

By Matthew Handrahan

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone"

Denying Outlast 2 a certificate sends a message of "censorship, disapproval and discouragement"

By Matthew Handrahan

Linden Lab adds Bing Gordon to its board

Veteran EA executive will arrive ahead of the full launch of social VR platform Sansar

Mass Effect Andromeda: Critical Consensus

Mixed reviews point to larger issues than facial animations for Bioware's sprawling and visually spectacular blockbuster

By Matthew Handrahan

Netmarble to raise $2.4 billion with an IPO

Around $1.3 billion will be used for deals and acquisitions as Korean publisher strides towards global top five

By Matthew Handrahan

DotEmu to close retro-leaning online store

French company says "competition is fiercer than it used to be" in PC distribution

Uncharted 4 collects another GOTY award at SXSW

Naughty Dog's haul amounted to five trophies, Overwatch trailed with four

Machinima appoints new GM as CEO prepares for exit

Warner Bros. marketing exec Russell Arons will step up after Chad Gutstein leaves to pursue "entrepreneurial projects"

By Matthew Handrahan

Alibaba investing $145m in global network for mobile games

Chinese online giant forms "Global Strategic Alliance of Game Distribution" with four international companies

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo set to double Switch production - report

Total raised to 16 million units for next fiscal year, on expectation of 10 million sales

By Matthew Handrahan

King's chief legal officer joins Improbable

Rob Miller hired after five years at King, Michael Bannon appointed CFO

By Matthew Handrahan

Appodeal buys Corona Labs

Mobile ad firm brings maker of Corona SDK in-house, will add enterprise version to current free options

Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games"

UK Gambling Commission's official paper gets tough on rise of skin gambling in eSports

By Matthew Handrahan

Zynga buys four Solitaire games for $42.5 million

Harpan's two-man team is richly rewarded for its social card titles

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard files for $8.5m in damages from Bossland

Motion for default judgement filed after German cheatbot company failed to comply with court's request for response

By Matthew Handrahan

Outlast 2 refused classification in Australia

The demo to Red Barrels' sequel was granted R18+ certificate, but the full game will not be released in its submitted form

"There will be AAA VR games - we're making one with Star Trek: Bridge Crew"

Ubisoft's Chris Early and Red Storm's David Votypka on creating AAA value in VR through social interaction

By Matthew Handrahan

Kinda Funny's Colin Moriarty resigns following controversial tweet

Prominent games media figure was under fire over comments widely regarded as sexist

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft expands HoloLens partner initiative to Europe

Six European developers named as expert points of contact in Agency Readiness Partner program

Tencent topped mobile revenue charts in 2016 - App Annie

Supercell loses the top spot to Tencent, NetEase climbed six places to finish in third for the year

Oculus VR breach of contract suit dismissed

Total Recall Technologies' charges against Palmer Luckey thrown out by Californian court

By Matthew Handrahan

Washington D.C. pushing to be "the capital of eSports"

U.S. city now sponsors NRG Esports, will host live events in new $65 million stadium

By Matthew Handrahan

Cities: Skylines has sold 3.5 million across all platforms

Paradox Interactive toasts Colossal Order's success with free DLC for the Cities: Skylines community

John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5m from id Software deal

Oculus CTO alleges "sour grapes" as ZeniMax refuses to pay due to the findings of its Oculus VR lawsuit

By Matthew Handrahan

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