Archive - Matt Martin

European Editor

Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.

Twitter: @m_spitz

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Giveaway: 5 pairs of tickets for BAFTA Battlefield 4 showcase

A year ago Free tickets for GamesIndustry International readers up for grabs

4 Significant layoffs to hit Capcom Europe - report

A year ago Europe follows US with restructuring amid market turmoil

3 Rockstar puts GTA V Online microtransactions on hold

A year ago Players unable to purchase cash as problems persist for online console game

3 Ian Livingstone leaves Eidos

A year ago Veteran hands in notice at publisher after twenty years

1 FIFA 14 tops UK charts despite drop in debut week sales

A year ago Sales down 24% compared to last year

11 Kickstarter game delays "really healthy for the ecosystem"

A year ago Failures help educate backers on the realities of game development

2 Microsoft and Creative England reveal 250,000 investment fund

A year ago Greenshoots initiative focused on mobile and tablet games for all devices

23 EA: "We've asked for too much time, too much skill, too much money"

A year ago Players learning from mobile, not Miyamoto; user content more important than in-house devs, says Hilleman


15 Xbox One: "Our long term vision hasn't changed at all"

A year ago Microsoft's Phil Harrison discusses why there will be no indie games at the Xbox One launch, digital price parity and the cost of next-gen development


GI Fair schedule featuring Rare, Ubisoft and BAFTA now live

A year ago Event at Eurogamer Expo offering advice for students and grads looking for jobs in games


23 GTA V: Proving Old Industry Rules Are Irrelevant

Opinion A year ago Street dates broken, price scalping, ratings ignored. The new generation of games consoles can't come quick enough, says Matt Martin

15 Rockstar "investigating" GTA V early sales

A year ago Street date broken by online retailer Amazon

6 Pitbull opens third UK studio in the Midlands

A year ago Specialising in Unreal Engine 4 and Epic Games' projects

2 Payday 2 sells 1.58 million, 80% through digital

A year ago Success for developer Starbreeze's digital strategy

4 GameStick to launch globally on October 29

A year ago Microconsole priced at $79.99 / 79.99 and sold through GameStop, Amazon, GAME

33 UK studio Blitz Games to close after 23 years

A year ago At least 125 jobs go; new company will form as management hopes to save 50 positions

Sony, Activision, Warner sign up for Brasil Game Show 2013

A year ago Trade only day added to Sao Paulo event; 150,000 consumers expected


1 Former EA marketing boss Bunney hops to Digital Capital

A year ago Takes on marketing for growing portfolio of games and apps

2 Microsoft launches games and tech accelerator in London

A year ago Lionhead and Lift studios involved in mentoring, finance and resources scheme

1 US game sales to post first double-digit year-on-year growth since April '11

A year ago Sales in August up 21% driven by Madden, Saints Row IV

5 PlayStation 4 to launch in Japan on February 22

A year ago Free digital copy of Knack for consumers, will retail for 39,980


Microsoft sponsors GameHorizon Investment Summit

A year ago Update: September event is a sell-out

1 MCV publisher Stuart Dinsey to leave Intent Media

A year ago Founder steps down after 15 years

Last call for Game Connection Marketing Awards

A year ago Event will honour best print, digital, broadcast and mobile campaigns

25 Microsoft buys Nokia Devices and Services for $7.2 billion

A year ago Stephen Elop becomes exec VP of Devices and Services, company granted 10-year license on Nokia patents