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.

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MENA Games Conference to host Weidemann, Della Rocca, van Husen

2 days ago The leading conference in a burgeoning market for games will unite international and local developers

1 China lifts Free Trade Zone restriction on consoles

2 days ago Manufacturing and operations can now spread across the country

6 Is Sega finished with console retail?

2 days ago Voluntary retirement and further redundancies will hit Sega's workforce as it focuses on the "growth area" of Digital Games

Synthesis looks to China with its new Taiwan office

3 days ago Localisation firm capitalises on the new Chinese console market

6 Nintendo offers revenue share to YouTubers

3 days ago "Creators Program" returns as much as 70 per cent of ad revenue

Gameloft aims for a busier schedule after a disappointing 2014

3 days ago French mobile publisher saw back-catalogue games account for 90 per cent of revenue


Newly independent Sumo Digital appoints new chairman

4 days ago Ken Beaty to lead the board at LittleBigPlanet 3 developer

10 Oculus VR is now making films in-house

5 days ago Story Studio, led by Pixar veterans, just debuted its first animated short at the Sundance Film Festival

29 Feminist Frequency planning two new video series in 2015

5 days ago Nonprofit organisation outlines plans after a bumper year for donations and social media growth

Mobcast acquires Lumines and Meteos IP

5 days ago Smartphone version of Lumines in development with Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Enhanced Games

Fiksu: App Store downloads for December up 44 per cent

6 days ago And Cost Per Install for free iOS and Android games declined


7 Seriously: Taking on the "big guys" of mobile, one step at a time

6 days ago "I think it's now impossible for anybody, anywhere to have an overnight success" - Andrew Stalbow, CEO

Sony Corp. to delay Q1 report over The Interview hack

6 days ago Sony Pictures Entertainment's financial applications will be offline until February

No One Left Behind unites game development and education

10 days ago New initiative will let students create and programme games exploring curriculum subjects

Rovio to launch Young Adult novel series

10 days ago Mintie Das' Storm Sisters is already being targeted for a film adaptation

5 Xbox One sank to 300 sales in Japan last week

10 days ago Microsoft's console was at the bottom of the hardware chart for the second week

Chris Roberts expects $100m funding before Star Citizen's launch

10 days ago Full version will be released next year, funding total now at $70 million

Digi-Capital: For the mid-tier "just being good is no longer good enough"

11 days ago Tim Merel sees a tighter squeeze on the mid-tier as the industry pushes towards $100b revenue in 2018

GigaMedia faces NASDAQ delisting

11 days ago Taiwanese firm has 180 days to raise its share price above $1 for a sustained period


1 Game Oven to close in April

11 days ago Dutch developers shuts its doors despite recognition from both the IGF and GDC


King's Tommy Palm leaves for new venture

12 days ago VR studio Resolution Games will be Palm's fifth startup

Club Nintendo will close in September

12 days ago But Nintendo has a replacement loyalty programme in the works

2 nDreams gets $2.75 million investment

12 days ago Acquisition and publishing deals now an option for British VR developer

Ruzzle developer makes strategic investment in Delinquent

12 days ago MAG Interactive targets Brighton startup as it seeks to build on early success

Xiaomi buys $68 million in Kingsoft stock

13 days ago Tencent sells 3 per cent of its stake in Chinese software and game development company