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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

Green Man Gaming appoints communications exec

Sam Bennett joins as EVP of Customer Experience and Communications

Mobile game spend will double to $105 billion by 2021

App Annie's forecast shows massive gains for games over five years, with China representing 41% of all spending on mobile apps

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch reaches 500,000 sales in Japan

Media Create data puts four-week total ahead of PlayStation 4

By Matthew Handrahan

Tribeca Film Festival adds game focused event

Tribeca Game Festival is organised in partnership with Kill Screen

Gree: Escaping mobile's middle-class

Andrew Sheppard on the growing dominance of mobile's richest publishers, and Gree International's $35 million bid to close the gap

By Matthew Handrahan

Square Enix expands Final Fantasy XIV's free tier

MMO can now be played for free until level 35

App Store developers can now respond to user reviews

Curiously absent feature will allow devs to acknowledge user issues and discuss solutions

By Matthew Handrahan

Facebook hires Apple design chief as head of hardware for Oculus

Michael Hillman left Apple as chief architect of all consumer desktop products

By Matthew Handrahan

Mad Catz to be delisted over "abnormally low" share price

NYSE has already started a process, and Mad Catz does not intend to appeal

By Matthew Handrahan

Kickstarter reaches 10,000 funded games

A total of $613 million has been pledged by 2.46 million people

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

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