Archive - 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.

Twitter: @MattHandrahan

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SAG-AFTRA strike draws more than 250 to EA offices

33 minutes ago "We are willing to stay out as long as it takes." union says, with more actions against target companies promised


Wooga cuts 40 staff in renewed focus on casual games

An hour ago Update: Core focused Black Anvil Games closed as part of casual shift

Battlefield 1 knocks FIFA from the UK's top spot

22 hours ago EA DICE's shooter enters the chart at #1 based on physical sales

4 "This is a war on the middle class"

23 hours ago Prominent VO artist Jennifer Hale says SAG-AFTRA strike is against "giant corporations" rather than "new and smaller developers"

1 The Room franchise has passed 11.5 million sales

Yesterday Fireproof Games reflects on one of mobile's few premium success stories


CastAR hires PlayStation veteran Peter Dille as CMO

4 days ago Jobs roundup: AR startup bolsters leadership team, David Brevik advising on Path of Exile, Team Dignitas gets a CEO, and Disrupter Beam hires a chief data officer

SAG-AFTRA now on strike against EA, Activision, Warner Bros., more

4 days ago Final negotiations stalled on pay, picket line will form outside EA's offices on Monday October 24

Nintendo prepares to unveil the NX - Here's what we know

5 days ago The speculation ends today, but how bold will the NX prove to be? And has Nintendo got enough time to send the right message?

Valve pushes back against Washington State skin gambling claims

6 days ago "As we have explained on multiple occasions, Valve is not engaged in gambling or the promotion of gambling, and we do not 'facilitate gambling'"


1 "There are not as many questions. We have more freedom now"

7 days ago Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert believes the industry has changed since Remember Me's problems over its female lead - and changed for the better

Game companies say SAG-AFTRA strike would harm its own members

7 days ago Law firm representing the industry says the union's members work on less than 25% of games made

1 Razer bolsters audio IP with THX acquisition

7 days ago THX CEO points to "leadership role" in VR audio as motivating factor behind the deal

FIFA 17 holds off Gears of War 4 in the UK

8 days ago Football trumps ultra-violence, wrestling and VR as EA's franchise holds the top spot for a third consecutive week

10 Voice actors' guild sets October 21 strike date

8 days ago Should final attempt at a resolution fail, SAG-AFTRA members will stop work on all games that started production after Feb. 17, 2015

PlayStation VR had "many hundreds of thousands" of pre-orders

8 days ago Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan has some good news for the emerging VR market


Jobs roundup: World of Warcraft swaps game directors

11 days ago Rod Humble joins Jam City, Facebook grabs another Sims veteran for social VR, Hutch hires two, and Pocket Gamer gets a new editor


2 MaxPlay cuts most of its team in move towards licensing

11 days ago Engine startup forced to axe majority of its 70 staff after funding deal fell through

MTG acquires 35% of InnoGames for €90 million

12 days ago Swedish entertainment firm expands interest in games beyond eSports, could raise its stake in InnoGames to 51% next year

1 Valve follows Oculus' lead with new Vive controller prototype

12 days ago Emphasis on hand presence would eradicate a key difference between the two leading platforms in high-end VR


"We've heavily invested to make the best premium games out there"

13 days ago Square Enix Montreal's Patrick Naud on proving that premium mobile games aren't dead with Hitman, Lara Croft and Deus Ex GO

YouTube points the way forward for monetising video content

13 days ago Acquisition of FameBit's "democratised marketplace" will increase frequency of branded content and product placement

4 Critical Consensus: Gears of War 4 offers spectacular, familiar pleasures

14 days ago The Coalition's first stab at the franchise is visually splendid and generously stocked, but light on new ideas


Jam City: We're "halfway towards an IPO"

15 days ago CEO Chris DeWolfe lays out his growth strategy, and what the "game changing" TinyCo. acquisition means for the company's plan to go public

7 John Carmack says VR devs are "coasting on novelty"

15 days ago CTO asks Oculus Connect audience to raise its game and shift focus to mobile

4 Oculus lowers the price of a VR-ready PC by half

18 days ago Engineering innovation allows $500 PC to support Rift, around half the previous entry level