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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Bigpoint hires ESL veteran as software development head

15 hours ago Philipp Kölmel brings a strong track record in eSports to the German online publisher

3 Silent Hill will continue, but is Silent Hills dead?

16 hours ago Konami's official response does not dispel rumours about the demise of the Kojima-del Toro collaboration

5 Gabe Newell to the internet: "You need a more robust Valve-is-evil hypothesis"

19 hours ago Valve's boss assessed the complaints around paid mods on Steam, and found them wanting


Warner Interactive: "Mobile is no longer winner take all"

20 hours ago Greg Ballard on the power of brands to level the playing field, and WBIE's potential to compete with mobile's biggest games


Zynga appoints ex-Genentech CFO to the board

4 days ago Louis J. Lavigne has "deep experience in business transformation" says the business in pressing need of transformation

3 Resident Evil HD has sold 1 million units

4 days ago Remastered version broke the day one sales record on PlayStation Network in Europe and North America

1 Telltale signs on to develop games with Marvel

4 days ago The first games will appear in 2017, a year when Marvel plans to release as many as eight movies

Spil Games offers $50k publishing deal for an Unsung Hero

5 days ago Next stage of Spils competition will provide winner with monetisation, localisation and marketing

Hipster Whale, Nonstop Games to speak at Casual Connect Asia

5 days ago Singapore conference also welcomes Sega, Rovio, Nordeus, Halfbrick and Bigpoint

2 "Who the hell has time to do that?"

6 days ago The Quo Vadis conference opened with a frank discussion of the difficulties facing indie devs relying on social media for exposure

Kabam targets "$1 billion annual mobile game franchises"

7 days ago Mobile developer is restructuring to create fewer, bigger games, with China as its main focus


Gears of War cinematics director leaves Epic for Black Tusk

7 days ago Greg M. Mitchell joins Microsoft to continue working on the Xbox exclusive franchise

Channel 4 to open a mobile games publisher

11 days ago DMA Design veteran Colin MacDonald will lead All 4 Games from Cthe broadcaster's Glasgow office

AMD lost $180 million and GPU market share in Q1

11 days ago "PC gaming and gaming in general is a growth opportunity in the market and a growth opportunity for AMD" - Lisa Su, CEO


Linda "Brasse" Carlson joins Trion Worlds

12 days ago Sony Online Entertainment veteran is the new Director of Community Relations


Quo Vadis 2015: From regional to global

12 days ago The German developer conference is marking its 13th consecutive year with more space, more speakers and a broader remit than ever before

5 EA is closing two-thirds of its core free-to-play games

12 days ago Only The Old Republic and C&C: Tiberium Alliances will remain after FIFA, Battlefield and Need For Speed titles close


"If you're not a player in Asia you are by definition a regional player"

13 days ago Warner Bros. Interactive's Greg Ballard on the "huge opportunity" awaiting companies willing to head east

China is now the world's biggest market for iOS downloads

13 days ago Q1 2015 brought a changing of the guard, according to the latest data from App Annie

GTA V steals Skyrim's concurrent players record on Steam

13 days ago The third version of Rockstar's opus is the most played non-Valve game on Steam

Frenzoo raises $1 million to expand Me Girl lifestyle IP

14 days ago meTropolis will unite the seven existing Me Girl titles in one universe

37 Maximum sentence for internet trolls raised to 2 years in the UK

14 days ago Proposed legislation now in effect, quadruples the previous maximum sentence

New 3DS and New 3DS XL get Unity support

14 days ago Nintendo's handhelds open up to millions of independent developers

Keywords Studios doubled revenue and profit in 2014

14 days ago And a string of acquisitions leaves it well positioned for the year ahead

Xbox One now priced at £300 in the UK

15 days ago Microsoft slashes another £30 off its console in another "retail promotion"