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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Rovio spins off book publishing arm

22 hours ago Kaiken publishing formed as Angry Birds company continues to streamline

6 Amazon launches free AAA game engine

23 hours ago Royalty-free "Lumberyard" engine is based on the CryEngine, calibrated for multiplayer and streaming

25 Just Cause 3 prompts despair among Chinese pirates

2 days ago UPDATE: 3DM group is taking a break from cracking single-player games to see if legal sales improve

Playdek puts crowdfunded Unsung Story on hold

2 days ago Studio down to one team, focusing resources on products that can be released sooner

Humble Bundle now developing original content

2 days ago Subscribers to Humble Monthly will be first to play new games created for "Originals" brand

2 Black Ops III back on top in the UK

2 days ago Bandai Namco's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 entered the chart in third place

7 Apple rejects iOS version of The Binding of Isaac

2 days ago Cites the game's depictions of, "violence towards, or abuse of, children"

Puzzle & Trivia games dominate Windows IAP revenue

5 days ago Games category the source of 85 per cent of all Windows Store IAP transactions in Q4 2015, says Microsoft

6 Nintendo puts "Quality of Life" sleep monitor to bed

5 days ago "We do not have the conviction that the [device] can enter the phase of actually becoming a product"

5 Sega's games revenue in decline after nine months

5 days ago Packaged Games revenue down 17 per cent, unit sales down 30 per cent

5 Glu's celebrity strategy faltered on Katy Perry, James Bond games

6 days ago 50 jobs were cut during restructuring after "extremely humbling" H2 2015

SpecialEffect aims to raise 150,000 with GameBlast weekend

6 days ago "We're inviting everyone from the global gaming community and industry to join us"

237 games certified for Video Games Tax Relief in 2015

6 days ago Total budget for UK/EEA games came to 730 million, according to BFI data

Glu Mobile shows revenue and profit decline in 2015

6 days ago New hires, investments and licensing deals point towards a stronger 2016

Just Cause and Tomb Raider boost Square Enix profits

6 days ago Nine-month results helped by "solid start" of publisher's two biggest releases of 2015

Studio Wildcard wants PS4 owners to ask for early access

7 days ago "It's unfortunate that some gamers can't experience that right now and take part in development as the Xbox players are"

1 Take-Two sued over 2K16 tattoos

7 days ago Solid Oak Sketches seeking damages over eight copyrighted designs

Games deals down 81 per cent in 2015

9 days ago Digi-Capital report shows "remarkable" decline in investments, M&A and IPOs


Gameloft will have to return $3 million New Zealand grant

9 days ago Closure of Auckland studio prompts government agency to "claw back" R&D grant

USC to start publishing label focused on "innovative work"

12 days ago USC Games Publishing aims to become the industry's equivalent of the MIT Press

1 Arcen Games cuts staff following sales slump

12 days ago Poor commercial performance of Starward Rogue capped difficult period for the indie developer

Sony sold 8.4 million PS4s in Q3

12 days ago 15.4 million after nine months, already higher than the whole of the last fiscal year


Sumo Digital to open third studio in Nottingham

13 days ago Second UK studio opens in March, will have a team of 50 within a year

Google Cardboard has shipped 5 million units

13 days ago VR viewer hits sales milestone, apps have been downloaded 25 million times through Google Play

Fun Academy formed by Rovio's key education staff

13 days ago Angry Birds dev continues to narrow its focus by spinning out education activities into new company