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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

Kerbal Space Program dev team now works for Valve

Timeframe for the new hires coincides with departure of eight of Squad's core staff last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Bioware: Humility and compromise are key to good game design

At Digital Dragons, Bioware design director James Ohlen tackled the differences between the "dream" of game development, and the practical reality

By Matthew Handrahan

Will Housemarque's Nex Machina be "the last of its kind"?

With the console market for digital games in apparent stasis, the Finnish studio is considering a change in direction

By Matthew Handrahan

Life is Strange was bought by 3 million people

French developer Dontnod Entertainment confirms that a second series is in development

By Matthew Handrahan

Playdead's Inside cleans up at the Nordic Game Awards

Honours included Best Games Design, Best Art and Game of the Year

Ico, Inside and Ultima creators to speak at Gamelab 2017

GamesIndustry.biz has 10 free tickets to Spain's leading developer conference - see inside for more information

By Matthew Handrahan

VR Diversity Initiative to launch in the UK this summer

Event will appeal to women, LGBT and people of colour interested in making the move to VR

Tencent game revenues hit $3.9 billion in Q1

Chinese publisher's PC and smartphone game revenue more than doubled Activision Blizzard's record quarter

By Matthew Handrahan

Ukie's Student Game Jam starts today

Fourth and biggest event will see 21 teams from across the UK will compete over the next 48 hours

Razer takes up to $100 million in new investment - report

Horizon Ventures' investment is based on $2 billion valuation, tied to a new partnership with 3 mobile network

By Matthew Handrahan

UploadVR sued over sexual harassment allegations

Former social media director claims "unbearable" atmosphere for female employees, accuses rising VR company of wrongful dismissal

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax extends legal pursuit to Samsung Gear VR

Former id Software employees John Carmack and Matt Hooper involved in fresh VR lawsuit

By Matthew Handrahan

Glu's losses widen in Q1 despite revenue gains

Mobile publisher lost $22.8m on $56.8m revenue, but Crowdstar acquisition boosted year-on-year bookings

Nintendo is making a Zelda mobile game - report

The Wall Street Journal's sources say Zelda mobile will follow the launch of Animal Crossing

By Matthew Handrahan

Alan Wake to be removed from sale over music licenses

Renewal is not "in Remedy's hands" due to Microsoft publishing deal, so the revered game will be pulled from PC and Xbox today

By Matthew Handrahan

Gearbox hires 16 students to make "avant-garde" VR game

Team from SMU Guildhall's Game Lab will start research and development at the Borderlands studio after graduation

Civilization V designer Jon Shafer joins Paradox - under a cloud

Shafer will be game director on new Paradox projects, but his Kickstarted empire builder At The Gates is still years behind schedule

By Matthew Handrahan

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds raises $223k for charity

Charity Invitational yields huge rewards for Gamers Outreach

Total War and Persona 5 lift Sega's games revenue

Full-year results show $831 million in digital and packaged games revenue, with 10.28 million units sold-in

By Matthew Handrahan

Dungeon Fighter boosts Nexon to record Q1 revenue

Revenue up 30% to $657 million, but $175 million profit dips below outlook due to exchange losses

Remote Control seeks to galvanise "overlooked" Romanian industry

Hendrik Lesser and Bogdan Oprescu on challenging the view of Romania as "a sweatshop," and where Remote Control might go next

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze losses widen in Q1 despite increased revenue

Revenue up 40% year-on-year, but rising costs led to a $5.7 million loss overall

Square Enix posts "record-high" revenue and profits

Full-year results boosted by Final Fantasy XV, weather the storm of IO Interactive withdrawal

By Matthew Handrahan

NetEase Q1 game revenues up 78% to $1.6 billion

Chinese online publisher enjoys "stunning" quarter, earning $570 million net profit

Square Enix drops IO Interactive

"There can be no guarantees," publisher warns as it hunts for a buyer for Hitman developer

By Matthew Handrahan

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