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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Jobs roundup: Robert Khoo leaves Penny Arcade

2 days ago Elsewhere, Jason Rubin expands his focus beyond games at Oculus, Facebook makes a big hire in its eSports push, and Nintendo UK has a new boss

1 Nintendo is closing servers for Devil's Third

2 days ago After surviving THQ's collapse, the end is officially nigh for Valhalla Game Studios' beleaguered debut project

5 Tinybuild: G2A "facilitates a black market economy"

2 days ago Update: Tinybuild denies G2A's request for key data, calls for proper verification for marketplace sellers

2 Star Citizen's refunds process just got more complicated

5 days ago A provision allowing refund requests after a release date is missed by 18 months has been removed from its terms of service


4 Oculus and Valve send mixed messages on VR exclusivity

Opinion 6 days ago Valve wants the VR market to be entirely open, but the belief that Oculus is trying to lock it down is built on a series of misunderstandings

Twitch pledges to stamp out viewbot services

6 days ago First lawsuit filed against sellers of bots that artificially inflate viewers, followers and chat activity

8 Hello Games settles "secret stupid" legal dispute with Sky

6 days ago Telecomms company's problem with the title of No Man's Sky took three years to resolve

1 YouTubers band together to form Internet Creator's Guild

9 days ago "There are lots of organisations that among the interests they have is supporting creators, but no organisation with that sole interest"

Unity changes Unity Plus tier in response to complaints

9 days ago A new balance has been struck following a backlash against new mid-point between Personal and Pro licenses


"When I was a kid, I didn't dream of becoming a video game executive"

10 days ago Diablo designer David Brevik on his choice to end two decades as the boss, leave Gazillion, and go it alone

"We're not creating haves and have-nots"

11 days ago New consoles will not split the market, Sony says, but in its Project Scorpio VR push can Microsoft also keep that promise?

New Xbox community features will create "virtual safe spaces"

12 days ago "The anonymity of the internet doesn't always lead to the best behaviour"


Zynga appoints EA's Bernard Kim as president of publishing

12 days ago Kim worked with Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau at EA, where he was SVP of mobile publishing

Line to launch IPO at $5.5 billion valuation

13 days ago Around 40% of revenue comes from games, stickers and comics, but Japanese messaging service is seeking to expand into new territories

Twist, Bestwick and Upton receive Queen's Birthday Honours

13 days ago Ukie CEO, Team17 MD and Raspberry Pi founder have all been recognised for their achievements


Jobs roundup: Daybreak Austin appoints Cryptic's Jack Emmert as new CEO

16 days ago Elsewhere, Nintendo UK loses its GM, Gearbox loses a writer, and Supermassive Games bolsters its VR team with three new hires

10 Mohawk wants user reviews, sales, refunds removed from Early Access

18 days ago Soren Johnson's Offworld Trading Company postmortem highlights the tension between developer and consumer interests on Steam

1 Gameloft CEO to step down, Vivendi issues letter to employees

18 days ago Update: Guillemot family to sell majority of its 21% stake, "against the best interest of Gameloft"


Positech Games: An Indiepocalypse survival guide

18 days ago Game devs are now as numerous as struggling actors in L.A., says Cliff Harris, so prosperity is a matter of finding your niche and investing in marketing

China tightens regulations around mobile games

19 days ago Month-long process will root out undesirable content, adding yet more complexity to doing business in the world's most populous country

Sony, Rovio, Square Enix among 50 international speakers at BIG Business Forum

20 days ago Brazilian event balancing big companies and platform holders with indie influencers like 11 bit Studios and Superhot Team

Gungho to buy back $680 million in shares from Softbank

20 days ago Puzzle & Dragons dev will capitalise on Softbank's need to reduce debt, Supercell sale could also be imminent


No Man's Sky's hostile fans meet Vivendi's hostile takeover

23 days ago Weekly recap: Hello Games receives death threats, The Sims 4 gets smart about gender, and Gameloft's Michel Guillemot makes way for Vivendi

5 Maxis and GLAAD collaborate to remove gender restrictions from The Sims

23 days ago After a year in development, a free update will place The Sims 4 among the most gender positive games in the industry's history

Mad Catz profit turns to $11m loss on "incredibly disappointing" Rock Band 4

23 days ago The resurgence of the music genre did not go according to plan