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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

Force Field VR: Turning a profit in a difficult market

"Force Field is profitable," says creative director Martin de Ronde, "but at the moment you need to be more a b2b business than a b2c"

By Matthew Handrahan

Mail.ru Games Ventures invests €800K in Panzerdog

Finnish-Russian startup receives the $100 million fund's first investment

Riot Games will donate 25% of revenue from new Hero to charity

Riot will match the amount with its own money, and split the proceeds between three charities

Niantic: "AR is not just visual"

Pokémon Go developer suggests that audio will play a vital role in the design of its next game

By Matthew Handrahan

Keywords six-month profit increased 60%

Revenue increased 50% year-on-year in a strong H1 for the production services firm

Divinity: Original Sin 2 close to 500,000 sales in 4 days

Larian's sequel has comfortably outperformed the first game in commercial terms

By Matthew Handrahan

Gearbox has stopped working on Battleborn updates

The servers will keep running, but creative director Randy Varnell will now move over to the new Borderlands game

By Matthew Handrahan

Bungie promises deeper content vetting over Destiny 2 symbol

Bungie will conduct a process review after completely "scrubbing" the symbol from the game and promotional materials

By Matthew Handrahan

Campo Santo's DMCA strike against PewDiePie accepted by YouTube

Felix Kjellberg believes Campo Santo's position wouldn't "hold up in court" and amounts to abuse of the DMCA system

By Matthew Handrahan

Pearl Abyss preps IPO as Black Desert Online tops $300m revenue

Korean publisher rolled out its MMO to Steam this year, selling 500k units since

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard has taken disciplinary action against 480,000 Overwatch accounts

Jeff Kaplan's team devotes "a tremendous amount of time and resources to punishing people," and it's slowing progress of the game

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard brings annual charity drive forward for hurricane relief

World of Warcraft charity pet sale will raises money for Irma and Sandy relief

Doom, Wolfenstein II and Honor of Kings boost Switch third-party line-up

Bethesda shows its commitment, while Tencent is bringing China's most popular game to the platform as Arena of Valor

By Matthew Handrahan

Darkest Dungeon creator leads GIC 2017 line-up

Polish developer conference will also host Tower Studios CEO Jon Hare, Tilting Point and Gumi Inc.

Funcom: Steam user reviews should be region gated

With "review bombs" now a common occurrence, CEO Rui Casais believes Steam should follow other stores and ditch "global" user ratings

By Matthew Handrahan

Tim Schafer, Julian Gollop and Josh Sawyer lead Reboot Develop 2018 line-up

Croatian conference will return next year, with 110 speakers and twice the capacity

By Matthew Handrahan

Niantic: Focus on visuals makes AR look like "a gimmick that lacks utility"

CEO John Hanke posts cool response to Apple's reveal of the iPhone X's capabilities

By Matthew Handrahan

Kickstarter is now officially open to Japanese creators

Previously, Japanese projects needed an international partner to access Kickstarter's community

Two new Overwatch League teams point to strong US emphasis - report

Houston and Philadelphia teams would give the US 8 out of 11 spots in Activision Blizzard's new competition

By Matthew Handrahan

Flaregames hires new head of brand management

Marja Konttinen brings experience as marketing director at Rovio to the German mobile company

PewDiePie racial slur sparks backlash from Campo Santo, Simogo

[UPDATE] Prominent YouTube streamers brace for fallout from "liability" PewDiePie's actions

By Matthew Handrahan

Valiance Online players can donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

SilverHelm Studios will donate all money raised by the game's players on September 13

VR studio War Ducks raises €1.3 million in funding

Irish studio is currently expanding from mobile VR to Rift, PSVR and Vive

By Matthew Handrahan

1,300 new games have been released since Steam Direct launched

The total number of games for this year has already exceeded 2015, says Niko Partners

By Matthew Handrahan

Destiny 2 hits 1.2 million concurrent players

Bungie's sequel reached that level last Friday, three days after its console launch

By Matthew Handrahan

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