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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Guillemot family to buy another 3.5% of Ubisoft

22 days ago Purchase of a further 4 million shares will add protection against a possible Vivendi takeover

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Versus Evil: "We're establishing a new brand every time"

23 days ago More competition and vanishing launch windows make indie publishing an unforgiving environment, says GM Steve Escalante

2 Pokémon Go "a real game changer" for Sony's mobile ambitions

23 days ago CEO Kaz Hirai believes AR could "lift all boats" in the market for mobile games

1 Team17 secures Ł16.5m investment, buys Mouldy Toof

26 days ago Lloyds Development Capital will help fund British company's portfolio growth and international expansion

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Wooga cuts 40 staff in renewed focus on casual games

27 days ago Berlin based mobile publisher forced to act following several underperforming releases

Bulkypix is in liquidation

27 days ago Development partners have a limited time to recover owed money and other assets from bankrupt French publisher

Resistance is futile: EVE Online goes free-to-play

27 days ago CCP Games is adding a free tier in November, but EVE's subscription tier will be unaffected

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1 EA: "Our industry has become better at understanding what's going to work"

28 days ago The risks of the past may not be taken today, says Patrick Söderlund, but that's down to a clearer perception of what the audience wants

1 Deus Ex tops the UK retail chart

29 days ago But Mankind Divided has fallen short of Human Revolution's "much stronger" debut week

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“We know how to talk about these games. All we need are talented developers”

29 days ago 11 bit Studios' Paweł Feldman on becoming the "first choice" publisher for meaningful games

3 Steam Spy will now refuse all requests for removal of data

A month ago Techland prompted a change in policy - and a reversal of prior decisions - at Steam Spy

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Wargaming cuts 64 jobs with WG Cells closure

A month ago Mobile arm shuttered less than a year after its inception due to "a very difficult market"

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1 Kabam's Next Wave: PS4 level graphics and $24 million launches

A month ago CEO Kevin Chou details the company's ambitious new product strategy, and explains the "healthy" lack of mobile game IPOs

ZeniMax raises the stakes in Oculus VR lawsuit

A month ago Amended complaint makes direct accusations against John Carmack, questions Luckey's role in Rift's creation

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2 Goodgame Studios redundancies could hit 200 people

A month ago German company will focus its resources on mobile and PC strategy titles, and cease production of casual and client games

Kabam: Look beyond whales, focus on your "regulars"

A month ago In seeking long-term success, Aaron Loeb believes mobile developers can learn from the long-term strategies found in television shows

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11 "Premium is dead. That's a fact, so let's deal with it"

A month ago With Lost in Harmony, Digixart's Yoan Fanise confronted the death of premium on mobile, but that shouldn't mean the death of variety

GREE Inc. is back in the black after transitional year

A month ago Japanese firm readies for "new release blitz" in the next fiscal year after 12 months of declining revenue

1 Pokémon Go sponsorships will ease "that pressure" to dial up IAP

A month ago "It's tough to be disciplined and understand where you want to draw the line between monetisation and fun gameplay" - Niantic CEO John Hanke

3 Hackers finally breach Denuvo's impenetrable defences

A month ago "Denuvo allowed 650,000 pirates to breach their servers for 3 days. And they call themselves the most secure company?"

7 PlayStation Neo to be unveiled on September 7 - report

A month ago Sony has confirmed a "PlayStation Meeting" will take place in NY City on that date, and rumours suggest it will be Neo's official unveiling

1 No Man's Sky could alter the relationship between indies and publishers

A month ago Hello Games' Sean Murray believes success could have a "real impact" on how big publishers see indie games

Dota 2 eSports prize pool eclipses $20 million

A month ago The International sets another record, but the real money remains in eSports' future

10 Kicking and Screaming: Leaks, Day 1 patches, and No Man's Sky

A month ago Are Hello Games' pre-launch woes evidence of a console industry struggling to come to terms with its digital future?

3 Pokémon Go blocks third-party services as global rollout continues

A month ago Niantic's game earned a reported $200 million in its first month, giving rise to a cottage industry of external sites