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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

Steam paid revenue flat in 2016 despite escalating releases - Steam Spy

More than 5,000 games hit Valve's store last year, but "truly big games" were in shorter supply

By Matthew Handrahan

Ladykiller in a Bind to launch "fully unedited and uncensored" on Steam

Love Conquers All Games' erotic visual novel sets a precedent on the PC's most popular retail platform

By Matthew Handrahan

Pixelmage Games closes before completion of Hero's Song

John Smedley's startup calls it quits after lacklustre Early Access sales, offers full refunds

By Matthew Handrahan

Rhianna Pratchett parts ways with Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics' resurgent franchise needs a new writer after Pratchett's award-winning five year run

By Matthew Handrahan

Firewatch passes 1 million units sold

Campo Santo's acclaimed debut reached a major milestone in the last days of 2016

Wargaming: A world beyond World of Tanks

Head of development Matias Myllyrinne reflects on leaving AAA for free-to-play, and building on the legacy of Wargaming's most successful IP

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus buys eye-tracking firm The Eye Tribe

Acquisition follows a similar deal from Google, points to central role of eye-tracking in VR's future

By Matthew Handrahan

Iranian government blocks access to Clash of Clans

An official committee backed restrictions based on fear that Supercell's game could incite tribal conflict

By Matthew Handrahan

Keywords Studios buys Sonox in €650k cash and stock deal

Madrid based audio and localisation company the latest in a long line of acquisitions

Super Mario Run: Critical Consensus

Critics mostly like Nintendo's first Mario game on mobile - App Store reviews and analysts are another matter

By Matthew Handrahan

Kabam will "explore selling the rest of the company" following Vancouver deal

Netmarble acquisition was the start of a larger process, the mobile company has confirmed

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Mario Run made $14 million in 3 days - App Annie

But Nintendo's stock price fell more than 15% in the midst of disappointing user reviews

By Matthew Handrahan

Ludicious 2017 adds summits on serious games and new technologies

GI.biz readers can get an extra 15% off tickets for the Swiss conference's biggest year to date

By Matthew Handrahan

Kojima Productions brings in former Konami exec as its president

Shinji Hirano was president of Konamis' North American and European offices in 11 years at the company

By Matthew Handrahan

Stillfront Group acquires MENA publisher Babil Games

The deal is worth $4.5 million in cash and stock, rising to $17 million based on future performance

Facepunch Studios invites "bored" customers to quit Rust

Founder Garry Newman attempts to break "ping pong loop" of unhelpful feedback on Early Access hit

By Matthew Handrahan

Verdun promotes peaceful gameplay with War Child Armistice DLC

Temporary DLC references WW1 Christmas truce, proceeds will go to children affected by real conflict

Starbreeze acquires Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million

Leading Indian game company takes its longstanding relationship with Starbreeze to the next level

By Matthew Handrahan

Magic Leap PR chief follows CMO to the exit door

Mixed reality startup suffers two exec departures in quick succession, the latest following an exposé on the firm's progress

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Go was the most popular Google search of 2016

Niantic's game beat Donald Trump and David Bowie worldwide, Slither.io finished the year at #9

VR companies push for solidarity amid mounting uncertainty

Major companies commit to Global Virtual Reality Association non-profit and Khronos open API standard

By Matthew Handrahan

Unity hires Uber's machine learning expert for new role

Danny Lange joins as VP of AI and machine learning following senior positions at Amazon and Uber

"If we do a good job of this, EVE might even outlive us all"

The introduction of a free tier is in keeping with EVE Online's "adapt or die" spirit, says CEO Hilmar Petursson

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision to donate $5 Call of Duty in-game purchase to veterans

100% of company's cut from Infinite Warfare IAP will go to Call of Duty Endowment

Apple names Clash Royale its iPhone GOTY, Reigns is Runner Up

Pokémon Go beaten by only Snapchat and Messenger in terms of App Store downloads in 2016

By Matthew Handrahan

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