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Matthew Handrahan, Editor-in-Chief

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

Google finishes issuing Stadia access codes two days after launch

Pre-orders and access codes for the Premiere Edition will ship next week

The Witcher 3, Gwent drive revenue growth at CD Projekt

Polish company looks toward strong Q4 with Gwent iOS and The Witcher 3 for Switch

By Matthew Handrahan

Razer chooses London for first retail store in Europe

European flagship store will open its doors on December 14

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money

At Reboot Develop Red, Chet Faliszek reflected on progress in the VR industry since he departed Valve

By Matthew Handrahan

LIV streaming VR platform raises $2.6m from Hiro Capital

Prague-based firm is Hiro's second deal as lead Series A investor

Former Bioware GM opens up about difficulties of Frostbite engine

At Reboot Develop Red, Aaryn Flynn compared EA's internal engine to an F1 car -- "very delicate and very hard to manage"

By Matthew Handrahan

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Critical Consensus

Respawn Entertainment delivers on the experience of being a Jedi, critics say, but did the new film's imminent release cause EA to push the game out early?

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Stadia will launch without key features

Reddit AMA confirms that streaming service will not have Family Sharing, achievements, 4K for PC or Buddy Pass at launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Indian dev SuperGaming raises $1.3m for casual games

Dream Incubator and AET Fund joined existing investor Better Capital in seed round

Goodbye Kansas Game Invest now owns 45% of Misc Games

Minority stake in ship simulation dev acquired in two separate deals

By Matthew Handrahan

Wreckfest drives games revenue up 117% at Embracer Group

Company formerly known as THQ Nordic looks ahead to a Q3 with Darksiders and Shenmue 3

By Matthew Handrahan

John Carmack moves to "consulting CTO" role at Oculus

Industry veteran will focus on AI, with Oculus now taking a "modest slice" of his time

By Matthew Handrahan

Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag to be honoured at Esports Bar Cannes

100 Thieves founder will be named Shaker of the Year at annual awards

By Matthew Handrahan

Hitmarker raises £200k for esports recruitment platform

Startup eclipsed £80k equity crowdfunding target in less than a week

Cerberus Interactive acquires Tastebud

Texas studio wants to incentivise real-world purchases in its location-based title Atlas Empires

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty Mobile beats Mario Kart Tour's first month downloads

Sensor Tower estimates 148m downloads, behind only Pokémon Go in the all-time list

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo expects "remarkable results" from Mario Kart Tour

President Shuntaro Furukawa told investors that "earnings are off to a good start" following strong launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Minecraft closes in on 300m registered accounts in China

Mojang's game now has 112m monthly active users worldwide

By Matthew Handrahan

Flavourworks raises £3m to expand Touch Video platform

Series A round was led by Hiro Capital, making its first investment after launching earlier this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty holds off Luigi's Mansion 3 in the EMEAA chart

Activision's shooter remained top of every chart despite competition from Nintendo's latest exclusive

By Matthew Handrahan

Supermassive Games wins two TIGA awards for The Dark Pictures Anthology

UK studio joins Lockwood Publishing with multiple wins at the annual ceremony

Stillfront reaps rewards of Kixeye acquisition in Q3

Revenue from Core games division rises almost 200% following $90m deal

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard: Overwatch and Overwatch 2 clients will merge eventually

Jeff Kaplan says that all benefits of the paid sequel will be available to players of the first game

By Matthew Handrahan

Sky Mavis closes $1.5m funding round

Animoca Brands led the round for blockchain-based virtual pet game Axie Infinity

US congressman calls out Blizzard for allowing racist groups in WoW

"Racism isn't a game," rep. Lou Correa said after being made aware of far-right user guild, The Enclave

By Matthew Handrahan

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