Archive - Matthew Handrahan

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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.

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Tencent and Line make joint $110m investment in Korean dev

14 days ago 4:33 Creative Lab will provide content for messaging services

Nexon exceeds revenue and profit forecasts in Q3

14 days ago But the Korean firm readies investors for possible Gloops Inc. impairment loss in Q4

1 Big Fish Games to be acquired for $485 million

14 days ago Churchill Downs could pay an additional $400 million in earnouts

3 PlayStation Vue TV service to launch in Q1 2015

14 days ago Sony promises an initial 75 channels in each market, supplemented by catch-up features and on-demand content

7 Carbine: Redundancies are "part of game development"

15 days ago WildStar developer describes the difficulty of ramping down from a 270-person team

3 Sumo exec team completes management buyout

16 days ago LittleBigPlanet 3 dev regains independence from Foundation 9, backed by investment from NorthEdge Capital

CoD: Advanced Warfare outsells Ghosts in the UK

17 days ago Activision's latest sold more in week one than Titanfall, Destiny and Wolfenstein combined

Execution Labs raises $6 million

17 days ago Startup accelerator will launch two new programs for indie developers

2 Critical Consensus: The Master Chief Collection is a slice of gaming history

17 days ago 343 Industries sets a new bar for HD remakes, though some critics are impatient for Halo 5

2 Day For Night's Black Glove falls short on Kickstarter

17 days ago Former Irrational devs failed to raise even half of $550,000 target


Psyop Games hires Activision Blizzard, Rockstar veterans

20 days ago Rocco Scandizzo will be MD, Matt Wilkinson will be head of technology

13 Nvidia enjoys record revenue in Q3

20 days ago $1.23 billion earned, profits up more than 40 per cent, but no hard data on Shield tablet sales


1 Hotline São Paulo: Meet the indies taking aim at Brazil

21 days ago CD Projekt, Devolver Digital and The Game Wall are reaching out to gamers that consoles can't reach

Square Enix raises forecast after a solid six months

21 days ago Profits more than doubled in the first half of the fiscal year

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hits 2 million sales in Japan

21 days ago But all three new releases for next gen systems sold fewer than 7,000 units

Glu Mobile sues Hothead over "rip off" Kill Shot

21 days ago Lawsuit alleges that Deer Hunter 2014 was cloned, right down to its mistakes

2 Bad Juju buys Desura from Linden Lab

22 days ago Second Life dev sells online store as it focuses on new virtual worlds

Mobile gaming exits hit $18 billion in 12 months

22 days ago Games also yielded a 9.9x return on every dollar invested in the last three years, well above the 3.5x average for mobile internet

FusePowered acquires Corona Labs

22 days ago Mobile data company now has an in-house 2D development platform


Rahul Sood resigns as GM of Microsoft Ventures

23 days ago Voodoo PC founder has a new idea for a startup, currently known as "Unikrn"

2 Critical Consensus: Call of Duty finds its feet with Advanced Warfare

24 days ago The critics are mostly pleased with the new COD, even if they can't quite agree on how to review it


1 Women In Games Jobs appoints new CEO

24 days ago Former Gremlin CEO Jenny Richards-Stewart will join non-profit group

3 China to establish first ever IP court

24 days ago Two more to follow by the end of the year as part of broader legal reform

ChangYou sees revenues drop as mobile costs escalate

24 days ago $600 million mobile investment shows on Chinese online dev's bottom line


EA's Nick Earl now boss of worldwide studios at Kabam

24 days ago Earl replaces Andrew Sheppard, who left Kabam for Gree this year