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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

Amazon to refund $70m in IAP after year of legal appeals

Both Amazon and the FTC appealed aspects of a ruling made by the federal court in April 2016

By Matthew Handrahan

VR's level playing field is an open door for aspiring developers

"VR is an opportunity for studios to rethink things," says FuturLab's James Marsden, "but it's also an opportunity for their staff"

By Matthew Handrahan

Roblox appoints vice president of customers

User created social gaming platform brings in Time Warner's Remy Malan for new role

Blizzard awarded $8.6m in Bossland lawsuit

German cheatbot company failed to appear in court, ordered to halt sale of Blizzard related products in the US

By Matthew Handrahan

Sledgehammer, EA DICE and Patrice Desilets to speak at Quo Vadis

Berlin conference will host talent from major franchises like Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Pokemon Go and Trivia Crack

By Matthew Handrahan

Richard Garriott to receive Spanish Academy's top honour

Spanish AIAS will present Ultima's creator with its Honorary Award at Gamelab Barcelona in June

By Matthew Handrahan

Green Man Gaming appoints communications exec

Sam Bennett joins as EVP of Customer Experience and Communications

Mobile game spend will double to $105 billion by 2021

App Annie's forecast shows massive gains for games over five years, with China representing 41% of all spending on mobile apps

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch reaches 500,000 sales in Japan

Media Create data puts four-week total ahead of PlayStation 4

By Matthew Handrahan

Tribeca Film Festival adds game focused event

Tribeca Game Festival is organised in partnership with Kill Screen

Gree: Escaping mobile's middle-class

Andrew Sheppard on the growing dominance of mobile's richest publishers, and Gree International's $35 million bid to close the gap

By Matthew Handrahan

Square Enix expands Final Fantasy XIV's free tier

MMO can now be played for free until level 35

App Store developers can now respond to user reviews

Curiously absent feature will allow devs to acknowledge user issues and discuss solutions

By Matthew Handrahan

Facebook hires Apple design chief as head of hardware for Oculus

Michael Hillman left Apple as chief architect of all consumer desktop products

By Matthew Handrahan

Mad Catz to be delisted over "abnormally low" share price

NYSE has already started a process, and Mad Catz does not intend to appeal

By Matthew Handrahan

Kickstarter reaches 10,000 funded games

A total of $613 million has been pledged by 2.46 million people

Take-Two adds education specialist to board of directors

LaVerne Srinivasan holds two senior roles at the Carnegie Corporation in New York

Tencent cleared $10 billion game revenue in 2016

Chinese company pulls away from rival publishers with new and old hits and Supercell acquisition

By Matthew Handrahan

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone"

Denying Outlast 2 a certificate sends a message of "censorship, disapproval and discouragement"

By Matthew Handrahan

Linden Lab adds Bing Gordon to its board

Veteran EA executive will arrive ahead of the full launch of social VR platform Sansar

Mass Effect Andromeda: Critical Consensus

Mixed reviews point to larger issues than facial animations for Bioware's sprawling and visually spectacular blockbuster

By Matthew Handrahan

Netmarble to raise $2.4 billion with an IPO

Around $1.3 billion will be used for deals and acquisitions as Korean publisher strides towards global top five

By Matthew Handrahan

DotEmu to close retro-leaning online store

French company says "competition is fiercer than it used to be" in PC distribution

Uncharted 4 collects another GOTY award at SXSW

Naughty Dog's haul amounted to five trophies, Overwatch trailed with four

Machinima appoints new GM as CEO prepares for exit

Warner Bros. marketing exec Russell Arons will step up after Chad Gutstein leaves to pursue "entrepreneurial projects"

By Matthew Handrahan

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