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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Machine Zone valued at $3 billion - report

13 days ago Game of War developer about to close new round of funding, on course for $600m annual revenue

6 Former dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision

14 days ago Military ruler of Panama and convicted criminal wants damages for negative portrayal in Black Ops II

5th Planet Games raises $3 million

14 days ago DCA Capital Partners and Moneta Ventures provide capital for free-to-play studio's growth

4 Call of Duty talent forms Reload Studios

15 days ago James Chung and Taehoon Oh leading a 12-person team into the brave new world of VR

Nexon, Wargaming backing new London Venture Partners fund

15 days ago LVP looking for 20 to 25 seed investments, mainly in Europe

21 Microsoft preparing for big round of layoffs - report

15 days ago Sources claim redundancies will be in the thousands, Xbox business may be involved

1 Blizzard will launch Diablo III in China

15 days ago NetEase will help bring final major IP to the rapidly growing games market

Watch Dogs back on top in the UK

15 days ago Ubisoft's hit IP reclaims number one in a quiet week for new releases

Jobs

1 Volition plans to add 100 people to its team

15 days ago Saints Row studio will reach 300, intends to remodel its Illinois office

BAFTA Young Game Designers gets first female winner

16 days ago Rhianna Hawkins wins for Game Concept, Adam Oliver for Game Making

Raspberry Pi gets an overhaul

16 days ago The "final evolution" of the hardware is on sale for the same low price

Jobs

1 Mind Candy is looking for a new CEO

16 days ago Michael Acton Smith is stepping down to focus on the creative side of the business

Jobs

4 Homefront game director leaves Crytek - report

16 days ago Hasit Zala quits amidst mounting evidence of unrest at Crytek UK

9 Sony considering an Early Access programme

16 days ago "Honestly, we're working through that right now. We're figuring out what's okay"

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Keiji Inafune: From Capcom to Kickstarter

19 days ago The legendary developer on raising $3.8m through Kickstarter, and what that means for Mighty No. 9

1 MOBAs dominate PC in June, but WildStar starts strong

19 days ago Data from Raptr shows 25 per cent time share for LoL and DOTA 2

13 Glu Mobile Kardashian game set for $200 million annual revenue

19 days ago Celebrity tie-in pushes share price up 40 per cent since launch

GameStop plans to offer capital for exclusive content

20 days ago But CEO Paul Raines pledges to stay out of the "creative process"

7 Guild Wars 2 has sold 3.8m in China

20 days ago ArenaNet's MMO eclipses rest-of-the-world sales in just two months

2 Akiba's Trip PS4 fails to trouble Japanese chart

20 days ago Nudity-obsessed brawler can't take advantage of a slow week for games

24 Richard Bartle: "Free-to-play has a half-life"

21 days ago The creator of the first virtual world predicts the decline of freemium games

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13 Sony: "The first impression of VR has to be good"

21 days ago Shuhei Yoshida on the importance of bespoke content in making virtual reality a success

85 per cent of top grossing apps are games

21 days ago New study shows the dominance of games in Android and Apple stores across the world

Curse Inc. raises $16 million in funding

21 days ago Online network for gamers takes lifetime funding to $22 million

Jobs

nDreams appoints Sonic boss as new VP of marketing

22 days ago UK VR studio hires former global brand director for Sonic The Hedgehog