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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.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

Capcom returned to profit in Q1

Cost reduction measures made the difference in a quiet quarter for game launches

House Party removed from Steam for "pornographic" content

Update: One House Party storyline depicts a female character blackmailed using nude photos stolen from her camera

By Matthew Handrahan

Devcom is ready to fill the gap left by GDC Europe

Devcom's organisers on their "more holistic" and integrated approach to industry-focused conferences at Gamescom

By Matthew Handrahan

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler to step down this year

"Today I'm announcing that we are beginning the search for Kickstarter's next CEO"

By Matthew Handrahan

Konami sees 38% games profit surge in Q1

Global rollout of Pro Evo 2017 on mobile boosted both revenue and profits in the first fiscal quarter

Tencent buys 9% of Frontier Developments

Chinese company will pay £17.7 million for newly issued shares, Frontier's market cap now above £200 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Daniel Kaplan leaves Mojang for Coffee Stain

Mojang's first employee on his "emotional" decision to leave, and leading Coffee Stain's charge into the world of indie publishing

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC targets first standalone Vive headset at China

Qualcomm mobile tech will allow new VR device to be "accessible to the masses in China"

By Matthew Handrahan

Overwatch League players to receive minimum $50k annual salary

$3.5 million in team bonuses available in Season 1, with $1 million of that total guaranteed to the winner

By Matthew Handrahan

Techland opens its own digital storefront

Gemly will feature exclusive content for its own games and those it publishes, as well as games from third-party publishers

By Matthew Handrahan

Meggan Scavio named president of the AIAS

Former GDC boss Scavio will oversee the D.I.C.E. Summit, D.I.C.E. Europe and the AIAS Foundation

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard pledges crackdown on abusive and antisocial Overwatch players

Harsher penalties and new reporting tools incoming as Blizzard seeks to create "a truly welcoming environment" for Overwatch

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG to hold first LAN eSports event at Gamescom

Gamescom PUBG Invitational will be run throughout Gamescom in August

Nintendo Switch hit 4.7 million shipped in fiscal Q1

Mario Kart sold in 3.54m units in launch quarter, Arms sold 1.18m units in two weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

Flash support will end in 2020, Adobe says

It's been a long time coming, but the end is finally nigh for the once ubiquitous technology

By Matthew Handrahan

Mobile and console boosted digital market 12% in June - SuperData

GTA V had its best month ever, and Honor of Kings continued to dominate mobile with $150 million in revenue

By Matthew Handrahan

Twitch users have raised $75 million for charity

More than 100 charities have benefited, with $9.1 million raised in 2017 so far

Blizzard shuts down legacy WoW server hours after launch

Four years of work on Burning Crusade server brought to an end within five hours of launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Niantic offers full refunds after Pokémon Go Fest debacle

Tech issues rendered the game unplayable, all attendees eligible for a refund and $100 of in-game currency

By Matthew Handrahan

Dying Light still attracts 500,000 users a week

The community for Techland's zombie hit has fallen by just 200,000 people in the two and a half years since launch

By Matthew Handrahan

DeNA has 10% of games staff working on Nintendo projects

Around 100 people are currently involved, but that number could rise if necessary

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze appoints new head of corporate comms

Ann Charlotte Svensson will also lead investor relations, brings 20 years of experience to the role

Washington Governor to open VR and indie filled Casual Connect USA

Studio Wildcard, Psyonix, Survios, Oculus, Valve and Supreme Commander creator Chris Taylor among the speakers at Seattle event

By Matthew Handrahan

Phil Harrison sees a "golden age" for games - and it's still to come

"The reach is there, the tools are there, the distribution is there," Harrison said - now all we need are the stories

By Matthew Handrahan

Kahoot! learning game platform closes $20 million series A round

Additional $10m funding arrives as MAUs hit 50m, ahead of mobile app launch later this year

By Matthew Handrahan

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