Archive - 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.

Twitter: @MattHandrahan

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1 Motiga hires new head of publishing for Europe

A month ago Rahim Attaba brings experience from Trion Worlds and Wargaming ahead of Gigantic's launch


Spil Games hires Bigpoint, Ubisoft vets

A month ago Jan-Michel Saaksmeier and Christian Godorr join in high-level publishing and monetisation roles

3 Nintendo is closing TVii service for good

A month ago "Every service has a life cycle, and it is time to focus our resources on other projects"

1 China lifts full console ban after 15 years

A month ago After a slow start, console companies can now operate outside the Shanghai Free Trade Zone


7 MENA: "Everybody leaves. We need people to come back"

A month ago The MENA region's developers have always moved abroad to find success. What will it take to build a more stable future?

London Venture Partners invests in Klang Games

A month ago Former CCP Games devs now working on a multiplayer mobile title

4 ESL cracks down on drug use in eSports

A month ago Random skin tests to be carried out at Counter-Strike:GO tournament next month


Qualcomm to cut 15 per cent of its workforce

A month ago Layoffs could reach 5,000 people as chip-maker tries to control costs

1 Twitch ditches Flash for HTML5

A month ago Online streaming service drives yet another nail into Flash's coffin

PlayFab opens an office in Berlin

A month ago Backend services company moves closer to 30 per cent of its active clients

Nintendo triumphs in handheld patent suit

A month ago Deems the case "unnecessary and inefficient," calls for patent reform in the US

SuperAwesome raises $7 million in Series A round

A month ago Bangkok and New York offices will grow following the influx of new funding

2 Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter video game record

A month ago But it's still far short of Yu Suzuki's ideal $10 million budget


MENA: Starting an industry from scratch

A month ago The Middle East and North Africa has huge potential as a consumer market, and its local developers intend to make it their own

2 Dontnod and Creative Assembly impress at the Develop Awards

A month ago And the GamesAid Poker Tournament raises 6770 for charity

Keywords Studios acquires Kite Team

A month ago The growing Latin American games market motivated Keywords' latest acquisition

Yo-Kai Watch Busters sells 700,000 units in Japan

A month ago Level-5 IP continues to perform, beating out Capcom's Ace Attorney

1 Yager dropped from Dead Island 2 after 3 years

A month ago [UPDATE] "Yager and Deep Silver's respective visions of the project fell out of alignment," says Yager CEO

6 Kojima's name removed from Metal Gear Solid V cover

A month ago As the game's release looms, evidence of an official split with Konami is starting to pile up

14 Microsoft: First version of HoloLens won't be for games

A month ago CEO Satya Nadella sees more immediate potential for enterprise applications

1 Hi-Rez Studios to debut MOBA eSports on console

A month ago SMITE Xbox One Invitational will the first console tournament for the most popular eSports category

GameAnalytics launches indie publishing initiative

A month ago "Runway" will offer soft-launches, data gathering and analysis to small teams


Fatshark moves towards self-publishing with new COO

A month ago Sven Folkesson brings a combination of production, legal and startup experience to the Swedish developer

Michael Eisner to keynote Casual Connect USA

A month ago Longtime Disney CEO will be joined by Unity's John Riccitiello, Gree's Andrew Sheppard and Big Huge Games' Tim Train

Starbreeze acquires Payday film rights

A month ago Payday Productions has been developing a movie since 2012, Starbreeze now owns all assets associated with the IP