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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

Does VR need a Killer App?

At Casual Connect today, Valve's Chet Faliszek argued that, like the App Store, VR will succeed on flexibility rather than franchises

By Matthew Handrahan

Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider boost game revenues for Square Enix

Nine month sales up 30% year-on-year, unit sales in US and Europe double to pass 20 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Splash Damage buys Dirty Bomb publishing rights from Nexon

Two year partnership comes to an end, Splash Damage now in control of "marketing, servers, anti-cheat - the lot"

Telltale Games has hired Leah Hoyer as VP of creative

Hoyer was formerly director of narrative design at Microsoft and head of narrative at ArenaNet

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze invests $8 million in Double Fine's Psychonauts 2

Swedish publisher will take 85% of revenue until investment is recouped, and 60% thereafter

By Matthew Handrahan

Sega's games revenue up 13% after nine months

Football Manager 2017 drives Entertainment Contents division to $136m operating profit

Mad Catz investors pour water on strategy to avoid delisting

Rock Band 4's legacy looms large as shareholders question the company's financial stability

By Matthew Handrahan

Rec Room VR studio Against Gravity raises $5 million

New funding will allow the Seattle startup to keep its social VR game free to users

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve under investigation by European Commission for Steam geo-blocking

Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media and ZeniMax also named in antitrust investigation

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony's Q3 game profits up 24% on strong Network sales

Combined PS4 and PS4 Pro sales reached 9.7 million, division revenue topped $5 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo's nine-month profits soar on Pokémon and Seattle Mariners sale

Pokémon Sun & Moon sold 14.7m units worldwide, full-year profit forecast almost doubled to Ľ‎90 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

Razer acquires smartphone firm Nextbit

Points to move into mobile hardware, follows acquisitions of Ouya and THX

"I spent years trying to find ways not to end up crunching"

With a clear goal, however, "very brief periods" of crunch can benefit the product and the team, says Eidos Montreal's Fleur Marty

By Matthew Handrahan

Remedy vets shift to VR with 3rd Eye Studios

Finnish company's first project will be an anthology series of games inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC accepting developer applications for 1,000 Vive Trackers

Submission deadline for new VR motion-tracking hub is February 7

Almost 87,000 Resident Evil 7 users have tried the game in PSVR

Data on the game's official website pegs the figure at 9.5% of players so far

By Matthew Handrahan

Reigns picks up International Award at Ludicious 2017

Nerial's hit game wins another accolade

EVE Online's foray into citizen science "the first of many"

Massively Multiplayer Online Science will now collaborate with Gearbox on integrating real research into the Borderlands universe

By Matthew Handrahan

Vertigo Games claims VR sales record with $1.4m Arizona Sunshine haul

First month sales are the highest for a PC VR title, developer claims

By Matthew Handrahan

Resident Evil 7: Critical Consensus

Critics are united in praise of the series' most frightening game in a decade

By Matthew Handrahan

Digital Bros acquires Assetto Corsa dev for €4.3 million in cash and stock

Kunos Simulazioni's racing sim was launched on consoles by the Italian publisher last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Virginia honoured by the British Writer's Guild

Jonathan Burroughs, Lyndon Holland and Terry Kenny win the guild's only writing award for video games

Viking Squad dev Slick now part of Klei Entertainment

Slick celebrates its tenth birthday by joining the creator of Don't Starve, will continue to support its old games

Valve, CCP and Team17 add core slant to Casual Connect Europe

Next month's event will also host GREE's Andrew Sheppard, Square Enix Montreal's Patrick Naud and King VP Stephen Jarrett

By Matthew Handrahan

“Making a world-class game, but from India - that's the number one goal”

June Software CEO Roby John on the importance of technology to building success in both India and around the world

By Matthew Handrahan

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