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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Small Giant appoints Sulake vet as CEO

16 days ago Timo Soininen joins former colleagues at Finnish mobile developer

7 EA Origin going digital only

16 days ago No more physical games will be sold as of April 4

Microsoft bought wearable computing assets for $150m - report

16 days ago Deal with Osterhout Design Group included more than 80 patents


Ubisoft's Patrick Redding joins WB Montreal

16 days ago Splinter Cell: Blacklist game director now a creative director at Warner Bros. Games

3 Capcom slashes profit forecast

16 days ago Net profit for fiscal year 50 per cent lower than expected

Julian Gollop to speak at Digital Dragons 2014

19 days ago Polish game festival also hosts CD Projekt Red, Ubi Shanghai, The Astronauts and Gameforge

3 Japanese smartphone market doubled in 2013

19 days ago Smartphone games now account for 50 per cent of entire games market

GameStop to open 400 tech stores in the next year

19 days ago Retailer pledges $40 million investment as it grows electronics business


Future Publishing cuts US staff by a third

19 days ago Redundancies will "fast-track" move from print to digital


Sony appoints new CFO

19 days ago Kenichiro Yoshida will replace outgoing Masaru Kato on April 1


6 Spil: Casual games "just don't pay the bills any more"

21 days ago CEO Eric Goossens on the shrinking opportunities in casual development, and Spil's solution to the problem

9 EA out of Worst Company in America poll

22 days ago Publisher comfortably avoids third consecutive win after exiting in the first round

1 Disney to buy Maker Studios for $500 million

22 days ago YouTube video network could receive a further $450 million based on future performance

3 Sony: PS4 camera shortages down to Twitch

26 days ago Shuhei Yoshida claims Sony underestimated popularity of livestreaming


5 Critical Consensus: inFamous has style, lacks substance

26 days ago With Second Son, Sucker Punch Productions is stuck between good and great


GDC Roundup: Day Four

In association with QUALCOMM

26 days ago What is a game? How far is too far? The big questions answered as GDC moves into its final day

2 Microsoft: DX12 will improve Xbox One performance

26 days ago DirectX 12 unveiled at GDC, first games expected in 2015

16 Democracy dev warns against game sales

26 days ago "The endorphin rush is now from getting a bargain, not the fun of actually playing the game."

3 Natural Motion: Mobile disruption will come from big companies

27 days ago CEO Torsten Reil says big hits demand too much expertise for small developers


Endemol Games appoints new MD

27 days ago Owain Walbyoff will oversee in-house and third-party licensing and monetisation

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 7.38 million

27 days ago Director Aya Kyogoku says team diversity was key to 3DS exclusive's success

1 Mojang made a $129 million profit in 2013

28 days ago And the Minecraft studio paid the same amount to Markus "Notch" Persson in license fees


1 GDC Roundup: Day Two

In association with QUALCOMM

28 days ago Sony's great VR gamble, and the mass migration of AAA developers continues adds Linux support

28 days ago More than 100 games to launch with the service this autumn


God of War III creative director leaves Sony Santa Monica

28 days ago Stig Asmussen departs studio after 11 years on key PlayStation franchise