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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"Cross-play with other networks? That's not the Microsoft of ten years ago"

19 days ago Marcin Iwinski sees a bright future for CD Projekt's GOG Galaxy, even in a world where Steam and UWP exist

Made for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie games

19 days ago Samsung pledges to, "push your game to a very good audience," as it seeks to bolster its Galaxy App Store

Glu Mobile: VR several years from returning "meaningful" revenue

20 days ago CEO thinks desktop VR is two or three years from inflection point, and mobile VR is even further than that

1 inXile legal challenge forces indie dev to rebrand game

20 days ago The Alien Wasteland now called Action Alien following cease and desist letter over "Wasteland" trademark

Jobs

Glu confirms 100 jobs cut in five months following Q1 loss

20 days ago "We cut nothing that was actually going to deliver in our mind certain revenue later this year"

The Workshop Entertainment acquired by Skydance Media

20 days ago Studio founded by Treyarch vets will become a VR focused subsidiary of Skydance

Chinese mobile games market is now the most valuable in the world

22 days ago Newzoo and TalkingData report pegs annual revenue for 2015 at $7.1 billion, rising to $10 billion this year

Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation

22 days ago Legal back-and-forth started with an Nvidia lawsuit in 2014, settlement arrived hours before final hearing

Deceased Oculus co-founder to be honoured at University of Maryland

22 days ago Part of Brendan Iribe's $31 million complex will be named after co-founder Andrew Reisse, who died in 2013

GameAnalytics now available to Unreal Engine devs

22 days ago Free analytics service can be integrated with any game made with Unreal

3 DeltaDNA: Whales don't respond to expensive items

25 days ago New data shows that, "very expensive individual items or bundles will not make an impact" on monetisation

1 China accounted for 31% of Unity game installs in Q1

25 days ago The US was a distant second with 11 per cent of Unity's 4.2 billion installs

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

25 days ago US judge calls out, "millions of dollars billed to Amazon customers without a mechanism for consent"

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4 "The roadmap for a successful Nintendo console is unclear"

26 days ago Launching the NX and delaying Zelda is the right call, analysts say, but Nintendo's place in the modern console market is not assured

Nolan Bushnell inks three game deal with Spil Games

26 days ago The Atari founder's first game is expected to launch in early 2017

Minecraft makes its VR debut

26 days ago The game John Carmack called his "grail" is now available for Samsung Gear VR

Nintendo to sell majority stake in Seattle Mariners

26 days ago Initial $125 million deal was struck in 1992 by legendary president Hiroshi Yamauchi

Sony shipped 17.7 million PS4s in the last fiscal year

27 days ago Operating profit for games up 84 per cent, while Network revenue doubled year-on-year

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3 CD Projekt wants to emulate "the Rockstar model"

27 days ago The Witcher 3's success won't turn the company into a ten-project studio, says CEO Marcin Iwinski, but it has raised its ambitions for Cyberpunk

1 Crytek launches Film Engine VR production tech

27 days ago Creative director Jean-Colas Prunier brings VFX experience from Avatar, The Lord of the Rings and Guardians of the Galaxy

3 Nintendo's tumbling profits underline need for new hardware

27 days ago Fiscal year net income down 60 per cent; Wii U sold 3.26 million units in 12 months, could halt production by March 2018

13 Nintendo NX will launch in March 2017

28 days ago The console will be a "brand-new concept," and it won't make its debut at E3 - but new Zelda will

Jobs

11 UK games industry behind in female employment

28 days ago Creative Skillset survey shows improvement, but games still had the lowest proportion of women of any Creative Sector industry

1 PewDiePie asks fans to confront his "immature" past

28 days ago YouTube has "grown past" insensitive use of language, but his community still pines for the good old days

Paradox will offer 15 per cent of its stock in IPO next month

28 days ago IPO will be done in the "Paradox way," focusing on, "employees, fans and the general public in Sweden"