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Matthew Handrahan, Editor-in-Chief

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

Rockstar: Single-player Grand Theft Auto mods not under threat

Take-Two's takedown notice was due to specific problems with OpenIV "enabling malicious mods"

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft: Sony's comments about Minecraft safety "not healthy for anyone"

Xbox boss Phil Spencer responds to Sony's reasoning for not following Nintendo into cross-platform play

By Matthew Handrahan

Konami accused of blacklisting former employees - report

Publisher instructs other companies not to hire ex-staff, blocked Kojima Productions health insurance application

By Matthew Handrahan

Yahoo eSports winding down after Verizon acquisition

Updates will stop June 16 as Yahoo Sports absorbed by Verizon subsidiary Oath

Valve: Steam Direct submissions could be "somewhat higher" than Greenlight

Steam Direct is now live, Valve talks "more transparent and predictable" system for new developers

By Matthew Handrahan

BAFTA announces Young Game Designer Awards finalists

Winners of the Game Concept and Game Making categories will be revealed in a ceremony at BAFTA HQ on July 8

TreasureHunt takes lifetime funding to $8.4 million

Berlin-based studio has raised $6 million to launch its second game, Pet Paradise, and to create a a new dev team

Humble Bundle adds game library to subscription service

Humble Trove gives subscribers constant access to a library of DRM-free games, including Humble Originals and more

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft and Nintendo embrace cross-platform play - but where's Sony?

PlayStation absent from cross-platform strategy of both Minecraft and Rocket League

By Matthew Handrahan

Riot Games opens New Delhi office

India represents "a unique challenge," Riot says - "How do we grow a gaming culture that's just finding its footing?"

Watch the Nintendo E3 stream here

Super Mario Odyssey will dominate proceedings, but will any other classic IP make a return for Switch? Find out at 9 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. BST

By Matthew Handrahan

With 9 million players, Ark: Survival Evolved is finally ready to launch

Studio Wildcard to release 'final' version in August, but paid mods and a busy update schedule mean its growth isn't over

By Matthew Handrahan

Life is Strange lost a key actor due to SAG-AFTRA strike

Ashly Burch only served as a consultant for Chloe in three-part prequel Before the Storm

By Matthew Handrahan

Intel, Oculus and ESl form first ever VR eSports league

VR Challenger League has a $200,000 prize-pool, focuses on two games: The Unspoken and Echo Arena

PlayStation 4 hits 60.4 million sales

As Microsoft rallies with Xbox One X, SIE's Andrew House says the PS4 platform is "in its prime"

By Matthew Handrahan

Watch the PlayStation E3 conference here

Can Sony's software match the appeal of the Scorpio and the Switch? Find out with us on June 12 at 6 p.m. PDT / June 13 at 2 a.m. BST

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox Design Lab hits UK, Germany and France

Controller customisation program now available outside of North America

Watch the Ubisoft E3 press conference here

Assassin's Creed and Far Cry are set to return, but there could be surprises in store. Find out here on June 12 at 1 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. BST

By Matthew Handrahan

EA sets five year goal for using neural networks in its games

Games will change more in the next five years than the last 45, CEO Andrew Wilson said

By Matthew Handrahan

Minecraft unites platforms with "Better Together" update

Console, Windows, mobile and VR players are finally playing the same game, but PlayStation users remain in limbo

By Matthew Handrahan

Watch the Bethesda E3 press conference here

The Evil Within and Wolfenstein should return, but what about Fallout and The Elder Scrolls? Join us on June 11 at 9 p.m. PDT / June 12 at 5 a.m. BST

By Matthew Handrahan

Watch the Xbox E3 press conference here

With its Scorpio console set to dominate the show, is there any way Microsoft doesn't win E3 2017? Find out June 11 at 2 p.m. PDT / 10 p.m. BST

By Matthew Handrahan

Watch the EA E3 press conference here

Will we be treated to more Star Wars games than just Battlefront II? Find out on June 10 at 12 p.m. PDT / 8 p.m. BST

By Matthew Handrahan

Supercell, Phil Harrison, Richard Bartle and Mike Pondsmith added to Gamelab

Barcelona conference will host speakers that span the full history of the games industry

By Matthew Handrahan

Discord raised $50 million in funding this year - report

Company behind game chat app was valued at $725 million in January

By Matthew Handrahan

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