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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8 Hello Games settles "secret stupid" legal dispute with Sky

A month ago Telecomms company's problem with the title of No Man's Sky took three years to resolve

1 YouTubers band together to form Internet Creator's Guild

A month ago "There are lots of organisations that among the interests they have is supporting creators, but no organisation with that sole interest"

Unity changes Unity Plus tier in response to complaints

A month ago A new balance has been struck following a backlash against new mid-point between Personal and Pro licenses


"When I was a kid, I didn't dream of becoming a video game executive"

A month ago Diablo designer David Brevik on his choice to end two decades as the boss, leave Gazillion, and go it alone

"We're not creating haves and have-nots"

A month ago New consoles will not split the market, Sony says, but in its Project Scorpio VR push can Microsoft also keep that promise?

New Xbox community features will create "virtual safe spaces"

A month ago "The anonymity of the internet doesn't always lead to the best behaviour"


Zynga appoints EA's Bernard Kim as president of publishing

A month ago Kim worked with Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau at EA, where he was SVP of mobile publishing

Twist, Bestwick and Upton receive Queen's Birthday Honours

A month ago Ukie CEO, Team17 MD and Raspberry Pi founder have all been recognised for their achievements


Jobs roundup: Daybreak Austin appoints Cryptic's Jack Emmert as new CEO

A month ago Elsewhere, Nintendo UK loses its GM, Gearbox loses a writer, and Supermassive Games bolsters its VR team with three new hires

10 Mohawk wants user reviews, sales, refunds removed from Early Access

A month ago Soren Johnson's Offworld Trading Company postmortem highlights the tension between developer and consumer interests on Steam

1 Gameloft CEO to step down, Vivendi issues letter to employees

A month ago Update: Guillemot family to sell majority of its 21% stake, "against the best interest of Gameloft"


Positech Games: An Indiepocalypse survival guide

A month ago Game devs are now as numerous as struggling actors in L.A., says Cliff Harris, so prosperity is a matter of finding your niche and investing in marketing

China tightens regulations around mobile games

A month ago Month-long process will root out undesirable content, adding yet more complexity to doing business in the world's most populous country

Sony, Rovio, Square Enix among 50 international speakers at BIG Business Forum

A month ago Brazilian event balancing big companies and platform holders with indie influencers like 11 bit Studios and Superhot Team

Gungho to buy back $680 million in shares from Softbank

A month ago Puzzle & Dragons dev will capitalise on Softbank's need to reduce debt, Supercell sale could also be imminent


No Man's Sky's hostile fans meet Vivendi's hostile takeover

A month ago Weekly recap: Hello Games receives death threats, The Sims 4 gets smart about gender, and Gameloft's Michel Guillemot makes way for Vivendi

5 Maxis and GLAAD collaborate to remove gender restrictions from The Sims

A month ago After a year in development, a free update will place The Sims 4 among the most gender positive games in the industry's history

Mad Catz profit turns to $11m loss on "incredibly disappointing" Rock Band 4

A month ago The resurgence of the music genre did not go according to plan

4 Overwatch and the death of the midnight launch

A month ago Overwatch ships two days ahead of midnight launch, attracts over 7 million players in less than 10 days

1 Rocket League hit $110m in revenue by giving away content for free

A month ago PlayStation Plus giveaway and free major DLC updates are behind rapid growth, says Psyonix

13 Microsoft, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook target online hate speech

A month ago New EC Code of Conduct demands action against reported violations within 24 hours

Mojang: Minecraft is not an advertising platform

A month ago New rules prevent third-party entities from using Minecraft and its gameplay for promotional purposes

Overwatch steals UK #1 from Uncharted 4

A month ago Blizzard's shooter secures another win, Total War: Warhammer sneaks into the retail chart

Starbreeze acquires full rights to Payday IP from 505 Games

A month ago Deal is worth $30 million stock, and Starbreeze has marked the occasion by removing microtransactions from Payday 2

1 From Game of War to public transport

A month ago MZ is putting its new strategy into action, applying its game tech to eradicate inefficiency in New Zealand's public transport system