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.

Twitter: @@MattHandrahan

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Cygames is doubling down on anime production

17 days ago Successful Rage of Bahamut series sparked the foundation of a dedicated animation department

9 PlayStation Mobile to close in September

17 days ago Sony's content platform for mobile devices will be gone less than three years after launch

VR sickness cannot be solved by hardware improvements alone

22 days ago Walt Disney Imagineering's Bei Yang points to game design as an ever present risk of sickness in virtual reality


Riot Games rated one of America's top 15 places to work

23 days ago Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For poll also features Activision-Blizzard at 96th place

18 "Nobody cares about performance in indie games any more"

24 days ago Positech's Cliff Harris lit up GDC with a compelling - and occasionally profane - argument against the ubiquity of the Unity engine

5 Project Morpheus to launch in the first half of 2016

24 days ago Sony announces launch window and latest specs for VR headset, PS4 has now reached 20.2 million sales worldwide

Storm8 games have amassed 1 billion downloads

25 days ago Social company hits major milestone, rebrands games under Storm8 Studios banner


The MENA region prepares for its first developer focused conference

29 days ago "There is a strong games community here, full of serious, passionate people"


What's so casual about 'Casual' games?

30 days ago Lumino City and Velvet Sundown expose how the Casual market is falling short of its potential

Minecraft has sold 500,000 on PlayStation in Japan

30 days ago All of them digital downloads, with the Vita representing 200,000 of that total


PR veteran Simon Byron joins Curve Digital

A month ago Byron leaves Premier PR to join British studio as its publishing director


5 Crossy Road: The freemium game that really doesn't want more of your money

A month ago Hipster Whale's Matt Hall and Andy Sum have no desire to become "mobile moguls"

8 The Order: 1886 is on top in the UK

A month ago PS4 exclusive unseats Evolve despite uneven reviews

3 This is how Magic Leap actually works

A month ago And it's a very different prospect to existing AR and VR technologies


Heavenly Sword art director returns to Ninja Theory

A month ago Hugues Giboire replaces departed Stuart Adcock, still looking for a Senior Character Artist

40 Death threats prompt PAX East exit for Brianna Wu's Giant Spacekat

A month ago A team vote indicated fears over safety, Wu has received 46 threats on her life in 5 months

Machinima gets another $24 million in funding from Warner Bros.

A month ago WBE leads a second round, taking total investment to $42 million

8 What do Exploding Kittens and Shadowrun teach us about Kickstarter?

A month ago A banner week for crowdfunded games has highlighted some important takeaways for developers

2 The Stomping Land stalls again, so why is it still available on Steam?

A month ago Game's creator is no longer responding to his own team members, 3D artist jumps ship to rival project

Microsoft cuts ties to Phantom Dust dev Darkside

A month ago Remake is still in development, but rumours abound of mass redundancies at Darkside

Z2 Live vets form new mobile consultancy

A month ago Mobile Game Partners will offer bespoke services to mobile devs under a payment-on-success model


Firefly Games eyes Western markets following $8m funding

A month ago Mobile-focused publisher will provide a conduit for lucrative Asian titles


14 Rebellion: "Nobody here ever bothers with Metacritic"

A month ago CEO Jason Kingsley on how the rise of Twitch and YouTube has allowed Sniper Elite to thrive in the face of mixed reviews

20 Bethesda triggers trademark dispute over Fortress Fallout

A month ago "Essentially, we're being strong-armed into having to change our name" - BluBlox Games

Get 20 per cent off Quo Vadis tickets

A month ago The Berlin conference is preparing for its biggest ever year, 24-hour offer starts on Friday