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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Creative England given 8 million for regional investment

20 days ago Businesses from the East and South East of England will now be considered

Bandai Namco had a bumper week in Japan

20 days ago Publisher launched the three best-selling new releases, all into the top five

Rising costs damage Sega's nine-month results

20 days ago Consumer business profits tumbled despite Alien: Isolation's 1.76m sales, Sega now expects to make a loss this fiscal year

Jobs

1 Rare veterans form Playtonic Games

21 days ago Founding team includes Chris Sutherland, Gavin Price and Steven Hurst, first game will emulate Banjo-Kazooie

5 GungHo's full-year results suggest larger problems for mobile majors

22 days ago Attempts to expand Puzzle & Dragons audience will yield diminishing returns, so where do the market leaders go now?

China hits Qualcomm with record $975m antitrust fine

22 days ago Chip-maker won't contest the fine, but admits "disappointment" at the result

3 €10m GameOn fund stalls

23 days ago Founder will continue with private money after government bureaucracy blocked access to promised €5m investment

Jobs

Sega rounds out new look marketing team

23 days ago Anna Downing promoted to Head of Product Marketing, will report to new European Marketing Director

11 Jon Blow has gone into debt to finish The Witness

23 days ago "20 years from now, I am not going to care about whether we took an extra six months or a year in development"

Casual Connect Indie Prize winners revealed

23 days ago Replay: VHS is Not Dead and Party Hard win the Best in Show awards

Sledgehammer Games, Bioware and Ed Fries to speak at Quo Vadis

26 days ago Berlin conference boasts strong line-up as it prepares to double in size for 2015

28 "If we look at casual games in 2015 what's out there is mostly crap"

28 days ago Binary Family's Thorsten Rauser kicked off Casual Connect with a sobering appraisal of the public's changing view of free-to-play

2 Raspberry Pi is closing in on the UK sales record

29 days ago The second full version of the microcomputer should see it become the bestselling British computer of all time

2 Where would Capcom be without Monster Hunter?

29 days ago Nine-month report shows tumbling sales, with a Monster Hunter 4 reissue one of the few bright spots

Call of Duty makes it seven weeks as the UK's number one

30 days ago Activision's shooter ends the remastered GTA V's run at the top

1 Left Behind Games revenue scheme hits $6 million in charges

30 days ago Ronald Zaucha fined $2.6 million for his role in a plan to inflate the Christian developer's revenue by 1300 per cent

MENA Games Conference to host Weidemann, Della Rocca, van Husen

A month ago The leading conference in a burgeoning market for games will unite international and local developers

2 China lifts Free Trade Zone restriction on consoles

A month ago Manufacturing and operations can now spread across the country

8 Is Sega finished with console retail?

A month ago Voluntary retirement and further redundancies will hit Sega's workforce as it focuses on the "growth area" of Digital Games

Synthesis looks to China with its new Taiwan office

A month ago Localisation firm capitalises on the new Chinese console market

6 Nintendo offers revenue share to YouTubers

A month ago "Creators Program" returns as much as 70 per cent of ad revenue

Gameloft aims for a busier schedule after a disappointing 2014

A month ago French mobile publisher saw back-catalogue games account for 90 per cent of revenue

Jobs

Newly independent Sumo Digital appoints new chairman

A month ago Ken Beaty to lead the board at LittleBigPlanet 3 developer

9 Oculus VR is now making films in-house

A month ago Story Studio, led by Pixar veterans, just debuted its first animated short at the Sundance Film Festival

73 Feminist Frequency planning two new video series in 2015

A month ago Nonprofit organisation outlines plans after a bumper year for donations and social media growth