Archive - Matthew Handrahan

Senior Staff Writer

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 hires Square Enix veteran Akihiko Yoshida

19 days ago Yoshida joins production subsidiary as company director, will also work with creative teams

Reddit closes $50 million round of funding

20 days ago Pledges to give 10 per cent of shares sold back to the community

Adjust raises $7.6 million in funding

20 days ago Mobile analytics company is opening an office in the UK


3 Green Man Gaming is now a publisher

21 days ago Online retailer hires former Codemasters exec Gary Rowe to lead publishing label

3 Analyst expects Call of Duty to continue sales decline

21 days ago Sterne Agee predicts Advanced Warfare will sell 3 million fewer units than Ghosts

Greenshoots programme has 250,000 for ten UK indies

21 days ago Creative England and Microsoft prepare for round two, now open to PC and Xbox One projects

1 Consoles lead video streaming in the US

21 days ago New survey puts game consoles far ahead of Smart TV and other platforms

FIFA 15 is the UK's number one

22 days ago EA's football franchise took 87 per cent of all retail game revenue in its launch week

White Cat Project passes 12 million downloads

22 days ago Colopl's latest is the fastest growing mobile game in Japan, with around 1 million downloads a week

Defiance TV show renewed for third season

22 days ago Trion Worlds' ambitious MMO will continue to influence events in the show

Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

22 days ago New funding takes lifetime total to $13m, will be used for user acquisition

GamesAid had a record 2014

26 days ago Games industry charity gave nearly 450,000 to six UK charities


3 UK devs establish Next Gen Skills Academy

26 days ago New 6.5 million initiative will teach relevant skills to a new generation of industry talent

Yahoo Japan entering mobile game publishing

26 days ago Japanese internet giant is recruiting for a variety of new positions

Child of Light devs are now a core team at Ubisoft Montreal

26 days ago "The people who made this game now want to work together again, whether it's on a small game or not"

Starbreeze acquires toys-to-life dev Geminose

27 days ago $7 million stock deal motivated by new Geminose IP, offices will become HQ of Starbreeze USA

10 Wasteland 2 earns $1.5 million revenue in four days

27 days ago [UPDATE] Initial information wasn't unit sales - PR team issues correction and apology

Fuel raises $3.5 million for mobile gaming platform

27 days ago The company formerly known as Grantoo pivots away from education

2 Xbox One price cut to 329 in UK

28 days ago Microsoft's console now 100 cheaper than Kinect-laden launch version [UPDATE: added official statement]

Mark Kern starts VR focused MEK Entertainment

29 days ago Former Red 5 CEO raises $1 million in seed funding for VR virtual world


Wooga hires new head of finance

29 days ago Dr. Marion Trautbeck-Kim replaces outgoing Sebastian Kopp

3 Starbound prospers from Early Access, but others fall short

29 days ago Chucklefish could work for years on upfront revenue, but Early Access and Kickstarter disappointments are piling up

1 Xbox One suffers last-minute delay in China

29 days ago Console will launch by the year's end, but explanations are thin on the ground


2 Camouflaj: Fighting the good fight with Republique

29 days ago AAA, episodic, premium-priced content for mobile - Ryan Payton on a project of uncommon ambition


2 Mind Candy axes 30 staff - report

A month ago Headcount has halved in the last two years