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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1 Nick Earl joins Glu Mobile after a difficult Q3

24 days ago ex-Kabam exec joins amidst concerns over falling profits and lowered Q4 expectations

Steam launches dev-controlled Item Store

25 days ago New features allows developers to set prices on in-game items and sell user created content


Kabam promotes Jeff Howell to newly created CTO role

26 days ago EA and Relic veteran will lead tech strategy as Kabam targets global success


Konami shutters Los Angeles studio

26 days ago 20 jobs reportedly lost as Kojima Productions arm is officially closed

1 Ukie aims for 1 billion UK market growth by 2020

27 days ago "Blueprint for Growth" report seeks to build on national industry's current strength

18 Activision Blizzard to buy King for $5.9 billion

27 days ago CEO Kotick believes deal will create "the largest, most profitable company in interactive entertainment"

Gfinity reports 3.6m loss in first fiscal year

28 days ago Major investments tell on eSports company's bottom line, will raise another 1 million through share sale

Umbra raises $3.4 million to meet AR/VR demand

28 days ago 3D technology company anticipates huge opportunities outside of games

Halo 5's first week 50 per cent bigger than Assassin's Creed's

28 days ago Also outsold Master Chief Collection in the UK by the same margin


Avalanche Studios cuts staff in New York and Stockholm

28 days ago Around 24 jobs were lost as independent studio wound up development of Mad Max and Just Cause 3

18 Warner Bros. offers refunds for Arkham Knight PC... Again

28 days ago Community still unhappy with PC version's performance despite four month wait since initial withdrawal from sale

1 Sega misses lowered six-month profit forecast

28 days ago Company is nevertheless back in the black despite a lack of major new releases

1 EA now expects 13m Star Wars Battlefront sales by March 2016

A month ago The game's beta prompts a 3 million increase in sales expectations

Metal Gear ships 5 million in a strong six-months for Konami

A month ago Kojima's swansong helped to double profits at Japanese publisher

1 Eight Pixels Square takes funding past 2 million

A month ago Chris Lee and Global Leisure Partners invest in British free-to-play startup

Facebook to crack down on game invitations

A month ago Complaints over Candy Crush Saga invites spurred CEO Mark Zuckerberg to action

Sony shipped another 4m PS4s in Q2

A month ago Raises fiscal year forecast from 16.5 million units to 17.5 million units

Capcom reports broad six-month profit decline

A month ago Digital, Arcade and Pachinko segments all down over last year, overall revenue up 22 per cent


9 "The very low end of mobile development is likely to go away"

A month ago Kabam president Aaron Loeb on the shift towards fewer, bigger mobile releases among the market's leading companies


Critical Consensus: Halo 5 nails an ageing formula

A month ago 343 Industries has regained a lot of trust with Guardians, and takes a few bold strides away from Master Chief

14 Overkill: Microtransactions necessary to keep Payday 2 running

A month ago Dev team has tripled since launch to meet schedule of updates and DLC


2 Xbox Live architect Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

A month ago The holder of the first ever Gamertag calls time after more than 18 years


2 Audiomotion Studios loses its MD

A month ago Mick Morris has left the mo-cap company after more than 17 years


"You pay a heavy price for being a pioneer"

A month ago Rajesh Rao founded India's first game studio, and he is now pushing the country toward a brighter future with the NASSCOM GDC


Activision Blizzard appoints ex-ESPN CEO as head of esports

A month ago Steve Bornstein is joined by Mike Sepso, co-founder and president of Major League Gaming