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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.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

"Please show customers what your game is actually like to play”

Steam Discovery Update 2.0 will prohibit use of renders, artwork and marketing materials as screenshots

By Matthew Handrahan

Bethesda: "You can't spend any time thinking about your game as a franchise"

Marketing VP Pete Hines on building success as a publisher, and 'calling the ball' on your own mistakes

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony's Q2 earnings show impact of PS4's falling price

PS4 shipments now top 47 million, but price reductions prompt decline in revenue and profit

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Sun and Moon is the most pre-sold game in Nintendo's history

Nintendo continues to feel the benefit of in Pokémon Go's success

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo: "We have no interest in switching our customers"

President Tatsumi Kimishima says the company will target families and kids through hands-on Switch demos

By Matthew Handrahan

Mobcrush raises another $20 million for mobile streaming

Lifetime funding sails past $35 million as audience reaches 1 million active users

By Matthew Handrahan

Tequila Works: The Reason of Rime

CEO Raúl Rubio looks towards the end of Rime's five year journey - "It is going to have a good ending. That's what counts”

By Matthew Handrahan

SAG-AFTRA strike draws more than 250 to EA offices

"We are willing to stay out as long as it takes." union says, with more actions against target companies promised

By Matthew Handrahan

Battlefield 1 knocks FIFA from the UK's top spot

EA DICE's shooter enters the chart at #1 based on physical sales

By Matthew Handrahan

"This is a war on the middle class"

Prominent VO artist Jennifer Hale says SAG-AFTRA strike is against "giant corporations" rather than "new and smaller developers"

By Matthew Handrahan

The Room franchise has passed 11.5 million sales

Fireproof Games reflects on one of mobile's few premium success stories

By Matthew Handrahan

CastAR hires PlayStation veteran Peter Dille as CMO

Jobs roundup: AR startup bolsters leadership team, David Brevik advising on Path of Exile, Team Dignitas gets a CEO, and Disrupter Beam hires a chief data officer

By Matthew Handrahan

SAG-AFTRA now on strike against EA, Activision, Warner Bros., more

Final negotiations stalled on pay, picket line will form outside EA's offices on Monday October 24

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo prepares to unveil the NX - Here's what we know

The speculation ends today, but how bold will the NX prove to be? And has Nintendo got enough time to send the right message?

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve pushes back against Washington State skin gambling claims

"As we have explained on multiple occasions, Valve is not engaged in gambling or the promotion of gambling, and we do not 'facilitate gambling'"

By Matthew Handrahan

"There are not as many questions. We have more freedom now"

Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert believes the industry has changed since Remember Me's problems over its female lead - and changed for the better

By Matthew Handrahan

Game companies say SAG-AFTRA strike would harm its own members

Law firm representing the industry says the union's members work on less than 25% of games made

By Matthew Handrahan

Razer bolsters audio IP with THX acquisition

THX CEO points to "leadership role" in VR audio as motivating factor behind the deal

By Matthew Handrahan

FIFA 17 holds off Gears of War 4 in the UK

Football trumps ultra-violence, wrestling and VR as EA's franchise holds the top spot for a third consecutive week

By Matthew Handrahan

Voice actors' guild sets October 21 strike date

Should final attempt at a resolution fail, SAG-AFTRA members will stop work on all games that started production after Feb. 17, 2015

By Matthew Handrahan

PlayStation VR had "many hundreds of thousands" of pre-orders

Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan has some good news for the emerging VR market

By Matthew Handrahan

Jobs roundup: World of Warcraft swaps game directors

Rod Humble joins Jam City, Facebook grabs another Sims veteran for social VR, Hutch hires two, and Pocket Gamer gets a new editor

By Matthew Handrahan

MaxPlay cuts most of its team in move towards licensing

Engine startup forced to axe majority of its 70 staff after funding deal fell through

By Matthew Handrahan

MTG acquires 35% of InnoGames for €90 million

Swedish entertainment firm expands interest in games beyond eSports, could raise its stake in InnoGames to 51% next year

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve follows Oculus' lead with new Vive controller prototype

Emphasis on hand presence would eradicate a key difference between the two leading platforms in high-end VR

By Matthew Handrahan

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