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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1 Mojang made a $129 million profit in 2013

29 days ago And the Minecraft studio paid the same amount to Markus "Notch" Persson in license fees


1 GDC Roundup: Day Two

In association with QUALCOMM

29 days ago Sony's great VR gamble, and the mass migration of AAA developers continues adds Linux support

29 days ago More than 100 games to launch with the service this autumn


God of War III creative director leaves Sony Santa Monica

29 days ago Stig Asmussen departs studio after 11 years on key PlayStation franchise

4 Unity 5 to feature Geomerics lighting tech

29 days ago Improved lighting and shader capabilities raise the bar for production value in the popular engine

Roadhouse Interactive forms publishing arm

30 days ago Team from newly acquired digital marketer Chunky Pig will make up new division


20 Critical Consensus: Metal Gear Solid proves that size matters

30 days ago Ground Zeroes' expert design, brief play-time and hefty price sharply divides the critics

Tomb Raider, Call of Duty vets form new studio

30 days ago Toby Gard and Cory Davis assume co-creative director roles at the Tangentlemen

1 Mochi Media to close on March 31

A month ago Co-founder questions motives of parent company Shanda Games

5 Future Publishing issues profit warning, stock plummets

A month ago CEO Mark Wood points to delayed console game launches for lack of ad revenue

Giant Interactive goes private after $3 billion buyout

A month ago Chairman leads audacious bid for remaining stock in ZT Online developer

1 Final Fantasy XIV has 500,000 DAUs

A month ago Registered players at 1.8 million, Dragon Quest X has 300,000 DAUs in Japan alone


18 Laralyn McWilliams: "It was time to be willing to stand up"

A month ago It took a hashtag and a Facebook scandal to pull Laralyn McWilliams into the debate on gender

Unity Technologies acquires Applifier

A month ago Everyplay replay sharing tech and GameAds service will be integrated into Unity toolset

Backflip Studios is now a publisher

A month ago Mobile dev working with former Sega and ngmoco exec Simon Jeffery on new initiative


10 Dear Esther, Mirror's Edge artist joins Valve

A month ago UK artist Robert Briscoe moving to Seattle after five years of independence


Plumbee appoints new finance director

A month ago Yahoo! vet Rob Gorle joins social casino dev, co-founder Gerald Tan now CPO

Future bringing Kotaku to the UK

A month ago Partners with Gawker on localised version of popular gaming site, Keza MacDonald steps in as editor

Majesco's losses widen in fiscal Q1

A month ago Struggling publisher doubles year-on-year loss to $4.5 million

6 PS4 sales halve in Japan, but Vita is on the rise

A month ago Sony's console down to 35,000 in its third week on sale


1 Laralyn McWilliams: The problem with "best practices" in free-to-play

A month ago The former Free Realms creative lead reflects on nearly a decade of wrestling with the divisive business model

ZTE and The9 partner on new console for China

A month ago The Tegra 4-powered Fun Box will launch this month


Qualcomm appoints new president

A month ago Derek Aberle steps up after 14 years at mobile chip-maker

1 Stéphane D'Astous joins Hibernum as COO

A month ago Former Eidos Montreal GM and Ubi Montreal exec makes the jump to mobile


17 Critical Consensus: Titanfall scores a big win for Xbox One

A month ago Respawn Entertainment aces its debut project, but will EA fumble another online launch?