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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

Atlus walks back "threatening" Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Hit game now available to stream, with no time restriction, up to its "final act"

By Matthew Handrahan

Remedy Entertainment is planning an IPO

Finnish dev wants to improve negotiating position and retain IP ownership through Nasdaq First North listing

By Matthew Handrahan

Sonic co-creator Hirokazu Yasuhara to speak at Digital Dragons

Polish developer conference will also host Remedy's Sam Lake, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, and Ghost Recon designer Brian Upton

By Matthew Handrahan

"There are so many amazing stories out there that don't end in success"

Rami Ismail and Mike Bithell on the industry's tendency to "romanticise" indie developers, and the value of hearing more stories of failure

By Matthew Handrahan

G2A's reputation can still be fixed, indies say - "Just stop being shit"

Rami Ismail, Mike Bithell and Dan Da Rocha on the art of managing reputation in the games business

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze wants publishing partners to take the lead on single-player

"As many lovely emails as we've received about [Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons], it doesn't pay salaries"

By Matthew Handrahan

Remote Control Productions expands into Romania

Romania joins Finland as second international subsidiary for the Munich-based developer network

By Matthew Handrahan

"If you use the same tools as everyone else it's way harder to stand out"

3rd Eye Studios' Kari Koivistoinen on the value of building bespoke tools for its VR anthology series Downward Spiral

By Matthew Handrahan

ESA Foundation grants now open to game projects

Grants of up to $50,000 available for projects and programmes that benefit young people

Microsoft is trialling digital refunds for Xbox and Windows

New "self-serve" refunds are currently being tested through the Xbox Insider Program

By Matthew Handrahan

Cave Story publisher Nicalis buys two indie studios

SuperVillain Studios and Cowboy Color will help the indie publisher to "achieve long-term goals"

"Sega had a plan, to quietly become a powerhouse in PC publishing"

Relic Entertainment's Justin Dowdeswell on regaining stability after THQ's collapse, and the imminent launch of Dawn of War III

By Matthew Handrahan

Luxor Hotel to get Las Vegas Strip's first dedicated eSports arena

eSports Arena Las Vegas to be built on the site of a 30,000 square-foot nightclub, will open in 2018

Oculus wants a new trial in ZeniMax case

VR company says initial verdict was "tainted" and the $500 million damages "excessive"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo will pay up to $20,000 for Switch security information

The scheme started to find 3DS vulnerabilities now includes Nintendo's new console

By Matthew Handrahan

Five Jack raises $1.2 million for Itemku game marketplace

Jakarta based firm takes lifetime funding to $1.7 million through focus on Indonesian gamers

Remedy eyes PS4 development after 20% revenue rise

Finnish studio's last PlayStation game was Max Payne 2

By Matthew Handrahan

Mind Candy avoids bankruptcy with new loan terms

Moshi Monsters studio also raised $1.5 million to execute its future plans

By Matthew Handrahan

PewDiePie launches weekly show on Twitch

Popular YouTuber is branching out, at the very moment that major advertisers are walking away from YouTube

By Matthew Handrahan

Gearbox severs ties with G2A over fraud backlash

[UPDATE]: Bulletstorm deal falls apart as reseller fails to comply with developer's ultimatum to change how it does business

By Matthew Handrahan

ASA rules against Mutant Box for misleading ad content

Facebook and YouTube ads for Liberators must be pulled, ASA said, after Mutant Box failed to respond

Persona 5 has shipped 1.5 million units

Atlus' critically adored new game received a big boost following its global launch

Survios' Chris Hewish to leave after a year as studio head

Departure quickly follows the success of Raw Data and closure of $50 million funding round

By Matthew Handrahan

Amazon to refund $70m in IAP after year of legal appeals

Both Amazon and the FTC appealed aspects of a ruling made by the federal court in April 2016

By Matthew Handrahan

VR's level playing field is an open door for aspiring developers

"VR is an opportunity for studios to rethink things," says FuturLab's James Marsden, "but it's also an opportunity for their staff"

By Matthew Handrahan

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