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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Studio Wildcard will pay for ARK: Survival Evolved mod content

A month ago The creators of two new maps were paid "several months salary" and hired by the company

8 Blizzard and Twitch pledge to fight racism with pilot program

A month ago An incident at a recent live-streamed Hearthstone tournament has highlighted the need for change in eSports

Jobs

New hire roundup: Creative Assembly names Gareth Edmondson COO

A month ago New role for ex-Ubisoft Reflections managing director and Jeffrey Lin leaving Riot Games lead our first movers and shakers round-up

Sega returns to profit on cuts and streamlining

A month ago But revenue across Sega's games business was flat or in decline as new products failed to excite

eSports supremacy beckons as Overwatch beta pulls 9.7m players

A month ago Blizzard's hero shooter attracted more players than Battlefront and The Division

Exclusive

1 Asobo Studio: Lessons from the frontline of HoloLens development

A month ago "Sometimes experience is a trap. As an experienced developer you might think, 'In this case, let's do that.' But you're wrong"

Game Jolt's Marketplace lets indies decide their own revenue share

A month ago No more than 10% will be accepted, devs encouraged to invest sales revenue in other games on the platform

Jobs

MZ's RTplatform now has a leader

A month ago Salesforce exec Nasi Jazayeri has joined the company formerly known as Machine Zone to lead its cloud tech strategy

1 Bandai Namco profits slip, Dark Souls III soars

A month ago From Software's has shipped 3 million, but it launched a few days from the close of the fiscal year

3 PS4 and Xbox One have a new competitor in the Chinese console market

A month ago Fuze's new Tomahawk F1 console is smaller and digital only, but the similarities are plain to see

3 How do you keep World of Warcraft's players happy?

A month ago Blizzard designer Ion Hazzikostas on the best approach to managing an audience of millions

Metal Gear and mobile games give Konami a boost

A month ago Digital Entertainment division doubled its operating profit in the last fiscal year, but Konami sees decline in its future

Battleborn takes #1 on a quiet week in the UK

A month ago The closest rival for Gearbox's latest was Call of Duty: Black Ops III

1 Capcom forecasts digital shift after solid fiscal year results

A month ago Packaged games will receive "limited sales runs" as the company pursues growth in digital games and Asian markets

Does App Store placement still matter?

A month ago A new App Annie report shows daily download gains of between 100 and 500 per cent depending on territory

Exclusive

"Cross-play with other networks? That's not the Microsoft of ten years ago"

A month ago Marcin Iwinski sees a bright future for CD Projekt's GOG Galaxy, even in a world where Steam and UWP exist

Made for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie games

A month ago Samsung pledges to, "push your game to a very good audience," as it seeks to bolster its Galaxy App Store

Glu Mobile: VR several years from returning "meaningful" revenue

A month ago CEO thinks desktop VR is two or three years from inflection point, and mobile VR is even further than that

1 inXile legal challenge forces indie dev to rebrand game

A month ago The Alien Wasteland now called Action Alien following cease and desist letter over "Wasteland" trademark

Jobs

Glu confirms 100 jobs cut in five months following Q1 loss

A month ago "We cut nothing that was actually going to deliver in our mind certain revenue later this year"

The Workshop Entertainment acquired by Skydance Media

A month ago Studio founded by Treyarch vets will become a VR focused subsidiary of Skydance

Chinese mobile games market is now the most valuable in the world

A month ago Newzoo and TalkingData report pegs annual revenue for 2015 at $7.1 billion, rising to $10 billion this year

Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation

A month ago Legal back-and-forth started with an Nvidia lawsuit in 2014, settlement arrived hours before final hearing

Deceased Oculus co-founder to be honoured at University of Maryland

A month ago Part of Brendan Iribe's $31 million complex will be named after co-founder Andrew Reisse, who died in 2013

GameAnalytics now available to Unreal Engine devs

A month ago Free analytics service can be integrated with any game made with Unreal