Archive - Matthew Handrahan

Senior Staff Writer

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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3 Natural Motion: Mobile disruption will come from big companies

A month ago CEO Torsten Reil says big hits demand too much expertise for small developers

Jobs

Endemol Games appoints new MD

A month ago Owain Walbyoff will oversee in-house and third-party licensing and monetisation

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 7.38 million

A month ago Director Aya Kyogoku says team diversity was key to 3DS exclusive's success

1 Mojang made a $129 million profit in 2013

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

GDC

1 GDC Roundup: Day Two

In association with QUALCOMM

A month ago Sony's great VR gamble, and the mass migration of AAA developers continues

GOG.com adds Linux support

A month ago More than 100 games to launch with the service this autumn

Jobs

God of War III creative director leaves Sony Santa Monica

A month ago Stig Asmussen departs studio after 11 years on key PlayStation franchise

4 Unity 5 to feature Geomerics lighting tech

A month ago Improved lighting and shader capabilities raise the bar for production value in the popular engine

Roadhouse Interactive forms publishing arm

A month ago Team from newly acquired digital marketer Chunky Pig will make up new division

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20 Critical Consensus: Metal Gear Solid proves that size matters

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

Tomb Raider, Call of Duty vets form new studio

A month 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

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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

Jobs

10 Dear Esther, Mirror's Edge artist joins Valve

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

Jobs

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

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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