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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9 Monument Valley dev views piracy as "essentially free marketing"

24 days ago Pirates are unlikely to be paying customers, "so it's not like we're losing revenue"

1 No Steam Dev Days in 2015

24 days ago Future events may be contingent on Valve's product line-up

5 Intel pledges $300 million to promote diversity

24 days ago "We're calling on our industry to again make the seemingly impossible possible"

2 Cryptic Comet abandons digital for board games

25 days ago Selling digital games has become "an increasingly difficult task" says Solium Infernum dev

5 18.5m PlayStation 4 units sold

25 days ago Over 10.9 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, 81.8 million software sales

FIFA 15 was the UK's best selling game in 2014

26 days ago And games was the most lucrative entertainment category thanks to digital boost

2 Tegra X1 has a teraflop of processing power

26 days ago Nvidia's new chip is based on Maxwell PC architecture

3 Captain Toad fails to break UK top 10

26 days ago COD, GTA V and FIFA 15 remain dominant in slow UK software chart

1 Steam passes 8.5 million concurrent users

26 days ago Seasonal sales push Valve's platform to another new milestone

Perfect World may go private in 2015

26 days ago Chinese online firm appoints new COO as chairman of the board submits buyout proposal

GAME Digital posts full-year profit

A month ago Resurgent retailer enjoys a positive 2014, with hardware sales a particular highlight

Innogames earned $100 million in 2014

A month ago Expansion to mobile has proved fruitful for German browser developer

9 Dots developer nets $10 million

A month ago Series A round led by Tencent and Greycroft Partners


27 Are the walls closing in on indie developers?

A month ago Steam sales, Kickstarter fails, and "mass extinction events" - indies felt the pinch in 2014

Korean dev A-33 Studio raises $700k for mobile shooter

A month ago Counter Strike Online vets get new funding from K Cube Ventures

Virtuos closes series B round

A month ago Outsourcing firm adds Zynga's former president of games to its board

Trip Hawkins joins mobile esports platform Skillz

A month ago EA founder will be strategic advisor to the San Francisco startup

Viber is getting into games

A month ago Messaging platform launches Viber Games on iOS and Android

8 Destiny players banned for use of modded consoles

A month ago Bungie has been swinging its "BanHammer"


2 Sega looks to TV and film with new hire

A month ago Seasoned exec Evan Cholfin will develop projects based on Sega's IP portfolio

19 Apple rejected "pornographic" Papers Please

A month ago UPDATE: Apple tells creator rejection was a misunderstanding, uncensored version of game expected to be available next week

Chukong Technologies secures new investment from Qualcomm

A month ago One of five Chinese companies to share $40 million from Qualcomm startup fund

7 Nintendo's Amiibo line sold 700k units in the US alone

A month ago Toy sales were "roughly equal" to Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Pokemon sold 1.5 million


9 Back to Reality: What can we expect from VR games?

A month ago "Nobody really knows anything. That's the scary part, and it's also bloody incredible"

Microsoft introduces Bitcoin support

A month ago US customers can now make digital purchases in digital currency