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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

Nexon makes strategic investment in PlayFusion

British studio started by former Jagex staff is working on toys-to-life IP and technology

Nintendo Switch to sell 5 million in 2017 - SuperData

"Investors are looking for a solid win by Nintendo that at least approximates the success of the Wii"

By Matthew Handrahan

EA's Ultimate Team now worth $800 million annually

CFO Blake Jorgensen says EA spends "a lot of time thinking about" how to add similar mechanics to Battlefield and Battlefront

By Matthew Handrahan

Mo-cap specialist Xsens launches Indie Program

Cost of tech used in FIFA, LawBreakers and Hellblade will be slashed for small teams

Nintendo promises 60 Switch indie games this year

Stardew Valley, Overcooked, Yooka-Laylee and Runner3 among those detailed so far

By Matthew Handrahan

Google has shipped 10m Cardboard VR viewers

Daydream's antecedent has doubled shipments in the last year, with 150 million app downloads

Conan Exiles hit 480k unit full-year target in 28 days

Funcom will invest as much as $10 million extra in the game through early 2018, with console launches now planned

By Matthew Handrahan

Ark: Survival Evolved program will pay 15 modders $4k a month

Selection will be evaluated and refreshed each month, with best modders paid until their content is finished

By Matthew Handrahan

Khronos launches OpenXR VR standards working group

List of partners is a who's who of contemporary VR, including Valve, Oculus, Epic and Unity

Challengeme eSports acquires eSports Hero

German tournement platform also has also secured $4.9 million investment from eSports Mogul

Next Games looks to €30 million IPO

Listing on Nasdaq First North Finland seen as key to mobile developer's growth plans

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft hires four from Telltale Games

New staff bring storytelling experience from The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus and Samsung will add a touchpad controller to new Gear VR

More complex hand interactions will soon be the standard in mobile VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Pillars of Eternity II closes Fig campaign with $4.4 million

Obsidian's sequel eclipsed Psychonauts 2's $3.8 million record, and set a record for most backers: 33,614

"This year there will be longer and better VR games than Arizona Sunshine"

Vertigo Games on finding success in a limited market, the importance of the long tail, and what Resident Evil 7 means for VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve makes VR audio tools available for free

"Steam Audio is the product of many years of academic and industry research and development"

Overwatch named Game of the Year at the DICE Awards

Blizzard and Naughty Dog collected four awards each, Playdead took home three

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax files for injunction over Oculus code

If granted, it would apply to games on sale for Oculus Rift and Gear VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Armada Interactive raises $10 million seed funding

Led by the founder of Remedy Entertainment, Finnish studio wants to raise the standard of core mobile games

By Matthew Handrahan

InnoGames picks up Warlords from Wooga

Sale of mobile strategy title indicative of Wooga's renewed focus on casual games

Flaregames launches €20 million mobile game accelerator

18-month program will target free-to-play devs lacking publishing expertise to get the most from their games

By Matthew Handrahan

CCP returns to Citizen Science in EVE Online

Second phase of Project Discovery will allow EVE players to aid real-world hunt for exoplanets

Uncharted 4 wins at Writer's Guild Awards 2017

Neil Druckmann and Josh Scherr receive Guild's sole video game honour

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