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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3 Steam reaches 9m concurrent users despite service issues

A month ago Valve's Erik Johnson acknowledges it "has to do better" at addressing customer problems

Dragon Age: Inquisition named GOTY at SXSW Interactive

A month ago Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Hearthstone also take home major honours

2 Reloaded Games has acquired Hawken

A month ago Free-to-play mech game joins APB: Reloaded after months of silence

1 Marvelous takes $3.8m hit on cancelled Inafune game

A month ago Comcept's Kaio: King of Pirates is no longer in development despite being announced in 2012

12 BBC will give 1 million coding devices to British kids

A month ago Make It Digital initiative will also herald a dramatisation of the making of Grand Theft Auto

33 Is ageism the only prejudice the industry isn't discussing?

A month ago David Mullich led a GDC panel that cast light on a new problem facing a traditionally young industry

Jobs

App Annie is opening an office in Singapore

A month ago Mobile analytics company puts its funding to work as it eyes growth in Southeast Asia and India

6 Facebook to stand trial over virtual currency

A month ago October court date set by California judge over unauthorised payments made by children

1 Indian startup Moonfrog Labs raises $15 million

A month ago Zynga veterans match their ambitions with funding after impressive series A round

Jobs

Gfinity appoints new Head of Broadcasting

A month ago British eSports outfit makes its second big hire in a month

Cygames is doubling down on anime production

A month ago Successful Rage of Bahamut series sparked the foundation of a dedicated animation department

9 PlayStation Mobile to close in September

A month ago Sony's content platform for mobile devices will be gone less than three years after launch

VR sickness cannot be solved by hardware improvements alone

A month ago Walt Disney Imagineering's Bei Yang points to game design as an ever present risk of sickness in virtual reality

Jobs

Riot Games rated one of America's top 15 places to work

A month ago Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For poll also features Activision-Blizzard at 96th place

18 "Nobody cares about performance in indie games any more"

A month ago Positech's Cliff Harris lit up GDC with a compelling - and occasionally profane - argument against the ubiquity of the Unity engine

5 Project Morpheus to launch in the first half of 2016

A month ago Sony announces launch window and latest specs for VR headset, PS4 has now reached 20.2 million sales worldwide

Storm8 games have amassed 1 billion downloads

A month ago Social company hits major milestone, rebrands games under Storm8 Studios banner

Exclusive

The MENA region prepares for its first developer focused conference

A month ago "There is a strong games community here, full of serious, passionate people"

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What's so casual about 'Casual' games?

2 months ago Lumino City and Velvet Sundown expose how the Casual market is falling short of its potential

Minecraft has sold 500,000 on PlayStation in Japan

2 months ago All of them digital downloads, with the Vita representing 200,000 of that total

Jobs

PR veteran Simon Byron joins Curve Digital

2 months ago Byron leaves Premier PR to join British studio as its publishing director

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5 Crossy Road: The freemium game that really doesn't want more of your money

2 months ago Hipster Whale's Matt Hall and Andy Sum have no desire to become "mobile moguls"

8 The Order: 1886 is on top in the UK

2 months ago PS4 exclusive unseats Evolve despite uneven reviews

3 This is how Magic Leap actually works

2 months ago And it's a very different prospect to existing AR and VR technologies

Jobs

Heavenly Sword art director returns to Ninja Theory

2 months ago Hugues Giboire replaces departed Stuart Adcock, still looking for a Senior Character Artist