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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Motiga lays off 16 people following Gigantic delay

2 months ago PC and Xbox One game will now be released in 2016, "finite resources" meant necessary redundancies

Sega makes "multi-million dollar" investment in GoGame

2 months ago Singapore publishing startup is offering a flexible suite of services for mobile developers

1 Sega cuts full-year profit estimate by 90 per cent

2 months ago Weak sales and product delays blamed as Sega lowers its revenue and profit forecasts for the second time this fiscal year


Nazara Games hires new mobile publishing chief

2 months ago Anuj Tandon joins Indian publisher after co-founding Rolocule Games


DeNA cuts staff in Singapore

2 months ago Office will remain open, but majority of its employees have been laid off or relocated to Vietnam

Traplight closes €1.3 million funding round

2 months ago Lifetime investment for Finnish studio now at €2 million


Microsoft cuts 60 HoloLens jobs in Israel

2 months ago Shifting priorities results in loss of 30 full-time employees and 30 contractors

Animoca Brands raises $3.4 million from share placement

2 months ago New funding in 2015 now at $5.7 million, company looking to expansion through e-books

5 Jon Hare pulls Sociable Soccer Kickstarter

2 months ago Only 10 per cent of 300,000 raised at halfway point, Hare now intends to court publishers


2 Survival and success in India's budding games industry

2 months ago SuperSike, Dropout and 99Games on the challenges and opportunities facing indie developers in the world's second biggest country

Keywords seeks 10.45 million from share sale

2 months ago Tech services company will use money to pursue several new acquisition targets

Activision Blizzard raises Hearthstone eSports prize to $1 million

2 months ago World Championship prize pool will be 4x larger than 2015, with another $1 million for preliminary tournaments

1 Knight Squad racks up 1 million downloads

2 months ago Can Chainsawesome Games emulate Rocket League after building an audience through Xbox Live giveaway?

54 Backlash fears halt global Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 launch

2 months ago Team Ninja has no EU and US launch plans due to concern over series' depictions of women

4 Riot to lock trolls out of new League of Legends systems

2 months ago "We've never done a thing before where negative players don't have access to an entire system"

PlayStation 4 has sold 30 million units in two years

2 months ago Sony maintains relentless pace with another 12 million consoles sold in 2015 so far

8 Nokia layoffs strike a blow against diversity at Microsoft

2 months ago Gender balance tips in favour of male employees after loss of "factory and production roles" where females were in the majority

GameStop: Halo, Star Wars and Assassin's Creed sold below expectations

2 months ago Retailer sheds light on the titles that contributed to its soft Q3 results

Desert Bus For Hope has raised $3.1 million for Child's Play

2 months ago Charity drive breaks record for ninth consecutive year with $676,000 haul

Jason Rohrer to be subject of a solo art exhibition

2 months ago Davis Museum's event will be the first examining an individual game designer anywhere in the world

Google Play poised for Chinese launch in 2016 - report

2 months ago Mobile app store will be Google's biggest move in vast market since its retreat in 2010

1 Star Wars trails Fallout in UK's biggest launches of 2015

2 months ago Battlefront is biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game, but only fourth biggest of the year overall

Overkill: "These past few weeks we screwed up"

2 months ago Starbreeze-owned studio finally apologises for Payday 2 mistakes, pledges to improve lines of communication

7 Google Play to introduce mandatory "ad funded" label - report

2 months ago App developers must register relevant content by January 2016 or risk suspension

1 India: "The last bastion for the games industry"

2 months ago At NASSCOM GDC, Dhruva Interactive's Rajesh Rao detailed the huge potential of India as a market for games