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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Dota 2 eSports prize pool eclipses $20 million

2 months ago The International sets another record, but the real money remains in eSports' future

10 Kicking and Screaming: Leaks, Day 1 patches, and No Man's Sky

2 months ago Are Hello Games' pre-launch woes evidence of a console industry struggling to come to terms with its digital future?

3 Pokémon Go blocks third-party services as global rollout continues

2 months ago Niantic's game earned a reported $200 million in its first month, giving rise to a cottage industry of external sites

YouTube is stepping up its investment in original content

2 months ago Early success of Red subscription service means more funding and support for creators like PewDiePie


Deus Ex, Salt and Sanctuary, Pokemon Go - different shades of outrage

2 months ago Weekly Roundup: Gamers and developers both air their grievances, and politicians see Pokemon Go is a tool for predators


Techland: 'Dead' Rising

2 months ago CEO Pawel Marchewka explains how the compromises of Dead Island led to the triumph of Dying Light, and what that means for the company's future

4 Ska Studios laments "toxic" trend in community attitudes

2 months ago Delay to Salt and Sanctuary's Vita port prompted a backlash from the game's audience

1 Studio Wildcard: "We just aren't cut out for free-to-play mechanics"

2 months ago Ark developer withdraws free-to-play Survival of the Fittest as a standalone product

YouTubers walk away from G2A sponsorship revenue

2 months ago Accusations of fraudulent transactions on G2A's marketplace has prompted some streamers to break their partnerships


1 Jobs roundup: Quantic Dream's Christopher Schmitz joins IO Interactive

2 months ago Also, 2K hires Sega and THQ veteran Jon Rooke as international marketing director, and HTC appoints head of marketing for Vive's content store

4 Counter-Strike eSports broadcast pulled following Munich shooting

2 months ago ProSieben MAXX cancels ELeague coverage following German government linking the killer's actions to his love of Counter-Strike

Tencent, Unity, Tinybuild and CCP are the first D.I.C.E. Europe speakers

2 months ago James Mitchell, Clive Downie, Alex Nichiporchik and Hilmar Petursson will speak on the "World Builders" theme at Barcelona event

Samsung Gear VR hits 1 million MAUs

2 months ago Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sheds light on the growing reach of mobile VR, believes that AR will follow the same path

1 Qualcomm settles class-action gender bias suit for $19.5 million

2 months ago Chip-maker will now address imbalance within its ranks, implementing reforms to improve pay and opportunities for women

5 Nintendo posts biggest Q1 loss in five years

2 months ago Last year's profit turns to $232 million loss in the face of collapsing Wii U sales and the absence of new revenue streams

12 Nintendo NX is a portable console powered by a mobile processor - report

2 months ago Handheld component has detachable controllers, can be hooked up to a TV, with cartridges used for games

Nintendo issues reminder it didn't make Pokémon Go, stock slumps 18%

2 months ago $6.7 billion wiped from Nintendo's market cap in its biggest one-day drop since 1990

9 The vanishing differences between mobile and desktop VR

2 months ago "Very soon, the content you're playing on Vive will be very easily playable on what we call mobile VR platforms right now”

1 Splitter Critters was the big winner at the Indie Prize Awards

3 months ago RAC2's game was the only game to pick up two awards at the Casual Connect indie showcase

1 Are VR exclusives bad? It's complicated

3 months ago "In a lot of cases a game is not gonna be made at all unless it gets a boost from something like a timed exclusivity deal"

Brazil, India and Russia in the top 5 markets for Unity installs

3 months ago Q2 data shows the growing importance of mobile markets outside of Europe and North America

2 VR "kind of scares me as an investor" - Lasky

3 months ago Mitch Lasky, venture capitalist at Benchmark, also believes Facebook's acquisition of Oculus may not have been a good thing for VR

eSports' "Wild West" period is drawing to a close

3 months ago A Casual Connect panel described the forces that will civilise the eSports landscape, leading to a rise in both revenue and regulations


4 Obsidian Entertainment: Survival, success and independence

3 months ago CEO Feargus Urquhart on 13 years in AAA development - "We just want to be in a financial situation where we're not worried all the time"


Jobs roundup: Dishonored's visual design director joins Darewise

3 months ago Also, Diablo III's Josh Masqueira leaves Blizzard, and Deep Silver Fishlabs reaches 90 employees with 3 new hires