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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GREE launches $12 million VR investment fund

A month ago Augmented and mixed reality companies will be considered, in gaming and beyond

Keywords buys the Synthesis Group in €18 million deal

A month ago Tech services company closes its biggest ever acquisition, its second in two weeks

Enter The Gungeon sold 200,000 copies in a week

A month ago Dodge Roll Games and Devolver's partnership pays off


1 Lucky's Tale: Why third-person games are a vital part of VR's future

A month ago First-person may be the intuitive path for VR devs, but Playful CEO Paul Bettner believes "the entire industry is going to wake up" to a new perspective

“Thank you for this honour, but I'm just getting started”

A month ago John Carmack marked BAFTA's tribute to his past with a speech about the future - watch it here

Quantum Break is the UK's #1 retail game

A month ago Remedy's latest beats Codies' Dirt Rally to the top spot

Animoca Brands raises $6.5 million from share placement

A month ago Hong Kong based mobile company closes second share placement in less than six months


Choice Provisions closes San Francisco studio

A month ago Layoffs hit the company formerly known as Gaijin Games in the face of a "dramatically" changing industry

1 Machine Zone diversifies business, rebrands as "MZ"

A month ago New data platform aimed as much at "corporations" and "governments" as other game companies

2 Tom Clancy's The Division tops YouTube trending chart

A month ago Ubisoft's new IP finished at the top of YouTube's games chart for March


Destiny creative lead resigns from Bungie

A month ago Story specialist CJ Cowan started at the company with Halo 2, has worked on Destiny since 2009

6 IAP the least popular form of monetisation among players

A month ago Even premium was more popular than in-app purchasing in Unity survey, but video ads were by far the favourite choice

Rock Band 4 Fig campaign raises half its $1.5 million target

A month ago "There doesn't seem to be enough of an audience to make Rock Band for PC a viable project for us right now"

Nazara Games takes minority stake in TrulySocial

A month ago London-based developer will work with Nazara to take its new game to the female audience in India

Ex-Lionhead, Superhot devs join Quo Vadis lineup

A month ago Emmi Kuusikko and Piotr Iwanicki will speak at the Berlin conference later this month

Nintendo denies bowing to GamerGate pressure in employee firing

A month ago Update: IGDA issues statement on Alison Rapp dismissal


1 Critical Consensus: Remedy's reach exceeds its grasp with Quantum Break

A month ago Ambitious Xbox One exclusive isn't short on style, but the critics are divided on how well it comes together

Alibaba investing in 1200 Chinese eSports events in 2016

A month ago AliSports division working with YuuZoo to establish WESG tournament and 20 Competition Centres this year alone

Final Fantasy XV needs 10 million sales for success

A month ago [UPDATE]: After game director Hajime Tabata sets a sales target, Square Enix offers clarification on his intent

Capcom unites mobile studios into single division

A month ago Capcom Mobile Co. promises "aggressive" use of popular IP in mobile games for global release

Garena raises $170 million series D round

A month ago The Singapore startup has come along way since its origins as a multiplayer gaming network

Square Enix backs Final Fantasy XV with feature-length movie

A month ago Sean Bean and Lena Heady star in CG animated film, FFXV will also get a web series and mobile game


GameDuell pivots, cuts 25 per cent of staff

2 months ago German developer shifts focus towards cross-platform card and board games


Nintendo UK expands marketing and comms team

2 months ago Matthias Hempfling and Kalpesh Tailor both take senior roles as they join from Frankfurt office


"I want to go back to the thing I was born to do”

2 months ago Shahid Ahmad on leaving "the best gig in video games" at PlayStation to embrace the uncertainties of life as an indie developer