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Matthew Handrahan, Editor-in-Chief

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

Remedy, Raw Fury and Iron Galaxy in the first wave of Reboot Develop Blue speakers

Founders of Wadjet Eye, Gamepires and Raw Fury will also speak at next year's conference in Croatia

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar and Nintendo fill top five in Metacritic's Games of the 2010s

Mario Galaxy 2, Breath of the Wild, Red Dead 2, GTA V and Mario Odyssey all had 97 average ratings

Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing closes Leamington Spa studio

All four members of staff declined opportunity to move to growing Nottingham studio

By Matthew Handrahan

People of the Year 2019: Remedy Entertainment

The Finnish studio's bid for independence was about building a more stable future -- Control proved it was also about creating the best possible games

By Matthew Handrahan

Video Games Without Borders wins UN Refugee Agency's Innovation Award

Non-profit studio was selected from 259 entries for its mobile game promoting literacy and well-being among Syrian children

By Matthew Handrahan

Dean Hall's Rocketwerkz offers unlimited annual leave

Most experienced staff get unlimited sick days, and four weeks minimum annual leave with no cap

By Matthew Handrahan

Star Citizen hits $250m raised through crowdfunding

Almost 2.5m players have now funded the game, which is closing in on $300m in total investment

By Matthew Handrahan

Jingle Jam raises $500k for charity in one day

Annual charity event from Yogscast and Humble Bundle hits huge milestone during opening livestream

Patrice Désilets: Ancestors fell foul of critics' expectations

"People expected my studio of 35 people to ship a game that is close to Assassin's Creed -- and it's just not possible"

By Matthew Handrahan

Astralis Group plans first ever IPO for an esports team

Danish Counter-Strike outfit seeks as much as €20 million from December 9 listing

By Matthew Handrahan

CD Projekt dismisses investor fears over Cyberpunk and Half-Life: Alyx release clash

“That niche is very, very, very -- and I could add a few 'verys' here -- small"

By Matthew Handrahan

Codemasters buys Slightly Mad Studios for $30m

Project CARS studio will join the UK publisher in a deal that could rise by $67m based on three-year earnout clause

By Matthew Handrahan

Oxventure raising money for Mind with Xmas charity single

Livestream from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra raised £40k, single is now on sale

By Matthew Handrahan

Samsung reveals PlayGalaxy Link streaming app

Galaxy Note10 users will be able to stream games from their PC via an app

Genvid closes $27m Series B round

Interactive streaming tech firm has also opened new offices in Berlin and California

By Matthew Handrahan

Phil Spencer: "Nobody's asking for VR" on Xbox

Xbox boss cites concerns with VR's form and popularity in strategy around Microsoft's next console

By Matthew Handrahan

Shenmue III comes up short in the Japanese chart

Ys Net's sequel failed to make waves in its home market, with less than 18k sales on PS4

By Matthew Handrahan

Candy Crush Soda Saga and Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle hit $2b lifetime revenue

But Dragon Ball reached the milestone faster, according to Sensor Tower estimates

By Matthew Handrahan

Toadman Interactive buys Sold Out for £16 million

UK publisher joins Swedish firm's growing network of games companies

By Matthew Handrahan

NBA star Tony Parker to be honoured at Esports BAR Cannes

Former San Antonio Spurs player will be given Ambassador award for his activities in esports

By Matthew Handrahan

2K donates $500k to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Donation is linked to WWE 2K20 cover star Roman Reigns, who survived leukemia

NetEase buys minority stake in Bossa Studios

Deal worth an alleged $30m precedes Bossa's push into China with the launch of Hogwash

By Matthew Handrahan

Shenmue III: Critical Consensus

The 18 year wait for a new Shenmue is over, and critics are split over a game deliberately out of step with the times

By Matthew Handrahan

A MAZE festival ensures its future with successful Kickstarter campaign

Berlin-based indie event reached its €50k total with five days to go

By Matthew Handrahan

Coherence raises $2.5m seed funding from Firstminute Capital

Malmö-based tech startup from Playdead, Unity, EA DICE veterans aims to democratise online game creation for teams of all sizes

By Matthew Handrahan

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