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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

Activision Blizzard employees donate $1.6m to charity

The firm's staff were given $200 as part of the initiative, with more than 3,200 charities receiving donations

Tencent confirms 1m Nintendo Switch shipments in China

New figure only covers the official Chinese model of Nintendo's console, and excludes grey market sales

By Matthew Handrahan

Genvid targets "a huge opportunity for game developers" with Rival Peak

Jacob Navok on seeding a new form of interactive entertainment with a singular combination of live-streamed gameplay and reality tv show

By Matthew Handrahan

Europeans say price-tag, discounts are most important when choosing games

DLC, in-game items and influencer opinions are least influential on European gamers' purchasing decisions, according to GameTrack survey data

By Matthew Handrahan

Fall Guys, Doom and Cyberpunk represent 2020 in Steam's top earners of the year

The remaining nine games in Steam's "Platinum" category all launched in 2018 or earlier

By Matthew Handrahan

Games of the Year 2020 | Xbox Game Pass

In a year when escapism was sorely needed, Microsoft's high-value subscription service became a destination unto itself

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple reportedly warns devs of more app takedowns in Chinese App Store

Thousands of games and apps will be removed unless proof of an official license is provided before December 31

By Matthew Handrahan

Blackstone makes big investment in mobile ad firm Liftoff

Sources say Blackstone's investment is close to $400 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Bloodborne producer Teruyuki Toriyama leaves SIE Japan Studio

Toriyama also worked on the Demon's Souls remake and Soul Sacrifice

Voodoo acquires OHM Games

Mobile games giant buys Paris-based developer after partnering on multiple hit games

Nordisk Games buys 40% of MercurySteam

Deal for the Spanish developer is Nordisk's first investment outside of the Nordic region

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft to end support for Halo on Xbox 360

Online support and certain features will be sunsetted in December 2021

Distributed computing startup Salad raises $3.2m

New round of funding takes the Utah-based startup past $5m in lifetime investment

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam Autumn Sale brought in 1m paying customers

Commercial event attracted 33% more transactions than last year, with concurrent users hitting 24m

MAG Interactive acquired word game specialist Apprope

Value of the deal could rise to almost $12 million if the Swedish firm's profit targets are met

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft Flight Simulator hits 2m players

Celebrated simulation title is also the biggest launch on Xbox Game Pass for PC to date

Creative Assembly donates 30,000 in laptops to UK kids

Creative Assembly's Legacy Project made the donation via the Next-Gen Skills Academy

Steam officially launches News Hub

Users can now see updates and events for chosen games in a centralised hub

EA agrees $1.2 billion acquisition of Codemasters

UK racing specialist will become part of EA in a deal expected to close in Q1 2021

By Matthew Handrahan

Introducing GI 100 | Game Changers

We profile 100 individuals and organisations working in diversity, accessibility, charity, mental health, progressive politics, uniting communities, and more

By Matthew Handrahan

Lumikai invests $1m in Bombay Play

Indian developer from Zynga veterans has now raised $2.5 million in seed funding

By Matthew Handrahan

Streamline Media Group raises $50,000 for No Kid Hungry

Charity livestream event exceeded target by more than $15,000

Silent Hill, Gravity Rush veterans form Bokeh Game Studio

Keiichiro Toyama, Kazunobu Sato and Junya Okura want to regain "our freedom" with new Tokyo studio

By Matthew Handrahan

Playco charts a course to the billion-player mobile game

Justin Waldron and Michael Carter lay out a plan to unite the audiences of the big social platforms around the same multiplayer games

By Matthew Handrahan

Genshin Impact named Best Game at Google Play's annual awards

MiHoYo's breakout hit singled out as best single release on Google's store in 2020

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