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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

PC Building Simulator sells 100,000 copies in a month

The Irregular Corporation's latest release had a strong opening month in Early Access

By Matthew Handrahan

Roblox signs book publishing deal with Harper Collins

The first three books based on the popular online platform will be released in Fall 2018

WarpPortal blocks access to game catalogue in Europe

Ragnarok Online and more will be restricted from May 25 - the date that GDPR takes effect

By Matthew Handrahan

Snapchat launches "Snappables" series of AR games

Snap Inc commits to releasing new mini-games on a weekly basis

By Matthew Handrahan

Wolfenstein II leads the nominations at the Nordic Game Awards 2018

MachineGames' sequel is up for five awards, with Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares and Image & Form's SteamWorld Dig 2 close behind

By Matthew Handrahan

Kartridge offers developers 100% of revenue up to $10,000

Exclusive games will also get 90% up to $40k, in new terms aimed at "smaller developers"

By Matthew Handrahan

EA Maxis renames The Sims' "insane" character trait

Switch to "erratic" is a reflection of how "language evolves", EA says

By Matthew Handrahan

Turtle Beach regains compliance with Nasdaq listing standards

Gaming headset firm reaches minimum bid price and market value to stay public

Razer eyes SE Asia expansion with $61 million MOL Global buyout

The deal will combine zGold and MOLPoints, "creating one of the world's largest virtual credits platforms for gamers"

By Matthew Handrahan

Rooster Teeth expands into the UK with London office

London will be "a proving ground" in a larger, international expansion

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent will invest $15 million in Fortnite's rollout in China

Seeding an esports community for Epic's game will be a focus of the investment

By Matthew Handrahan

Twitch starts beta for new monetisation system

Viewers can now spend virtual Bits in Extensions, with revenue divided between streamer and developer

By Matthew Handrahan

GOG storefront adds social features with User Profiles

CD Projekt subsidiary moves closer to Steam with new features

Buried Signal: "Every piece of Gorogoa was a new problem"

After his excellent debut Gorogoa, Buried Signal's Jason Roberts looks towards a far less difficult second album

By Matthew Handrahan

Darwin Project goes free-to-play after six weeks in Early Access

Scavengers Studio cites players' "difficulty finding matches" as motivation for the change

By Matthew Handrahan

Rovio and Sony confirm a new Angry Birds movie for 2019

The first film earned $352 million since it opened two years ago

By Matthew Handrahan

Hearthstone game director leaves Blizzard

Ben Brode spent ten years working on the popular card game

By Matthew Handrahan

Capcom sunsets Puzzle Fighter after eight months

Mobile game will be pulled from the app stores on July 1, and close for good on July 31

Firewatch studio Campo Santo is now part of Valve

Work on its second game, In the Valley of Gods, will continue from Valve's Bellevue office

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam sales, store pages and the art of selling games

At Reboot Develop, Rockfish, Vlambeer and 11 bit take very different views on the value of cutting prices

By Matthew Handrahan

Discord: 90 million PC gamers can't be wrong

Founder and CEO Jason Citron on the platform's rapid growth, and taking a hard line on the emergence of hate groups

By Matthew Handrahan

Rainbow Six Siege reaches 30 million registered players

Ubisoft's multiplayer shooter goes from strength to strength

By Matthew Handrahan

Campo Santo, Buried Signal and Stoic open Nordic Game Conference line-up

Swedish conference has an indie-focused year, with second Nordic Discovery Contest and a new equity funding event

By Matthew Handrahan

God of War: Critical Consensus

Sony Santa Monica's reboot finds the heart beneath Kratos' anger, and does so without sacrificing any of the series' visual splendour

By Matthew Handrahan

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 reaches one million sold

Fatshark's sequel is still performing well five weeks after launch

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