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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

ESA: We can't go to the "lowest common denominator of government" on loot boxes

At the Nordic Game Conference, Mike Gallagher warned against letting "over-reactions" to loot boxes influence the games industry's ability to self-regulate

By Matthew Handrahan

Stugan marks fourth year with its most diverse group to date

Unity co-founder David Helgason and Paradox COO Susana Meza Graham among this year's sponsors

Media Molecule: Avoiding the "soul tax" of making games

At the Nordic Game Conference, Siobhan Reddy offered advice on protecting people and culture against the pressures of development

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic to host pro-am Fortnite tournament with $3 million prize money

Los Angeles event will feature streamers and celebrities going head-to-head

Special Olympics USA to hold first ever gaming tournament

Xbox is working with the Seattle Special Olympics on pilot event this July

Sony prepares for the "final phase" of PlayStation 4's life-cycle

Growth of PlayStation Network is now a priority, while VR market has grown slower than SIE expected

By Matthew Handrahan

Avalanche opens third studio in Malmö, Sweden

New studio from Just Cause and Mad Max dev will focus on "relatively small and flexible projects"

By Matthew Handrahan

Gameloft revenues fell 13% in Q1

Vivendi attributes decline in sales and users to a lack of new releases

By Matthew Handrahan

We Happy Few denied classification in Australia

Compulsion Games' title cannot be sold in the country in its current form

By Matthew Handrahan

Paradox: "People were coming to us in droves asking if we could make board games"

And the Swedish publisher is now licensing its biggest IPs to do just that

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft calls for ideas to improve Xbox accessibility

Ideas drive follows the introduction of Xbox Adaptive Controller

Oculus adds DLC support for mobile VR apps

Beta test opens up a new revenue stream, with Rift DLC support still to come

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve targets improved accessibility with SteamVR Input

New system will let users customise VR controls to better suit their personal needs

By Matthew Handrahan

BIG Festival to host talks from devs behind Firewatch, Inside, Assassin's Creed: Origins

Leading game event in South America will also feature talks from Raw Fury, Good Shepherd and Versus Evil

By Matthew Handrahan

Team17 expects gross proceeds of IPO to hit £107.5 million

CEO Debbie Bestwick will retain a 22.2% stake in the publisher after its flotation on May 23

By Matthew Handrahan

Giants Software opens new office in Brno, Czech Republic

German and Swiss offices also growing as part of expansion

Amy Hennig and Shawn Layden headline Gamelab 2018

Hennig will receive the Gamelab Honor Award, while Layden will be interviewed onstage by PS4 architect Mark Cerny

By Matthew Handrahan

Villa Gorilla's five-year journey to make a one-year game

Jens Andersson left Starbreeze and LucasArts to escape long dev cycles; with Yoku's Island Express, he discovered that all good games take time

By Matthew Handrahan

Discord triples users to 130 million in one year

The gaming chat platform just closed a $50 million round, which valued the company at $1.65 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

VR title Beat Saber sells 50,000 units in first week

Near $1 million revenue makes Hyperbolic Magnetism's rhythm game one of the fastest selling VR titles to date

By Matthew Handrahan

From zero to 15 million: The story of Outlast

Red Barrels' Philippe Morin on turning a $1.4 million budget into a $64 million franchise with 15 million sales

By Matthew Handrahan

Sega's game profits rose 30% last year

Japanese publisher delivered increased operating profit despite launching fewer games than expected

By Matthew Handrahan

Nolan North to receive BAFTA Special Award

The prominent voice actor will receive the first award for "games performance" at a ceremony in LA on June 11

Online retailer Gameseek goes into liquidation

UK company left many orders unfulfilled when it hit the wall

By Matthew Handrahan

Nexon more than doubled profits in Q1

Pixelberry acquisition boosted North American revenue, but Korea remains Nexon's source of strength

By Matthew Handrahan

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