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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

Netflix: "We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO"

TV and film streaming service points to Epic's battle royale title as a major competitor

By Matthew Handrahan

Former PlayStation, Take-Two, Nintendo execs launch blockchain publisher

Planet Digital Partners will use $38m blockchain token sale to secure investment for up to ten new games

By Matthew Handrahan

Fortnite tops SuperData's 2018 chart with $2.4 billion digital revenue

Epic's game toppled Nexon's Dungeon Fighter Online in the free-to-play chart, PUBG was the highest earning premium title

By Matthew Handrahan

YoYo Games promotes Stuart Poole to general manager

Poole was previously head of production and partnerships, replaces outgoing GM James Cox

By Matthew Handrahan

Seriously revenues up 65% to $69 million in 2018

Best Fiends studio had second consecutive year in profit, earned $240k a day in Q4 2018

By Matthew Handrahan

Roblox launches Digital Civility Initiative

Online safety and education will be the focus of the program, led by new hire Laura Higgins

By Matthew Handrahan

Balancing beauty and meaning in Gris

Nomada Studio's Roger Mendoza and Adrián Cuevas tell the unlikely story of last year's most visually stunning indie game

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar threatened with legal action over Red Dead 2's Pinkerton agents

Take-Two and Rockstar say use of Pinkerton and trademarks is protected under the First Amendment

By Matthew Handrahan

Writer's Guild of Great Britain honours Reigns: Her Majesty

Leigh Alexander receives award for Best Writing in a Video Game

Rocket League finally gets cross-platform play on PS4

The popular Psyonix title is the latest to benefit from Sony's cross-platform u-turn

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard extends Chinese publishing agreement with NetEase

The deal covers World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, will last until January 2023

SpatialOS games under threat as Unity revokes Improbable's license

Update: Spilt Milk Studios brings Lazarus back at least temporarily, while Bossa's Worlds Adrift is "operating as normal"

By Matthew Handrahan

THQ Nordic acquires Outcast IP from Appeal Studios

Action title was first published in 1999 by Infogrames

Chinese government approves another 84 games for release

Total since end of the approval freeze is now 164 games, but Tencent and NetEase are still absent

By Matthew Handrahan

Weavr Consortium receives £4m grant to develop esports viewing tech

UK government's Industry Strategy Challenge Fund selects esports group for two-year Sports and Entertainment grant

By Matthew Handrahan

Dark Souls and Ico creators to discuss their careers in joint keynote at Reboot Develop Blue

Hidetaka Miyazaki and Fumito Ueda will participate in a unique, two-way keynote at Croatian developer conference

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC Vive to offer unlimited access with Viveport Infinity subscription

Viveport subscribers previously received access to just five products for their monthly fee

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC Vive targets mobility and ease of use with new Cosmos headset

New device will have "capability to be powered by more than a traditional gaming PC"

By Matthew Handrahan

People of the Year 2018: Rami Ismail

Vlambeer's co-founder received the GDC Ambassador award, in recognition of years spent reaching out and giving voice to the world's emerging development communities

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Smash Bros Ultimate shoots to the top of EMEAA charts

Nintendo's first-party line-up continues to pay dividends, Just Cause 4 the only other new entry in the top ten

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo: Red Dead 2 not being on Switch was down to timing

Reggie Fils-Aime says Switch emerged too late for Rockstar to consider the platform for its hit game

By Matthew Handrahan

Detroit: Become Human hits two million sales

PS4 exclusive remains Quantic Dream's fastest selling game to date

By Matthew Handrahan

Funomena, Feminist Frequency, Housemarque kick of Ludicious 2019 line-up

Former Naughty Dog lead designer Richard Lemarchand will also speak at the Zurich-based conference

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Smash Bros Ultimate sold 1.24m in three days in Japan

Switch exclusive posts record week one numbers for both the platform and the franchise

By Matthew Handrahan

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