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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

Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag to be honoured at Esports Bar Cannes

100 Thieves founder will be named Shaker of the Year at annual awards

By Matthew Handrahan

Hitmarker raises £200k for esports recruitment platform

Startup eclipsed £80k equity crowdfunding target in less than a week

Cerberus Interactive acquires Tastebud

Texas studio wants to incentivise real-world purchases in its location-based title Atlas Empires

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty Mobile beats Mario Kart Tour's first month downloads

Sensor Tower estimates 148m downloads, behind only Pokémon Go in the all-time list

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo expects "remarkable results" from Mario Kart Tour

President Shuntaro Furukawa told investors that "earnings are off to a good start" following strong launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Minecraft closes in on 300m registered accounts in China

Mojang's game now has 112m monthly active users worldwide

By Matthew Handrahan

Flavourworks raises £3m to expand Touch Video platform

Series A round was led by Hiro Capital, making its first investment after launching earlier this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty holds off Luigi's Mansion 3 in the EMEAA chart

Activision's shooter remained top of every chart despite competition from Nintendo's latest exclusive

By Matthew Handrahan

Supermassive Games wins two TIGA awards for The Dark Pictures Anthology

UK studio joins Lockwood Publishing with multiple wins at the annual ceremony

Stillfront reaps rewards of Kixeye acquisition in Q3

Revenue from Core games division rises almost 200% following $90m deal

By Matthew Handrahan

Blizzard: Overwatch and Overwatch 2 clients will merge eventually

Jeff Kaplan says that all benefits of the paid sequel will be available to players of the first game

By Matthew Handrahan

Sky Mavis closes $1.5m funding round

Animoca Brands led the round for blockchain-based virtual pet game Axie Infinity

US congressman calls out Blizzard for allowing racist groups in WoW

"Racism isn't a game," rep. Lou Correa said after being made aware of far-right user guild, The Enclave

By Matthew Handrahan

Bake 'n' Switch wins big at the Reboot Develop Indie Awards

Streamline Studios' original IP picked up GOTY, while Myst creator Rand Miller received the Hero award

By Matthew Handrahan

Zordix acquires Dimfrost Studio ahead of €1.3m expansion

Funding will be invested in Dimfrost's expansion and the completion of its new game, Bramble: The Mountain King

Brendan Greene: "I [only] have one woman on my team, and I hate that"

At the View Conference, PUBG's creator discussed hiring for diversity, and why education will be the best long-term solution

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports firm eFuse raises $1.4m

Ohio-based startup will launch its esports hub app in December

Sony will close down SingStar servers in January 2020

Online sales, support and shared content will be pulled, 15 years after the series debuted

By Matthew Handrahan

"If we're going to be drug dealers, let's not literally mine for addicts"

At Reboot Develop, indie publisher Mike Wilson used the game addiction debate to call for devs to "be intentional" about what they create

By Matthew Handrahan

Hinterland's future plans include movies, publishing, and The Long Dark 2

At Reboot Develop Red, Raphael van Lierop described the four pillars that will support the Canadian studio's future

By Matthew Handrahan

Media Molecule wants Dreams games published "to other devices and beyond"

At the View Conference, Kareem Ettouney discussed the need for Dreams to be a creative platform outside the confines of PlayStation

By Matthew Handrahan

Former Xbox exec Mike Ybarra joins Blizzard Entertainment

Ybarra only left Xbox two weeks ago, will start as EVP and GM at Blizzcon

By Matthew Handrahan

Crytek veterans launch $6m annual fund for games startups

GameGroove Capital will make 20 investments a year, with a focus on the CIS region

By Matthew Handrahan

Mordhau wins top honours at Central and Eastern European Game Awards

Triternion's breakout hit awarded Best Game at CEEGA, the ceremony celebrating developers in the region

Reboot Develop Red's final schedule adds ArenaNet, Magic Leap, Funomena

Klang Games, Housemarque and Absurd:joy will also speak at the conference in Banff, Canada this month

By Matthew Handrahan

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