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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

Digital Bros. to buy Starbreeze assets from Smilegate

The €19.2m deal will give Italian publisher 30% of Starbreeze stock and 40% of voting rights

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent bids to acquire 100% of Funcom

Proposed deal would value the Norwegian studio at around $148 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Games of the Year 2019: The Outer Worlds

Obsidian Entertainment's RPG showed what the studio can achieve with the time and space to express its talent

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft Just Dance campaign raises 60k for Alzheimers Research UK

Campaign to mark the tenth anniversary of Just Dance doubled its initial target

Atari offers 88% of revenue to exclusive VCS games

Non-exclusive games will get an 80/20 revenue split from sales through the VCS store

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft returning to simpler "Xbox" branding for next gen hardware

Xbox Series X is not the brand, Microsoft says, and name will allow "room for additional consoles in the future"

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple Arcade now has a cut-price annual payment tier

New subscription option gives a year's access for the price of ten individual months

By Matthew Handrahan

Keywords Studios acquires Kantan, Ichi and Syllables

Combined value of the three deals is ‎€11.2 million

Riot Games' publishing label expands LoL universe with two new games

Riot Forge is working with third-party studios on a turn-based RPG and an action platformer

By Matthew Handrahan

Edgegap raises $1m for infrastructure tech to reduce lag

Hiro Capital and Konvoy ventures contributed to seed round to fight "the number one problem affecting the gaming industry today"

PUBG Mobile earned at least $1.3 billion in 2019

Sensor Tower points to Chinese rebrand as catalyst for growth, but the figure excludes third-party Android stores

By Matthew Handrahan

People of the Year 2019: Respawn Entertainment

Starting with Apex Legends and finishing with Jedi: Fallen Order, in 2019 Respawn became EA's single most important studio

By Matthew Handrahan

Naughty Dog donating Jak & Daxter proceeds to charity

All money received from Limited Run physical re-release will be shared between five good causes

Bethesda adds John Romero Sigil mod to Doom console ports

Publisher recognises unofficial sequel alongside other free community mods

By Matthew Handrahan

Pole to Win opens product development unit

Orange Rock Studios will also contain Orange Rock Esports division

By Matthew Handrahan

People of the Year 2019: Hermen Hulst

Guerrilla Games' former MD on the journey from Killzone to Horizon Zero Dawn, and his next challenge as PlayStation's head of Worldwide Studios

By Matthew Handrahan

GAME's Belong esports division opens 100-seat venue in London

Oxford Street location will be the home of the London Lionhearts esports team

Remedy, Raw Fury and Iron Galaxy in the first wave of Reboot Develop Blue speakers

Founders of Wadjet Eye, Gamepires and Raw Fury will also speak at next year's conference in Croatia

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar and Nintendo fill top five in Metacritic's Games of the 2010s

Mario Galaxy 2, Breath of the Wild, Red Dead 2, GTA V and Mario Odyssey all had 97 average ratings

Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing closes Leamington Spa studio

All four members of staff declined opportunity to move to growing Nottingham studio

By Matthew Handrahan

People of the Year 2019: Remedy Entertainment

The Finnish studio's bid for independence was about building a more stable future -- Control proved it was also about creating the best possible games

By Matthew Handrahan

Video Games Without Borders wins UN Refugee Agency's Innovation Award

Non-profit studio was selected from 259 entries for its mobile game promoting literacy and well-being among Syrian children

By Matthew Handrahan

Dean Hall's Rocketwerkz offers unlimited annual leave

Most experienced staff get unlimited sick days, and four weeks minimum annual leave with no cap

By Matthew Handrahan

Star Citizen hits $250m raised through crowdfunding

Almost 2.5m players have now funded the game, which is closing in on $300m in total investment

By Matthew Handrahan

Jingle Jam raises $500k for charity in one day

Annual charity event from Yogscast and Humble Bundle hits huge milestone during opening livestream

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