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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

Ubisoft Berlin's growth ambitions will need government support

"We intend to grow to a considerable size," says studio director Istvan Tajnay, "but we could grow to a huge size if parameters were right"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nightdive puts crowdfunded System Shock reboot on hiatus

The project lost focus after raising more than $1.3 million from Kickstarter backers

By Matthew Handrahan

Vreal looks ahead to VR "tipping point" with $11.7m Series A round

VR figurehead Chat Faliszek and Maker Studios veteran Chris M. Williams will join the board of VR broadcasting startup

By Matthew Handrahan

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba headline Reboot Develop

Developers of Okami, Bayonetta and more join the Dubrovnik-based conference for its biggest show to date

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony's software strength offsets flat hardware sales

Sony shipped 9 million units of the PlayStation 4 in Q3, down 700k over last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Kaz Hirai steps down as president and CEO of Sony Corp.

Hirai hands leadership to CFO Kenichiro Yoshida after six years at the helm

By Matthew Handrahan

Trailmix aims to reinvent casual games - with a little help from Supercell

Backed by $4.2m from Supercell, King veterans Carolin Krenzer and Tristan Clark will push toward a richer and more meaningful take on casual gaming

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch Online service will launch in September

Switch owners will continue to play online for free until that date

Nintendo will release a Mario Kart mobile game by March 2019

Mario Kart Tour will launch in the next financial year, the publisher said today

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockfish Games: Building success, piece by piece

CEO Michael Schade on using digital platforms to take Everspace from publisher rejection to an audience of hundreds of thousands

By Matthew Handrahan

Wii Points disabled ahead of Wii Shop closure

Users will no longer be able to add Wii Points on March 26, 2018

Nintendo's revenue rockets as Switch nears 15m sold

Super Mario Odyssey has sold more than 9m, one of eight million-sellers for Switch this fiscal year

By Matthew Handrahan

EA makes $186m Q3 loss despite rising digital revenue

Packaged sales fell 18%, but digital revenue now 67% of total earnings

By Matthew Handrahan

NetEase and Mattel launch new game studio

Mattel163 will make digital games based on Mattel's IP portfolio

By Matthew Handrahan

ESL Battle of the Brands raises 16,000 for SpecialEffect

FIFA, Rocket League, and CS:GO competition smashed 10k funding target

German trade bodies unite to form one organisation

Merger of BIU and GAME gives German industry a single representative association

By Matthew Handrahan

Monster Hunter World shipped 5m units in its launch weekend

Capcom says the new game is the fastest selling in the series' history, pushing lifetime sales past 45m

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft will add direct game sales to Mixer in 2018

The streaming service will also add on-platform tipping this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent takes minority stake in Skydance Media

Reports suggest the stake in Skydance Interactive parent is worth $100 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Monster Hunter World: Critical Consensus

Capcom's franchise brings more than a decade of Nintendo exclusivity to an end in fine style

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze raises $30m in share sale after failure of Raid: World War II

Swedish publisher pledges a stronger marketing push for Overkill's The Walking Dead, and to accelerate production of Payday 3

By Matthew Handrahan

Unity launches official Hub for streamlining workflow

Unity Hub desktop app is designed to take the pain out of the early stages of the process

Google Play aims to "fundamentally change the trajectory" of Indian game revenues

Director of Apps & Games Purnima Kochikar on the role of India in teaching developers to "build for billions"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nazara buys majority stake in Indian esports firm

Nodwin Gaming sells 55 per cent stake, will now operate as a subsidiary of Nazara

By Matthew Handrahan

Aristocrat buys Big Fish for $990 million

Australian casino firm follows up $500m Plarium acquisition with another huge deal

By Matthew Handrahan

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