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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

Hinterland, Ubisoft, EA and Bungie join Reboot Develop Red line-up

Canadian conference will host VR and Tech tracks, announces Scholarship initiative for "underrepresented talent"

By Matthew Handrahan

Sumo Group turns loss to profit in H1 2019

Revenue was also on the rise at Sumo, which named Ian Livingstone CBE non-executive chairman of the board

By Matthew Handrahan

PlayStation starts selling console hardware direct to consumers

Customers in the US can now buy PS4 and PSVR hardware, games and accessories from the PlayStation website

By Matthew Handrahan

App Annie acquires mobile analytics firm Libring

The deal will let App Annie present market data and advertising analytics side by side

Enthusiast Gaming completes complex merger with Luminosity

Newly formed entity will be the publicly traded Enthusiast Gaming Holdings

By Matthew Handrahan

Yacht Club Games bids farewell to Shovel Knight

COO James Chan on how unexpected success led to an unexpected five year dev cycle, and the studio's Blizzard-esque approach to what comes next

By Matthew Handrahan

Immutable raises $15m for blockchain card game Gods Unchained

Australian studio will also use investment to build out its Immutable Platform toolkit

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar veteran Jeronimo Barrera joins Nimble Giant Entertainment

Barrera on returning to his roots in Argentina, and NGD Studios rebranding ahead of AAA push and global expansion

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch Lite: Critical Consensus

Few see any faults with Nintendo's new hardware, and even its critics concede that it's just about perfect for handheld gaming

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC appoints Yves Maitre as new CEO

Vive firm restates commitment to XR as Cher Wang steps down

By Matthew Handrahan

Dragon Quest Walk downloaded 5m times in its first week

Square Enix location-based mobile AR game has proved popular on its debut in Japan

Summer games drought slowed inflation in the UK

Office for National Statistics points to video games as prime contributor to lowest inflation rate since December 2016

By Matthew Handrahan

Keywords acquires TV+Synchron Berlin for €2.8m

TVS has been localising content into German for 25 years

Bioware, Beamdog devs unveil Summerfall Studios

Melbourne-based indie from Liam Esler and David Gaider will focus on "character and narrative-driven" games

By Matthew Handrahan

Newzoo: Android games will earn more revenue than iOS games in 2019

Between Google Play and third-party stores, Android games will earn majority of revenue for the first time this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Kickstarter accused of "union busting campaign" by former employees

Two former staff claim they were fired for their roles in unionising Kickstarter's workforce

By Matthew Handrahan

E3 2020 pitch shows move towards celebrities, consumers and influencers

ESA pitch also includes 10,000 additional consumer passes for the E3 showfloor

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wins big at the Japan Game Awards

Switch hit receives Grand Award, Sales Award, and its dev team is honoured by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG creator and PUBG Corp CEO to speak at View Conference

Turin-based event will also host execs and art specialists from Media Molecule, Guerrilla Games, Insomniac and Respawn Entertainment

By Matthew Handrahan

Veloce Esports headed for series A investment after angel round

Initial investors include former Liberty Global exec Eric Tveter

Everspace 2: Rockfish's not so difficult second album

So much has fallen into place with Everspace 2, says CEO Michael Schade, "we sometimes wonder if there's anything we're missing"

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Masters made $26m in its first week

Sensor Tower data puts DenA's game far ahead of other Pokémon mobile games, but far behind Pokémon Go

By Matthew Handrahan

Medal.tv raises $9 million in new funding

Horizons Ventures led the round, which takes social video platform to $12.5m lifetime funding

By Matthew Handrahan

Transperfect acquires game services firm MoGi Group

Transperfect is the biggest corporate localisation and translation company in the world

Supermassive Games' The Dark Pictures tops EMEAA chart

Man of Medan beats both Astral Chain and Control to the top of the combined physical and retail chart

By Matthew Handrahan

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