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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

Minecraft reaches 74m MAUs from 144m sales

Monthly active users are up 35 per cent in the space of a year

By Matthew Handrahan

Robot Gentleman: Success in 60 Seconds

Despite year one sales expectations of 10k, the Polish indie studio's debut game went on to sell 700k - founder Dominik Gotojuch reflects on hitting the jackpot

By Matthew Handrahan

Reboot Develop adds Global Game Jam creator, Bossa co-funder and Unity VR chief

Susan Gold to speak ahead of launch of GGJ Next, an event focused on 12 to 17 year-old devs

By Matthew Handrahan

EVE Online players raise $120k for family of deceased developer

CCP Blaze skin sale was, "unparalleled in the history of fundraisers hosted by CCP"

Trion Worlds adds premium server with "no lockboxes" to Rift

Rift Prime server's "progressively unlocked content" a response to debate in the wider industry

By Matthew Handrahan

To build a future, Italy's games industry must reckon with its past

Cultural prejudice against games remains strong in Italy, but the AESVI and its development community have gained vital ground on the path to acceptance

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus Start program aims to lighten the load for VR devs

Facebook-owned VR company is offering "access, support and savings" to thousands of developers

By Matthew Handrahan

City State Entertainment lands $7.5m from Mythic investors

Mythic founder Mark Jacobs' studio pledges to accelerate the release of crowdfunded MMO Camelot Unchained

By Matthew Handrahan

Facebook to be exclusive broadcaster of two ESL events

CS:GO Pro League and the ESL One circuit will only be available on Facebook in 2018

Minecraft boss Matt Booty to lead Microsoft game dev and publishing

Phil Spencer talks up greater investment after promoting Booty to lead all Xbox game teams

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic's Paragon is struggling in Fortnite's lengthening shadow

The "humbling success" of Fortnite has prompted Epic to consider its options with struggling online shooter

By Matthew Handrahan

YouTube fights "bad actors" with new content policies

New measures include manual vetting of Google Preferred videos, and a higher monetisation threshold for small channels

By Matthew Handrahan

Twitch takes legal action following spambot incident

Brandan Lukus Apple faces "mischief in relation to computer data" charge over 150,000 spam messages across 1,000 channels

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent working with Chinese police to fight PUBG cheats - report

30 cases have been exposed as PUBG's community is cleaned up ahead of official Chinese launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic Games hands out another $200k in Unreal Dev Grants

As the program nears its second birthday, Epic shares $200k between 13 new game creators

Jim Ryan named deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment

In addition to his roles at SIEE and as head of Global Marketing, Ryan will now work with CEO John Kodera on the PlayStation business worldwide

By Matthew Handrahan

After 5 billion organic downloads, where now for Outfit7?

Chairman Ziga Vavpotic on paid UA, a Talking Tom movie, and the company's growth plans following its billion-dollar acquisition

By Matthew Handrahan

Google joins investors in Chinese game streaming platform

Chushou has now raised $120 million, Google wants to push it to "more people around the world"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nexon appoints Jiwon Park as new COO

Park was previously CEO of Nexon Korea, a role that will be filled by the subsidiary's VP of business Junghun Lee

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple waives dev membership fees for US schools, non-profits

Apple Developer Program membership will be free for eligible organisations making free apps

Apple acquires mobile dev company BuddyBuild

Vancouver-based creators of "single, seamless" app development platform will now make tools for iOS

For Kakao, games can be a gateway to the international market

Kakao Games Europe CEO Min Kim on using products like Black Desert Online to reach beyond South Korea

By Matthew Handrahan

Rocket League hits 40 million players worldwide

Psyonix reaches another milestone, adding two million players in the last two weeks

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 3m concurrent Steam users

Leaving Early Access pushes Bluehole's mega-hit to a new milestone

By Matthew Handrahan

Nexus Mods will add a system to reward mod creators

Leading mod community's lawyers see no obvious legal issue with Bethesda

By Matthew Handrahan

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