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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

Mobile game based on Dr. Mario due to launch this summer

Dr. Mario World will be co-developed with LINE, Mario Kart Tour delayed to improve quality

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo to open first official retail store in Japan

Located in Shibuya, Nintendo Tokyo is the first store to be managed by Nintendo of Japan

By Matthew Handrahan

The long decline of the "narrative paramedic" in games writing

At the Fun & Serious Festival, Rhianna Pratchett and Ubisoft's Melissa MacCoubrey outlined the journey of writing from afterthought to essential

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft reports "largest gaming revenue quarter ever"

Software and services drove Xbox to $4.23 billion revenue despite declining hardware sales

By Matthew Handrahan

Fellow Traveller: "Indie publishers need to stand for something"

Chris Wright on recovering from the collapse of the Australian games industry to found an indie publisher with a distinct voice

By Matthew Handrahan

UK payment startup PlayerLands secures funding from Mercia Technologies

Platform offering simple, effective in-game stores to server owners gets £200,000 VC funding

By Matthew Handrahan

Capcom shipped 3 million units of Resident Evil 2

Sales expectations are in line with Resident Evil 7, which has now sold 6 million units

By Matthew Handrahan

EA BioWare refutes lack of planning for troubled Anthem demo

BioWare defends against accusation of "under-planned" VIP weekend, highlights "Fortnite-type" numbers on Twitch

By Matthew Handrahan

Jagex up for sale as Chinese owner seeks to restructure

Fukong Interactive announces intention to seek buyer for all or part of its stake in the Runescape developer

By Matthew Handrahan

Peter "Durante" Thoman opens PC port studio

PH3 games will assist developers with performance of PC titles

Ludicious - Zürich Game Festival finalises speaker line-up

Fullbright's Steve Gaynor, Raw Fury's Jonas Antonsson and Mindmaze's Noah Falstein join the roster at the Swiss developer conference

By Matthew Handrahan

NetEase to impose restrictions on young gamers in China

Anti-addiction measures include an 11-hour curfew and a limit of one hour a weekday for people age 12 and under

By Matthew Handrahan

DeepMind AI beats StarCraft II pro players

Professional human players won just one match in 11 against Google's AI computer

Ubisoft will change divisive Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

Enforced heterosexual relationship in Shadow Heritage DLC will be altered by an upcoming patch

By Matthew Handrahan

From Square Enix to startup: Wan Hazmer's plan to put Malaysia on the map

Final Fantasy XV's lead designer on bringing hard-won experience from Japan back to his home country

By Matthew Handrahan

Square Enix trademarks terms for Octopath Traveler's visual style

The publisher now has trademarks for "HD2D" and "HD-2D" in Europe

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent and NetEase absent from third wave of Chinese game approvals

No games from China's two key publishers have been included in the 257 cleared so far

By Matthew Handrahan

Resident Evil 2 demo played by 2.4m people

But Capcom says that only 26% of players completed the "1-Shot Demo"

Ukie to explore British game dev history with "30 Years of Play" campaign

Year-long push coincides with the UK trade body's 30th anniversary

Microsoft CEO states "Netflix for games" ambitions

Satya Nadella points to game catalogue and PC business as key advantages over competitors

By Matthew Handrahan

Layoffs hit NCSoft's Iron Tiger Studios

Publisher confirms an indisclosed number of layoffs at San Mateo developer

By Matthew Handrahan

Forza Horizon 4 hits 7 million players

Playground Games' celebrated racing title reached new milestone across unit sales and Xbox Game Pass

Otter Media blocks all Machinima content on YouTube

Parent company says new Machinima content will be "distributed on new channels" to be announced later this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Fast Travel Games sold more on PSVR than Steam, Oculus and Viveport combined

PSVR accounts for 58% of Apex Construct sales, said CEO Oskar Burman, and Sony's lead is getting wider

By Matthew Handrahan

FIFA 19 trumped Red Dead and COD as Europe's highest selling game in 2018

Gfk Entertainment data shows EA Sports' football title as the most popular across 15 countries

By Matthew Handrahan

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