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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

CD Projekt dismisses investor fears over Cyberpunk and Half-Life: Alyx release clash

“That niche is very, very, very -- and I could add a few 'verys' here -- small"

By Matthew Handrahan

Codemasters buys Slightly Mad Studios for $30m

Project CARS studio will join the UK publisher in a deal that could rise by $67m based on three-year earnout clause

By Matthew Handrahan

Oxventure raising money for Mind with Xmas charity single

Livestream from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra raised £40k, single is now on sale

By Matthew Handrahan

Samsung reveals PlayGalaxy Link streaming app

Galaxy Note10 users will be able to stream games from their PC via an app

Genvid closes $27m Series B round

Interactive streaming tech firm has also opened new offices in Berlin and California

By Matthew Handrahan

Phil Spencer: "Nobody's asking for VR" on Xbox

Xbox boss cites concerns with VR's form and popularity in strategy around Microsoft's next console

By Matthew Handrahan

Shenmue III comes up short in the Japanese chart

Ys Net's sequel failed to make waves in its home market, with less than 18k sales on PS4

By Matthew Handrahan

Candy Crush Soda Saga and Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle hit $2b lifetime revenue

But Dragon Ball reached the milestone faster, according to Sensor Tower estimates

By Matthew Handrahan

Toadman Interactive buys Sold Out for £16 million

UK publisher joins Swedish firm's growing network of games companies

By Matthew Handrahan

NBA star Tony Parker to be honoured at Esports BAR Cannes

Former San Antonio Spurs player will be given Ambassador award for his activities in esports

By Matthew Handrahan

2K donates $500k to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Donation is linked to WWE 2K20 cover star Roman Reigns, who survived leukemia

NetEase buys minority stake in Bossa Studios

Deal worth an alleged $30m precedes Bossa's push into China with the launch of Hogwash

By Matthew Handrahan

Shenmue III: Critical Consensus

The 18 year wait for a new Shenmue is over, and critics are split over a game deliberately out of step with the times

By Matthew Handrahan

A MAZE festival ensures its future with successful Kickstarter campaign

Berlin-based indie event reached its €50k total with five days to go

By Matthew Handrahan

Coherence raises $2.5m seed funding from Firstminute Capital

Malmö-based tech startup from Playdead, Unity, EA DICE veterans aims to democratise online game creation for teams of all sizes

By Matthew Handrahan

Google finishes issuing Stadia access codes two days after launch

Pre-orders and access codes for the Premiere Edition will ship next week

The Witcher 3, Gwent drive revenue growth at CD Projekt

Polish company looks toward strong Q4 with Gwent iOS and The Witcher 3 for Switch

By Matthew Handrahan

Razer chooses London for first retail store in Europe

European flagship store will open its doors on December 14

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money

At Reboot Develop Red, Chet Faliszek reflected on progress in the VR industry since he departed Valve

By Matthew Handrahan

LIV streaming VR platform raises $2.6m from Hiro Capital

Prague-based firm is Hiro's second deal as lead Series A investor

Former Bioware GM opens up about difficulties of Frostbite engine

At Reboot Develop Red, Aaryn Flynn compared EA's internal engine to an F1 car -- "very delicate and very hard to manage"

By Matthew Handrahan

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Critical Consensus

Respawn Entertainment delivers on the experience of being a Jedi, critics say, but did the new film's imminent release cause EA to push the game out early?

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Stadia will launch without key features

Reddit AMA confirms that streaming service will not have Family Sharing, achievements, 4K for PC or Buddy Pass at launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Indian dev SuperGaming raises $1.3m for casual games

Dream Incubator and AET Fund joined existing investor Better Capital in seed round

Goodbye Kansas Game Invest now owns 45% of Misc Games

Minority stake in ship simulation dev acquired in two separate deals

By Matthew Handrahan

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