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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

Valve: "VR has been missing a big game that everyone can get excited about"

Valve's Corey Peters and Sean Vanaman on making the first Half-Life game in 13 years, with novices to both VR and the celebrated series in mind

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty Warzone reaches 30m players

Activision's free-to-play battle royale hit the milestone less than two weeks after launch

Retailers break Doom Eternal street date over COVID-19 fears

GameStop and other retailers are selling Bethesda's game early to avoid overcrowding in-store

By Matthew Handrahan

More than 20 games have earned $1m in revenue on Oculus Quest

Oculus' portable headset has brought large numbers of new customers into VR, the company said

Razer donates 1m surgical masks to global health authorities

Gaming hardware firm will donate masks to authorities in the countries where it has an official presence

Scopely increases series D round to $400m

Mobile publisher has raised an additional $200m from Advance and The Chernin Group

By Matthew Handrahan

Twitch hands indefinite ban to "Kaceytron" for COVID-19 comments

Kacey “Kaceytron” Caviness joked about virus fatalities, will need to appeal ban to be reinstated

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam's Interactive Recommender is now available

Former Steam Labs experiment uses machine learning to suggest games based on patterns of play

Doom Eternal: Critical Consensus

Id Software's latest shows brilliance in its bombast, but dabbles in platforming and world building with less success

By Matthew Handrahan

Manticore Games is building a "truly level playing field" for game development

CEO Frédéric Descamps hopes to disrupt game creation in the way that YouTube and Twitch did broadcasting

By Matthew Handrahan

"Where should you put your time in marketing? Fun fact: emails"

Crows Crows Crows founder William Pugh on how an email newsletter became a more effective marketing tool than Twitter, Facebook and Instagram combined

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic Games Store adds wishlists

Steam's biggest rival adds essential marketing tool for independent developers

By Matthew Handrahan

Bethesda's Todd Howard to keynote Develop:Brighton 2020

Veteran game designer leads the first wave of speakers at the UK conference

By Matthew Handrahan

DDM acquires data platform from Digi-Capital

Leading talent agency will use the DDM Games Investment Review to offer finance services and industry guidance

Esports Players League raises $1m in seed round

500 Startups led investment in the amateur-focused esports firm

By Matthew Handrahan

Playrix acquires Armenian mobile studio Plexonic

Plexonic CEO Gevorg Sargsyan will lead rebranded Playrix Armenia

Streamline: COVID-19 will delay games and not just consoles

Reliance on Chinese outsourcing for game development is likely to cause delayed launches, says Streamline Media Group CEO Alexander Fernandez

By Matthew Handrahan

Tilting Point buys Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam

Key team members will join Tilting Point to operate Timelines as Wicked Realms Games

By Matthew Handrahan

Phoenix Games makes Studio Firefly its third acquisition

Romanian live-ops company follows Well-Played Games and Promotion Software

Troy Baker, Brian Fargo and BioWare to speak at Reboot Develop Blue 2020

Dubrovnik-based conference will go ahead with additional safety measures, and 50 passes available for GDC attendees

By Matthew Handrahan

Potato Play raises $500k from Play Ventures

Pre-seed round will allow Singapore-based mobile publisher to grow team and expand into Asian markets

Hideo Kojima to receive BAFTA Fellowship

BAFTA's highest honour will be given to Metal Gear Solid's creator at the Games Awards on April 2, 2020

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox boss calls for greater transparency on key issues

Phil Spencer says the industry should lead public discussion of problems like crunch and "game loops that are exploitative"

By Matthew Handrahan

Italian trade body rebrands to IIDEA

AESVI looks towards international recognition as Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment Association

By Matthew Handrahan

Make-A-Wish launches GameStars charity intiative

UK branch of the charity will make it simpler for the games community to raise money

By Matthew Handrahan

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