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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

ESL Battle of the Brands raises 16,000 for SpecialEffect

FIFA, Rocket League, and CS:GO competition smashed 10k funding target

German trade bodies unite to form one organisation

Merger of BIU and GAME gives German industry a single representative association

By Matthew Handrahan

Monster Hunter World shipped 5m units in its launch weekend

Capcom says the new game is the fastest selling in the series' history, pushing lifetime sales past 45m

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft will add direct game sales to Mixer in 2018

The streaming service will also add on-platform tipping this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent takes minority stake in Skydance Media

Reports suggest the stake in Skydance Interactive parent is worth $100 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Monster Hunter World: Critical Consensus

Capcom's franchise brings more than a decade of Nintendo exclusivity to an end in fine style

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze raises $30m in share sale after failure of Raid: World War II

Swedish publisher pledges a stronger marketing push for Overkill's The Walking Dead, and to accelerate production of Payday 3

By Matthew Handrahan

Unity launches official Hub for streamlining workflow

Unity Hub desktop app is designed to take the pain out of the early stages of the process

Google Play aims to "fundamentally change the trajectory" of Indian game revenues

Director of Apps & Games Purnima Kochikar on the role of India in teaching developers to "build for billions"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nazara buys majority stake in Indian esports firm

Nodwin Gaming sells 55 per cent stake, will now operate as a subsidiary of Nazara

By Matthew Handrahan

Aristocrat buys Big Fish for $990 million

Australian casino firm follows up $500m Plarium acquisition with another huge deal

By Matthew Handrahan

Facepunch Studios' Rust to leave Early Access after four years

February release will arrive without any "big reveals", but will come with more stable development and a $15 price increase

By Matthew Handrahan

Logitech earned a record $812 million in Q3

The peripherals company's revenue was up 22 per cent year-on-year to record levels

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

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