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

Epic exclusivity deal covered Ooblets' sales forecast across all stores

Glumberland offers insight into how important exclusivity can be for a smaller team

By Matthew Handrahan

Bidstack buys fraud prevention firm Pubguard

Acquisition will protect Bidstack's inventory of in-game ads

Fortnite World Cup hit a peak 2.3m concurrent viewers

Epic claims highest viewership for any esports event outside of China

EA: Our players often choose other platforms over Nintendo Switch

EA explains absence of games like The Sims 4 on Switch, points to $300m-plus bookings forecast for The Sims 4

By Matthew Handrahan

Submissions for Leftfield Collection at EGX 2019 are now open

Developers have until August 23 to apply

Winner of the Fortnite World Cup took home $3m

Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo competition, winners of the duos tournament received 1.5m each

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft: Cloud partnership "all driven by Sony"

The deal means Microsoft is "dependent" on Sony's success, according to CEO Satya Nadella

By Matthew Handrahan

Fire Emblem beats Wolfenstein to the top of the UK charts

Nintendo published four of the top ten games in the UK last week

By Matthew Handrahan

Grand Theft Auto V leads a static top three in the EMEAA charts

Team Ninja's Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was the only new entry in the combined physical and digital chart

By Matthew Handrahan

Devcom set to thrive in close alliance with Gamescom

Nico Balletta on what being backed by the organiser of Gamescom means for the future of Devcom

By Matthew Handrahan

Bandai Namco combines physical toys and mobile games with Tori

New platform will be an "ecosystem" of toys and software, designed with input from "experts in children's learning and development"

By Matthew Handrahan

Echo Fox proposes sale of slot in League of Legends Championship Series

Riot must still review the sale, rumoured to a $30.25 million sale to Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

By Matthew Handrahan

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's first month revenue lags far behind Pokémon Go

Sensor Tower data shows Niantic's new game firmly in Pokémon Go's shadow

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo is reportedly offering free repairs for Joy-Con controllers

An internal memo advises support staff that no proof of purchase or confirmation of warranty is required

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent and Nintendo to host Switch press conference in China on August 2

Shanghai event is the first official update since Tencent was cleared to distribute the console in China

By Matthew Handrahan

Defiant Development to close after nine years

Pioneering Australian studio was "not able to change quickly enough" to adapt to the changing industry

By Matthew Handrahan

Ex-MachineGames devs target healthy work-life balance with new studio

Bad Yolk already has a team of ten AAA veterans, with experience on Gears of War, The Darkness and The Division

By Matthew Handrahan

"Employee health, employee happiness, and then the game -- in that order"

Michael Paixao on winning a legal battle against former employer ZeniMax Media to create a better work culture with Bad Yolk

By Matthew Handrahan

Brendan Greene: "It's crazy, the hate I receive. I just have to ignore it"

At Gamelab 2019, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail talked to PUBG's creator about the darker side of making a global phenomenon

By Matthew Handrahan

Gaming and esports revenues on the rise for MTG

InnoGames' Forge of Empires was at the heart of the Swedish firm's growth in the second quarter

By Matthew Handrahan

Zynga expands its presence in India

New Bengaluru office will facilitate growth in the company's Indian headcount

Gearbox commits to cross-play for Borderlands 3

The feature will not be available immediately, but Randy Pitchford promises support "as soon as practicable after launch"

By Matthew Handrahan

DouYu goes public with $775m Nasdaq IPO

Tencent-backed Chinese streaming platform is valued at more than $3.7 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

GOG reverses decision to reject Heaven's Vault

Inkle's adventure game will be added to the storefront despite GOG's initial refusal

By Matthew Handrahan

Monster Hunter World has shipped 13 million worldwide

Capcom's biggest ever game keeps getting bigger

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