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

No More Robots: Anybody making games needs to think about localisation

Up to a third of indie sales can come from China, says Mike Rose, so developers should build for localisation

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam Workshop items for Valve games to require official approval

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 items will be assessed to combat "free skins" incentives for new subscribers

By Matthew Handrahan

Crash Team Racing limps to the top of the UK chart

No new releases in the whole top 40 alows CTR back to the top despite a 14% drop in sales

By Matthew Handrahan

No More Robots: "I'm just doing D&D, but in a Discord server"

Mike Rose on the marketing tactics that drove the small publisher to $3m revenue, and why Xbox Game Pass is good for sales (for now)

By Matthew Handrahan

Nexon profits tumble in Q2 despite rising revenues

FIFA Online 4 drove Korean market, but China was the publisher's single biggest region

By Matthew Handrahan

DayZ refused classification in Australia after Five Star Games submission

Update: Five Star Games has confirmed it was denied classification for DayZ's retail release in Australia -- the game is still available digitally

By Matthew Handrahan

Animoca Brands acquires Quidd in $5m share-only deal

Digital collectables marketplace could get another $3m in earn-out payments

Hideo Kojima among "stars from the industry" to appear at Gamescom: Opening Night Live

Geoff Keighley-hosted event will feature announcements and premieres from Xbox, PlayStation, Activision, EA, more

By Matthew Handrahan

Gearbox, Revolution Software and MachineGames join Devcom 2019

Managing producer of narrative Randy Varnell will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Borderlands 3 at the German dev conference

By Matthew Handrahan

Nexon closes second US office in a month

LA-based Division Partners precedes the closure of Nexon M later this month

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Duel will go offline on October 31

The mobile game will cannot be installed or updated after that date

Red Kite Games: New IP still in development following Sumo acquisition

Growth and relocation won't stop work on new IP Hollowpoint, says CEO Simon Iwaniszak

By Matthew Handrahan

Nexon to fully acquire stock in Embark Studios

Nexon's Western development strategy will now be "driven" by Embark founder Patrick Söderlund

By Matthew Handrahan

Ooblets dev received thousands of "hateful, threatening messages" over Epic exclusivity

Glumberland on being the target of online hate: "I had no idea it was this bad"

By Matthew Handrahan

Roblox now has 100m monthly active users

The online social platform has added ten million MAUs in four months

NetEase to publish Creative Assembly's Total War series in China

New partnership covers the whole Total War catalogue, including the China set Three Kingdoms

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

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