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Haydn Taylor, Staff Writer

Haydn joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2017 having previously worked as a regional journalist, and a political campaigns manager before that. He is also one of the UK's foremost Sonic the Hedgehog apologists.

Recent articles by Haydn Taylor

People of the Year 2017: Christian Whitehead

Sonic the Hedgehog is relevant again, thanks to the indie developer who succeeded where Team Sonic repeatedly failed

By Haydn Taylor

Loot boxes aren't gambling, says New Zealand government

Department for Internal Affairs will “continue to follow the international discussion around loot boxes"

By Haydn Taylor

PlayStation 4 has sold over 70 million units worldwide

Current generation console approaches lifetime sales of PlayStation 3

By Haydn Taylor

Apple market share dips following late release of iPhone X

Android is up across the board while Apple's only growth comes from urban China

By Haydn Taylor

Jingle Jam 2017 raises record-breaking $3m for charity

Funds raised will be divided between eight charities

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs roundup: Three new executive hires at Jagex

Elsewhere, there's a new games editor at the Guardian, and Unity co-founder joins Lockwood Publishing

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo targets Chinese gamers with remasters for Nvidia Shield

Platform holder increases presence in lucrative market with China-only re-release of Twilight Princess and New Super Mario Bros. Wii

By Haydn Taylor

People of the Year 2017: Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory is to be commended for its handling of mental illness and for showing how indies can still approach AAA development

By Haydn Taylor

The Switch was the best-selling product online over Thanksgiving

Nintendo's console tops the charts despite not going on sale

By Haydn Taylor

Persona 5 reaches two million sales

Worldwide sales for Atlus' flagship franchise now over 8.9 million

By Haydn Taylor

The games industry has an inferiority complex, and it's holding us back

Some studios have a "fundamental lack of understanding" of narrative and character development, says writer for Destiny: The Taken King

By Haydn Taylor

Sega's game division holds strong despite 54.5% cut to company-wide profit forecast

Operating income for games up by $35 million despite net sales decline

By Haydn Taylor

Original co-writer returns for final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead

Gary Whitta makes his return as studio prepares to end groundbreaking series on a high

By Haydn Taylor

Gambling-addicted teen begs EA to reconsider microtransaction strategy

Meanwhile, Take-Two Interactive boss insists loot boxes aren't gambling

By Haydn Taylor

Global gaming revenue on par with sports at $149bn for 2017

Software revenue alone expected to reach $143.5 billion by 2020

By Haydn Taylor

Gazillion Entertainment has officially shut down

Marvel Heroes goes offline a month ahead of schedule as studio closes

By Haydn Taylor

Jagex expands executive team with three new appointments

Executive appointments refocus developer on extending publishing and production operations

By Haydn Taylor

More than one million VR headsets sold last quarter

PlayStation VR accounts 80% of Japanese market

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs roundup: Rock, Paper, Shotgun takes on two new editorial staff

Elsewhere, Yahoo's former esports head takes lead on Golden State Warriors esports offering

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo Switch on track to outpace ten-month sales of the Wii by 20%

Xbox One X sales predicted to exceed 600,000 this year, adds industry analyst

By Haydn Taylor

British Gambling Commission concerned with "increasingly blurred" lines between games and gambling

Meanwhile, French politician calls for “prompt and sincere self-regulation" of the industry

By Haydn Taylor

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: Critical Consensus

A faithful yet divisive pocket-sized recreation of the beloved series, plagued by microtransaction

By Haydn Taylor

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