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Haydn Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

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

Recent articles by Haydn Taylor

Industry faces "significant" regulatory risk following 2019 government inquiry

Combined concerns around bullying and gaming disorder could lead to "badly-informed regulation that damages the functioning of the industry"

By Haydn Taylor

Console tariff off the table as tensions ease between US and China

Tariff backtrack is well-timed as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X prepare for launch

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games denies collusion in gender discrimination lawsuit

Two US government agencies attempt to discredit Riot Games and plaintiffs' legal counsel in bid for $400 million compensation for current and former employees

By Haydn Taylor

Game companies fall short on Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

Just five publicly-owned gaming or gaming-related companies appear on 2020 index measuring gender equality in the workplace

By Haydn Taylor

Double Eleven to open Malaysian studio in spring

Independent UK developer and publisher expands to Asian market with new Kuala Lumpur office

By Haydn Taylor

Women suing Riot Games may be entitled to $400m not $10m

Two state regulators attempt to intervene with gender discrimination class action lawsuit in plaintiffs' favour

By Haydn Taylor

Daybreak Games restructures into three studios

Dimensional Ink Games, Darkpaw Games, and Rogue Planet games to work on new and existing Daybreak properties

By Haydn Taylor

AppsFlyer secures $210m in latest funding round

General Atlantic leads Series D round, brings AppsFlyer total funding to $294 million since 2011

By Haydn Taylor

Why the traditional product lifecycle “maybe doesn't apply” to League of Legends

After ten years, League of Legends is still one of the most popular games on earth and Riot Games is riding that wave into new spaces

By Haydn Taylor

BT becomes first European partner for Google Stadia

Google attempts to address Stadia lag problems with new high-speed broadband deal

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase launches own digital distribution platform in China

Fever Game to focus on delivering affordable imported games from large and small developers

By Haydn Taylor

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne surpasses 4m units sold

Capcom reports fourth year of revenue growth on back of strong first-party catalogue

By Haydn Taylor

Layoffs reported at Perfect World Europe

Finance, customer support and localisation teams spared in "organisational changes" at European arm of Chinese publisher

By Haydn Taylor

Google Stadia is like the early days of Steam, says Tequila Works CEO

Developer of Stadia-exclusive Gylt believes platform hasn't reached its potential yet, but that game streaming services will only get better

By Haydn Taylor

Valve Index out of stock around the globe ahead of Half-Life: Alyx launch

Prospect of VR exclusive Half-Life drives sales of high-end hardware, despite $999 price tag

By Haydn Taylor

Goodbye Kansas Game Invest re-brands as Amplifier Game Invest

Re-brand to "better reflect the new ownership" following acquisition by THQ Nordic last year

By Haydn Taylor

Final Fantasy VII Remake delayed

Hotly-anticipated remake of beloved PlayStation classic pushed back by one month for polish

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games launches new tabletop division

Riot Tabletop announces Tellstones: King's Gambit as first project

By Haydn Taylor

FIFA 2020 enjoys sixth consecutive week at No. 1 in EMEAA charts

Both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3 make appearance in top ten despite Nintendo not reporting digital sales figures

By Haydn Taylor

Jägermeister's indie game soundtrack competition returns for second year

Award-winning music duo Koven to produce soundtrack for winning game

By Haydn Taylor

BT becomes first major UK brand to sponsor an esports team

Excel Esports signs multi-year partnership with British telecom giant

By Haydn Taylor

Australian university launches study into industry carbon emissions

Led by Dr Ben Abraham, survey will also assess developer attitudes towards climate change

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo Switch was best-selling console in France last year

Lifetime sales exceed expectations to reach 3.3 million, Switch Lite outsells Xbox One

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft launches fifth season of Entrepreneurs Lab program

Calls is open for startups working blockchain and social entertainment

By Haydn Taylor

Tim Willits: Recapturing the emotional core of Doom

Saber Interactive CCO and former id Software studio director talks about building games off one awesome thing

By Haydn Taylor

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