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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

1939 Games receives $3.6m investment

Tencent, Sisu Game Ventures, and Crowberry Capital lead funding

By Haydn Taylor

Valve stays the course despite intensifying competition

Steam business update at GDC sees Valve open its network to all developers for online play

By Haydn Taylor

Loot boxes aren't the problem but how we use them is, says legal expert

“The key is how we use these mechanics, not whether we use them,” says Will Bucher

By Haydn Taylor

Mukti: Acknowledging the grim reality of human trafficking in India

UnderDogs founder and CEO Vaibhav Chavan discusses his hope to raise awareness of a growing problem

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent shares reach six month high after difficult 2018

Update: Industry analysts Niko Partners offer insight on Tencent's current position

By Haydn Taylor

Supernova Capital acquires Shadow Warrior developer Flying Wild Hog

Private equity firm co-founded by former Splash Damage CEO announces debut deal

By Haydn Taylor

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery grosses $110m in first year

Mobile RPG becomes most successful game from Jam City

By Haydn Taylor

Wargaming announces new IP in built with Amazon game tech

World of Tanks developers partners with Frag Lab on "next generation" free-to-play shooter

By Haydn Taylor

Spyro Reignited gets full subtitle support four months after launch

Latest patch includes a number of other readability measures

By Haydn Taylor

GameByte: Parents' increase game spending for their kids by 34% in 2018

Nintendo Switch is the console children request to spend money on the most

By Haydn Taylor

EA apologises for delay in dealing with Sims community sexual predator

"We are disappointed in how events have unfolded and we own our responsibility to that," says The Sims general manager

By Haydn Taylor

Enjin launches charity platform in partnership SENS Research Foundation

Blockchain gaming company intends to “revolutionise how donors interact with the social impact organisations they most care about”

By Haydn Taylor

House of Lords calls for new Digital Authority to regulate tech giants

New authority would oversee regulation to “facilitate the urgent change that is needed”

By Haydn Taylor

Respawn has banned over 355,000 Apex Legends cheaters since launch

"We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players," says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Valve terminates contract with Artifact designer

"We weren't surprised by the layoff considering how rocky the launch was," says Richard Garfield

By Haydn Taylor

Rape Day prompts call for UK government review

British MP questions how Valve is "able to get away with this kind of stupidity"

By Haydn Taylor

Gismart announces investment program for indie devs

Publisher of music-based mobile apps and games offers up to $1 million to selected developers

By Haydn Taylor

Academics call for industry co-operation on gaming disorder

"We are scrabbling around in the dark here, lighting little matches and seeing tiny bits of the pictures around us," says Dr David Zendle.

By Haydn Taylor

Disc-less Xbox arriving in May, report suggests

Latest information appears to confirm several rumours from last year

By Haydn Taylor

ERA declares "Generation Rent" as ownership gives way to subscriptions in entertainment

Despite slight decline, console spending remains largest physical entertainment sector in UK at 756 million

By Haydn Taylor

From "schokly" licensed games to a critically acclaimed indie

Oxenfree co-director Sean Krankel on the collapse of shovelware and how it helped shape Night School Studio

By Haydn Taylor

Framed creator Joshua Boggs opens new studio

The New Zealand-based Studio MayDay is working on an unannounced RPG

By Haydn Taylor

How games whitewash Nazism, and the responsibility developers have to history

Through the Darkest of Times devs explore the industry's dangerous failure when it comes to depicting fascism

By Haydn Taylor

Wish Studios closing down

Brighton-based indie developer shutters, leading to 13 redundancies

By Haydn Taylor

Playdius re-brands as Dear Villagers

French indie publisher expands scope following €2 million investment

By Haydn Taylor

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