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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

What Apptopia learned from four years of top grossing mobile games

Only six games have maintained an unbroken streak in the US App Store top 50 since 2014

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo and Microsoft unite against Sony with Minecraft cross-platform play

"Better together" say newfound allies in the face on Sony's cross-platform reluctance

By Haydn Taylor

Intel CEO resigns over breach of "non-fraternisation" policy

Brian Krzanich steps down after five years with tech giant

By Haydn Taylor

PayPal blocks school shooting simulator dev from making sales online

"We work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments for activities that promote violence," says payment platform

By Haydn Taylor

NPD: Software sales slump in May offset by hardware and accessory spending

Accessory and game card spending at record high, growing 30 per cent year-on-year

By Haydn Taylor

Dungeon Fighter Online gross lifetime revenue exceeds $10bn

Publisher Nexon celebrates ten years since Chinese release with anniversary celebration

By Haydn Taylor

New security measure from Nintendo 'perfectly prevents' digital piracy on the Switch

Platform holder permanently bans consoles with pirated games following reveal of unpatchable hardware exploit

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo attracts most attention on Twitter during E3

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the most discussed game on the platform that week

By Haydn Taylor

Valve disables CS:GO and DOTA 2 item trading in Netherlands after legal warning

“We still don't understand or agree with the [Dutch Gaming Authority's] legal conclusion," says Valve

By Haydn Taylor

Fortnite hits $100m revenue in its first 90 days on iOS

Meanwhile, PUBG on iOS has grossed just $5.2 million in 60 days

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft won't whitewash Ancient Greece with Assassin's Creed Odyssey

“We really felt like it was a nice opportunity for us to have a deep dive into the culture of Greece," says audio director Lydia Andrew

By Haydn Taylor

Industry trade bodies from around the globe unite to condemn 'gaming disorder' decision

WHO classification will create moral panic, says international trade body coalition

By Haydn Taylor

Critical Force nets $6.3m investment to scale esports operation

Business Finland backs mobile developer as flagship title hits 40 million downloads

By Haydn Taylor

Activision Blizzard hires communications veteran Kristen Binns from Twitter

Binns joins publisher as new senior vice president and chief communications officer

By Haydn Taylor

Former Telltale CEO sues developer over alleged breach of contract

Kevin Bruner claims Telltale failed to fulfil its obligations to him after he stepped down in 2017

By Haydn Taylor

E3 attendance reaches highest point since 2005

2018 event was "an enormous success" says organiser as nearly 70,000 people descend on LA Convention Centre

By Haydn Taylor

Celebrating experience and tackling ageism: 50 Over 50 industry list revealed

List conceived to "counter the trend of glossing over ageism," says Game Advocacy

By Haydn Taylor

Fortnite racks up two million downloads on Switch in a single day

Despite releasing late last year, Fortnite has been featured prominently throughout E3 2018

By Haydn Taylor

THQ Nordic completes share issue worth $168m

Major acquisition plans afoot with flash sale of 7.7 million shares

By Haydn Taylor

Apple clamps down on developers sharing data on users' friends

"When someone shares your info as part of their address book, you have no say in it, and you have no knowledge of it," says privacy expert

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games announces 2019 Fortnite World Cup as game reaches 125m players

Publisher wont sell teams or franchise spots for the World Cup, nor will it allow third-party leagues to do so

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo Direct shows off packed release schedule for 2018

Super Smash Bros. takes focus, but publisher offers up host of exclusive, third-party, and downloadable content

By Haydn Taylor

E3 2018: Watch the Nintendo Direct here

What does Nintendo have in store for the Switch's second year? Find out here at 09:00 PST / 17:00 BST

By Haydn Taylor

FIFA 18 tops European charts with combined digital and retail sales

Results are in for Europe's first sales charts to include digital data

By Haydn Taylor

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