Sections

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

Autonauts: Motivating players without conflict

Former Grand Theft Auto creative director Gary Penn discusses changing relationship with violence and conflict with his new game

By Haydn Taylor

Academic research finds no evidence of gaming as a clinical disorder

Previous studies failed to examine wider context of young peoples' lives, says professor Andrew Przybylski

By Haydn Taylor

Stellaris mobile beta taken offline over stolen Halo assets

"This was a clear mistake on our part," says Galaxy Command team

By Haydn Taylor

Two Hat: Stop tweaking your game and start fixing your community

Security expert Two Hat teams up with Image Analyzer to tackle harmful online content and toxic communities

By Haydn Taylor

Blizzard cancels Overwatch live event at Nintendo World in New York

Launch event for Overwatch on Nintendo Switch cancelled amid hostility over Chinese censorship furore

By Haydn Taylor

UKIE prepares no-deal Brexit advice

Trade body to release free written, audio, and visual content as Britain prepares to leave EU

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG Mobile is highest-grossing smartphone game in Q3

Sensor Tower report shows growth across all metrics in the mobile game sector

By Haydn Taylor

Creative England launches new 24m investment fund

Non-profit partners with Triodos Bank to help grow post-revenue SMEs in creative sector

By Haydn Taylor

FIFA 20 tops EMEAA charts for second week since launch

Just Cause 3 makes surprise appearance in top ten, climbing from No. 123 last week

By Haydn Taylor

Rocksteady and Creative Assembly under fire over Video Game Tax Relief

TaxWatch UK highlights ways multinational companies are using scheme to shift profits

By Haydn Taylor

The enduring appeal of simulation games

Simulation games find their audience among maturing gamers and wild-eyed influencers alike

By Haydn Taylor

Ustwo Games accused of union busting

UPDATE: Independent Workers Union of Great Britain has taken legal action against Monument Valley developer

By Haydn Taylor

NPD Group: 73% of Americans play video games

Survey finds "notable increase" in both engagement and spending among younger audience

By Haydn Taylor

NHS targets gaming addiction with new specialist clinic

"Compulsive gaming and social media and internet addiction is a problem that is not going to go away when they play such a key part in modern life," says mental health director

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games faces class action lawsuit in Canada over "Fortnite addiction"

Developer failed to adequately warn of game's dangers, alleges lawsuit

By Haydn Taylor

Mixer viewership down in Q3 despite Ninja's exclusivity deal

Report from Streamlabs and Newzoo paints mixed picture for Microsft's streaming platform

By Haydn Taylor

FIFA 20 remains leagues ahead in UK charts

Electronic Arts' annual football release remains on top by a wide margin, despite 66% sales decline from last week

By Haydn Taylor

Call of Duty: Mobile surpasses 35m downloads in just three days

Mobile spin-off becomes No. 1 app in over 100 countries on App Store

By Haydn Taylor

CVC Funds acquires $400m minority stake in IronSource

IronSource describes CVC as "perfect partner" as it stays on track to gross $1 billion in 2019

By Haydn Taylor

ArenaNet co-founder leaves to start new studio

Mike O'Brien departs Guild Wars developer to "make small games again"

By Haydn Taylor

Croteam co-founder leaves for Google Stadia

Alan Ladavac parts ways with Serious Sam developer after 25 years

By Haydn Taylor

NBA star invests to become co-owner of RektGlobal

Rudy Gobert joins already star-studded ownership team of esports organisation

By Haydn Taylor

How one game studio is trying to tackle the loneliness epidemic

BetaDwarf sees opportunity in crisis as it builds a game to foster friendship among lonely people

By Haydn Taylor

Global game companies have claimed millions through Video Game Tax Relief in UK

TIGA defends scheme, saying it would be "very limiting" if large international companies could not benefit

By Haydn Taylor

Limited cross-play enabled in PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds becomes latest game to find flexibility in Sony's still rigid stance

By Haydn Taylor

Page 1 of 42

Subscribe to the GamesIndustry.biz Newsletters