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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

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Are Ubisoft and HitRecord exploiting fans?

Also in this week's episode, GameStop's latest revival efforts, and why Detective Pikachu works where Silent Hill doesn't

By Haydn Taylor

Digital Catapult launches AR and VR accelerator programme for UK startups

Early-stage companies to receive mentorship and access to investors

By Haydn Taylor

Drawkanoid: Launching an indie game in a market where "everything changes"

Nordic Game Discovery Contest winner discusses game launches and monetisation in an ever-changing ecosystem

By Haydn Taylor

Yogscast CEO Mark Turpin resigns following sexual harassment allegations

Turpin apologises for "error of judgement" as second sexual harassment case hits Yogscast in as many weeks

By Haydn Taylor

Private Division has parted ways with Darkborn developer, The Outsiders

Publisher confirms split at end of last year, but financially supported dev for "several months" afterwards

By Haydn Taylor

Riot extends deadline for removal of Echo Fox shareholder following racist remarks

Esports organisation was instructed to oust shareholder two months ago or face "formal action" from LCS

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent launches app for streaming PC games to smartphones

League of Legends only game currently available, but more expected soon

By Haydn Taylor

Jo Twist: Games industry needs to "step up" to fight cultural bias

UKIE CEO warns critics and publishers to be careful with their language, says games are "an easy target because we're new"

By Haydn Taylor

My.Games acquires Love Sick dev Swag Masha

Deal is first since parent company Mail.Ru launched gaming brand earlier this year

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase acquires minority stake in Behaviour Interactive

Partnership to help enhance Chinese game giant's research and development efforts

By Haydn Taylor

Kickstarter suspends over ambitious MMO inspired by GTA Online

"We require projects to be honest and clearly presented, and this project failed to meet that standard," says Kickstarter

By Haydn Taylor

Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store

Rebellion founders discuss change of heart on Epic Store exclusivity

By Haydn Taylor

Smartphone maker ROKiT announces $50m indie dev fund

Selection committee of industry veterans established, up to $500,000 per project on offer

By Haydn Taylor

"Just because discrimination is illegal, doesn't mean it doesn't happen"

Writer, producer, and campaigner Felicia Prehn on building accessible games and inclusive teams

By Haydn Taylor

League of Legends reclaims top spot on Twitch

Riot's MOBA on track to exceed one billion hours viewed in 2019, as Fortnite begins to flag

By Haydn Taylor

tinyBuild CEO clears confusion on DRM stance after one rep says it's "not smart business"

Alex Nichiporchik claims comments were result of not properly training community managers on the issue

By Haydn Taylor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Why people see EA as the "bad guys"

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses the 70/30 industry standard revenue split, and the ongoing DCMS inquiry

By Haydn Taylor

Obsidian has been "very careful" not to "lecture" players with politics in Outer Worlds

"I don't want people to think this is a really hard, politically-charged game," says co-director Leonard Boyarsky

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft and Sony reportedly scaling back console production in China

President Trump's trade war causing further disruption in tech sector manufacturing

By Haydn Taylor

TIGA calls for Video Game Investment Fund for UK devs to prevent post-Brexit exodus

"Governments in other jurisdictions will continue to seek to attract our successful studios and talented development staff," says CEO Richard Wilson

By Haydn Taylor

Artifact designer says game is salvageable, but isn't interested in damage control

"Valve is a smart company with lots of smart people working there, I think that it's possible they can do that," says Richard Garfield

By Haydn Taylor

French government launches campaign to attract UK talent post-Brexit

UPDATE: UKIE CEO responds to Join the Game, which boasts tax breaks and funding for studios that relocate

By Haydn Taylor

Super Mario Maker 2: Critical Consensus

A complete and well-rounded experience universally praised by critics

By Haydn Taylor

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