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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

Death Stranding: Critical Consensus

A haunting experience that succeeds in spite of its own clumsy excess, Death Stranding arrives to frequently mitigated praise

By Haydn Taylor

ZeniMax to offer refunds for faulty Fallout 76 in Australia

ZeniMax admits it likely misled consumers over their digital rights

By Haydn Taylor

Google's DeepMind AI ranks higher than 99.8% of StarCraft II players

AlphaStar plays under "professional approved conditions" to reach Grandmaster ranking

By Haydn Taylor

Profits down 48.1% for Rovio Entertainment in Q3

Angry Birds dev in discussions to potentially lay off staff as The Angry Birds Movie 2 falls short of expectations

By Haydn Taylor

The Climate Trail: A bleak look at what awaits us if we fail to address climate change

Developer William Volk hopes his game will help raise awareness of how the problem is worse than we think

By Haydn Taylor

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare grosses $600m in opening weekend

Latest game from Infinity Ward is fastest-selling entry in the franchise this generation

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon Go surpasses $3bn lifetime revenue

Niantic's augmented reality mobile game on track to break 2016 revenue record

By Haydn Taylor

New Zealand government commits $10m to growth of local games industry

City of Dunedin will become hub for aspirations to grow games industry to $1 billion sector

By Haydn Taylor

BAFTA announces Breakthrough Brits 2019

Five standout talents in the games industry recognised for their work

By Haydn Taylor

Shigeru Miyamoto recognised with Japanese cultural award

Super Mario creator will be awarded for elevating the Japanese games industry around the world

By Haydn Taylor

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne drives profit for Capcom in latest financials

DLC has shipped 2.8 million units since September, while base game surpasses 14 million lifetime sales

By Haydn Taylor

New community management AI from FaceIt bans 20,000 players in trail run

Esports tournament platform reduces number of toxic messages in Counter-Strike games by 20%

By Haydn Taylor

Sony considering sale of PlayStation Vue

Live TV streaming service has reportedly failed to turn a profit since launching in 2015

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze restarts Payday 2 content production ten months after pulling the plug

Beleaguered game company turns to reliable territory in recovery attempts

By Haydn Taylor

League of Legends: Understanding the success of an esport that doesn't turn a profit

LEC head of business development and sponsorship Alban Dechelotte discusses finding the balance with esport partnerships

By Haydn Taylor

Enterprise revenue expected to jump 69% this year as VR takes hold in business

PlayStation VR continues as market leading headset, breaching 4.7 million units sold

By Haydn Taylor

Sony issuing refunds for faulty WWE 2K20

Latest entry into 2K Games' annual wrestling franchise mired with bugs and glitches

By Haydn Taylor

The Outer Worlds: Critical Consensus

Obsidian Entertainment's return to the action-RPG genre may be wobbly in places, but shines with the studio's signature style

By Haydn Taylor

UKIE partners with Space Ape and Playmob on environmentally conscious game jam

Bi-annual student game jam will see teams competing for Ł2,000 scholarship

By Haydn Taylor

Empires and Puzzles surpasses $500m lifetime revenue

Match-three puzzler is most profitable in Zynga's portfolio

By Haydn Taylor

Rick Fox departs Echo Fox after settling with investors out-of-court

Fox leaves esports organisation as "a method to end the turbulent fighting" with controversial investors

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent takes majority control over Supercell

World's largest game company increases stake in consortium which owns Finnish mobile developer

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

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