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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

Inside Station F: The grander ambitions of Ubisoft

Ubisoft's focus on emerging technology, from blockchain to VR, points to something bigger for the French games giant

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo to halt service of two mobile games in Belgium amid loot box debacle

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes to be taken offline in Belgium on August 27

By Haydn Taylor

God of War reaches ten million lifetime sales

Meanwhile, streaming be part of Sony's "mainstream business model" with its next-gen console

By Haydn Taylor

Valve lets players avoid toxic people in DOTA 2, charges for the privilege

Experimental Avoid Player feature included in $9.99 battle pass

By Haydn Taylor

Disney and Sega join $7.8m Series A funding round for Tyffon

Location-based VR company plans third Tokyo venue and US expansion

By Haydn Taylor

Record quarter for Garena Free Fire with $90m revenue

Top five mobile battle royale game adds 73 million new players, reports Sensor Tower

By Haydn Taylor

Unity slammed over engine features supporting the gambling industry

Developer removes posts detailing "especially helpful" real-money gaming features

By Haydn Taylor

2K halts Borderlands 3 pre-orders during Epic Games Store Mega Sale

Publisher says decision is temporary, and pre-orders made during sale will be honoured

By Haydn Taylor

Games2win launches $1.4m fund for Indian startups

The Replay Gaming Fund offers funding, mentorship, and exposure

By Haydn Taylor

Magic Leap acquires holographic communication startup Mimesys

"Concepts of communication imagined in science-fiction in the past 30 years are becoming now technically possible," says Mimesys CEO

Paradox pulls Bloodlines 2 from Epic Store during Mega Sale

Klei Entertainment follows suit with Oxygen Not Included as Epic offers $10 off basically everything

By Haydn Taylor

What yesterday's EU court ruling means for the games industry

Companies are advised to start acting quickly or face legal trouble once ruling implemented

By Haydn Taylor

Profit and revenue down at Paradox as investments reach "record high"

Q1 2019 performance "characterised by a focus on long-term growth and expansion" says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Employers must track staff working hours, EU court rules

Ruling to help uphold EU Working Time Directive should help tackle industry crunch problem

By Haydn Taylor

WWE 2K dev establishing second wrestling IP to foster internal competition

"I think having no competitor isn't healthy at all," says Yuke's senior vice president Hiromi Furuta

By Haydn Taylor

High Fidelity lays of 25% of staff and pivots to virtual communications

Founder Philip Rosedale admits "we probably still have a few years to wait" for tech to catch up with original vision

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games acquires Twinmotion

Developer offers visualisation toolkit for free with "no strings attached"

By Haydn Taylor

Challenging player entitlement by making them homeless

Homelessness is "intimidating for any artists who really wants to take it seriously” says Delve Interactive founder Danny Hayes

By Haydn Taylor

Facebook's VP of VR Hugo Barra steps down

Barra moves sideways as former director of product management Erick Tseng steps into his role

By Haydn Taylor

GWU calls for testimonies against reported sexual predators at Quantic Dream

Update: French developer claims no knowledge of any incidents and urges victims to, "contact the relevant authorities"

By Haydn Taylor

Germany considers new youth protection guidelines for mobile monetisation

Deliberately broad draft guidelines leave questions hanging around enforcement

By Haydn Taylor

WHO gaming disorder could cost South Korean economy over $9bn

Korean culture ministry writes to World Health Organisation protesting ICD-11 draft

By Haydn Taylor

How Denuvo is tackling cheaters who think outside the box

Publishers face an uphill battle as cheats get more sophisticated and harder to detect

By Haydn Taylor

Sindiecate founders go AWOL, owing staff and contractors over €30,000

Spanish indie publisher collapses without answers after founders cultivate toxic work environment

By Haydn Taylor

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