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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

Unity changes course following dispute with Improbable

John Riccitiello and Joachim Ante to host Reddit AMA today

By Haydn Taylor

PEGI announces new content descriptor for in-game purchases on physical products

An "important first step" to helping making parents make informed purchasing decisions, says PEGI managing director

By Haydn Taylor

Jam City announces $145m in strategic finance just weeks after layoffs

Investment comes on the heels of a "large numbers" of redundancies and a multi-year development deal with Disney

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games updates company values following "bro culture" toxicity claims

Developer says new values are a "guide for who we want to be"

By Haydn Taylor

Survey reveals parents' reluctance to encourage careers in creative industries

Lack of information at schools presents another barrier to students entering careers in the sector

By Haydn Taylor

Changes to Unity terms of service are "insanity" says Improbable CEO

Devs share concerns with GamesIndustry.biz about how changes could spell the end for their in-development projects

By Haydn Taylor

Streamlabs: Twitch growth slows as streamers turn to YouTube and Facebook

Meanwhile, Fortnite sees first decline in hours streamed since launching battle royale mode

By Haydn Taylor

IGDC: Solving the monetisation problem in India

The Indian market is brimming with potential, but it's far from straightforward

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft forgoes Steam in favour of Epic Games for The Division 2

Epic and Ubisoft to partner on "additional select titles" throughout the year

By Haydn Taylor

Exhibition on LGBTQ gaming history opens in Berlin

Rainbow Arcade explores extensive but overlooked queer history of games

By Haydn Taylor

Buyers circle GameStop as retailer continues to struggle

Could emulating GAME's Belong arenas help turnaround the company's fortunes, or is it too late to pivot?

By Haydn Taylor

Paradox acquires Prison Architect from Introversion Software

“We've taken Prison Architect just about as far as we can” says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Tim Sweeney enters billionaire index nearly $3bn ahead of Gabe Newell

Neither trouble NetEase CEO or Tencent co-founder despite difficult year for Chinese market

By Haydn Taylor

Facebook rejects Gris ad for "sexually suggestive" content

Update: Facebook clarifies that it was images on Devolver's linked Instagram page, not the ad itself, that got the trailer pulled

By Haydn Taylor

Half-Life and Portal writer Erik Wolpaw returns to Valve

Wolpaw is back at the developer after departing less than two years ago

By Haydn Taylor

Star Control creators defend DMCA takedown notice against Stardock

Creators claim Star Control: Origins is "substantially similar to and/or derivative of" their copyrighted work

By Haydn Taylor

Niantic closes out $190m investment round

Follows on from year which saw Pokémon Go grow 35% and generate nearly $800 million revenue

By Haydn Taylor

Blizzard CFO poached by Square Inc

Amrita Ahuja moves on from developer after eight years

By Haydn Taylor

Square Enix president promises year of "aggressive expansion" overseas

Publisher will relaunch dormant Indian subsidiary and look to work with Chinese developers and publishers

By Haydn Taylor

CIS region game devs hit with 7.4% decline in median salary last year

Women lost 10% of their salary as gender pay gap increased to $6,000

By Haydn Taylor

BioWare founders honoured with Order of Canada

Pair recognised for "revolutionary contributions to the video game industry"

By Haydn Taylor

Gumi Inc. acquires stake in blockchain game developer Double Jump.Tokyo

Investment follows launch of publisher's $30 million blockchain fund in May last year

By Haydn Taylor

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