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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

Twitch signs three exclusivity deals with major streamers

Video platform responds to Ninja and Shroud departure with own deals

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games files preemptive lawsuit against Dancing Pumpkin Man

Fortnite developer responds to cease and desist letter with a lawsuit

By Haydn Taylor

IndieBI: Superhot Team's biz dev platform that helps indies stay indie

Business developer Tomas Kaczmarczyk on why good business intelligence benefits the whole industry

By Haydn Taylor

Choose Your Own Adventure publisher cracks down on Itch.io devs

Chooseco issues trademark infringements to four developers

By Haydn Taylor

Industry-backed campaign encourages gamers to vote

Gamechanger Giveaway offers prizes in effort to increase voter turnout

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze completes reconstruction process after 12 months

It's been a "toilsome journey" says CEO Mikael Nermak

By Haydn Taylor

Minecraft is most popular game on YouTube in 2019 with 100bn views

Controversial YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg drives popularity of Minecraft as Fortnite settles

By Haydn Taylor

XR Games secures Ł1.5m investment

Virtual and augmented reality studio looks to grow team and portfolio

By Haydn Taylor

Dicebreaker launches news and reviews site to serve thriving tabletop community

Editor-in-chief Matt Jarvis discusses how the games industry can capitalise on the explosive growth of board games

By Haydn Taylor

Logitech commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

“We want to leave our mark on the future. We know that mark can be positive or negative, depending on the large and small decisions we make every day," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

People of the Year 2019: Playing for the Planet Alliance

Unifying against climate change is the first of many steps the games industry must take

By Haydn Taylor

Area28 raises $2.15m for cloud-based development platform

Technology will add "significant value to the game development process" says Alibaba investor

By Haydn Taylor

Football Manager 2020 releases at No. 1 in EMEAA charts

Football Manager beats out Q4 big-hitters, but otherwise charts remain steady as holiday season looms

By Haydn Taylor

Atari VCS enters final stages of pre-production following series of delays

"Atari will always prioritise delivering a high-quality product over a self-imposed deadline," says Atari VCS COO

By Haydn Taylor

Overcoming unconscious bias in the games industry

Diversity advocates Cinzia Musio and Leon Killin discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, and how to foster an inclusive studio

By Haydn Taylor

Valve discontinues Steam Controller

Ill-fated controller put out to pasture after four years

By Haydn Taylor

Rebellion acquires The Bitmap Brothers

Sniper Elite developer plans to develop new games based on classic IPs from The Bitmap Brothers

By Haydn Taylor

AirConsole raises $3m in Series A round

Cloud-based casual gaming platform looks towards partnership development

By Haydn Taylor

Top 1% of mobile publishers take 82% slice of downloads

Sensor Tower data showed 95% of IAP revenue going to just 1% of publishers in Q3 2019

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon takes three spots in EMEAA top ten

Latest entry dominates combined charts despite Nintendo not reporting digital sales

By Haydn Taylor

SuperData: Russia to surpass France as third-largest games market in Europe

Growth of mobile, esports, and free-to-play PC games expected to offset end of generation slowdown

By Haydn Taylor

Google Stadia: Critical Consensus

Critics say Google Stadia is the best game streaming option around, but still falls short in almost every way that matters

By Haydn Taylor

Paid subscriptions coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

UPDATE: Nintendo follows Mario Kart subscription with two tiers for Animal Crossing amounting to $10.98 per month

By Haydn Taylor

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