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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

Niko Partners: Cloud gaming revenue to reach $3bn in Asia by 2023

Projections suggest there will be 500 million cloud gamers in Asia by 2028

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG becomes first mobile battle royale to surpass $1bn revenue

Since Chinese re-launch, PUBG Mobile has seen 540% growth year-on-year

By Haydn Taylor

Esports investment: Building resilience in a volatile space

New Wave Esports CEO Daniel Mitre on the glamour of teams versus the sustainability of platforms

By Haydn Taylor

NBCUniversal shuts down game publishing arm

Unknown number of layoffs from 50-strong team, division head Chris Heatherly stays on for transitional period

By Haydn Taylor

Anti-bullying advocates assess what's wrong in games

There's a cultural problem that isn't going to fix itself overnight, but behaviours can and do change with the right support

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch acquires Internet Gaming Database

Acquisition will see Twitch feed database into discovery feature set

By Haydn Taylor

EMEAA charts: Slam dunk for NBA 2K20 in launch week

Strong digital sales push older games into the top ten, while Game Pass sees Gears 5 barely rank

By Haydn Taylor

BetaDwarf raises $6.6m to develop new loneliness-busting genre

Danish developer cites rise in loneliness around the world, looks to "invest aggressively" in friendship game

By Haydn Taylor

PewDiePie pulls $50,000 pledge to Jewish anti-hate group

"I made the mistake of picking a charity I was advised [to] instead of picking a charity I'm personally passionate about," says popular YouTuber

By Haydn Taylor

TIGA: Government should "urgently" carry out research around loot boxes and gambling

CEO Dr Richard Wilson raises impartiality concerns over suggestion of taxing industry to fund research; PEGI also weighs in

By Haydn Taylor

Vive Cosmos arrives on October 3 for Ł699

New virtual reality headset from HTC will cost roughly the same as predecessor

By Haydn Taylor

Parliamentary committee recommends banning loot box sales to children

Report proposes industry tax to fund research into the harmful effects of gaming, slams "wilfully obtuse" industry representatives

By Haydn Taylor

Gears 5: Teaching an old COG new tricks

Campaign designer Matt Searcy on balancing the old and new of an ageing franchise

By Haydn Taylor

Capcom wins patent lawsuit against Koei Tecmo

After second round in court, judge orders Koei Tecmo to pay nearly $1.5 million in compensation

By Haydn Taylor

Valve updates experimental Steam Labs features

Micro Trailers coming to every game, plus new algorithms to help users explore Steam catalogue

By Haydn Taylor

BoomTV acquires American Video Game League in bid to expand collegiate esports

Deal is "huge step forward" for collegiate esports, says AVGL CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Niantic agrees to combat trespassing Pokémon Go players

Developer settles class action lawsuit after three years, committing to new preventative measures

By Haydn Taylor

VRChat secures $10m Series C funding

New investor Makers Fund joins HTC to help "open unique opportunities" in virtual reality space

By Haydn Taylor

Marry everything: The satisfying sandbox of Fit for a King

Kitfox CEO Tanya Short on sandboxes and micro-publishing

By Haydn Taylor

ISFE launches new esports branch

Organisation members are "committed to growing the sector in a responsible way"

By Haydn Taylor

PEGI aware that NBA 2K20 gambling imagery may be "too close for comfort"

Age-rating organisation unable to classify game any differently under current guidelines

By Haydn Taylor

Critique Gaming: "We try to explore reality in meaningful ways"

Romanian indie dev discusses its motives as a politically charged studio, and how to breach difficult topics in sensible ways

By Haydn Taylor

Valve reportedly fighting EU antitrust charges

Focus Home, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Koch Media, and ZeniMax reportedly settling charges

By Haydn Taylor

NBA 2K20 trailer sells the thrill of gambling | Opinion

The lurid online casino is wilfully shortsighted at a precarious time for the industry

By Haydn Taylor

Niko Partners: Mobile esport games grossed $15.3bn worldwide last year

Mobile esport titles poised to overtake PC competitors which grossed $16.1 billion in 2018

By Haydn Taylor

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