Haydn Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

Haydn joined 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

Activision permabans over 50,000 cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone

Publisher says it has "zero tolerance" policy on cheaters and will issue regular updates on number of bans handed out

By Haydn Taylor

Researchers turn to PC gamers for help with COVID-19

Update: Folding@home downloaded onto over one million devices

By Haydn Taylor

Kojima Productions staff working remotely after employee diagnosed with COVID-19

Developer is working with health authorities to prevent further spread of virus

By Haydn Taylor

Anybrain receives €1m investment form Trust Esport

Artificial intelligence startup works to secure online gaming and make esports more fair

By Haydn Taylor files lawsuit against group of former employees

Update: Blitz Team says it has become target of "unfair competition and legal bullying" at hands of Wargaming

By Haydn Taylor

Industry launches #PlayApartTogether in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Campaign sees 18 game companies using their platforms to spread key messages from the World Health Organisation

By Haydn Taylor

European studio boss Michael Denny leaves Sony after 25 years

Denny appointed head of studio at Lego franchise developer TT Games

By Haydn Taylor

League of Legends: The art of balance

Summoner's Rift team manager John Frank discusses the intricacies of balancing one of the world's most successful competitive titles

By Haydn Taylor

COVID-19 "threatens the very existence" of National Videogame Museum

British Games Insitute launches campaign to save nation's only dedicated games museum

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo donates 9,500 face masks to US emergency services

Highly sought-after face masks will be distributed across the City of North Bend and surrounding area

By Haydn Taylor

Half-Life: Alyx reaches 43,000 concurrent users on launch day

First Half-Life game in 13 years performs well by VR standards, but hardware restriction is a missed opportunity analyst says

By Haydn Taylor

Playtika delivers food packages to vulnerable people amid pandemic

Mobile developer to distribute thousands of packages per week across Eastern Europe and Israel

By Haydn Taylor

Ukie launches industry-specific online wiki

Ukiepedia is free resource of games industry facts, insight, resources and links

By Haydn Taylor

Bohemia Interactive grossed $68m last year

DayZ and Arma 3 developer makes over 4.5 million software sales in 2019

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon Home grosses $2.6m in first month

US leads in player spend and installs as total downloads exceed 2.3 million

By Haydn Taylor

Gaming and live streaming rise globally amid COVID-19 crisis

Games industry in a strong position to weather pandemic, say analysts

By Haydn Taylor

COVID-19: New Zealand Game Festival postponed until 2021

Organisers postpone event after New Zealand government puts ban on gatherings of 500 people or more

By Haydn Taylor

Miniclip acquires Eight Pixels Square

UK mobile developer joins Swiss development and publishing outfit

By Haydn Taylor

Genvid Technologies secures $33m in Series B funding round

Interactive streaming developer backed by Samsung, Huya and NTT Docomo

By Haydn Taylor

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne ships 5m units

Series lifetime sales exceed 62 million as Iceborne expansion maintains strong performance

By Haydn Taylor

An insider's perspective on China

Apptutti's Daniel Camilo discusses the disparity between perception and reality in the world's most regulated games market

By Haydn Taylor

Back-end engine developer Pragma closes $4.2m seed round

LA-based startup provides "back-end as a service" solution set to launch later this year

By Haydn Taylor

Call of Duty: Warzone hits six million users in 24 hours

Activision's free-to-play battle royale launch dwarfs competition

By Haydn Taylor

Magic Leap looks for buyers

Augmented reality startup could sell for over $10 billion

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon Sword and Shield remain top-sellers in Japan months after release

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers tops Japanese charts for February with over 160,000 units sold at retail

By Haydn Taylor

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