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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

Intellivision joins the retro console space with new hardware coming in 2020

Formerly defunct console brand is re-imaged as Intellivision Amico

By Haydn Taylor

Six Foot lays off one third of development staff

Flagship game Dreadnought hampered by delays, slow sales, and mixed reviews

By Haydn Taylor

A post-mortem of Telltale Games

Speaking at Sweden Game Conference 2018, former Telltale narrative designer Emily Grace Buck says it's time for a “really serious conversation about potentially starting a union”

By Haydn Taylor

The rebuilding of People Can Fly

CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski reflects on the company's journey since re-gaining its independence, and the future of its new IP

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft Massive COO: "We don't want to take a stance in current politics"

Speaking during Sweden Game Conference 2018, Alf Condelius discusses the separation of games and politics with The Division

By Haydn Taylor

Sega Sammy cuts “long overtime” by 80-90%

Japanese firm updates progress on Road to 2020 with continued focus on games

By Haydn Taylor

Sony delays PS4 release of Senran Kagura game over sexually explicit content

Platform holder requests removal of Intimacy Mode which features sexual interactions with underage girls

By Haydn Taylor

Bethesda opens Russia office

Headed up by Simeon Chirikov, the new office will oversee sales and marketing for Russia and CIS

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs roundup: Ben Cousins takes over as CEO at Isbit Games

Meanwhile, Microsoft Game Studios founder joins Animoca Brands as an adviser, and former Blizzard exec moves to Square Enix

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft kills support for Minecraft on Apple TV

"We need to reallocate resources to the platforms that our players use the most," says Microsoft

By Haydn Taylor

War Child UK partners with Bandai Namco on 11-11: Memories Retold

"Together we can work to end the suffering of children caught in the violence of war," says Elijah Wood, star of 11-11: Memories Retold

By Haydn Taylor

The cathartic expression of shared cultural trauma in The Sinking City

Wael Amr and Sergey Oganesyan discuss how the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 informed the cosmic horror underpinnings of Frogwares' latest game

By Haydn Taylor

Jagex investigates streamer following allegations of abusive behaviour

Ali "Gross Gore" Larson accused of sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and physical violence during RuneFest 2018

By Haydn Taylor

Indie dev's "honest mistake" inadvertently revives dying game

HyperReuts sees average player count explode from one, to an all-time peak of over 170,000

By Haydn Taylor

Sony sues hacker for manufacturing and distributing jailbroken PS4s

Defendant's actions "were knowing, deliberate, willful and in complete disregard of SIE's rights," Sony claims

By Haydn Taylor

EA announces partnership with English Premier League

Landmark deal "carves a critical path forward" for FIFA esports

By Haydn Taylor

Blizzard to champion diversity at BlizzCon 2018

Inclusion Nexus to feature talks from LGBT community, people with disabilities, the Women's Advisory Council, and the Blizzard Veterans Group

By Haydn Taylor

Industry staff protest working conditions with Twitter storm

UPDATE: IGDA exec Jen MacLean issues statement on #AsAGamesWorker protest

By Haydn Taylor

Capcom announces live-action Mega Man movie

Japanese publisher working with Planet of the Apes production company Chernin Entertainment

By Haydn Taylor

Ex-Irrational and Slipgate veteran shares the secret to game dev survival

Apathy will kill your game, so work on something you believe in, says indie developer Gwen Frey

By Haydn Taylor

Chinese console and TV-based game market projected to reach $736m in 2018

Grey market software to account for nearly two-thirds of market value

By Haydn Taylor

Dragalia Lost has lowest-grossing launch of Nintendo's mobile line-up

Publisher's latest mobile offering generates $3 million in Japan and US over five days

By Haydn Taylor

Minecraft exceeds 90m monthly active users

Despite dominating the headlines, Fortnite still lags behind as Minecraft gains nearly 20 million monthly users in 2018 alone

By Haydn Taylor

Google and Ubisoft to test game-streaming service with Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Limited number of users in the US will be able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free through their Chrome browser

By Haydn Taylor

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