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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

EGX Rezzed 2019 set to be largest in event's history

GamesIndustry.biz to host Careers Fair and Meet the Indies

By Haydn Taylor

Backers receive first units of delayed ZX Spectrum Vega+

"We have always-believed that we could complete the project and bring the Vega+ to manufacture," says RCL

By Haydn Taylor

Fortnite mobile breaks 100m downloads and $160m IAP revenue

PUBG not expected to reach 100 million milestone for another 206 days

By Haydn Taylor

HTC defends lack of data when disputing VR "tailspin"

Headset manufacturer claims its leading position shows health of market - despite failing to demonstrate with sales figures

By Haydn Taylor

Overwatch League franchise spots for next season could be worth up to $60m

London Spitfires crowned Season 1 champions as Activision Blizzard prepares to open up six new spots globally

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs roundup: Bendix Engmann joins Eurogamer video team

Meanwhile, former CEO of HP and eBay joins Immortals board of directors and The Escapist prepares to relaunch

By Haydn Taylor

Former Quantic Dream employee wins court case against developer

Court rules in favour of employee who quit due to circulation of offensive photoshopped images

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon Go brushes off competition from Jurassic World and The Walking Dead

Apptopia co-founder and COO Jonathan Kay explains why Pokémon Go thrives as its competitors flounder

By Haydn Taylor

The art of failing: What 11 bit Studios learnt from Beat Cop

Marketing director Patryk Grzeszczuk: "We were too far away from the times and the culture that were depicted in the game"

By Haydn Taylor

Dr Jo Twist announced as chair of BAFTA Games Committee

"We are at a critical inflection point, and our future growth and innovation depends on creative collaboration with true diversity and opportunity for all," says Twist

By Haydn Taylor

UK Games Fund reveals 11 companies to receive development grants

Fourth and latest round most diverse since fund launched in 2015

By Haydn Taylor

Japanese tech firm Line Corp acquires controlling stake in NextFloor

Merger will enable “enhancement of management efficiency and fortification of business capabilities”

By Haydn Taylor

Fortnite daily mobile revenue reaches $2m

Launch of Season 5 sets new record of $3 million revenue in a single day

By Haydn Taylor

International Olympic Committee hosts forum to discuss esports

Riots Games CEO hopes forum might lead to esports "being more legitimised the world over"

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo files copyright infringement lawsuit against two console ROM websites

LoveROMs and LoveRETRO are “among the most open and notorious online hubs for pirated video games" says platform holder

By Haydn Taylor

Candy Crush Saga revenue spikes 18% in Q2 to over $200m

King's six-year-old game ranked No. 7 for global app spending and No. 6 for games

By Haydn Taylor

End of a Saga: What Stoic learnt from the Mass Effect finale

Studio co-founder and ex-BioWare dev Arnie Jorgensen joins producer Zeb West to discuss ending the Banner Saga trilogy

By Haydn Taylor

Guerrilla Games to nearly double its staff with planned office move

CEO Hermen Hulst wants to shorten production time to three years

By Haydn Taylor

Muriel Tramis becomes second-ever game designer awarded the Legion of Honour

Industry pioneer receives highest order of merit for military or civil service in France

By Haydn Taylor

Star Citizen backer loses court case for $4,500 refund

Arbitration clause in end-user license agreement protects developer RSI from refund claims in court

By Haydn Taylor

Niantic acquires VR and mobile developer Seismic Games

Deal marks fourth acquisition by Niantic since November 2017

By Haydn Taylor

Challenging videogame music tropes

"Music doesn't exist for a passive viewer... it's the player's emotional reality," says composer James Hannigan

By Haydn Taylor

Earn while you play start-up Blast secures $12m seed funding

"If you can attach a positive outcome to something that people already do and love, like gaming, you can change lives"

By Haydn Taylor

Toxicity in Overwatch down by over a quarter following new measures from Blizzard

Game director promises further improvement along with exploration and implementation of new systems

By Haydn Taylor

Jade Raymond on applying lessons from Assassin's Creed to her new project at EA

The original game was designed as a "sandbox for creatives" with the intention to "hand off the keys to other professionals"

By Haydn Taylor

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