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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

Valve rewards man $20,000 for discovering unlimited free game codes bug

Bug allowed anyone with developer portal account to generate thousands of free codes for any game

By Haydn Taylor

Valve condemns racist behaviour of pro players during DOTA 2 matches

Developer says it will not tolerate racist langue between pro players but puts onus on teams to discipline

By Haydn Taylor

Square Enix files trademark dispute against Dorado Games over 'Conflict' branding

Publisher's lawyers argue there “is a clear likelihood of confusion”

By Haydn Taylor

The art of war: Defining the look of 11-11 Memories Retold

Art director Bram Ttwheam discusses the visual style of Aardman Animations' first commercial game

By Haydn Taylor

Apptopia October report: Asian developers dominate the top new games on iOS and Android

Games from Asian markets account for nine of the top ten new games on App Store in terms of IAP spending

By Haydn Taylor

Overwolf closes $16m Series B funding round

Intel Capital leads investment in PC app store

By Haydn Taylor

Turtle Beach revenue up 107% to $74.4m in latest quarterly financials

Popularity of battle royale games drive strong headset sales

By Haydn Taylor

Activision Blizzard stock tumbles following Diablo Immortal backlash

Share price takes 6.74% hit to close out day at lowest point since January

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze Studios pre-tax loss triples to $11.3m in Q3 2018

Payday 2 accounts for two-thirds of company's Q3 revenue as it prepares to launch Overkill's The Walking Dead

By Haydn Taylor

Danish prime minister opens Counter-Strike esports tournament

Lars Løkke Rasmussen: "You are truly sportsmen following your dreams"

By Haydn Taylor

Tech billionaire Tej Kohli launches €50 million European esports investment fund

Esports Insider co-founder and managing director Sam Cooke brought on as adviser to Rewired GG

By Haydn Taylor

Dapper Labs secures $15 million investment

CryptoKitties developer will use funds to open US subsidiary led by former Disney and Unity execs

By Haydn Taylor

Swiss studio wins Universal GameDev Contest

Gbanga awarded $150,000 and one-year consulting contract with Universal for Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion

By Haydn Taylor

Super Mario Party sells 1.5m units in release month

Joy-Con sales driven up by game's strong performance, says Nintendo

By Haydn Taylor

Brexit will cause 'serious harm' to the UK games industry

White paper from Games4EU suggests consumers will take financial hit while industry suffers 'brain drain' and 'cultural diminishment'

By Haydn Taylor

Chasing oblivion with Disco Elysium and alcohol addiction

'Really, at the bottom of their soul, people know that they have a bit of a drinking problem,' says designer and writer Robert Kurvitz

By Haydn Taylor

Streamlabs: Live streaming industry worth $10.1bn

Latest quarterly report estimates sector value to increase by $3 billion in 2019

By Haydn Taylor

Dragalia Lost has highest spend per install of any Nintendo mobile title

In Japan, player spend per download is four times that of Fire Emblem: Heroes

By Haydn Taylor

UPDATE: Minecraft reaches 150 million downloads in China

Free-to-play Chinese version gains 50 million players in five months

By Haydn Taylor

EA details new cloud native development platform, Project Atlas

Unified platform aims to "seamlessly converge" artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and Frostbite engine

By Haydn Taylor

SuperData: Digital spend on console reaches $1.24bn for September

Destiny 2 Forsaken expansion beats out Fortnite to top digital console rankings

By Haydn Taylor

NBA superstar Michael Jordan leads $26m investment into aXiomatic Gaming

Jordan invests in parent company of third-most valuable esports organisation, Team Liquid

By Haydn Taylor

Games deals in 2018 worth record $25bn but "could signal top of the market"

IPO market falls 90 per cent but games investment reaches "unprecedented" levels, according to Digi-Capital

By Haydn Taylor

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