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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

Evolve servers to shut down in September

Publisher 2K confirms end for AAA game turned free-to-play

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games donating all proceeds from limited edition skin to charity

Skin designed with League of Legends fan through The Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Haydn Taylor

Arc System Works introduces 'non-negotiable' streaming guidelines

Developer threatens breaches with potential channel strike or account suspension

By Haydn Taylor

Games account for 75% of App Store spending

66 per cent of iOS games spending comes from APAC territories alone

By Haydn Taylor

Breaking into China as a Western developer

Flaregames' vice president of marketing discusses how to capitalise on the largest and fastest growing games market in the world

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs roundup: Stéphane Decroix joins Starbreeze after 20 years with Ubisoft

Meanwhile, Reboot Develop appoints new head of developer relations while Dungeons and Dragons producer joins Codename to work on licensed game

By Haydn Taylor

One Thumb Mobile closes Glasgow studio

18 jobs lost after Celtic Heroes developer shutters

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG Corp files copyright lawsuit against Epic Games

Korean developer began proceedings in January, alleging Fortnite plagiarises PUBG

By Haydn Taylor

Voodoo secures $200m Goldman Sachs investment

French mobile developer looks to double its staff by year's end

By Haydn Taylor

Codemasters valued at £280m as it prepares to go public

Developer expected to raise £15 million for expansion into mobile

By Haydn Taylor

Revenue expected to double this year for augmented and mixed reality

Virtual reality revenue will fall behind AR/MR by 2021, says SuperData

By Haydn Taylor

Game critic John "TotalBiscuit" Bain dies aged 33

Popular YouTuber loses four-year battle with cancer

By Haydn Taylor

Andrew Maximov: "Technology is actually going to make us better artists"

Industry veterans say artificial intelligence will enable artists, not replace them

By Haydn Taylor

Battle royale players are among the most engaged gamers, report finds

Newzoo: 88 per cent of battle royale players invest money in gaming, compared to 75 per cent of traditional competitive game players

By Haydn Taylor

YoYo Games launches publishing arm for GameMaker titles

"There is a real opportunity for us to act as a conduit to success for these developers," says YoYo Games general manager

By Haydn Taylor

Rovio doubles down on Angry Birds with new content roadmap

Multimedia strategy includes stage shows, location-based events, and long form animated series

By Haydn Taylor

iOS gamers are more loyal than Android, suggests Priori Data

Market intelligence platform dissects the mobile market at Digital Dragons 2018

By Haydn Taylor

Demystifying venture capital

VCs want companies thinking several years ahead, says London Venture Partners' Are Mack Growen, and are prepared for some failure on the road to success

By Haydn Taylor

Eurogamer scoops multiple awards at first-ever Games Media Brit List

Meanwhile, industry veteran Keza MacDonald recognised with Most Influential award

By Haydn Taylor

Investors urge GameStop to overhaul retail strategy amid management upheaval

Tiger Management threatens to sell off stake in retailer should GameStop fail to heed its advice

By Haydn Taylor

Google rethinks Chrome update after it breaks countless HTML5 games

Developers have until October to alter their code before Google fully reinstates update

By Haydn Taylor

Xbox reveals accessible controller for players with disabilities

Phil Spencer: Xbox Adaptive is "only one step on our journey to inclusive design"

By Haydn Taylor

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