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Haydn Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

Haydn joined GamesIndustry.biz 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

Global game companies have claimed millions through Video Game Tax Relief in UK

TIGA defends scheme, saying it would be "very limiting" if large international companies could not benefit

By Haydn Taylor

Limited cross-play enabled in PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds becomes latest game to find flexibility in Sony's still rigid stance

By Haydn Taylor

Pokémon Masters generates $33m revenue in first month

DeNA's Pokémon offering becomes second highest grossing Pokémon mobile game

By Haydn Taylor

Switch Lite added to Joy-Con drift class action lawsuit

Consumers report Joy-Con drift with Nintendo's new console after a matter of days

By Haydn Taylor

Duke Nukem 3D composer sues Gearbox, Pitchford, and Valve

Gearbox allegedly failed to pay royalties to Bobby Prince with Duke Nukem re-release

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent acquires minority stake in Funcom

Chinese gaming giant becomes largest single shareholder of Conan Exiles dev

By Haydn Taylor

Can game makers rise to meet the challenge of climate change?

Activists and experts talk about the UN Playing for the Planet Alliance, and what more needs to be done

By Haydn Taylor

Facebook's new VR chat app will feature paid in-game hosts to model community behaviour

Facebook Horizon Guides will act more like hosts in a physical space, than moderators in a digital one

By Haydn Taylor

Improbable acquires The Multiplayer Guys

Multiplayer service provider brought into the fold following collapse of three SpatialOS games

By Haydn Taylor

One Special Day returns for a fourth year

Over 50 game companies pledge support for gaming accessibility charity

By Haydn Taylor

Bandai sues AtGames over Ms. Pac-Man mini arcade cabinet

Complaint also alleges AtGames caused "irreparable harm" to Bandai following bodged Pac-Man licensing deal

By Haydn Taylor

Switch Lite shifts 160,000 units during first week in Japan

Share price drops to lowest point in eight months as early sales fall below analyst expectations

By Haydn Taylor

Niko Partners: Cloud gaming revenue to reach $3bn in Asia by 2023

Projections suggest there will be 500 million cloud gamers in Asia by 2028

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG becomes first mobile battle royale to surpass $1bn revenue

Since Chinese re-launch, PUBG Mobile has seen 540% growth year-on-year

By Haydn Taylor

Esports investment: Building resilience in a volatile space

New Wave Esports CEO Daniel Mitre on the glamour of teams versus the sustainability of platforms

By Haydn Taylor

NBCUniversal shuts down game publishing arm

Unknown number of layoffs from 50-strong team, division head Chris Heatherly stays on for transitional period

By Haydn Taylor

Anti-bullying advocates assess what's wrong in games

There's a cultural problem that isn't going to fix itself overnight, but behaviours can and do change with the right support

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch acquires Internet Gaming Database

Acquisition will see Twitch feed database into discovery feature set

By Haydn Taylor

EMEAA charts: Slam dunk for NBA 2K20 in launch week

Strong digital sales push older games into the top ten, while Game Pass sees Gears 5 barely rank

By Haydn Taylor

BetaDwarf raises $6.6m to develop new loneliness-busting genre

Danish developer cites rise in loneliness around the world, looks to "invest aggressively" in friendship game

By Haydn Taylor

PewDiePie pulls $50,000 pledge to Jewish anti-hate group

"I made the mistake of picking a charity I was advised [to] instead of picking a charity I'm personally passionate about," says popular YouTuber

By Haydn Taylor

TIGA: Government should "urgently" carry out research around loot boxes and gambling

CEO Dr Richard Wilson raises impartiality concerns over suggestion of taxing industry to fund research; PEGI also weighs in

By Haydn Taylor

Vive Cosmos arrives on October 3 for Ł699

New virtual reality headset from HTC will cost roughly the same as predecessor

By Haydn Taylor

Parliamentary committee recommends banning loot box sales to children

Report proposes industry tax to fund research into the harmful effects of gaming, slams "wilfully obtuse" industry representatives

By Haydn Taylor

Gears 5: Teaching an old COG new tricks

Campaign designer Matt Searcy on balancing the old and new of an ageing franchise

By Haydn Taylor

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