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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

How the Georgia game dev community came back from the brink

SIEGE Con director Andrew Greenberg discusses how the state recovered from just two studios to 128

By Haydn Taylor

Loot boxes don't fall under gambling legislation, says Irish government

Department of Justice backs away from issue after co-signing declaration commending “blurring of lines between gaming and gambling”

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent announces restructure as share price continues to tumble

Internet giant hit hard amid bureaucratic lockdown of Chinese games market

By Haydn Taylor

Liquid Media acquires rights to 65 classic video game titles

Deal worth $1 million includes rights to All Star Baseball, Kwirk, and Bubble Bobble

By Haydn Taylor

Epic will remove "embarrassing" breast physics from Fortnite

The inclusion of breast physics in the latest update was "unintended" says Epic

By Haydn Taylor

Newzoo: Catering to families with Xbox Game Pass could be key to closing gap on Sony

Game subscription services are markedly more popular among families, but most packages don't provide family plans

By Haydn Taylor

The importance of honesty and learning difficult lessons when seeking VC funding

London Venture Partners' Jon Bellamy: "If we start from a dishonest note, no matter how small, that can be damaging"

By Haydn Taylor

Valve offers full support on Steam to all new controllers

Platform holder looks to address 22 million controllers still relying on user-created input configurations

By Haydn Taylor

ArenaNet pulls plug on in-game transactions for Guild Wars 2 players in Belgium

UPDATE: MMO developer joins growing list of games companies forced to take action in Belgium over recent loot box ruling

By Haydn Taylor

DreamTeam secures $5m seed funding investment from Mangrove Capital

"In just six months DreamTeam built the most liquid recruitment marketplace on the planet," says VC fund partner

By Haydn Taylor

EnVision Esports staff will be paid outstanding salaries if Dot Esports pulls two articles, says former CEO

Update: Artur Minacov says invoices have been sent to pay players allegedly owed thousands of dollars

By Haydn Taylor

"Be careful what you wish for" when after a publisher, says Team17 CEO

GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit panel discusses opportunities and pitfalls when looking for a publisher

By Haydn Taylor

Sony to end production of PS Vita in Japan next year

No plans for a successor, says SVP Hiroyuki Oda

By Haydn Taylor

Valve and Ubisoft fined for breach of French consumer law

Steam and Uplay latest storefronts caught up in European consumer rights violations

By Haydn Taylor

First uncensored adult game on Steam pulled from sale in 28 countries

"The fact is, these restrictions are the downside of being the poster child for the first fully uncensored adult game on Steam," says developer Dharker Studios

By Haydn Taylor

Deep Rock Galactic and the advantages of open development

Game director and studio co-founder Mikkel Pedersen discusses how Ghost Ship Games has thrived in early access

By Haydn Taylor

Public investigation finds loot boxes are "psychologically akin to gambling"

Report suggests restricting sale of games containing loot boxes to players of legal gambling age

By Haydn Taylor

Supercell, Rovio, and Space Ape sign up for One Special Day 2018

SpecialEffect hopes to break $1 million total raised as charity event prepares for third year

By Haydn Taylor

UKIE: Only 19% of parents set and enforce screen time limits for their children

Digital School House report finds just 44 per cent of parents talk to their children about online safety

By Haydn Taylor

Treyarch bosses explain decision to drop single-player campaign from Black Ops 4

Dan Bunting: "The most important aspect of game development is being able to adapt"

By Haydn Taylor

Remedy Entertainment is adapting Alan Wake into a television series

Material from unfinished sequel will serve as inspiration for the show, says game creator Sam Lake

By Haydn Taylor

Team17 posts 25% profit bump in "maiden" financial results

Publisher enjoys considerable revenue increase since going public earlier this year

By Haydn Taylor

11-11: Memories Retold is a melting pot of international industry talent

Why a Japanese publisher, a British animation studio, and a French developer teamed up to explore both sides of the First World War

By Haydn Taylor

Riot brings in former Uber exec Frances Frei as part of culture rehabilitation efforts

League of Legends developer says it will continue “pulling in the best of the best” to support its efforts

By Haydn Taylor

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