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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

Nintendo of America's third-party relations manager steps down

Kirk Scott leaves Nintendo after five years to work with underrepresented indie developers

By Haydn Taylor

Playrix acquires Croatian PC developer Cateia Games

Cateia shifts to mobile development, rebranded Playrix Croatia

By Haydn Taylor

LootLocker raises $250,000 seed fund

Gaming technology startup attracts investment from across Swedish game scene

By Haydn Taylor

Zynga to acquire Toon Blast developer for $1.8bn

Acquisition of Peak Games expected to increase Zynga's global audience by 60%

By Haydn Taylor

Games industry speaks out in support of black communities amid violence in US

Microsoft, Sony, and Riot Games among those advocating for the unheard as riots and police brutality rock US cities

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase to open secondary listing on Hong Kong stock exchange

Update: New listing approved, Chinese publisher reportedly hopes to raise $3 billion

By Haydn Taylor

CS:GO tournament victors banned for cheating

Eagle-eyed viewers catch cheaters after technical issue left flaw in tournament's anti-cheat measures

By Haydn Taylor

Denuvo security software removed from Doom Eternal and Metro Exodus

Despite speculation, removal of Anti-Cheat and Anti-Tamper was not in response to performance issues

By Haydn Taylor

Dontnod Entertainment opens new Canadian studio

Life is Strange developer alludes to new projects at its first international studio

By Haydn Taylor

Mobile gaming sees record weekly downloads amid COVID-19 lockdown

Average weekly installs reached 1.2 billion as downloads increase by 35% from January to March 4

By Haydn Taylor

HTC co-founder reveals new VR headset and social platform

Priced at $599, Mova headset offers hand-tracking and 5G while social platform Manova makes big promises

By Haydn Taylor

Nvidia launches opt-in process for GeForce Now

Hardware manufacturer responds after multiple game companies pulled their catalogues from its streaming service

By Haydn Taylor

African mobile startup Carry1st raises $2.5m

Latest funding round brings total investment to $4 million in startup's bid to develop African games industry

By Haydn Taylor

Slovakian games industry has nearly doubled in size since 2016

Fledgling sector expected to turnover €55 million in 2020

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch signs three more exclusivity deals with top streamers

Streaming platform wars escalate as Summit1G, Dakotaz and JoshOG commit to multi-year partnerships with Twitch

By Haydn Taylor

COVID-19: BlizzCon 2020 cancelled

Blizzard hints at digital event early next year

By Haydn Taylor

Sensor Tower receives $45m investment

Private equity firm Riverwood Capital invests following record year for Sensor Tower

By Haydn Taylor

The Last of Us Part 2 leaked online

Update: Sony identifies responsible party; confirms it was not a member of Sony or Naughty Dog

By Haydn Taylor

Coronavirus-themed game pulled from Steam in China

Coronavirus Attack developed in protest against Chinese government

By Haydn Taylor

Over 85,000 games made available for free to NHS workers

Dozens of game companies partner with UKIE and Keymailer to support front line staff

By Haydn Taylor

Ziggurat Interactive acquires 3DO Game Company portfolio

Publisher acquires rights for more than 30 titles from Prism Entertainment

By Haydn Taylor

Animal Crossing: New Horizons US ad campaign dwarfs competitors

Coronavirus lockdown provides captive audience for increased ad spending

By Haydn Taylor

Jens Begemann leaves Wooga after 11 years

"I believe the best moment for a founder to leave his company is when things are going really well," says Begemann

By Haydn Taylor

Wolfenstein: The Board Game raises $480,000 on Kickstarter

Tabletop adaption of iconic board game franchise surpasses crowdfunding goal by over 1,000%

By Haydn Taylor

Around 160,000 Nintendo accounts comprised in data beach

Nintendo confirms breach following investigation into reports of unaurthourised third-parties accessing user accounts

By Haydn Taylor

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