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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

Capcom profits up 50.8% thanks to "highly profitable" digital downloads

Japanese publisher increases focus on esports as it restructures unprofitable arcade business

By Haydn Taylor

Modern Pick Entertainment to acquire "substantial" stake in Slightly Mad Studios

European publisher says dev "fits perfectly" with non-violent esports mission

By Haydn Taylor

SpecialEffect announces One Special Day 2019

Over 50 game companies join global fundraising effort for players with disabilities

By Haydn Taylor

Sega Sammy operating income up 246.6% this quarter

Entertainment segment drives huge year-on-year profit increase

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo quarterly profits down 10% despite rising Switch sales

Annual profits up around 40% as Switch falls just shy of two year sale-projection with 36.9 million units sold

By Haydn Taylor

Rockstar hasn't paid UK corporation tax in ten years, claims investigative think tank

Grand Theft Auto V developer also issued claims worth over 42 million in Video Game Tax Relief

By Haydn Taylor

Bulkhead Interactive announces $650,000 investment into esports

Battalion 1944 dev expands esports offering and suggests more future investment

By Haydn Taylor

British Gambling Commission: Industry should be "proactively dealing" with skin betting

Loot boxes still aren't gambling, says BGC, but concerns raised over similarities and companies that fail to police secondary markets

By Haydn Taylor

Joke game removed from Steam after offering bribes to customers

Cyerprank 2069 offers collectors edition of Cyberpunk 2077 for "funniest review"

By Haydn Taylor

Dragalia Lost becomes second highest-grossing Nintendo mobile game

Game still sits well behind Fire Emblem Heroes, but continues trend of high spend per install

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG. Corp says Epic is "one of our best partners" despite previous lawsuit attempt

Studio director Brian Corrigan dismisses notion of animosity between two companies

By Haydn Taylor

Grand Theft Auto V returns to top spot in EMEAA charts

Super Mario Maker 2 is best-selling physical game for the week

By Haydn Taylor

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce ends 28-year career at company

"The time has come for me to step away from Blizzard and pass the torch to the next generation of leaders," says Pearce

By Haydn Taylor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Are Ubisoft and HitRecord exploiting fans?

Also in this week's episode, GameStop's latest revival efforts, and why Detective Pikachu works where Silent Hill doesn't

By Haydn Taylor

Digital Catapult launches AR and VR accelerator programme for UK startups

Early-stage companies to receive mentorship and access to investors

By Haydn Taylor

Drawkanoid: Launching an indie game in a market where "everything changes"

Nordic Game Discovery Contest winner discusses game launches and monetisation in an ever-changing ecosystem

By Haydn Taylor

Yogscast CEO Mark Turpin resigns following sexual harassment allegations

Turpin apologises for "error of judgement" as second sexual harassment case hits Yogscast in as many weeks

By Haydn Taylor

Private Division has parted ways with Darkborn developer, The Outsiders

Publisher confirms split at end of last year, but financially supported dev for "several months" afterwards

By Haydn Taylor

Riot extends deadline for removal of Echo Fox shareholder following racist remarks

Esports organisation was instructed to oust shareholder two months ago or face "formal action" from LCS

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent launches app for streaming PC games to smartphones

League of Legends only game currently available, but more expected soon

By Haydn Taylor

Jo Twist: Games industry needs to "step up" to fight cultural bias

UKIE CEO warns critics and publishers to be careful with their language, says games are "an easy target because we're new"

By Haydn Taylor

My.Games acquires Love Sick dev Swag Masha

Deal is first since parent company Mail.Ru launched gaming brand earlier this year

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase acquires minority stake in Behaviour Interactive

Partnership to help enhance Chinese game giant's research and development efforts

By Haydn Taylor

Kickstarter suspends over ambitious MMO inspired by GTA Online

"We require projects to be honest and clearly presented, and this project failed to meet that standard," says Kickstarter

By Haydn Taylor

Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store

Rebellion founders discuss change of heart on Epic Store exclusivity

By Haydn Taylor

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