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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

Paradox pulls Bloodlines 2 from Epic Store during Mega Sale

Klei Entertainment follows suit with Oxygen Not Included as Epic offers $10 off basically everything

By Haydn Taylor

What yesterday's EU court ruling means for the games industry

Companies are advised to start acting quickly or face legal trouble once ruling implemented

By Haydn Taylor

Profit and revenue down at Paradox as investments reach "record high"

Q1 2019 performance "characterised by a focus on long-term growth and expansion" says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Employers must track staff working hours, EU court rules

Ruling to help uphold EU Working Time Directive should help tackle industry crunch problem

By Haydn Taylor

WWE 2K dev establishing second wrestling IP to foster internal competition

"I think having no competitor isn't healthy at all," says Yuke's senior vice president Hiromi Furuta

By Haydn Taylor

High Fidelity lays of 25% of staff and pivots to virtual communications

Founder Philip Rosedale admits "we probably still have a few years to wait" for tech to catch up with original vision

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games acquires Twinmotion

Developer offers visualisation toolkit for free with "no strings attached"

By Haydn Taylor

Challenging player entitlement by making them homeless

Homelessness is "intimidating for any artists who really wants to take it seriously” says Delve Interactive founder Danny Hayes

By Haydn Taylor

Facebook's VP of VR Hugo Barra steps down

Barra moves sideways as former director of product management Erick Tseng steps into his role

By Haydn Taylor

GWU calls for testimonies against reported sexual predators at Quantic Dream

Update: French developer claims no knowledge of any incidents and urges victims to, "contact the relevant authorities"

By Haydn Taylor

Germany considers new youth protection guidelines for mobile monetisation

Deliberately broad draft guidelines leave questions hanging around enforcement

By Haydn Taylor

WHO gaming disorder could cost South Korean economy over $9bn

Korean culture ministry writes to World Health Organisation protesting ICD-11 draft

By Haydn Taylor

How Denuvo is tackling cheaters who think outside the box

Publishers face an uphill battle as cheats get more sophisticated and harder to detect

By Haydn Taylor

Sindiecate founders go AWOL, owing staff and contractors over €30,000

Spanish indie publisher collapses without answers after founders cultivate toxic work environment

By Haydn Taylor

GTA V becomes third most-watched game on Twitch thanks to role playing server

Live viewership hours increases nearly sixfold in space of single month

By Haydn Taylor

Danish government launches esport strategy to foster growth and tackle toxicity

Dedicated esports panel aims to build a "sustainable structure for the entire food chain"

By Haydn Taylor

Fnatic appoints new leadership after securing $19m investment

"This is a pivotal moment in the evolution of Fnatic," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Devs suggest government play a larger role in regulation and research around addiction

Earthbound Games' Colin Anderson says lessons learned from broadcasting should help shape future of digital media

By Haydn Taylor

Banned Republican politician restored to EVE Online council following investigation

“We made a mistake here and we offer our formal apologies,” says CCP Games

By Haydn Taylor

Musician Leo Pellegrino sues Epic Games over alleged misappropriation of his identity

Pellegrino's “trademark moves have become inseparable from his persona and his life story" argues filing

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo Switch Online reaches 9.8m subscribers in six months

Just under one third of Switch owners are paid members of the online service

By Haydn Taylor

AbleGamers reveals plan to get accessibility experts into AAA studios

"We've found that once we embed champions within the studio space, accessibility becomes a really cheap thing to add," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Dino Patti: "If you get what you expected, it always gets boring"

Former Playdead CEO talks about his new studio Jumpship, and why Chinese gaming giant NetEase is interested in his latest subversive indie title

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze sells publishing rights for 10 Crowns back to developer

Marks third such deal in just over a year, but still holds on to Psychonauts 2

By Haydn Taylor

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