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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

The Last of Us director Bruce Straley on ludonarrative dissonance

“We didn't necessarily have the wherewithal, the clarity so to speak, that we do now,” says Straley

By Haydn Taylor

Major slowdown of new releases on Steam last year

Average and median game price increases for first time since 2014

By Haydn Taylor

Tackling online abuse in the games industry is "not optional"

2019 in Review: "Whatever the platforms are doing, we've got to behave as if the cavalry is not coming," says digital security expert

By Haydn Taylor

Uncharted movie loses sixth director

Travis Knight leaves project over crunch and scheduling conflicts with lead actor

By Haydn Taylor

UK charity calls on government to regulate loot boxes

The Royal Society for Public Health releases report on attitude of young people toward loot boxes

By Haydn Taylor

Just 15% of Shroud's US audience followed him to Mixer

Shroud's US audience on Mixer is one-third of what it was on Twitch

By Haydn Taylor

Expect "seven or eight" Dungeons & Dragons games in the near future

Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks reveals that D&D is returning to video games in a big way

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch signs three exclusivity deals with major streamers

Video platform responds to Ninja and Shroud departure with own deals

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games files preemptive lawsuit against Dancing Pumpkin Man

Fortnite developer responds to cease and desist letter with a lawsuit

By Haydn Taylor

IndieBI: Superhot Team's biz dev platform that helps indies stay indie

Business developer Tomas Kaczmarczyk on why good business intelligence benefits the whole industry

By Haydn Taylor

Choose Your Own Adventure publisher cracks down on Itch.io devs

Chooseco issues trademark infringements to four developers

By Haydn Taylor

Industry-backed campaign encourages gamers to vote

Gamechanger Giveaway offers prizes in effort to increase voter turnout

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze completes reconstruction process after 12 months

It's been a "toilsome journey" says CEO Mikael Nermak

By Haydn Taylor

Minecraft is most popular game on YouTube in 2019 with 100bn views

Controversial YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg drives popularity of Minecraft as Fortnite settles

By Haydn Taylor

XR Games secures 1.5m investment

Virtual and augmented reality studio looks to grow team and portfolio

By Haydn Taylor

Dicebreaker launches news and reviews site to serve thriving tabletop community

Editor-in-chief Matt Jarvis discusses how the games industry can capitalise on the explosive growth of board games

By Haydn Taylor

Logitech commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

“We want to leave our mark on the future. We know that mark can be positive or negative, depending on the large and small decisions we make every day," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

People of the Year 2019: Playing for the Planet Alliance

Unifying against climate change is the first of many steps the games industry must take

By Haydn Taylor

Area28 raises $2.15m for cloud-based development platform

Technology will add "significant value to the game development process" says Alibaba investor

By Haydn Taylor

Football Manager 2020 releases at No. 1 in EMEAA charts

Football Manager beats out Q4 big-hitters, but otherwise charts remain steady as holiday season looms

By Haydn Taylor

Atari VCS enters final stages of pre-production following series of delays

"Atari will always prioritise delivering a high-quality product over a self-imposed deadline," says Atari VCS COO

By Haydn Taylor

Overcoming unconscious bias in the games industry

Diversity advocates Cinzia Musio and Leon Killin discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, and how to foster an inclusive studio

By Haydn Taylor

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