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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

Microsoft bringing Xbox Live to Switch and mobile

GDC session report reveals company's cross-platform plans

By Haydn Taylor

Capcom posts record profits in latest financials

Success driven by strong performance of core titles like Monster Hunter: World which broke 11 million sales

By Haydn Taylor

Capcom tops Metacritic publisher rankings for 2018

Activision Blizzard highest-rated "mid-sized" publisher, followed by Paradox and 505 Games

By Haydn Taylor

Sensor Tower: EA Sports free-to-play mobile games generate $1bn lifetime revenue

US consumers account for 62% of revenue, with Madden NFL grossing $490 million to date

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase acquires minority stake in Quantic Dream

Investment will "open new opportunities for our studio" says co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere

By Haydn Taylor

EA backs down over loot boxes in Belgium

"While we are taking this action, we do not agree with Belgian authorities' interpretation of the law," says publisher

By Haydn Taylor

Nvidia shares tank 15% following Q4 revenue adjustment

Datacentres, new high-end GPU sales, and "deteriorating" conditions in China put revenue $500 million below projections

By Haydn Taylor

The importance of regional events in supporting a healthy industry

How the Yorkshire Games Festival is fostering accessibility outside of London

By Haydn Taylor

GLAAD announces nominees for first ever Outstanding Video Game category

Assassins Creed, Guild Wars, The Elder Scrolls Online, Pillars of Eternity, and The Sims Mobile all up for award from LGBTQ advocacy group

By Haydn Taylor

Model accuses Tencent of using her likeness without permission in Ring of Elysium

"I feel like, in a way, people have been deceived, and that's really, really not okay," says Mei Yan

By Haydn Taylor

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe tops EMEAA charts

Just Cause 3, Mortal Combat XL, and Need for Speed: Payback pushed into top ten thanks to digital discounts

By Haydn Taylor

SuperData: Worldwide digital spending down 2% last month

Meanwhile, Pokémon Go accounts for two-thirds of extended reality games revenue in 2018

By Haydn Taylor

Oliver Twins leaving Rebellion to start own consultancy firm

Pair prepare to move on after overseeing transition of former studio into Rebellion Warwick

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games acquires Agog Labs

SkookumScript developers will cease work on the Unreal Engine 4 plugin to work on "exciting new projects" with Epic

By Haydn Taylor

Network Next raises $4.4m to create "internet fast lane" for games

Psyonix joins investment and plans to integrate tech into Rocket League

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games announces UK as home to first League of Legends regional championship

Head of UK esports tells us UKLC "will help firmly establish the route from amateur to pro play in League of Legends"

By Haydn Taylor

Gameye closes $1.6m seed round

Multiplay founder Craig Fletcher joins company as adviser

By Haydn Taylor

Challenging the inevitability of online harassment | Opinion

Tackling harassment will be a long and bitter march, but understanding it is the first step

By Haydn Taylor

Unity changes course following dispute with Improbable

John Riccitiello and Joachim Ante to host Reddit AMA today

By Haydn Taylor

PEGI announces new content descriptor for in-game purchases on physical products

An "important first step" to helping making parents make informed purchasing decisions, says PEGI managing director

By Haydn Taylor

Jam City announces $145m in strategic finance just weeks after layoffs

Investment comes on the heels of a "large numbers" of redundancies and a multi-year development deal with Disney

By Haydn Taylor

Survey reveals parents' reluctance to encourage careers in creative industries

Lack of information at schools presents another barrier to students entering careers in the sector

By Haydn Taylor

Changes to Unity terms of service are "insanity" says Improbable CEO

Devs share concerns with GamesIndustry.biz about how changes could spell the end for their in-development projects

By Haydn Taylor

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