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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

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

UK government awards Ł12m funding for innovation projects based on homegrown IP

Augmented and virtual reality games in development for Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit, and BAFTA-winning Peaky Blinders

By Haydn Taylor

Hatch Entertainment wipes nearly €2m off Rovio's Q1 profit

Rovio still posts solid results as newly launched Angry Birds Dream Blast becomes its second biggest title

By Haydn Taylor

Bloodborne board game adaptation raises $1.6m in two days

Tabletop adaptation of FromSoftware's nightmarish monster-fest breaks funding goal in 17 minutes

By Haydn Taylor

BioWare delays multiple Anthem features

"There is a long way to go before Anthem becomes the game we all want it to be," says BioWare

By Haydn Taylor

Neo Cab: Staying human in a world where an algorithm is your boss

“We're building these systems without thinking about the human costs... we only do it as numbers and aggregate”

By Haydn Taylor

Frostpunk sells 1.4m units in first year

Publishing director Paweł Feldman unpacks some of the lessons learned in building 11 Bit Studios' latest hit

By Haydn Taylor

GAME and GameStop shrug off Xbox One S All-Digital Edition threat

GaneStop survey finds around half of consumers are less likely to purchase console without disc drive

By Haydn Taylor

Life after EVE Online: From intergalactic warfare to "elegant, cosy" card games

CCP Games co-founder Ívar Kristjánsson talks starting a new studio with his brother to fill a niche in the digital card game market

By Haydn Taylor

AbleGamers launches new accessibility website

Accessible.Games provides means to connect developers and players with disability to help design more accessible games

By Haydn Taylor

Actor Will Smith joins $46m investment into esports organisation Gen.G

Smith joined by investment partner and Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda

By Haydn Taylor

Top 25 public game companies grossed over $100bn combined revenue last year

Global Games Market Report from Newzoo reveals top 25 game companies account for 80% of global revenue

By Haydn Taylor

GameStop offers full refunds on selected new releases returned within 48 hours

PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone to be the first eligible game under the "Guaranteed to Love It" scheme

By Haydn Taylor

Iraqi lawmakers consider ban on violent games

Popular games like Fortnite “threaten the social and moral peace” of Iraq, says one MP

By Haydn Taylor

Plug In Digital reveals plans for China office

French games distributor expands into Asia following $2.25 million investment

By Haydn Taylor

ISFE calls on European gambling authorities to tackle online skin betting

Comments come following move by Danish Gambling Authority to block 15 skin betting websites

By Haydn Taylor

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