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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

Australian government advised to review loot boxes after five-month inquiry

Environment and Communications Reference Committee releases 90-page report dissecting the issue

By Haydn Taylor

Free-to-play console revenue triples over holiday period to reach $64m

Black Friday and Cyber Monday digital games revenue up 14.5% year-on-year, according to SuperData

By Haydn Taylor

National Videogame Museum: Bringing the past, present, and future of games to the wider public

Museum director Iain Simons discusses fitting video games into the cultural context of Sheffield's rich industrial history

By Haydn Taylor

Law firm investigates Bethesda over Fallout 76 refund policy

Consumers left with an "unplayable experience", says Migliaccio & Rathod

By Haydn Taylor

Founders of Goodgame Studios to leave operational positions

Kai and Christian Wawrzinek to focus on their roles as shareholders with parent company Stillfront

By Haydn Taylor

Promethean AI promises to unlock experimentation in AAA development

Founder and CEO Andrew Maximov discusses how AI can reshape the games industry

By Haydn Taylor

UK Gambling Commission: No link between loot boxes and exposure to gambling

Commission tells GamesIndustry.biz it did not find loot boxes are gateway to gambling, despite what media reports claim

By Haydn Taylor

Dogs of Rare charity calendar to raise money for SpecialEffect

Sea of Thieves developer branches out into non-interactive media

By Haydn Taylor

Furry erotica game data breach exposes 411,000 users

Names and addresses of subscribers to game featuring sexualised anthropomorphic animals posted online

By Haydn Taylor

Super.com launches investment initiative for developers using Unreal Engine

"We know the challenges developers face and how to tackle these hurdles," says Super.com investment director

By Haydn Taylor

High school esports platform PlayVS receives $30.5m investment

PlayVS will have "profound impact on the future of youth sports across the country" says LA Dodgers CFO

By Haydn Taylor

Experience, knowledge, operation, and luck - how to tackle the crowded mobile market

Tripledot Studios says it doesn't feel the pinch of the flooded smartphone scene because it “understands the operational complexity”

By Haydn Taylor

GOG exclusivity hurt Thronebreaker sales, CD Projekt admits

"The initial period may not have lived up to our initial expectations," says joint-CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Blizzard: 'We [are] now working on new mobile titles across all of our IPs'

Developer is working with external partners and internal teams on mobile version of all its properties

By Haydn Taylor

Jam City secures multi-year deal with Disney

Mobile developer to absorb Disney's Glendale Games Studio

By Haydn Taylor

Former Gameloft exec joins Rovio leadership team

Alexandre Pelletier-Normand appointed executive vice president of the games business unit

By Haydn Taylor

California man pleads guilty to fatal swatting charges

"His reasons were trivial and his disregard for the safety of other people was staggering," says US attorney

By Haydn Taylor

'We had the finished package, and they just took it from us'

How CBE Software recovered from the Lace Mamba fiasco

By Haydn Taylor

Capcom USA appoints Rob Dyer as COO

Former Sony and Zynga exec joins US arm of Japanese publisher

By Haydn Taylor

Valve rewards man $20,000 for discovering unlimited free game codes bug

Bug allowed anyone with developer portal account to generate thousands of free codes for any game

By Haydn Taylor

Valve condemns racist behaviour of pro players during DOTA 2 matches

Developer says it will not tolerate racist langue between pro players but puts onus on teams to discipline

By Haydn Taylor

Square Enix files trademark dispute against Dorado Games over 'Conflict' branding

Publisher's lawyers argue there “is a clear likelihood of confusion”

By Haydn Taylor

The art of war: Defining the look of 11-11 Memories Retold

Art director Bram Ttwheam discusses the visual style of Aardman Animations' first commercial game

By Haydn Taylor

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