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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

Blizzard cancels Heroes of the Storm Global Championship

Devs to be reassigned elsewhere, but game will continue to receive live support

By Haydn Taylor

AppsFlyer: Ads now generate more revenue than IAP in casual mobile games

Midcore games also see decline in share of IAP revenue, but ads still only make up 30%

By Haydn Taylor

Korean developer Pearl Abyss to open US office

Black Desert Online developer announces new Manhattan branch

By Haydn Taylor

The Game Awards' audience more than doubled from 2017

Total viewership reached 26 million, with a peak concurrent on Twitch of 1.13 million

By Haydn Taylor

Loot boxes: An industry at war with itself over a technicality

2018 in Review: The evidence says loot boxes are gambling, but the law is still catching up

By Haydn Taylor

Parliament launches "addictive" technologies inquiry

Committee investigates how to "keep pace with the increasing digitisation and 'gamification' of people's lives"

By Haydn Taylor

Valve banning "child exploitation" games from Steam

Despite developer claims that characters are of legal age, Valve bans sexual games with young-looking characters

By Haydn Taylor

Olympic esports discussion "premature" says IOC

Olympic Summit encourages "accelerated cooperation" with simulation games, however

By Haydn Taylor

Government report values UK games industry at just over 1bn

Ukie suggests that figure might be substantially higher

By Haydn Taylor

Bethesda responds to Fallout 76 collector's edition complaints

Developer offers $5 of in-game currency to fans after misrepresenting $200 Power Armor Edition

By Haydn Taylor

Voice actors launch free initiative to help developers improve their scripts

Mass Effect, Firewatch, and Gone Home voice actors found Specialized Workshops And Actor Tactics

By Haydn Taylor

How Hell Let Loose hopes to set itself apart from other WWII shooters

Team17 partners with Aussie dev Black Matter to bring Kickstarter-funded game to market

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

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