Archive - Rob Fahey
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Opinion 4 days ago The commercialisation of top mods is inevitable; Valve may have messed up their introduction to Skyrim, but the idea will be back
Opinion 11 days ago Praying for discoverability to magically get better is no excuse for sending your games out to die today; marketing is a key development skill too
Opinion 18 days ago It's 2009 all over again, but have the mistakes that put the music game genre in a coma last time actually been rectified?
Opinion A month ago Police action is going too far - but the industry does nothing to help embattled parents
Opinion A month ago Putting PC innards into smaller boxes is nothing new; if Steam Machines are to fulfil their purpose, they need to lower the bar to entry to PC gaming
Opinion A month ago Valve and HTC join the fray, Sony has a release window; VR is on the way, but is a damaging standards war looming?
Opinion 2 months ago Each had very different quarterlies, but both face the problem of replacing a golden goose
Opinion 3 months ago Wii U and 3DS missed targets, but a future without hardware still looks commercially unappealing for the House of Mario
Opinion 3 months ago An ambitious, creative effort to redefine how we interact with technology; 2015 is looking more and more like a watershed year
Opinion 5 months ago PS4's success can't change Sony's approach: distractions risk everything it's achieved
Opinion 6 months ago Japan's experience suggests that it might be good for everyone, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 7 months ago Oculus Rift still seems a long way off, while Morpheus is steaming ahead; but does Sony risk losing everything by pushing to market too soon?
Opinion 8 months ago "Gamer" identity is still important, but it must be reclaimed from bullies and abusers. It's our responsibility to keep it decent and welcoming
Opinion 8 months ago Success in the console industry requires more than deep pockets; paying for exclusivity is no substitute for nurturing great games and services
Opinion 9 months ago Attacking EA Access' value for money was a mistake for Sony; this debate is really about what the future of consoles should look like
Opinion 9 months ago The UK's new voluntary system is an approach to piracy that finally acknowledges the developments of the past five years
Opinion 9 months ago After thriving on being outside the corrupt commercial games media, this week's revelations have been embarrassing for many YouTubers
Opinion 10 months ago Early Access is exciting - but developers should consider carefully before making the leap
Opinion 10 months ago Dropping it from the Xbox One was a good idea, but where's the new USP?
Opinion 10 months ago After a generation of casual success, tough times have brought Nintendo home to its core fans - and Amiibo is the perfect welcome back
Opinion 10 months ago The Assassin's Creed Unity controversy is just the tip of the iceberg; this industry still has a problem with women
Opinion 11 months ago Hirai and Nadella come out in support of their respective consoles; but the context of their statements couldn't be more different
Opinion 11 months ago Crowdfunding's potential isn't just for indies; it can allow a culture of creative risk to flourish at traditional publishers, too
Opinion 11 months ago Restructuring the consumer electronics giant was always going to be hard, but there's light at the end of the tunnel