Archive - Rob Fahey

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56 Not All Gamers

Opinion 14 days 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

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41 Microsoft's chequebook warfare is bound to fail

Opinion A month ago Success in the console industry requires more than deep pockets; paying for exclusivity is no substitute for nurturing great games and services

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41 Access Revoked: Sony's EA broadside

Opinion A month 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

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10 VCAP: a welcome move for anti-piracy efforts

Opinion A month ago The UK's new voluntary system is an approach to piracy that finally acknowledges the developments of the past five years

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21 YouTube games media loses its shine

Opinion 2 months ago After thriving on being outside the “corrupt” commercial games media, this week's revelations have been embarrassing for many YouTubers

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8 Peering Behind the Curtain

Opinion 2 months ago Early Access is exciting - but developers should consider carefully before making the leap

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27 Kinect's dead, no matter what Phil says

Opinion 2 months ago Dropping it from the Xbox One was a good idea, but where's the new USP?

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10 Nintendo's comeback strategy: Whale hunting

Opinion 2 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

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103 The Lady Killers

Opinion 3 months ago The Assassin's Creed Unity controversy is just the tip of the iceberg; this industry still has a problem with women

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9 A Tale of Two CEOs

Opinion 3 months ago Hirai and Nadella come out in support of their respective consoles; but the context of their statements couldn't be more different

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22 Kickstarter can't just be funding for newcomers

Opinion 3 months ago Crowdfunding's potential isn't just for indies; it can allow a culture of creative risk to flourish at traditional publishers, too

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5 Sony's still on track despite tough figures

Opinion 4 months ago Restructuring the consumer electronics giant was always going to be hard, but there's light at the end of the tunnel

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28 Budget inflation threatens AAA

Opinion 4 months ago Solid results from EA and Activision is good news for the industry, but the size of Destiny's budget is a black cloud on the horizon

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11 China: The next frontier for consoles?

Opinion 4 months ago Microsoft is the first platform holder to test the Chinese market after a long ban - but this market will prove tough to crack for consoles

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82 Kinect and GamePad are both deadweights

Opinion 7 months ago Microsoft and Nintendo have the same problem - expensive peripherals that so far don't improve the experience of their consoles

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3 Shifting the mood on Sony

Opinion 8 months ago 2014 begins with Sony resurgent - but much hard work lies ahead

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36 Valve is the champion PC gaming deserves

Opinion 11 months ago Taking the fight to the living room - Valve's Steam is the most dynamic force in PC gaming in decades

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10 Zynga's hope for salvation doesn't lie with Pincus

Opinion 11 months ago A founder who's "bored with games" won't turn around a company in a creative crisis. Can Don Mattrick step up to the plate?

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18 Shuhei Yoshida: Vita, Vita TV and Sony's future

11 months ago Part 1: Sony Worldwide Studios boss talks about handheld and mobile strategy - and how Vita TV may end up in many more devices soon

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19 Xbox One vs. PS4: Competition at last

Opinion A year ago Microsoft is still playing catch-up in some ways - but Sony's competent launch is finally starting to see a genuine challenge from Redmond

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46 Enough of the games media “shock jocks”

Opinion A year ago We can't stop abusive hordes on social media - but we can stop encouraging and nurturing them for profit

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17 Expect confusion to reign at E3 2013

Opinion A year ago The good old bad old days of a single dominant business model are gone forever. E3's message will be one of incoherence and change

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65 Pre-owned crackdown is a sad excuse for business innovation

A year ago Taking away our right to share games will solve none of the industry's enormous financial and business model problems; it may even make them worse

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30 Shutting out the indies is a big mistake for Xbox One

Opinion A year ago Indie games aren't just an artistic niche - this is where the industry's creative and commercial future will be written

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81 After an awful start, Xbox One must redeem itself at E3

Opinion A year ago Microsoft's confused, boring reveal event angered the core audience and worried business commentators. E3 will be a chance to set things right