Archive - Rob Fahey

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13 Destiny's business model leaves Bungie walking on eggshells

Opinion 6 days ago Never has a successful game been on such fragile ground, and Bungie can ill-afford to lose player goodwill

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18 Nintendo should pull out of E3 entirely

Opinion 13 days ago Dropping out of E3 completely and showcasing its games elsewhere would be much better than the company's present half-hearted approach

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12 What do the platform holders need to do to “win” E3?

Opinion 20 days ago Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all have something to prove - and the only way to prove it is with innovative, original software

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8 The persistent myth of the "MOBA market"

Opinion 27 days ago With Valve and Blizzard struggling to carve out niches and Warner Bros cutting its losses, MOBAs are stalled

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36 Oculus' high PC specs are Sony's chance to shine

Opinion A month ago With PC VR looking like it'll be a high-end niche for years, Morpheus gets first shot at mass-market VR

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Tokyo Indie Fest: Japan's indie scene showing green shoots

A month ago But Tokyo's scene still reliant on its western expat progenitors

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9 Veterans play to the Crowd

Opinion A month ago The backlash against established devs taking to Kickstarter seems to have dissipated; crowdfunding may have rescued an entire tier of game development

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11 Sooner or later, paid-for mods are coming

Opinion 2 months ago The commercialisation of top mods is inevitable; Valve may have messed up their introduction to Skyrim, but the idea will be back

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32 Indies must learn to love marketing

Opinion 2 months 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

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9 Between a Rock Band and a Guitar Place

Opinion 2 months 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?

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23 Publishers must stop marketing adult games to kids

Opinion 2 months ago Police action is going too far - but the industry does nothing to help embattled parents

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27 Valve's VR thrills, but Steam Machines are looking like a flop

Opinion 3 months 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

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11 Doubling Down on Virtual Reality

Opinion 3 months ago Valve and HTC join the fray, Sony has a release window; VR is on the way, but is a damaging standards war looming?

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2 King reigns as Zynga slumps - but why?

Opinion 4 months ago Each had very different quarterlies, but both face the problem of replacing a golden goose

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39 Why Nintendo must stay the course with hardware

Opinion 5 months ago Wii U and 3DS missed targets, but a future without hardware still looks commercially unappealing for the House of Mario

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20 HoloLens: Can it live up to Microsoft's sizzle video?

Opinion 5 months ago An ambitious, creative effort to redefine how we interact with technology; 2015 is looking more and more like a watershed year

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11 Sony needs to stay humble and focused

Opinion 7 months ago PS4's success can't change Sony's approach: distractions risk everything it's achieved

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14 Mobile could soon dominate - so what?

Opinion 8 months ago Japan's experience suggests that it might be good for everyone, says Rob Fahey

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22 Sony's Morpheus gamble could change course of VR

Opinion 9 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?

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54 Not All Gamers

Opinion 9 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

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34 Microsoft's chequebook warfare is bound to fail

Opinion 10 months 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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36 Access Revoked: Sony's EA broadside

Opinion 11 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

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10 VCAP: a welcome move for anti-piracy efforts

Opinion 11 months 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 11 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 A year ago Early Access is exciting - but developers should consider carefully before making the leap