Archive - Rob Fahey

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82 Kinect and GamePad are both deadweights

Opinion 2 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 2 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 6 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 6 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

6 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 10 months 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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69 Pre-owned crackdown is a sad excuse for business innovation

10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago Microsoft's confused, boring reveal event angered the core audience and worried business commentators. E3 will be a chance to set things right

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17 For Nintendo, slow and steady makes sense

Opinion A year ago Software delays on Wii U may frustrate - but Nintendo knows that its long-term success is built on game quality, not "winning" sales wars

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18 Steam Box is exciting - but don't expect it to be "Open"

Opinion A year ago Valve's entry into the console market is a thrilling prospect, but this isn't about a war between Open and Closed ecosystems

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33 Growing Up Or Just Getting Old?

Opinion A year ago David Cage is a poor figurehead for industry evolution - but that doesn't make his arguments invalid

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21 Mobile won't kill console. F2P won't kill full priced

Opinion A year ago There is no "perfect answer" to doing business with video games. Let's call a halt to the pointless "zero-sum" debates that blighted 2012

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20 Retail limps to the finish line after a tough 2012

Opinion A year ago Defying predictions, retail chains survived 2012 - but it only gets tougher from here

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15 A decade on, Xbox Live must face its biggest challenge

Opinion A year ago As we celebrate the immense success of Xbox Live, let's also work on taking online games back from the abusive, bigoted bullies

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42 Raising Expectations for Ouya

Opinion A year ago Few projects have seized the Kickstarter zeitgeist as effectively as Ouya - but it's destined to disappoint

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14 Sony and Gaikai: The Cloud's Silver Lining

Opinion A year ago What has Sony bought for its $380 million, and what does it mean for its competitors?

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31 Zynga Falls Back to Earth

Opinion A year ago Only six months since its IPO, Zynga risks being social gaming's first high-profile failure

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6 Wii U: What Nintendo Must Deliver

Opinion A year ago It's going to be a tough E3 for every platform holder - but Nintendo, most of all, comes to the show with a great deal to prove

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136 Can't We Discuss This Like Adults?

Opinion A year ago Sexualised violence against women is a serious topic. It deserves a serious debate, not conniving and dishonesty

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12 Rumour Control

Opinion 2 years ago Another week, more speculative reports on next-gen consoles. Is there a seed of truth in any of this? Rob Fahey has a few theories of his own.

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20 Live Free: Freemium Thinking For Console Games

Opinion 2 years ago Whether they know it or not, today's most successful console games are using freemium ideas to extend their shelf life

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12 Hirai Ascendant

Opinion 2 years ago Has PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai just become the captain of a sinking ship?