Archive - Rob Fahey

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62 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

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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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32 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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133 Can't We Discuss This Like Adults?

Opinion 2 years 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?

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32 A SOPA Mess

Opinion 2 years ago The creative industries have the ear of the US government right now - but they're whispering the wrong things

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1 Stock Ticker: DeNA vs Gree

3 years ago Tracking the performance and prospects for Japan's mobile gaming giants

12 Dashboard Light

Opinion 3 years ago Microsoft's latest Xbox Dash update reaffirms the console's OS as the best in the business - but it's not good enough

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17 Safe Haven

Opinion 3 years ago Piracy is infuriating and upsetting - but never forget that your job isn't to wage war on pirates, it's to seduce your customers

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20 Game Plan

3 years ago Specialist retail risks becoming irrelevant - but it doesn't have to be that way

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9 Stock Ticker: Sony

3 years ago Japan's markets have lost patience with Sony's restructuring. Is a tighter focus on PlayStation the only way forward?

33 Ascended Souls

3 years ago From Software's unforgiving epic shifts 1.5 million units - and points to a bright future for niche genre titles

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12 Stock Ticker: Activision Blizzard

3 years ago Bobby Kotick's pronouncements may infuriate gamers - but do they really delight investors, as is so often claimed?