Archive - Rob Fahey
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
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
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
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
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
Opinion A year ago David Cage is a poor figurehead for industry evolution - but that doesn't make his arguments invalid
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
Opinion 2 years ago Defying predictions, retail chains survived 2012 - but it only gets tougher from here
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
Opinion 2 years ago Few projects have seized the Kickstarter zeitgeist as effectively as Ouya - but it's destined to disappoint
Opinion 2 years ago What has Sony bought for its $380 million, and what does it mean for its competitors?
Opinion 2 years ago Only six months since its IPO, Zynga risks being social gaming's first high-profile failure
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
Opinion 2 years ago Sexualised violence against women is a serious topic. It deserves a serious debate, not conniving and dishonesty
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.
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
Opinion 2 years ago Has PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai just become the captain of a sinking ship?
Opinion 2 years ago The creative industries have the ear of the US government right now - but they're whispering the wrong things
3 years ago Tracking the performance and prospects for Japan's mobile gaming giants
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
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
3 years ago Specialist retail risks becoming irrelevant - but it doesn't have to be that way
3 years ago Japan's markets have lost patience with Sony's restructuring. Is a tighter focus on PlayStation the only way forward?
3 years ago From Software's unforgiving epic shifts 1.5 million units - and points to a bright future for niche genre titles