Archive - Rob Fahey

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

Opinion 2 years ago Valve's entry into the console market is a thrilling prospect, but this isn't about a war between Open and Closed ecosystems


32 Growing Up Or Just Getting Old?

Opinion 2 years ago David Cage is a poor figurehead for industry evolution - but that doesn't make his arguments invalid


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

Opinion 2 years 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


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


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


42 Raising Expectations for Ouya

Opinion 3 years ago Few projects have seized the Kickstarter zeitgeist as effectively as Ouya - but it's destined to disappoint


14 Sony and Gaikai: The Cloud's Silver Lining

Opinion 3 years ago What has Sony bought for its $380 million, and what does it mean for its competitors?


31 Zynga Falls Back to Earth

Opinion 3 years ago Only six months since its IPO, Zynga risks being social gaming's first high-profile failure


6 Wii U: What Nintendo Must Deliver

Opinion 3 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


133 Can't We Discuss This Like Adults?

Opinion 3 years ago Sexualised violence against women is a serious topic. It deserves a serious debate, not conniving and dishonesty


12 Rumour Control

Opinion 3 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.


19 Live Free: Freemium Thinking For Console Games

Opinion 3 years ago Whether they know it or not, today's most successful console games are using freemium ideas to extend their shelf life


12 Hirai Ascendant

Opinion 3 years ago Has PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai just become the captain of a sinking ship?


32 A SOPA Mess

Opinion 3 years ago The creative industries have the ear of the US government right now - but they're whispering the wrong things


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


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


20 Game Plan

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


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


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?

40 Hiring Freeze

Opinion 3 years ago British developers are struggling to fill skilled positions - but the blame can't be laid entirely on external factors

16 The Silent Canary

Opinion 3 years ago Zynga is the canary in the coalmine for the social games market - and its song no longer seems quite so sweet

10 Vita Goes Mobile

Opinion 3 years ago Sony's Vita strategy wisely embraces mobile - but still has much to prove

10 Rearguard Action

Opinion 4 years ago Price drops and redesigns are business as usual - but can this week's Gamescom announcements jumpstart the retail market?