Archive - Rob Fahey
Opinion A year ago With Valve and Blizzard struggling to carve out niches and Warner Bros cutting its losses, MOBAs are stalled
Opinion A year ago With PC VR looking like it'll be a high-end niche for years, Morpheus gets first shot at mass-market VR
A year ago But Tokyo's scene still reliant on its western expat progenitors
Opinion A year ago The backlash against established devs taking to Kickstarter seems to have dissipated; crowdfunding may have rescued an entire tier of game development
Opinion A year ago The commercialisation of top mods is inevitable; Valve may have messed up their introduction to Skyrim, but the idea will be back
Opinion A year 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
Opinion A year 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?
Opinion A year ago Police action is going too far - but the industry does nothing to help embattled parents
Opinion A year 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
Opinion A year ago Valve and HTC join the fray, Sony has a release window; VR is on the way, but is a damaging standards war looming?
Opinion A year ago Each had very different quarterlies, but both face the problem of replacing a golden goose
Opinion A year ago Wii U and 3DS missed targets, but a future without hardware still looks commercially unappealing for the House of Mario
Opinion A year ago An ambitious, creative effort to redefine how we interact with technology; 2015 is looking more and more like a watershed year
Opinion A year ago PS4's success can't change Sony's approach: distractions risk everything it's achieved
Opinion A year ago Japan's experience suggests that it might be good for everyone, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 2 years 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?
Opinion 2 years 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
Opinion 2 years ago Success in the console industry requires more than deep pockets; paying for exclusivity is no substitute for nurturing great games and services
Opinion 2 years 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
Opinion 2 years ago The UK's new voluntary system is an approach to piracy that finally acknowledges the developments of the past five years
Opinion 2 years ago After thriving on being outside the corrupt commercial games media, this week's revelations have been embarrassing for many YouTubers
Opinion 2 years ago Early Access is exciting - but developers should consider carefully before making the leap
Opinion 2 years ago Dropping it from the Xbox One was a good idea, but where's the new USP?
Opinion 2 years ago After a generation of casual success, tough times have brought Nintendo home to its core fans - and Amiibo is the perfect welcome back