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Rob Fahey


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Feature | Phil Harrison: The Real Next Generation

Microsoft's new dev boss has taken a circuitous route to the role. What will he bring to the job?

Feature | Tough Road Ahead

Naysayers are speaking too soon on the 3DS - but that's not to say it's all looking rosy for the system.

Feature | Curate or Filter?

Separating the wheat from the chafe.

Feature | Political Milestone

Videogames are no longer a soft target for conservative polemic.

Feature | Game Changers

Move, Natal, 3D, Blu-ray, Live - which technologies will define the console battlefield in the coming years?

Feature | Toll Booth

EA's Project Ten Dollar was a good idea, but it has launched us down a slippery slope.

Feature | Gaming the Vote

Whatever the election outcome, there will be much to do if British development is to remain world-class.

Feature | Triumph of the Small

Ramming through the Digital Economy Bill makes no difference - the future of media still won't favour existing players.

Feature | Parallax Dreams

It's not just the 3D bit that's odd about the 3DS - the announcement timing is also curious.

Feature | Beyond Infinity

The Infinity Ward spat is a symptom of a wider power struggle between top studios and publishers.

Feature | Third Party Puzzle

The idea that third parties can't do well on the Wii is firmly rooted and completely wrong.

Feature | 150,000's a Crowd

Developers may wring their hands over visibility, but you can never have too much content.

Feature | Making it Special

Life is only going to get harder for companies who don't specialise.

Feature | Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising

Mild chaos, turning heavier with a risk of thunder.

Feature | ScamVille

How underhanded dealing could spell disaster for the growth of social gaming.

Feature | Disorderly Queue

Queues and overcrowded servers are no way to welcome new customers to your game.

Feature | PSPgone

After the fireworks of the PS3 Slim launch, the PSPgo is a disappointment.

Feature | Bodies In Motion

Controllers are the talk of TGS, with the Sony and Microsoft divide increasingly clear.

Feature | Untethered Melodies

Robert Kotick rattles Sony and Microsoft's cages again - but is this just chest-beating from the world's top publisher?

Feature | Definition Transition

The HD transition is still a work in progress - and it's happening more slowly than expected.

Feature | End of the Land Grab

The battle for market share at any cost is overshadowed by cold, hard, financial reality.

Feature | Pricing On Demand

If digital distribution is going to work, publishers need to snap out of the pricing fantasy.

Feature | Flash in the pan

The excitement around netbooks needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt.

Feature | The Free Trade

Free-to-play is a concept that's either exciting, terrifying or both.

Age of Conan

Thoth-Amon? Gesundheit.

Feature | Funcom's Craig Morrison

Age of Conan - one year later.

Feature | Depth Charges

3D displays promise an exciting future, but the present is more sobering.

WOW held up StarCraft II for a year

Pardo explains SCII's long gestation.

StarCraft II

Terran up the competition: the beta, previewed

Feature | Social Animals

Social networking promises huge changes to how we play games.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Don't go breaking my heart.

Feature | Making MMOs Massive

The demand matches the challenge.

Feature | Portable Positioning

Sony's new PSP will need to dazzle.

Feature | Mobile Revolution

iPhone's success has changed the landscape forever.

Feature | Shake, Rattle, Roll

If more motion controllers show at E3, all eyes should be on the software.

Feature | War Games

Games have every right to explore modern wars, but they must tread with care.

Feature | The Forbidden Kingdom

China represents a great opportunity if the obstacles can be overcome.

Feature | The Big, Fat Question

Linking child obesity with games has caused outrage, but the criticism is fair.

Feature | Punched Out?

The British Government's claim to champion digital and creative industries rings very hollow.


Vin driver.

Feature | High Street Blues

It's a dreadful time to be a high street retailer - and it's only going to get worse.

Feature | Uphill Struggle

Sony's expected operating loss isn't the PS3's fault, but that's where the blame will rest.

Feature | How Big is Big Enough?

Lack of scale and weak management spells the end for smaller publishers.

Feature | The Trader's Dilemma

The industry says it can't live with second-hand. It can't live without it.

Feature | Growing the Long Tail

New business models are finally weaning the industry off transient hits.

Feature | Taming the Gorilla

Now more than ever, EA needs to steel itself for the changes ahead.


All singing, some dancing.

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