Archive - Rob Fahey

Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.

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24 Free-to-play hate threatens health of the industry at large

Opinion 3 days ago Increasing negativity around F2P tars both good and bad games with the same brush

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30 Could Godus' failure fuel a crowdfunding backlash?

Opinion 17 days ago 22cans' bad handling casts a shadow over the Kickstarter dream

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13 What does "core" even mean any more?

Opinion 24 days ago One thing's for sure: the industry schism is an imagined one

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10 Streaming can only work if the price is right

Opinion A month ago PlayStation Now is accomplished; but customers expect better value

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18 Spoiled Xmas Mornings: The Dark Side of the Online Future

Opinion A month ago The XBL and PSN outages are a warning shot; consoles and games must be built to recognise that “always-online” services aren't

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26 Buggy games deserve much harsher treatment

Opinion 2 months ago Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either

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1 Stock Ticker: 2014 in Review

2 months ago This year's winner and losers from the world's gaming stocks. Can you guess which company was the best investment of 2014?

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51 Activism is Freedom, Too

Opinion 2 months ago Campaigns for retailers to drop games or advertisers to pull marketing are a valid part of a free, healthy society

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8 The 20 Years When Games Grew Up

Opinion 2 months ago Celebrating PlayStation also means embracing what Sony did to the market: took games out of the basement

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21 Is F2P at a turning point?

Opinion 3 months ago Opponents shouldn't read too much into recent statements; free is firmly entrenched among mobile consumers

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27 Overpricing the Digital Future

Opinion 3 months ago Once designed to protect retail from an inevitable future, overcharging for digital games now threatens the industry

2 Stock Ticker: Sony, Nintendo, EA show their strength

3 months ago How have the world's stock markets responded after financial season?

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4 Where next for CoD?

Opinion 3 months ago Can Call of Duty continue its streak and keep pace with Activision's record year?

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13 Where Destiny Leads

Opinion 3 months ago Bungie's latest is a huge hit, but it's hard to see how it can sustain a long tail - regular DLC packs will hit diminishing returns very quickly

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28 Nintendo's Window is Closing

Opinion 4 months ago 2014 was Wii U's chance in Japan; but Nintendo is at the root of the malaise around all consoles there

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64 Dirty Videos

4 months ago The appalling Shadow of Mordor contract signed by YouTubers is a real sign of games media corruption; will it be treated as such?

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27 Japan is just a symptom of Xbox' problems

Opinion 4 months ago The focus on miserable Japanese sales figures is a distraction; Xbox has problems everywhere outside the Anglo-American markets

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10 TGS shows Japan's mobile dominance

Opinion 5 months ago Console games are swamped by mobile titles in Tokyo; is this a glimpse of the industry's future?

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14 Seizing Destiny

Opinion 5 months ago A great launch for Bungie's latest will please Activision investors - but Sony is the real winner, with PS4 positioned to reap the rewards.

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5 Nintendo isn't hitting reset

Opinion 6 months ago Nintendo isn't retreating from the “casual” market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay

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16 Nintendo must find the Second Way

Opinion 6 months ago Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old

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16 Looking Back to Move Forward

Opinion 6 months ago Remaking classic games for new hardware isn't a sign of creative drought; it's a much-needed dose of commercial and cultural respect for our medium's history

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19 Where have Japan's gamers gone?

Opinion 7 months ago The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded

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16 Can Wii U dodge the banana peel?

Opinion 8 months ago As new-gen titles slip to 2015, Nintendo must capitalise with MK8

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33 La Vita e Bella?

Opinion 10 months ago Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey