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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Opinion Yesterday Sony's First Flight is a morally uncomfortable development - but could result in better games and products
Opinion 2 days ago If the brand, the game and the business model are right, core F2P can be just as successful in the west as it has been in Japan
Opinion A month ago It would be crazy if Nintendo wasn't considering the Android architecture; but it's not like it'll make any difference to the NX' functionality either way
Opinion A month ago Maintaining this anti-consumer policy for so long is symptomatic of bad corporate decision-making
A month ago Valve was laudably quick to deal with homophobia, but Greenlight is still failing devs and consumers alike
2 months ago After years of decline, one of Japan's publishing legends is poised to exit the console market
Opinion 2 months ago Swapping Mattrick for Pincus is just executive musical chairs; Zynga is still in serious trouble if it can't find a bona fide mobile hit
Opinion 3 months ago Enormous budgets at the top end don't have to mean the end of the dream for everyone else
Opinion 3 months ago Microsoft is said to still be seeking a buyer, but who's in the market?
3 months ago Huge outdoor and TV campaigns have become essential for mobile game launches in Japan; success in this field has never been so expensive
Opinion 3 months ago Nintendo IP on smartphones could hardly be more cautious; the endgame is still dedicated hardware
3 months ago Platform holder fortunes are reflected in their 2015 performance to date, while Japan's Gumi hits the skids after its billion-dollar IPO
Opinion 4 months ago Increasing negativity around F2P tars both good and bad games with the same brush
Opinion 4 months ago 22cans' bad handling casts a shadow over the Kickstarter dream
Opinion 4 months ago One thing's for sure: the industry schism is an imagined one
Opinion 5 months ago PlayStation Now is accomplished; but customers expect better value
Opinion 5 months ago The XBL and PSN outages are a warning shot; consoles and games must be built to recognise that always-online services aren't
Opinion 6 months ago Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either
6 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?
Opinion 6 months ago Campaigns for retailers to drop games or advertisers to pull marketing are a valid part of a free, healthy society
Opinion 6 months ago Celebrating PlayStation also means embracing what Sony did to the market: took games out of the basement
Opinion 7 months ago Opponents shouldn't read too much into recent statements; free is firmly entrenched among mobile consumers
Opinion 7 months ago Once designed to protect retail from an inevitable future, overcharging for digital games now threatens the industry
7 months ago How have the world's stock markets responded after financial season?