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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22 Where have Japan's gamers gone?

Opinion 18 days ago The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded

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20 Can Wii U dodge the banana peel?

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

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37 La Vita e Bella?

Opinion 3 months ago Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey

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12 Teaching the Games Business

Opinion 3 months ago It's not enough to teach students to code, draw or design; truly well-trained staff must also understand the commercial sides of the business

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15 Microconsoles: Back for Round Two

Opinion 3 months ago Tiny devices from Amazon, Google and Apple will infiltrate countless living rooms this year - but will gaming really be on the menu?

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23 Are Japanese women the future of its gaming?

Opinion 3 months ago Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that mixed-gender teams can defy both Japan's gender gap and its industry's troubles

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13 Is Facebook buying Oculus a boost for Morpheus?

Opinion 4 months ago Why Sony must be relieved at Oculus' $2bn deal

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14 Virtual dreams dominate GDC

4 months ago Can the VR dream defy the odds and become a commercial reality in this generation of hardware?

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11 Titanfall: time to perform for Xbox One and Azure

Opinion 4 months ago Respawn is Microsoft's great hope - and launch can't be mired in tech issues

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28 Free Europe: The EU tackles F2P

Opinion 4 months ago F2P devs should welcome regulation - it'll prove that most of them are doing nothing wrong

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45 Could Microsoft sell off the Xbox?

Opinion 5 months ago And if it makes sense for Microsoft, is Amazon in the market to buy?

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20 King's IPO is no Royal Flush

Opinion 5 months ago Investors beware - the Candy Crush Saga publisher is just Zynga 2.0

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57 EA's Dungeon Keeper is a real torture

Opinion 5 months ago Rather than condemning all F2P, Dungeon Keeper should be a lesson in what can go wrong and how to avoid it

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26 Core gamers can be whales too

Opinion 5 months ago True fans of any game are willing to spend extra on it; core gamers aren't so different from their F2P brethren in that regard

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41 What Nintendo needs isn't smartphones, but surprise

Opinion 6 months ago The industry's top company only succeeds when it does the unexpected

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25 Steam Machines must be more than a hobby

Opinion 6 months ago Valve dithers on Steam machines, but must commit to endure coming changes

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4 Crowded Out: 2013 was the year the masses ruled

Opinion 7 months ago It no longer grabs the headlines it once did, but crowd funding showed in 2013 that it will be a powerful force in games for many years to come

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4 Stock Ticker: 2013 in Review

7 months ago Game stocks (mostly) outperformed the markets as enthusiasm for the new spilled over into valuations. But who were the big winners and losers?

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38 Let's Not Play - The Copyright Battle Turns Ugly

Opinion 7 months ago Intellectual property laws have failed to keep pace with change - now they're hurting both the rights holders and the content creators.

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56 Nintendo in the Firing Line

Opinion 7 months ago As PS4 and XB1 enjoy successful launches, comparisons with Wii U look stark - but Nintendo has a track record of confounding the doomsayers

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64 Is this the start of the Paymium generation?

Opinion 7 months ago New consoles, new business models - but the reception to "paymium" has been anger and outrage. Until its instigators start respecting their customers, that won't change

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14 Blinking Lights of Death Herald The Next Gen

Opinion 8 months ago Two big console launches in a week - and we're all so old and cynical that all we care about is overheating hardware. Has the RROD fiasco scarred us so badly?

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8 In defence of data-driven design

Opinion 8 months ago Data can never replace design genius, only complement it

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11 The difference between a crash and an explosion

Opinion 8 months ago Why gaming's expansion shouldn't be haunted by the spectre of '83

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34 Xbox One, PS4 and the elusive dream of "good enough"

Opinion 8 months ago Excitement builds for new hardware, but their greatest competition may come from an unlikely source - the past