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 17 hours 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
Opinion 15 days ago 2014 was Wii U's chance in Japan; but Nintendo is at the root of the malaise around all consoles there
22 days ago The appalling Shadow of Mordor contract signed by YouTubers is a real sign of games media corruption; will it be treated as such?
Opinion 29 days ago The focus on miserable Japanese sales figures is a distraction; Xbox has problems everywhere outside the Anglo-American markets
Opinion A month ago Console games are swamped by mobile titles in Tokyo; is this a glimpse of the industry's future?
Opinion A month 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.
Opinion 2 months ago Nintendo isn't retreating from the casual market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay
Opinion 2 months ago Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old
Opinion 2 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
Opinion 3 months ago The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded
Opinion 4 months ago As new-gen titles slip to 2015, Nintendo must capitalise with MK8
Opinion 6 months ago Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 6 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
Opinion 6 months ago Tiny devices from Amazon, Google and Apple will infiltrate countless living rooms this year - but will gaming really be on the menu?
Opinion 6 months ago Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that mixed-gender teams can defy both Japan's gender gap and its industry's troubles
Opinion 7 months ago Why Sony must be relieved at Oculus' $2bn deal
7 months ago Can the VR dream defy the odds and become a commercial reality in this generation of hardware?
Opinion 7 months ago Respawn is Microsoft's great hope - and launch can't be mired in tech issues
Opinion 7 months ago F2P devs should welcome regulation - it'll prove that most of them are doing nothing wrong
Opinion 8 months ago And if it makes sense for Microsoft, is Amazon in the market to buy?
Opinion 8 months ago Investors beware - the Candy Crush Saga publisher is just Zynga 2.0
Opinion 8 months ago Rather than condemning all F2P, Dungeon Keeper should be a lesson in what can go wrong and how to avoid it
Opinion 9 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
Opinion 9 months ago The industry's top company only succeeds when it does the unexpected