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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26 Is mobile success now impossible for small developers?

Opinion 3 days ago Enormous budgets at the top end don't have to mean the end of the dream for everyone else

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26 Xbox For Sale - the rumours just won't quit

Opinion 10 days ago Microsoft is said to still be seeking a buyer, but who's in the market?

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Japan: Mobile game marketing reaches new heights

11 days ago Huge outdoor and TV campaigns have become essential for mobile game launches in Japan; success in this field has never been so expensive

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5 Nintendo/DeNA: The Best of Both Worlds?

Opinion 12 days ago Nintendo IP on smartphones could hardly be more cautious; the endgame is still dedicated hardware

2 Stock Ticker: Sony soars, Microsoft slumps and EA reclaims its crown

18 days ago Platform holder fortunes are reflected in their 2015 performance to date, while Japan's Gumi hits the skids after its billion-dollar IPO

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

Opinion A month 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 A month ago 22cans' bad handling casts a shadow over the Kickstarter dream

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13 What does "core" even mean any more?

Opinion A month 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 2 months 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 2 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

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1 Stock Ticker: 2014 in Review

3 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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26 Buggy games deserve much harsher treatment

Opinion 3 months ago Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either

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51 Activism is Freedom, Too

Opinion 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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

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

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4 Where next for CoD?

Opinion 4 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 4 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 5 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

5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago Nintendo isn't retreating from the “casual” market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay