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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4 Stock Ticker: 2013 in Review

10 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 10 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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52 Nintendo in the Firing Line

Opinion 10 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 10 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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13 Blinking Lights of Death Herald The Next Gen

Opinion 10 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 11 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 11 months ago Why gaming's expansion shouldn't be haunted by the spectre of '83

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

Opinion 11 months ago Excitement builds for new hardware, but their greatest competition may come from an unlikely source - the past

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12 Still Catching 'em All

Opinion A year ago Pokemon's success speaks to Nintendo's strengths, proving the demand is still strong

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15 Let Slip the Watch Dogs

Opinion A year ago Ubisoft's delay won't impact the success of the next-gen consoles this Christmas - but one stumbling block does remain...

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9 Shuhei Yoshida: PlayStation 4, indies, and the Xbox One

A year ago Part 2: Sony Worldwide Studios boss talks about the battle with Microsoft, keeping the PS3 alive and the state of The Last Guardian

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22 Core games hit new heights, so why do they feel threatened?

Opinion A year ago GTA V and Monster Hunter 4 prove core games are thriving

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71 GTA V may not be misogynist - but its 'supporters' are

Opinion A year ago This vicious treatment of unpopular opinions robs us all of the chance to have nuanced discussions about our medium

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2 Tokyo Game Show 2013: Quiet on the Eastern Front

A year ago Japan's games market is in fine health, but Makuhari Messe has never seemed so empty. What's gone wrong?

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13 Vita TV points the way to Sony's future

Opinion A year ago If the hardware giant is to survive, networks and software are key

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20 Can the VR dream go mainstream?

Opinion A year ago As Sony jumps on the Oculus bandwagon, is the dream of mass-market VR about to come true?

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11 3D or not 3D - Nintendo's handhelds power forward

Opinion A year ago Dropping the 3D from the 3DS makes perfect sense when you consider Nintendo's goals - the best possible sales of Pokemon this Christmas

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27 eSports: This time, it's for real

Opinion A year ago The pro-gaming movement has cried wolf many times - but all the signs say that this revival is a sustainable one

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33 What does "success" look like to Nintendo?

Opinion A year ago We talk about the Wii U being a failure - but assessing Nintendo by wider industry standards ignores the company's unique position

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10 Self-publishing is the future, not an optional extra

A year ago Successful platforms need to engage niche audiences. With mid-range games in a death spiral, indie titles will rise to take their place

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35 In defence of the Steam sale

Opinion A year ago Concerns that steep discounts are devaluing games are unfounded - discounting older products is how a medium grows its audience for the long term

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37 Free-to-play: Shut up about money, talk about games

Opinion A year ago Free-to-play games have an image problem - and always will, until we stop talking like accountants and start talking like creators

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54 Charging more for games won't rescue triple-A

Opinion A year ago If AAA can't grow its audience, it will become irrelevant - and trying to wring more money from players is part of the problem

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23 Mattrick's departure will be Xbox One's pivot point

Opinion A year ago Former Xbox boss' move to Zynga must have been long-planned, but it gives Microsoft a chance to fight back from a horrific month

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21 Nintendo and Smartphones: No New Leaf

Opinion A year ago Putting Nintendo franchises on smartphones would reach more players - but it might be economic suicide in the long-term