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.
Opinion 10 months ago Enormous budgets at the top end don't have to mean the end of the dream for everyone else
Opinion 10 months ago Microsoft is said to still be seeking a buyer, but who's in the market?
10 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 10 months ago Nintendo IP on smartphones could hardly be more cautious; the endgame is still dedicated hardware
11 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 11 months ago Increasing negativity around F2P tars both good and bad games with the same brush
Opinion A year ago 22cans' bad handling casts a shadow over the Kickstarter dream
Opinion A year ago One thing's for sure: the industry schism is an imagined one
Opinion A year ago PlayStation Now is accomplished; but customers expect better value
Opinion A year ago The XBL and PSN outages are a warning shot; consoles and games must be built to recognise that always-online services aren't
A year 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 A year ago Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either
Opinion A year ago Campaigns for retailers to drop games or advertisers to pull marketing are a valid part of a free, healthy society
Opinion A year ago Celebrating PlayStation also means embracing what Sony did to the market: took games out of the basement
Opinion A year ago Opponents shouldn't read too much into recent statements; free is firmly entrenched among mobile consumers
Opinion A year ago Once designed to protect retail from an inevitable future, overcharging for digital games now threatens the industry
A year ago How have the world's stock markets responded after financial season?
Opinion A year ago Can Call of Duty continue its streak and keep pace with Activision's record year?
Opinion A year 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 A year ago 2014 was Wii U's chance in Japan; but Nintendo is at the root of the malaise around all consoles there
A year 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 A year ago The focus on miserable Japanese sales figures is a distraction; Xbox has problems everywhere outside the Anglo-American markets
Opinion A year ago Console games are swamped by mobile titles in Tokyo; is this a glimpse of the industry's future?
Opinion A year 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.