Archive - Rob Fahey

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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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12 Kojima's departure is the end of an era for Japanese development

11 months ago Not all publishers will handle the mobile transition as badly as Konami - but they're all headed in the same direction eventually

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30 All creative staff should support the actors

Opinion A year ago Actors haven't jumped an imaginary queue by demanding better treatment, but their stand might improve conditions for all creatives

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Strong show for Sony, but mobile rules at TGS 2015

A year ago Tokyo Games Show is bigger than ever, but a conservative showing from publishers and the absence of Microsoft leaves it feeling a little hollow

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9 What path now for Kimishima's Nintendo?

Opinion A year ago Nintendo's new CEO is a career businessman and banking veteran; can he put the company's creativity back on the path to sustainable profit?

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37 AppleTV has games potential, but its limitations disappoint

Opinion A year ago Technical limits create headaches for developers as lack of service offering could prevent new platform finding a big market early on

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23 Can Apple TV shake up living room gaming?

Opinion A year ago A new platform from the industry giant promises new opportunities for developers - and perhaps even new experiences for consumers

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2 Regional games shows reflect the evolving market

Opinion A year ago We shouldn't expect Gamescom, TGS or their ilk to be "mini-E3s"; they exist to serve regional audiences, not the Anglo-American press

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13 Konami's draconian workplace raises no eyebrows in Japan

Opinion A year ago Japanese publishers and studios routinely treat staff badly; if they hope to hold on to talent this attitude must change

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9 When guarantees go wrong, developers get hurt

Opinion A year ago Razer's rescue of Ouya's devs highlights the need for much greater scrutiny of such schemes

9 Obituary: Satoru Iwata

A year ago Enthusiastic, warm and genuine, the Nintendo boss was a unique industry figure who pushed his company to find new ways to entertain and delight

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8 Corporate crowdfunding might not be all bad

Opinion A year ago Sony's First Flight is a morally uncomfortable development - but could result in better games and products

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22 Fallout Shelter shatters the dogma of core gamers hating F2P

Opinion A year ago If the brand, the game and the business model are right, core F2P can be just as successful in the west as it has been in Japan

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9 Could Nintendo take the Android plunge?

Opinion A year ago It would be crazy if Nintendo wasn't considering the Android architecture; but it's not like it'll make any difference to the NX' functionality either way

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18 Region lock stubbornness costs Nintendo a PR win

Opinion A year ago Maintaining this anti-consumer policy for so long is symptomatic of bad corporate decision-making

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23 A Red Flag for Greenlight

A year ago Valve was laudably quick to deal with homophobia, but Greenlight is still failing devs and consumers alike

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5 What is happening at Konami?

A year ago After years of decline, one of Japan's publishing legends is poised to exit the console market

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17 Can Zynga be saved?

Opinion A year ago Swapping Mattrick for Pincus is just executive musical chairs; Zynga is still in serious trouble if it can't find a bona fide mobile hit

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36 Is mobile success now impossible for small developers?

Opinion A year 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 A year 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

A year 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 A year ago Nintendo IP on smartphones could hardly be more cautious; the endgame is still dedicated hardware

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

A year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago One thing's for sure: the industry schism is an imagined one