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 9 months ago Pokemon's success speaks to Nintendo's strengths, proving the demand is still strong
Opinion 9 months ago Ubisoft's delay won't impact the success of the next-gen consoles this Christmas - but one stumbling block does remain...
9 months ago Part 2: Sony Worldwide Studios boss talks about the battle with Microsoft, keeping the PS3 alive and the state of The Last Guardian
Opinion 10 months ago GTA V and Monster Hunter 4 prove core games are thriving
Opinion 10 months ago This vicious treatment of unpopular opinions robs us all of the chance to have nuanced discussions about our medium
10 months ago Japan's games market is in fine health, but Makuhari Messe has never seemed so empty. What's gone wrong?
Opinion 10 months ago If the hardware giant is to survive, networks and software are key
Opinion 10 months ago As Sony jumps on the Oculus bandwagon, is the dream of mass-market VR about to come true?
Opinion 10 months ago Dropping the 3D from the 3DS makes perfect sense when you consider Nintendo's goals - the best possible sales of Pokemon this Christmas
Opinion 11 months ago The pro-gaming movement has cried wolf many times - but all the signs say that this revival is a sustainable one
Opinion 11 months ago We talk about the Wii U being a failure - but assessing Nintendo by wider industry standards ignores the company's unique position
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
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
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
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
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
Opinion A year ago Putting Nintendo franchises on smartphones would reach more players - but it might be economic suicide in the long-term
Opinion A year ago Junking the hated DRM was an essential move - Microsoft deserves praise for acting swiftly and decisively, says Rob Fahey
Opinion A year ago Xbox One's DRM has given Microsoft its toughest ride at E3 in years - but the logic that led here is understandable, if mistaken
Opinion A year ago Daniel Loeb's plans for Sony would undermine the games division - but the investor's proposals still need to be taken seriously
Opinion A year ago Far from putting their IP on mobile phones, Japan's platform holders want mobile developers to come to them
Opinion A year ago Out-of-home gaming has been in decline for decades - but new technologies may be more suited to arcades than to living rooms.
Opinion A year ago For all the talk of a changed company, Pincus' firm still seems to be making all the same mistakes in all the same ways
Opinion A year ago More of the same isn't enough - and always-on could be the prelude to an utter disaster