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 8 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
Opinion 8 months ago 2014 was Wii U's chance in Japan; but Nintendo is at the root of the malaise around all consoles there
8 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?
Opinion 9 months ago The focus on miserable Japanese sales figures is a distraction; Xbox has problems everywhere outside the Anglo-American markets
Opinion 9 months ago Console games are swamped by mobile titles in Tokyo; is this a glimpse of the industry's future?
Opinion 9 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.
Opinion 10 months ago Nintendo isn't retreating from the casual market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay
Opinion 10 months ago Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old
Opinion 10 months ago Remaking classic games for new hardware isn't a sign of creative drought; it's a much-needed dose of commercial and cultural respect for our medium's history
Opinion A year ago The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded
Opinion A year ago As new-gen titles slip to 2015, Nintendo must capitalise with MK8
Opinion A year ago Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey
Opinion A year ago It's not enough to teach students to code, draw or design; truly well-trained staff must also understand the commercial sides of the business
Opinion A year ago Tiny devices from Amazon, Google and Apple will infiltrate countless living rooms this year - but will gaming really be on the menu?
Opinion A year ago Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that mixed-gender teams can defy both Japan's gender gap and its industry's troubles
Opinion A year ago Why Sony must be relieved at Oculus' $2bn deal
A year ago Can the VR dream defy the odds and become a commercial reality in this generation of hardware?
Opinion A year ago Respawn is Microsoft's great hope - and launch can't be mired in tech issues
Opinion A year ago F2P devs should welcome regulation - it'll prove that most of them are doing nothing wrong
Opinion A year ago And if it makes sense for Microsoft, is Amazon in the market to buy?
Opinion A year ago Investors beware - the Candy Crush Saga publisher is just Zynga 2.0
Opinion A year ago Rather than condemning all F2P, Dungeon Keeper should be a lesson in what can go wrong and how to avoid it
Opinion A year ago True fans of any game are willing to spend extra on it; core gamers aren't so different from their F2P brethren in that regard
Opinion A year ago The industry's top company only succeeds when it does the unexpected