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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9 Obituary: Satoru Iwata

11 months 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 11 months 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

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10 Streaming can only work if the price is right

Opinion A year ago PlayStation Now is accomplished; but customers expect better value

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18 Spoiled Xmas Mornings: The Dark Side of the Online Future

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

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26 Buggy games deserve much harsher treatment

Opinion A year ago Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either

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1 Stock Ticker: 2014 in Review

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?

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51 Activism is Freedom, Too

Opinion A year ago Campaigns for retailers to drop games or advertisers to pull marketing are a valid part of a free, healthy society

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8 The 20 Years When Games Grew Up

Opinion A year ago Celebrating PlayStation also means embracing what Sony did to the market: took games out of the basement

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21 Is F2P at a turning point?

Opinion A year ago Opponents shouldn't read too much into recent statements; free is firmly entrenched among mobile consumers

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27 Overpricing the Digital Future

Opinion A year ago Once designed to protect retail from an inevitable future, overcharging for digital games now threatens the industry

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2 Stock Ticker: Sony, Nintendo, EA show their strength

A year ago How have the world's stock markets responded after financial season?