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 6 months ago GTA V and Monster Hunter 4 prove core games are thriving
Opinion 6 months ago This vicious treatment of unpopular opinions robs us all of the chance to have nuanced discussions about our medium
6 months ago Japan's games market is in fine health, but Makuhari Messe has never seemed so empty. What's gone wrong?
Opinion 7 months ago If the hardware giant is to survive, networks and software are key
Opinion 7 months ago As Sony jumps on the Oculus bandwagon, is the dream of mass-market VR about to come true?
Opinion 7 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 8 months ago The pro-gaming movement has cried wolf many times - but all the signs say that this revival is a sustainable one
Opinion 8 months ago We talk about the Wii U being a failure - but assessing Nintendo by wider industry standards ignores the company's unique position
8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months ago Free-to-play games have an image problem - and always will, until we stop talking like accountants and start talking like creators
Opinion 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago Putting Nintendo franchises on smartphones would reach more players - but it might be economic suicide in the long-term
Opinion 9 months ago Junking the hated DRM was an essential move - Microsoft deserves praise for acting swiftly and decisively, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 10 months 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 11 months ago Daniel Loeb's plans for Sony would undermine the games division - but the investor's proposals still need to be taken seriously
Opinion 11 months ago Far from putting their IP on mobile phones, Japan's platform holders want mobile developers to come to them
Opinion 11 months 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 11 months 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
A year ago Arguments over how the industry treats women are a good thing - they show how far we've come, as well as how much remains to be done
Opinion A year ago Yoichi Wada's departure must signal a turnaround if the iconic Japanese publisher is to survive the next generation
Opinion A year ago The shock is that EA's CEO lasted this long - but don't underestimate Riccitiello's successes
Opinion A year ago Companies promoting always-online need to understand the real world, says Rob Fahey