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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5 Nintendo isn't hitting reset

Opinion 7 months ago Nintendo isn't retreating from the “casual” market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay

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16 Nintendo must find the Second Way

Opinion 8 months ago Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old

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16 Looking Back to Move Forward

Opinion 8 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

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19 Where have Japan's gamers gone?

Opinion 9 months ago The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded

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16 Can Wii U dodge the banana peel?

Opinion 10 months ago As new-gen titles slip to 2015, Nintendo must capitalise with MK8

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33 La Vita e Bella?

Opinion A year ago Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey

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12 Teaching the Games Business

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

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15 Microconsoles: Back for Round Two

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?

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22 Are Japanese women the future of its gaming?

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

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12 Is Facebook buying Oculus a boost for Morpheus?

Opinion A year ago Why Sony must be relieved at Oculus' $2bn deal

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14 Virtual dreams dominate GDC

A year ago Can the VR dream defy the odds and become a commercial reality in this generation of hardware?

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11 Titanfall: time to perform for Xbox One and Azure

Opinion A year ago Respawn is Microsoft's great hope - and launch can't be mired in tech issues

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28 Free Europe: The EU tackles F2P

Opinion A year ago F2P devs should welcome regulation - it'll prove that most of them are doing nothing wrong

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42 Could Microsoft sell off the Xbox?

Opinion A year ago And if it makes sense for Microsoft, is Amazon in the market to buy?

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18 King's IPO is no Royal Flush

Opinion A year ago Investors beware - the Candy Crush Saga publisher is just Zynga 2.0

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57 EA's Dungeon Keeper is a real torture

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

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25 Core gamers can be whales too

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

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34 What Nintendo needs isn't smartphones, but surprise

Opinion A year ago The industry's top company only succeeds when it does the unexpected

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23 Steam Machines must be more than a hobby

Opinion A year ago Valve dithers on Steam machines, but must commit to endure coming changes

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4 Crowded Out: 2013 was the year the masses ruled

Opinion A year ago It no longer grabs the headlines it once did, but crowd funding showed in 2013 that it will be a powerful force in games for many years to come

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4 Stock Ticker: 2013 in Review

A year ago Game stocks (mostly) outperformed the markets as enthusiasm for the new spilled over into valuations. But who were the big winners and losers?

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38 Let's Not Play - The Copyright Battle Turns Ugly

Opinion A year ago Intellectual property laws have failed to keep pace with change - now they're hurting both the rights holders and the content creators.

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52 Nintendo in the Firing Line

Opinion A year ago As PS4 and XB1 enjoy successful launches, comparisons with Wii U look stark - but Nintendo has a track record of confounding the doomsayers

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64 Is this the start of the Paymium generation?

Opinion A year ago New consoles, new business models - but the reception to "paymium" has been anger and outrage. Until its instigators start respecting their customers, that won't change

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13 Blinking Lights of Death Herald The Next Gen

Opinion A year ago Two big console launches in a week - and we're all so old and cynical that all we care about is overheating hardware. Has the RROD fiasco scarred us so badly?