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 7 months ago Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old
Opinion 7 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 8 months ago The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded
Opinion 9 months ago As new-gen titles slip to 2015, Nintendo must capitalise with MK8
Opinion 11 months ago Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 11 months 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 11 months 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
Opinion A year ago Valve dithers on Steam machines, but must commit to endure coming changes
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
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?
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.
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
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
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?