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 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
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 2 years 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?
Opinion 2 years ago Data can never replace design genius, only complement it
Opinion 2 years ago Why gaming's expansion shouldn't be haunted by the spectre of '83
Opinion 2 years ago Excitement builds for new hardware, but their greatest competition may come from an unlikely source - the past
Opinion 2 years ago Pokemon's success speaks to Nintendo's strengths, proving the demand is still strong
Opinion 2 years ago Ubisoft's delay won't impact the success of the next-gen consoles this Christmas - but one stumbling block does remain...
2 years ago Part 2: Sony Worldwide Studios boss talks about the battle with Microsoft, keeping the PS3 alive and the state of The Last Guardian