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 2 years ago GTA V and Monster Hunter 4 prove core games are thriving
Opinion 2 years ago This vicious treatment of unpopular opinions robs us all of the chance to have nuanced discussions about our medium
2 years ago Japan's games market is in fine health, but Makuhari Messe has never seemed so empty. What's gone wrong?
Opinion 2 years ago If the hardware giant is to survive, networks and software are key
Opinion 2 years ago As Sony jumps on the Oculus bandwagon, is the dream of mass-market VR about to come true?
Opinion 2 years 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 2 years ago The pro-gaming movement has cried wolf many times - but all the signs say that this revival is a sustainable one
Opinion 2 years ago We talk about the Wii U being a failure - but assessing Nintendo by wider industry standards ignores the company's unique position
2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago Free-to-play games have an image problem - and always will, until we stop talking like accountants and start talking like creators
Opinion 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago Putting Nintendo franchises on smartphones would reach more players - but it might be economic suicide in the long-term
Opinion 2 years ago Junking the hated DRM was an essential move - Microsoft deserves praise for acting swiftly and decisively, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 2 years 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 2 years ago Daniel Loeb's plans for Sony would undermine the games division - but the investor's proposals still need to be taken seriously
Opinion 2 years ago Far from putting their IP on mobile phones, Japan's platform holders want mobile developers to come to them
Opinion 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago More of the same isn't enough - and always-on could be the prelude to an utter disaster
2 years 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 2 years ago Yoichi Wada's departure must signal a turnaround if the iconic Japanese publisher is to survive the next generation
Opinion 2 years ago The shock is that EA's CEO lasted this long - but don't underestimate Riccitiello's successes
Opinion 2 years ago Companies promoting always-online need to understand the real world, says Rob Fahey