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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1 Where is Zynga's supposed turnaround?

Opinion A year 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

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32 What The Next Xbox Needs To Do

Opinion 2 years ago More of the same isn't enough - and always-on could be the prelude to an utter disaster

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65 Dancing girls and industry evolution

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

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8 Troubled Square Enix needs a fresh start

Opinion 2 years ago Yoichi Wada's departure must signal a turnaround if the iconic Japanese publisher is to survive the next generation

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12 Why EA Will Stay On Riccitiello's Course

Opinion 2 years ago The shock is that EA's CEO lasted this long - but don't underestimate Riccitiello's successes

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44 We're not always online; games shouldn't be either

Opinion 2 years ago Companies promoting always-online need to understand the real world, says Rob Fahey

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66 Fearing the micro-transaction future

2 years ago F2P and paymium are inevitable, and not just for EA - but critics of this future aren't easily dismissed

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18 PlayStation 4: A good start. Now the real work begins

2 years ago Developer-focused PS4 shows how far Sony has come, but still has lots to prove, says Rob Fahey

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35 PlayStation 4 Must Demolish The Walled Garden

2 years ago Sony's next-gen strategy needs to rethink the business model, not the hardware specifications

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22 Nintendo: No Need For Alarm

2 years ago The Wii U might have missed launch targets - but it's too early for a funeral

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18 THQ - A Victim Of Market Change And Corporate Inertia

Opinion 2 years ago The former publisher knew it had to change, but lacked the focus needed to rebuild its business

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17 Stock Ticker: Apple

2 years ago Record results, but a huge drop in value. Why doesn't Wall Street love the other Big Apple?

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29 The violent games debate isn't about facts; it's about hearts and minds

Opinion 2 years ago America's continuing culture wars bemuse the rest of the world, but the industry has no choice but to engage positively

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22 End of the line for "razors and razorblades"

Opinion 2 years ago The old business model of subsidising console hardware is finished. Welcome to the era of break-even hardware, says Rob Fahey

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25 Smart TV in 2013 - a trickle, not a torrent

Opinion 2 years ago Evangelists for Smart TV downplay the bumpy road ahead; this is a revolution that still lacks a rallying cry

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7 Experimental, accessible, creative; for games, the best is yet to come

Opinion 2 years ago This year has seen an industry in turmoil - but has sown the seeds of a truly brilliant future for videogames

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26 Baptism of fire: the knives come out for Wii U

Opinion 2 years ago Nintendo's new console is far from a darling of the press - but few of the arguments made against the Wii U's business case actually hold water

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65 Kickstarter: Funding revolution or digital panhandling?

Opinion 2 years ago As Braben and Molyneux start Kickstarters, the crowdfunding backlash gathers steam

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15 THQ and Activision: A Tale of Two Publishers

Opinion 2 years ago One stares into the abyss while the other soars on cloud nine. How can the fortunes of two publishers be so different?

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58 The Games Media Must Renew the Trust of its Audience

Opinion 2 years ago A culture of casual corruption has become ingrained in the games media - but this week's scandals give us a golden chance to change

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13 Financial pain is inevitable as Nintendo faces its toughest challenge

Opinion 2 years ago Selling the Wii U at below cost is a difficult decision - but don't try to shoehorn it into another tired "death of Nintendo" narrative

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18 CoD Elite: Lessons from Activision's failed experiment

Opinion 2 years ago We can sell content or services; but trying to do both will repel consumers

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34 Who's afraid of the big bad Windows?

Opinion 2 years ago Developers hate Windows 8 - and rightly so. Microsoft's confused, dysfunctional OS threatens their markets

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23 Sony's steep learning process

Opinion 2 years ago Can the firm grasp how much the market has changed - in time to save the foundering Vita?

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21 Blizzard's success isn't magic; just hard work and open minds

Opinion 2 years ago Stop acting like World of Warcraft is an outlier; a decade later, we could still learn many lessons from its success