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 As PS4 and XB1 enjoy successful launches, comparisons with Wii U look stark - but Nintendo has a track record of confounding the doomsayers
Opinion 2 years 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
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