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Rob Fahey, Contributing Editor

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.

Recent articles by Rob Fahey

Can Wii U dodge the banana peel?

As new-gen titles slip to 2015, Nintendo must capitalise with MK8

By Rob Fahey

La Vita e Bella?

Sony's handheld might not be selling well, but it is popular, says Rob Fahey

By Rob Fahey

Teaching the Games Business

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

By Rob Fahey

Microconsoles: Back for Round Two

Tiny devices from Amazon, Google and Apple will infiltrate countless living rooms this year - but will gaming really be on the menu?

By Rob Fahey

Are Japanese women the future of its gaming?

Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that mixed-gender teams can defy both Japan's gender gap and its industry's troubles

By Rob Fahey

Is Facebook buying Oculus a boost for Morpheus?

Why Sony must be relieved at Oculus' $2bn deal

By Rob Fahey

Virtual dreams dominate GDC

Can the VR dream defy the odds and become a commercial reality in this generation of hardware?

By Rob Fahey

Titanfall: time to perform for Xbox One and Azure

Respawn is Microsoft's great hope - and launch can't be mired in tech issues

By Rob Fahey

Free Europe: The EU tackles F2P

F2P devs should welcome regulation - it'll prove that most of them are doing nothing wrong

By Rob Fahey

Could Microsoft sell off the Xbox?

And if it makes sense for Microsoft, is Amazon in the market to buy?

By Rob Fahey

King's IPO is no Royal Flush

Investors beware - the Candy Crush Saga publisher is just Zynga 2.0

By Rob Fahey

EA's Dungeon Keeper is a real torture

Rather than condemning all F2P, Dungeon Keeper should be a lesson in what can go wrong and how to avoid it

By Rob Fahey

Core gamers can be whales too

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

By Rob Fahey

What Nintendo needs isn't smartphones, but surprise

The industry's top company only succeeds when it does the unexpected

By Rob Fahey

Steam Machines must be more than a hobby

Valve dithers on Steam machines, but must commit to endure coming changes

By Rob Fahey

Crowded Out: 2013 was the year the masses ruled

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

By Rob Fahey

Stock Ticker: 2013 in Review

Game stocks (mostly) outperformed the markets as enthusiasm for the new spilled over into valuations. But who were the big winners and losers?

By Rob Fahey

Let's Not Play - The Copyright Battle Turns Ugly

Intellectual property laws have failed to keep pace with change - now they're hurting both the rights holders and the content creators.

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo in the Firing Line

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

By Rob Fahey

Is this the start of the Paymium generation?

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

By Rob Fahey

Blinking Lights of Death Herald The Next Gen

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?

By Rob Fahey

In defence of data-driven design

Data can never replace design genius, only complement it

By Rob Fahey

The difference between a crash and an explosion

Why gaming's expansion shouldn't be haunted by the spectre of '83

By Rob Fahey

Xbox One, PS4 and the elusive dream of "good enough"

Excitement builds for new hardware, but their greatest competition may come from an unlikely source - the past

By Rob Fahey

Still Catching 'em All

Pokemon's success speaks to Nintendo's strengths, proving the demand is still strong

By Rob Fahey

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