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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

Buggy games deserve much harsher treatment

Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either

By Rob Fahey

Stock Ticker: 2014 in Review

This year's winner and losers from the world's gaming stocks. Can you guess which company was the best investment of 2014?

By Rob Fahey

Activism is Freedom, Too

Campaigns for retailers to drop games or advertisers to pull marketing are a valid part of a free, healthy society

By Rob Fahey

The 20 Years When Games Grew Up

Celebrating PlayStation also means embracing what Sony did to the market: took games out of the basement

By Rob Fahey

Is F2P at a turning point?

Opponents shouldn't read too much into recent statements; free is firmly entrenched among mobile consumers

By Rob Fahey

Overpricing the Digital Future

Once designed to protect retail from an inevitable future, overcharging for digital games now threatens the industry

By Rob Fahey

Stock Ticker: Sony, Nintendo, EA show their strength

How have the world's stock markets responded after financial season?

By Rob Fahey

Where next for CoD?

Can Call of Duty continue its streak and keep pace with Activision's record year?

By Rob Fahey

Where Destiny Leads

Bungie's latest is a huge hit, but it's hard to see how it can sustain a long tail - regular DLC packs will hit diminishing returns very quickly

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo's Window is Closing

2014 was Wii U's chance in Japan; but Nintendo is at the root of the malaise around all consoles there

By Rob Fahey

Dirty Videos

The appalling Shadow of Mordor contract signed by YouTubers is a real sign of games media corruption; will it be treated as such?

By Rob Fahey

Japan is just a symptom of Xbox' problems

The focus on miserable Japanese sales figures is a distraction; Xbox has problems everywhere outside the Anglo-American markets

By Rob Fahey

TGS shows Japan's mobile dominance

Console games are swamped by mobile titles in Tokyo; is this a glimpse of the industry's future?

By Rob Fahey

Seizing Destiny

A great launch for Bungie's latest will please Activision investors - but Sony is the real winner, with PS4 positioned to reap the rewards.

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo isn't hitting reset

Nintendo isn't retreating from the “casual” market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo must find the Second Way

Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old

By Rob Fahey

Looking Back to Move Forward

Remaking classic games for new hardware isn't a sign of creative drought; it's a much-needed dose of commercial and cultural respect for our medium's history

By Rob Fahey

Where have Japan's gamers gone?

The market may have slowed down - but rumours of decline in Japan are exaggerated and economically ill-founded

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

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