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.
A year ago Record results, but a huge drop in value. Why doesn't Wall Street love the other Big Apple?
Opinion A year ago America's continuing culture wars bemuse the rest of the world, but the industry has no choice but to engage positively
Opinion A year ago The old business model of subsidising console hardware is finished. Welcome to the era of break-even hardware, says Rob Fahey
Opinion A year ago Evangelists for Smart TV downplay the bumpy road ahead; this is a revolution that still lacks a rallying cry
Opinion 2 years ago This year has seen an industry in turmoil - but has sown the seeds of a truly brilliant future for videogames
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
Opinion 2 years ago As Braben and Molyneux start Kickstarters, the crowdfunding backlash gathers steam
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?
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
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
Opinion 2 years ago We can sell content or services; but trying to do both will repel consumers
Opinion 2 years ago Developers hate Windows 8 - and rightly so. Microsoft's confused, dysfunctional OS threatens their markets
Opinion 2 years ago Can the firm grasp how much the market has changed - in time to save the foundering Vita?
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
Opinion 2 years ago We debate whether TGS is "relevant"; but in the internet age, all audiences can be global
Opinion 2 years ago Nintendo strikes again, showing off its software prowess and winning over the doubters
Opinion 2 years ago Forget your exaggerated sighs; this is Apple's finest gaming platform yet
Opinion 2 years ago Just because you don't like what they do doesn't make your consumers "wrong"
Opinion 2 years ago The Old Republic stumbles; Guild Wars 2 soars. Is the age of the subscription completely finished?
2 years ago OnLive's failure underlines a harsh truth - there's no future for a consumer cloud gaming service
Opinion 2 years ago Hardware pricing remains the elephant in the room, says Rob Fahey
Opinion 2 years ago Valve may dominate digital distribution on Windows - but what happens when Microsoft itself joins the fray?
Opinion 2 years ago As Vita posts another awful quarter and PlayStation slips into loss, how does the games business hang on?
Opinion 2 years ago The company's apologists better have new excuses at the ready; this week's results were miserable