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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20 Sony's software brilliance still isn't enough

Opinion A year ago Hardware pricing remains the elephant in the room, says Rob Fahey

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20 Steam's Greatest Challenge Yet

Opinion A year ago Valve may dominate digital distribution on Windows - but what happens when Microsoft itself joins the fray?

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19 PlayStation punctured: Sony's games business deflates again

Opinion A year ago As Vita posts another awful quarter and PlayStation slips into loss, how does the games business hang on?

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48 No Respite in Zynga's Decline

Opinion A year ago The company's apologists better have new excuses at the ready; this week's results were miserable

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34 Fez, Fish and The Problem with Patching

Opinion A year ago Polytron's Phil Fish lands himself in controversy again - but is Microsoft the real villain?

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18 A Question of Maturity

Opinion A year ago "Are games mature enough to deal with this?" The answer is often no - but that doesn't mean we should give up

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8 Can't Get No Satisfaction

A year ago Are gamers impossible to satisfy? Yes - and it's the best thing that's ever happened to this medium

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12 Stock Ticker: State of the Industry

A year ago Hunting for the E3 uptick and assessing an industry in a valuation slump

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72 The End of the Console Era?

A year ago Rumours of the console's death have been greatly exaggerated

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42 Stock Ticker: Why EA's Market Valuation Has Crashed

A year ago EA's market valuation is down 50 per cent since November. What's gone wrong?

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25 Not So Smart: Microsoft's Heart of Glass

A year ago Microsoft needs to make a much more convincing case for SmartGlass. The tech is fine, but who'll build content?

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4 What Does Facebook's IPO Mean For Games?

Opinion A year ago Facebook and social gaming have grown up together. Their fates are intertwined

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17 Raising Hell: Lessons Learned from 'Entitled Gamers'

Opinion A year ago Don't dismiss complaints about Diablo 3's launch as entitled whining. There's a lot to learn here, says Rob Fahey

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36 Viva Vita: It's not too late to rescue Sony's handheld

Opinion A year ago Sony attracted unwanted attention to PS Vita's poor sales this week - but it can still turn this console around, argues Rob Fahey

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23 Can We Trust Digital Content?

Opinion A year ago The industry can't afford any compromise on consumer rights as we enter the digital age

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35 How To Control Free-to-Play Spending?

Opinion A year ago The question of children's expenditure on free-to-play games is a PR disaster waiting to happen, says Rob Fahey

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38 The Other Apple: Why Ignore Mac Gaming?

Opinion A year ago Everyone's excited about iOS - but Apple has another platform which many developers seem happy to ignore

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5 Hirai's First Test

Opinion 2 years ago Sony's new CEO reveals his plan - it's not the brave start we wanted, but it might be the one Sony needs, argues Rob Fahey

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26 Fanning the Flames

Opinion 2 years ago Fan outrage erupts over Mass Effect 3 - but why do game creators seem willing to encourage the vocal cranks?

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12 Blessed Relief

Opinion 2 years ago Tax relief is finally on the cards for UK developers - but will it reach the right places, asks Rob Fahey

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7 Ivory Towers: Embracing Academic Criticism of Games

Opinion 2 years ago Many of us sniff at the idea of serious criticism and academic research for games - but this is an important step for the medium

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65 Going Solid: Will the next Xbox ditch the disc?

Opinion 2 years ago The numbers don't add up for solid state media on home consoles, says Rob Fahey

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10 Setting Sun: More Death-Knells for Japanese Gaming

Opinion 2 years ago Rumours of the industry's demise have been greatly - if understandably - exaggerated, says Rob Fahey

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1 Stock Ticker: Ubisoft

2 years ago Rob Fahey puts Europe's last major publisher in the share price spotlight

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50 Soft Launch: Fighting Over Vita Sales

Opinion 2 years ago Splitting hairs over Vita's launch figures disguises the real question - what does Sony need to do next?