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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.

Featured articles

Feature | Veni, Vidi, Vita

Vita won't be built in a day.

Feature | Beachside Burnout

The Team Bondi revelations shock few in the industry and that is a shameful thing.

Feature | Pre-Owned Mercenary

Capcom takes aim at the second-hand market - or so the Internet wants to believe.

Feature | Blowing Bubbles

Mobile and social gaming are in a huge valuation bubble - but that doesn't have to mean that disaster is coming.

Feature | Origin of War

EA rattles its sabers at Steam - but Origin's strategy is a throwback to the bad old days.

Feature | Identity Theft

Nintendo's decision to carry its Wii and DS branding into the next generation will confuse more consumers than it attracts.

Feature | Calling the Elite

The underwhelming nature of Call of Duty Elite disguises an experiment that could define Activision's future.

Feature | Born Free

Age of Conan joins a growing list of freemium MMOs - a wise move, or a desperate one?

Feature | War is Over

Will the next generation of consoles herald a truce in the graphics arms race?

Feature | Riders on the Storm

There's a crisis on the way for console core gaming, but this cloud has a thick silver lining.

Feature | Rock and a Hard Place

There's trouble ahead for the core games market - but it's wrong to blame social and mobile for these problems.

Feature | Into the Breach

Sony's PSN security breach looks disastrous - but it's so much worse than that.

Feature | Going, Going, Gone

PSPgo is laid to rest. Weeping is unlikely at this funeral.

Feature | No Silver Lining

Cloud gaming continues to fascinate - but the economic arguments don't add up.

Feature | Slapped Down

Gearbox' misstep with Duke's Capture the Babe mode is likely to raise hell - and rightly so.

Feature | Squeezed Middle

Life as a second-tier publisher is no longer tenable.

Feature | Thriving Core

Take-Two's sales figures suggest there's never been a better time to be a core gamer.

Feature | Threat Level

Satoru Iwata's warnings of a threat to the industry ring hollow.

Feature | Ready for Launch

The 3DS lands in Japanese consumers' hands this weekend, but how does Nintendo plan to keep its handhelds relevant?

Feature | War in the Pocket

Microsoft has a new ally in attempts at a mobile foothold - but this is only the first step.

Feature | The Show Goes On

Activision's dramatic slashing of non-performing IP makes some business sense - but the long-term impact looks grim.

Feature | United We Stand?

Calls to merge UKIE and TIGA ignore the fact that the industry is becoming more diverse.

Feature | Sony's Surprise

PSP2 holds few surprises, but PlayStation Suite could change the face of mobile gaming.

Feature | Talk to the Handheld

Everyone expects 2011's handheld battle to be a re-run of PSP vs DS, but the world has changed since then.

Feature | Second Coming

Rumours swirl about the PSP2's unveiling - but what form will it take, and where does this leave the 'PS Phone'?

Feature | Deep Insecurity

PS3's security failure marks an unhappy new year for Sony and raises questions for every console maker.

Feature | The Future for Dummies

It's easy to deride Farmville, but social gaming is relevant to the whole industry.

Feature | Rewriting the Rules

Cataclysm isn't just an expansion pack - it's a fundamental change to how MMOs are operated.

Feature | Are pre-owned sales killing gaming?

A look at both sides of the argument.

Feature | Blowing the Candles

Xbox 360 is five - and this is one console that grew up quickly.

Feature | Lonely at the Top

Howard Stringer is said to be seeking a new President for Sony. Has Hirai's moment come?

Feature | Bizarre Situations

The boxed game market is a tougher place than ever to survive, even for studios with a proven track record.

Feature | Cave's Story

Bullet hell in downtown Tokyo.

Feature | Back to Black

The media cares more for COD's sales figures than its violence, which marks the end of a very different war.

Feature | Waving and Shouting

Kinect is MS' biggest launch since 360, but its confidence can't hide the challenges it faces.

Feature | Phone Home

Marrying a PlayStation with a Phone has never made more sense, but remains a tough proposition.

Feature | Hard Numbers

NPD's redaction of sales figures is a symptom of a wider truth - industry statistics are no longer meaningful.

Feature | A Challenge to Freedom

A European perspective on the Californian violent games bill. (Hi Ted!)

Inafune surprised Layton/Wright happened

Didn't think Capcom would work with rival.

Feature | Digging for Victory: Minecraft Explored

A look at the indie game phenomenon.

Feature | When Small Means Big

The price on ngmoco may have shocked some but the company's track record justifies it.

Feature | Breaking Up

Splitting the Xbox division from Microsoft is a controversial idea, but some of the reasoning behind it is sound.

Feature | Legacy of Joy

PlayStation's legacy was more than games - it created a new generation of gamers.

Feature | Featherweight Champion

The lowly tech specs of the 3DS won't be a problem, but replicating the DS' success will be difficult.

El Shaddai

Angel may cry.

Feature | Setting Sun?

This year's TGS suggests that the Japanese industry is far from "finished", but still has a lot to learn.

Feature | The Boys' Treehouse

If women really are choosing to leave the core games industry, who could blame them?

Feature | Job's Game

Steve Jobs has finally embraced gaming as a key part of Apple's business. Nintendo and Sony should be seriously worried.

Final Fantasy XIV Online

A whole new world.

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