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Rebekah Valentine, Staff Writer

Rebekah arrived at GamesIndustry in 2018 after four years of freelance writing and editing across multiple gaming and tech sites. When she's not recreating video game foods in a real life kitchen, she's happily imagining herself as an Animal Crossing character.

Recent articles by Rebekah Valentine

Kongregate acquires browser and mobile 2D battle royale Surviv.io

This marks the publisher's second acquisition this year, more planned to come

By Rebekah Valentine

Wildlife Studios raises $60m, now valued at $1.3b

Benchmark leads funding for Sao Paulo studio to grow mobile reach

By Rebekah Valentine

Black Friday saw US mobile game spending hit nearly $70m

Sensor Tower: Marvel Contest of Champions led record single day sales for mobile in the US

By Rebekah Valentine

NetEase launches its own cloud gaming platform in beta

Service currently supports 38 games on mobile, but testers are waiting in long queue times to play

By Rebekah Valentine

Riot Games reveals new publishing label, Riot Forge

Riot Forge to work with outside studios to create new games in the League of Legends universe

By Rebekah Valentine

Ex-Razer employees accuse CEO of abusive behavior

Former employees say Min-Liang Tan yelled, threw objects, made threats, demanded unreasonable overtime, and was verbally abusive

By Rebekah Valentine

People of the Year 2019: SonicFox and Blitzchung

In a year where major industry figures were increasingly reluctant to take stances, two esports pros used their reach to demand change

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony pulls PS4 Lineup video after accusations of plagiarism

Video showcase appeared to directly copy animation styles from multiple other properties

By Rebekah Valentine

CD Projekt Red will shut down Gwent on consoles

Players will be able to copy accounts to PC, mobile via GOG

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo Switch sees best US sales week ever

Thanksgiving week saw a total of 830k Nintendo Switch and Lite units sold

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft shareholders reject call for gender pay gap report

Additional proposal to report on employee representation on board of directors also dismissed

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft's cheaper, discless next-gen Xbox reportedly still in the works

New report indicates Lockhart still planned as a logical fit with Game Pass, xCloud

By Rebekah Valentine

Owlcat Games raises $1m for new Pathfinder video game

Gem Capital and My.Games investment arm lead funding for Moscow studio's second foray into Pathfinder

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty Mobile is Google Play's best game of 2019

Tencent and Activision collaboration won top award as well as users' choice and best competitive

By Rebekah Valentine

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step back from executive roles

Sundar Pichai to assume role as CEO of both Google and Alphabet, founders will remain on board

By Rebekah Valentine

In the Valley of Gods "on hold" indefinitely

Former Campo Santo devs now at Valve have moved to other projects, including Half-Life: Alyx

By Rebekah Valentine

Fired Google employees accuse company of union-busting

Group will take grievances to National Labor Relations Board "as a first step"

By Rebekah Valentine

E3 media study shows declining media attendance, coverage

Update: ESA says over 3,700 members of the media attended E3 in 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Black Friday weekend digital game spending reached record $4.36b

In-game spending in free-to-play games up 13% YOY as digital interest continues to grow

By Rebekah Valentine

Toys R Us opens two new US stores following 2018 liquidation

New Jersey and Texas locations will be smaller than former locations, eight more planned by end of 2020

By Rebekah Valentine

YouTube lightens restrictions on violent video game content

Policy update aims to better reflect difference between real-world and simulated violence

By Rebekah Valentine

Brass Lion Entertainment and the critical business of diversity

Manveer Heir, Bryna Dabby Smith, and Rashad Redic on why their focus on diverse games is both a business decision and a human one

By Rebekah Valentine

Snapchat's journey to be a "gaming destination"

Global partnerships lead John Imah offers insight into the early days of Snap Games, and how it fits the company's broader gaming strategy

By Rebekah Valentine

Roblox surpasses $1b in lifetime revenue

Sensor Tower: Kid-friendly game creation platform has already grossed $435m so far in 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

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