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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

EA lays off 350 amid major organizational changes

Company reorganizing marketing, publishing, operations teams, decreases presence in Japan and Russia

By Rebekah Valentine

Relinquishing Control: Remedy's paradigm shift

Game director Mikael Kasurinen on leaving behind the tightly controlled experiences of Alan Wake and Quantum Break for, "a world that can support many stories, not just one story"

By Rebekah Valentine

Kabam acquires Riposte Games & Co

Montreal-based developer to continue support for past titles as Kabam takes over publishing Mini Guns

By Rebekah Valentine

PUBG Corp, NetEase settle copyright lawsuit

After suit alleging Knives Out, Rules of Survival copied PUBG and countersuit against "shameless attempt" at genre monopoly, companies now dismissing cases

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple reveals game subscription service Apple Arcade

Program to launch this fall with focus on new, premium titles

By Rebekah Valentine

Unions, diversity, and risk-taking: How GDC, IGF Award winners want to change the industry

This year's honorees discuss the changes they want to see, and the key challenges on the horizon

By Rebekah Valentine

WarDucks raises €3.3 million for location-based AR mobile game

Funding led by EQT Ventures will be used for development, new hires

By Rebekah Valentine

Maximum Games to fully launch new indie publishing label Modus Games

CEO Christina Seelye talks about building a "developer's publisher" on top of Maximum's international success

By Rebekah Valentine

Unity partners with Tencent for China, cloud gaming services

Also at the GDC keynote: Unity acquires Graphine, doubles down on developer-first mission: "We're not here to make games"

By Rebekah Valentine

Steam removes "off-topic review bombs" from overall game review scores

Reviews will still be visible, scores viewable for users who opt out of new system

By Rebekah Valentine

Goodbye Kansas invests in Framebunker

Company's investment arm acquires part of Danish studio founded by Unity veterans

By Rebekah Valentine

Beat Saber sells over 1m copies

Milestone was reached in February across PSVR, Steam, and Oculus Home

By Rebekah Valentine

Axiom Verge producer files suit against BadLand Publishing for $200k

Dan Adelman alleges publisher hasn't paid share of European distribution earnings, flaked on promise of healthcare fund for developer's ill son

By Rebekah Valentine

The high cost of a Wii U retail release

Limited Run Games and BadLand Publishing give their sides of the falling out over a Wii U physical version of Axiom Verge, and why it's finally launching

By Rebekah Valentine

Turtle Beach acquires PC peripherals company Roccat

Deal of over $17m to help accelerate headset maker's European, Asian market reach

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook launching new Gaming Tab

Update will make all gaming content accessible from main navigation, serve as new hub for streaming

By Rebekah Valentine

Blind Squirrel secures $5m in funding for first self-published game

F2P hero shooter will also be the first fully internally developed game the co-development studio has made

By Rebekah Valentine

Ninja reportedly earned $1m for promotion of Apex Legends

Top streamer Tyler Blevins one of the few paid for promotion of EA and Respawn's surprise release battle royale

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite adjusts cross-platform play to separate out Switch and mobile users

Xbox One and PS4 players will be together by default with Switch and mobile in their own pool

By Rebekah Valentine

Jump Holdings raises $1m for ARG/AI social sim game

Inventure uses AR to promote understanding and empathy in high school students

By Rebekah Valentine

Jade Raymond appointed new VP at Google

EA Motive founder joins company just ahead of teased GDC reveal

By Rebekah Valentine

Take-Two settles copyright case with another GTA V cheat creator

Defendant Erik Cameron acknowledges violations, pays undisclosed settlement

By Rebekah Valentine

Forte partners with Ripple to establish $100m developer fund

Investments to focus on developers with existing game economies looking to integrate blockchain

By Rebekah Valentine

Jobs Roundup: Critical Force announces new CEO

Supercell welcomes former PlayRaven CEO and Cumron Ashtiani departs Atomhawk

By Rebekah Valentine

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