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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

E3 and the season of hype-building

2018 in Review: Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft made moves this year that point to a coming shift in how they approach a general gaming audience

By Rebekah Valentine

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play

Popular FPS also jumps on the battle royale bandwagon with new Danger Zone mode

By Rebekah Valentine

Journey to the Savage Planet and an adventure in optimism

Typhoon Studios co-founders Alex Hutchinson and Reid Schneider describe the vision for their indie game, and how it will stand alongside AAA titles

By Rebekah Valentine

Daybreak Game Company lays off staff

Around 70 reportedly dismissed from H1Z1 development studio

By Rebekah Valentine

Warframe downloaded one million times on Nintendo Switch

Game reaches milestone less than three weeks after launch on the platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Casual Connect acquired by Greenlit Content

Event founder Jessica Tams joins media network with events team

By Rebekah Valentine

God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, indies prevail at The Game Awards

Visual Concepts president Greg Thomas honored as this year's Industry Icon

By Rebekah Valentine

Activision introduces Zombie-less Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Discounted Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition releases exclusively on Battle.net

By Rebekah Valentine

YouTube, Twitch speak out against EU Copyright Directive

Websites express concern over what the Directive's Article 13 could mean for content creators on their platforms

By Rebekah Valentine

Seeing the past and future of gaming through The Game Awards

Geoff Keighley shares his plans for continued growth, the need for world premieres, and the benefits and challenges of running the show himself

By Rebekah Valentine

Bethesda's support ticket system leaked personal information

Update: Publisher assures that no user account passwords or full credit card numbers were compromised

By Rebekah Valentine

UK gambling commission in talks with Twitch over casino streams

Two unlicensed sites have been played by Twitch streamers in its popular casino category recently

By Rebekah Valentine

84% of teen girls in the UK play video games in their spare time

In addition, more girls ages 13-15 are watching and taking part in esports than boys of the same age

By Rebekah Valentine

Playgroundz: Women dominate mobile gaming and spending, are scarce on YouTube and Twitch

Women make up only 30% of gamers on YouTube, 22% of esports team members, and 19.5% of gamers on Twitch

By Rebekah Valentine

People of the Year 2018: The Xbox Adaptive Controller team

Microsoft's team didn't just create an excellent, accessible controller; they also set a new industry precedent

By Rebekah Valentine

Valve offers explanation for October drop in Steam traffic

Indie complaints prompt run-down of algorithm shift, unintended functionality of promotion tools

By Rebekah Valentine

Kareem Hunt removed from Madden NFL 19

Former Chiefs running back cut from both real life and in-game team after assault video emerges

By Rebekah Valentine

App Annie: Mobile to take 60% of worldwide gaming revenue

Cross-platform play on mobile, improved smartphones are driving the rise in market share

By Rebekah Valentine

Super Evil Megacorp partners with NetEase to launch Vainglory in China

Mobile MOBA announces PC launch, plans for console that will include release on these platforms in China

By Rebekah Valentine

Indie developers are unhappy with Steam's new revenue sharing tiers

Developers take to social media to voice concerns that Valve is pushing out indies as it courts AAA

By Rebekah Valentine

Jam City reportedly lays off large number of employees across multiple studios

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery developer undergoes "organizational changes" following multiple acquisitions

By Rebekah Valentine

Hajime Tabata announces new studio, JP Games

Final Fantasy XV director unveils new project after departing Square Enix

By Rebekah Valentine

Valve adds revenue share tiers for developers

Other updates include confidentiality clarification to allow developers to share their own sales data

By Rebekah Valentine

Farming Simulator 19 most-downloaded game on EMEAA charts this week

FIFA 19 dominates combined retail and digital charts once more

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft acquires server company i3D.net

Publisher hopes to strengthen online and multiplayer experiences with help of Dutch provider

By Rebekah Valentine

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