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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

Over one-fourth of developers say their studio has no diversity or inclusion initiatives

GDC State of the Industry: Over half of developers are in favor of unionization; meanwhile, needle hasn't moved on accessibility

By Rebekah Valentine

Over 10% of developers are making games for the next generation

GDC State of the Industry Survey: 34% are making games for both next- and current-gen platforms

By Rebekah Valentine

Developers are divided on how subscription services will affect game values

GDC State of the Industry: One-fourth of devs are concerned such services will devalue games, another fourth aren't worried at all

By Rebekah Valentine

Nutaku has over 45m registered users

Adult gaming platform also reaches over 128m monthly visits as it celebrates fifth anniversary

Housemarque puts all other projects on hold to focus on "most ambitious game to date"

Stormdivers, other upcoming titles paused for unannounced project now three years in development

By Rebekah Valentine

Netflix is also developing a standalone The Witcher anime film

"Nightmare of the Wolf" to be led by The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, animated by Legend of Korra and Voltron studio

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo can continue preventing cancellation of pre-orders in Germany

Lawsuit instigated by Norwegian Consumer Council dismissed, but may be appealed

By Rebekah Valentine

EA ends support for mobile Tetris, Tetris Blitz

Android games delisted, iOS versions to remain through April

By Rebekah Valentine

Disney confirms sale of FoxNext, Cold Iron Studios to Scopely

Acquisition does not include Fox IP licensed games, which will stay with Disney

By Rebekah Valentine

Playful Studios "significantly reduces" full-time staff

Super Lucky's Tale devs undergoes layoffs amid transition to new production model

By Rebekah Valentine

The "magic and chaos" of SuperMash, a game with seven different genres

Digital Continue's Joseph Tringali shares his passion for emergent gameplay, retro nostalgia, and procedural games that are sometimes bad

By Rebekah Valentine

Stillfront Group acquires Storm8 for up to $400m

Game studio coalition also raises $220m in additional financing

By Rebekah Valentine

The Witcher on Netflix has been watched by 76m households

It's on track to be the streaming service's biggest season one TV series ever

YouTube TV comes to PS4 as PS Vue moves out

Sony hardware maintains a live TV option at about the same price

By Rebekah Valentine

CGI remake of original Pokemon film will be a Netflix exclusive

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution to debut on the service on February 27, 2020

Activision Blizzard, EA, Sony, Microsoft included in HRC's 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Multiple gaming companies score 100% on survey of non-discrimination policies, benefits, and LGBTQ support

By Rebekah Valentine

The entirety of Telltale's The Walking Dead is returning to storefronts

Skybound will publish all four seasons on Nintendo Switch and Steam this week

By Rebekah Valentine

Patent infringement ruling against Nintendo Wii Remotes overturned

Dallas federal court declares patent invalid, nullifies $10m payout to iLife Technologies

By Rebekah Valentine

Remote Control Productions opens Dundee outpost

Production house appoints Rockstar Lincoln veteran Mark Lloyd as managing director

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft is restructuring its editorial team

Publisher expands, reorganizes Paris-based group in an effort to make its games stand out

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling game of the year in the US

But Nintendo thrived in hardware and software sales at the end of its competitors' console generations

By Rebekah Valentine

Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling game of the decade in the US

Joining it in the top ten: Seven Call of Duties, Red Dead Redemption II, and Minecraft

By Rebekah Valentine

Only YouTube Gaming saw hours watched, streamed, and concurrent viewership up last quarter

Streamlabs: Twitch viewership began a decline in 2019, but other platforms have a long way to go to catch up

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft announces plans to be "carbon negative" by 2030

Company also plans to remove all its historical carbon emissions by 2050

By Rebekah Valentine

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