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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

Former Heroes of the Storm team files suit against ex-owner for unpaid wages

Five ex-Naventic members filed a complaint in August, attempted to serve court documents 14 times before reaching owner James Ross Elliot II

By Rebekah Valentine

Media Create: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sells through over half of first-week shipment

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition sees strong launch in Japan on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch

By Rebekah Valentine

Indian education technology startup Byju's buys Osmo for $120 million

Firm says near future for education game company involves more content, lower cost

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook gets a new boss of VR Hardware

Rafa Camargo moves from VP of Portal role, which will be filled by Google veteran Ryan Cairnes

By Rebekah Valentine

US, Canada mobile gaming brought in $9.37 billion in 2018

Candy Crush games topped revenue charts for the year as puzzle, strategy, and casino genres dominated

By Rebekah Valentine

Rieko Kodama to receive GDCA Pioneer Award

Sega veteran to be honored for tech and game design achievements on titles such as Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia

By Rebekah Valentine

Nexon reportedly up for sale

Tencent, EA, Activision, and Disney listed as interested parties in Korean publisher of MapleStory

By Rebekah Valentine

IndieDB, ModDB founder launches mod-focused publishing arm

Modularity to use mod.io to offer a "fully cross-platform and store-agnostic modding solution"

By Rebekah Valentine

Westworld Mobile shutting down following lawsuit settlement

Game removed from App Store, Google Play after "amicable resolution" of copyright dispute

By Rebekah Valentine

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 5 million globally in first week

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says Nintendo Switch seeing fastest software sales in Nintendo history

By Rebekah Valentine

Unity CEO clarifies Improbable violations, future plans in AMA

John Riccitiello emphasizes platform's "developer-first" focus as driving TOS changes

By Rebekah Valentine

Cybersecurity firm exposes Fortnite vulnerability

If exploited, hackers could have viewed personal information, purchased items, and overheard chat through affected accounts

By Rebekah Valentine

ReKTGlobal announces $10.8 million funding round

Gross Labs founder Nick Gross leads funding round, joins board

By Rebekah Valentine

Niantic raises $245 million in Series C funding

Funding round led by IVP brings company valuation to nearly $4 billion

By Rebekah Valentine

Success and sustainability at Supercell

DLC: The Finnish studio's developers discuss how they keep games thriving for years, and CEO Ilkka Paananen shares his philosophy on crunch

By Rebekah Valentine

Forgotten Key shuts down

Indie studio offers glimpse at in-progress projects as free demos

By Rebekah Valentine

EA has reportedly canceled Vancouver studio's Star Wars title

Update: Official statement from EA does not confirm or deny cancellation, says Vancouver project "continues and will evolve into future Star Wars content and games"

By Rebekah Valentine

Forza Horizon 4 removes dance moves following Fortnite lawsuits

The Carlton and the Floss removed from game as creators pursue Epic Games for damages

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: US, Canada saw more mobile gamers in 2018

Number of mobile gamers increased 5% year-over-year; Android remains most popular smartphone option

By Rebekah Valentine

Ico Partners: Video games see fewer crowdfunded projects, steady amount funded in 2018

Trends indicates Kickstarter is stabilizing, with a higher percentage of quality projects as platform matures

By Rebekah Valentine

Law firm investigating Activision-Blizzard on behalf of investors

Pomerantz LLP looking into claims that company leadership engaged in securities fraud, other unlawful practice

By Rebekah Valentine

Valve working on new algorithmic recommendation tools for Steam, curating features

Other 2019 plans include PC Cafe Program, Trusted Matchmaking across all games, and Steam China

By Rebekah Valentine

Former Gearbox lawyer reportedly filed discrimination claim ahead of November lawsuit

10 days before Gearbox sued Wade Callender, he filed a discrimination claim against CEO Randy Pitchford alleging religious harassment

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite dance lawsuits continue with "Orange Justice"

Mother of Orange Shirt Kid sues Epic Games for copyright infringement following campaign that saw dance included in-game

By Rebekah Valentine

Dusk sells 69,420 copies as Steam-exclusive

Producer Dave Oshry offers breakdown of indie's "on brand" sales number just over one month after launch

By Rebekah Valentine

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