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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

Rovio sues California chicken restaurant over Angry Birds trademark

Finnish developer alleges Angry Birdz Nashville Hot Chicken violating trademark on both name and logo

By Rebekah Valentine

Razer cuts ties with streamer following Twitter remarks about men

Brazilian streamer removed from company's influencer program after tweeting that "men are trash"

By Rebekah Valentine

Desmond 'Etika' Amofah found dead at 29

Nintendo-focused YouTuber had been missing since last week after video threatening self-harm

By Rebekah Valentine

Forge of Empires reaches €500m in lifetime revenue

InnoGames' strategy title brought in over €250m in the last two years

By Rebekah Valentine

Humble Bundle has raised over $150m for charity

Since its founding in 2010, game bundle company has supported charities including Make-A-Wish, GamesAid, WWF, and Save the Children

"Iwata Asks" developer interviews will become a book

Earthbound creator's company to publish collection of discussions between late Nintendo president and developers

By Rebekah Valentine

Trust Esport invests €1.5m in smartVR

French investment fund supports development of VR arcades and related esports services

By Rebekah Valentine

Bungie raises over $400k for St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Developer's block on Guardian Con Charity Marathon Stream was largest block in event's history

By Rebekah Valentine

Superdata: PUBG sells 4.7m digital units year-to-date

Fortnite still leader in digital earnings on console last month, though revenue remains down YOY

By Rebekah Valentine

Minecraft: Education Edition adds Immersive Reader

Tool will support those learning to read by assisting with reading, understanding, and translating in-game text

Steam now has an official LGBTQ+ tag, hub page

Category appears following Nepenthe developer's request on Steam forums

By Rebekah Valentine

Patrick Söderlund's $20m retention bonus didn't leave EA with him

Stock grant reportedly returned to company pool used for initiatives including new hires

By Rebekah Valentine

Magic Leap suing ex-employee for stealing tech to make his own XR headset

Florida start-up claims former engineer's Nreal Light headset bears a "striking similarity" to confidential company tech

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty, Pokemon dominate GameStop pre-orders in wake of E3

Pre-orders up 63% on newly-announced titles last week for gaming retailer

By Rebekah Valentine

Shifting Tides' sojourn to a non-boring puzzle game

Aria Esrafilian and Nima Memari share their vision for The Sojourn, thoughts on the genre, and partnerships with Xbox and Epic

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: May 2019 was the worst May for new releases since 1998

Mortal Kombat 11 overtakes Kingdom Hearts III as best-selling software title year-to-date; hardware and software sales see overall declines

By Rebekah Valentine

Niko Partners: NetEase to continue transformation from domestic giant to global company in 2019

Overwatch has sold 10m units in the country as Chinese publisher seeks further international opportunities

By Rebekah Valentine

Niko Partners: Game for Peace expected to bring in nearly $1b by year's end

PUBG Mobile clone anticipated to be one of Tencent's biggest games; meanwhile, PUBG Mobile has brought in $400m overseas

By Rebekah Valentine

Newzoo: Mobile, console install base to drive global games market to $152.1b in 2019

US will be the largest gaming market thanks to console sales, China's game license freeze

By Rebekah Valentine

Nicky Romero invests in ReKTGlobal

EDM DJ joins other music industry figures in co-ownership, board membership

By Rebekah Valentine

Oculus VP: "We believe Quest is the first VR hardware that has potential to become a viable medium"

Jason Rubin elaborates on and apologizes for roll out of recent game curation changes

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch sues users who filled Artifact category with porn, violence, racism, and misogyny

Unknown streamers used bots to flood deserted category with inappropriate content, including videos of the Christchurch mosque attack

By Rebekah Valentine

Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake lead online pre-orders post-E3

Amazon and GameStop data show Collectors, Ultimate Editions top gift card sales following press events

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: Nintendo likely to end the year as best-selling publisher

With no looming major end-of-year releases, Call of Duty, NBA 2K, and Madden predicted to top 2019 software charts

By Rebekah Valentine

Amazon Game Studios lays off "dozens"

Multiple unannounced projects cancelled; employees given 60 days to find new internal positions

By Rebekah Valentine

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