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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

Pokemon GO total revenue reaches over $2 billion

Game achieves milestone 811 days after launch, with Japan leading spending by country

By Rebekah Valentine

Former Telltale employees sue studio for labor law violations in mass layoff

Class action lawsuit alleges company violated WARN Act in not providing advance notice of termination

By Rebekah Valentine

NBA 2K League reflecting on its rookie season

Managing director Brendan Donohue talks Twitch, Olympics, and player diversity as the esports effort enters its sophomore campaign

By Rebekah Valentine

How AliSports plans to turn the corner and turn a profit in esports

Alibaba global esports director Jason Fung says after two years of experimenting and losses, the company is looking to break even this year

By Rebekah Valentine

Google details experimental features for Daydream VR

Android VR platform to receive new 6DoF controller support, "see-through" mode for AR development

By Rebekah Valentine

Mass layoffs reported at Telltale Games

Update: Skeleton crew of 25 will remain as studio faces "majority studio closure"

By Rebekah Valentine

Jagex moderator fired for abusing power, stealing player currency

RuneScape developer to refund GP and items to affected accounts

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch has been blocked in China

After rise in use due to the Asian Games, website is now inaccessible in much of the country and app is gone

By Rebekah Valentine

Apptutti partners with security firm to help bring Korean games to China

Security firm INCA Internet to assist with Korean language support for online portal

By Rebekah Valentine

ReadyUp closes $2 million seed funding round

Esports team management and connection platform enters closed beta as round closes

By Rebekah Valentine

Disruptor Beam, Tilting Point partner for $29m user acquisition and publishing deal

Tilting Point to help expand audience of Star Trek Timelines and publish upcoming unannounced Disruptor Beam RPG

By Rebekah Valentine

Blizzard cracks down on third-party Overwatch apps

Players using programs which "impede on the competitive integrity" of the game could face permanent bans

By Rebekah Valentine

Going in Blind to VR development

Tiny Bull's Matteo Lana describes the years-long struggle of developing VR exploration game Blind in Italy's emerging development scene

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo Online App allows voice chat with strangers for select games

Service update includes support for lobbies in Mario Kart 8, Mario Tennis Aces, and Arms; Splatoon 2 still friends-only

By Rebekah Valentine

Rocket League reaches 50 million players worldwide

Vehicular sport game achieves milestone early in its fourth year since launch

Outfit7 opening new Barcelona studio

Talking Tom developer to use new location for both Talking Tom games and new projects

By Rebekah Valentine

THQ Nordic acquires Alone in the Dark and Act of War

Acquisition spree continues for Austrian publisher with rights to survival horror, RTS IP from Atari

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: Madden NFL 19 scores while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 returns

Nintendo Switch sales remain strong, though still must work to catch PS4's year-to-date lead

By Rebekah Valentine

Scum sells 1 million units in three weeks of early access

Gamepires' open world survival game celebrates milestone after reaching 250k sales on launch day

Nintendo introduces Fortnite Switch bundle with V-bucks included

Console bundle is the same price as system alone, includes in-game currency and exclusive cosmetics

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft introduces Alexa skill "Alexios" for Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Skill answers typical Alexa prompts as a Spartan, provides historical context for Odyssey in-game locations

Niantic rolls out beta PokeStop nominations in Brazil and South Korea

Ingress veterans to review submissions; program to expand to other countries soon

By Rebekah Valentine

YouTube Gaming migrates to main YouTube hub

Separate website, app to shut down by March 2019; features implemented on YouTube main

By Rebekah Valentine

UKIE responds to Migration Advisory Committee immigration post-Brexit report

CEO Dr. Jo Twist: "Expanding the current Tier 2 system to EEA citizens would prove inefficient and cumbersome for the industry"

By Rebekah Valentine

Skillz doubles revenue run-rate once more to $400 million

5,000 new developer partners fuel growth over five-month period

By Rebekah Valentine

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