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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

Valve temporarily halting new adult game releases on Steam

Company isn't approving updates or new games until planned filter is in place

By Rebekah Valentine

Amazon may have allowed sales of pirated games

Frostpunk, Surviving Mars, and possibly other stolen GOG versions sold at deep discounts

By Rebekah Valentine

Klang Games raises $8.75m for AI-driven space colonization MMO

Spotify-backer firm Northzone leads Series A funding round

By Rebekah Valentine

Marvel Strike Force brings in over $25 million since launch

Turn-based mobile RPG accumulates 10 million installs over four months

By Rebekah Valentine

Physical versions of Octopath Traveler already out of stock in Japan

Shortage due to high demand prompts apology from official Twitter account

Stanga Games raises $500,000 in additional funding round

Investment will go toward hiring new staff, optimizing Underworld Football Manager

By Rebekah Valentine

Huuuge Games launches publishing brand Tap Tap Games

Departing from casino games, new label's focus is on super casual mobile games

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft Berlin approved for $1.85m subsidy from city government

Studio plans to use money to expand, creating around 150 new jobs

By Rebekah Valentine

Rainbow Six Siege instantly bans players for using slurs

Bans last nearly half an hour for the first offense, with possible permanent bans after the third

By Rebekah Valentine

Abusive chat in competitive Overwatch down 26.4% in the Americas

Daily players being abusive down 28.8% after release of Endorsements and LFG features

Facebook invested $88.3 million to expand its Redmond Oculus HQ this year

Company spent $106 million on construction and permits over the last three years

By Rebekah Valentine

86% of UK parents don't follow age restrictions on video games

Over half allow children to play 18+ games without supervision; far fewer similarly ignore film age restrictions

By Rebekah Valentine

Roblox creators poised to earn over $70 million in 2018

Community has grown to over four million creators, over twice the size it was last year

By Rebekah Valentine

Over 400,000 have pre-ordered iOS version of Hello Neighbor

Meanwhile, Google Play finally acknowledges that tinyBuild owns the IP

By Rebekah Valentine

Ovosonico: Games will be "like the Netflix button on your remote - that easy"

CEO Massimo Guarini on preparing for the horizontal expansion of the industry, and the Italian studio's pivot into indie AAA

By Rebekah Valentine

James Ohlen retires from BioWare

Former creative director departs after 22 years to work on something "smaller and more personal"

By Rebekah Valentine

NetEase's Identity V downloaded over 100 million times

Asymmetrical multiplayer horror game's downloads doubled upon global release

By Rebekah Valentine

Former Hearthstone head Ben Brode opens new studio

Second Dinner operational and making games, but no other details given

AppLovin launches publishing division Lion Studios

Pre-launch phase has already seen multiple successful releases, including Love Balls and Weave the Line

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games adjusts Unreal Engine Marketplace share in favor of creators

Developer/store split changed to 88/12% from 70%/30%, applied retroactively

By Rebekah Valentine

Valve updates "Upcoming" tab on Steam to focus on user interests

Suggestions based on past purchases and pre-release interest will replace chronological listing

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games offers $8 million prize pool for Summer Skirmish competition

Series marks the first dip into company's $100 million total prize pool for Fortnite esports in 2018

Warner Bros acquires Plexchat

Publisher instigates its plan to grow mobile business by taking on gaming communication platform

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: Nintendo Switch on track to be the best-selling console of Q4, and all of 2018

Industry analyst predicts all three current generation consoles will sell at least 4m units total this year in the US

By Rebekah Valentine

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