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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

Halo Infinite lead producer Mary Olson leaves 343 Industries

Community manager John Junyszek says there is "no creative dilemma" following multiple leadership departures

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite "shuts down" ahead of battle royale's Chapter 2

Latest live event sees iconic island devoured by black hole in livestream, game currently unavailable

By Rebekah Valentine

Bendy and the Ink Machine studio Kindly Beast lays off just under 50

CEO Mike Mood: "All current projects will continue as planned"

By Rebekah Valentine

World of Warcraft sees Q3 streaming rise

StreamElements: WoW Classic interest persists as Fortnite continues to dip

By Rebekah Valentine

Latinx in Gaming takes over PAX South

Latinx organization to host a weekend's worth of panels, events, keynotes, and gatherings to celebrate the Latinx games community

By Rebekah Valentine

Mixer's other co-founder also leaves Microsoft

Matt Salsamendi announces departure just one week after James Boehm announced his

By Rebekah Valentine

Starbreeze splits into two new companies

Company reconstruction continues as Payday publisher tries to leverage its biggest IP to avoid insolvency

Riot Games directs casters and players not to discuss politics on air

Global head of League of Legends esports says it wants "to keep broadcasts focused on the game"

By Rebekah Valentine

Blizzard "assessing the situation" surrounding blitzchung's ban as more protests mount

Collegiate Hearthstone players, professional casters distance themselves in support of player banned for Hong Kong protest

By Rebekah Valentine

Niantic announces Wayfarer program to improve in-game play locations

Program currently in beta for Ingress players, coming to Pokemon Go players later

By Rebekah Valentine

Millennial Esports acquires YouTube channel LetsGoRacing

The channel, created by Grand Central Entertainment, focuses on motorsports and, recently, esports racing

By Rebekah Valentine

Adi Shankar working on another video game TV series, this time for Far Cry 3

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe to be a part of a greater Ubisoft multiverse of shows

By Rebekah Valentine

FIFA 20 sees 10 million players in three weeks

Game was available through Origin Access Premier at launch

Steam to add ability to play local co-op games with friends online

Support will be added automatically week of October 21 for all applicable games

By Rebekah Valentine

Warner Bros partners with IO Interactive for new game

Hitman partnership transformed into multi-IP deal with both IO studios involved in development

By Rebekah Valentine

Esports' ongoing data competition: PCU v. ACU v. AMA

Newzoo's new head of esports Remer Rietkerk on the challenges of finding good data for the right occasion

By Rebekah Valentine

Mike Ybarra departs Microsoft

Corporate VP moving to new, unknown endeavor after 20 years

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony Interactive Entertainment EU reportedly lays off "dozens" amid restructuring

US-based creative services also affected, employee notice given on same day as PS5 details announcement

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic won't take action against Fortnite players who speak up about Hong Kong

"Epic supports everyone's right to express their views on politics and human rights"

By Rebekah Valentine

Vicarious PR expands to publishing with new label

First title from Vicarious Publishing will be My Beautiful Paper Smile

By Rebekah Valentine

Five Vectors raises $1m in seed funding to make music for esports

Music startup to partner with publishers for team, league, and game anthems

By Rebekah Valentine

Atari VCS architect quits, citing six months of missed payments

Rob Wyatt: "As a small company, we have been lucky to survive this long."

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty Mobile sees best first-week downloads of any mobile game

Sensor Tower: Tencent's adaptation of Activision's famous franchise shoots ahead of Mario Kart Tour with 100m downloads

By Rebekah Valentine

Utopos Games raises $1m for machine learning game

Seed funding will support Raivo, a game where players and machine learning train AI robots to battle

By Rebekah Valentine

Man breaks into Valve, steals $40,000 of equipment, games

Same suspect has been previously arrested for burglary, stealing a FedEx truck

By Rebekah Valentine

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