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Rebekah Valentine, Senior 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

Fortnite has also been kicked off of Google Play

Update: And, as with Apple, Epic Games is now also suing Google for anti-competitive practices

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite removed from App Store after it dodges Apple's rule on direct payments

Update: Epic Games has filed a legal complaint against Apple, taking the fight over the 30% cut to US courts

By Rebekah Valentine

Grounded: A big experimental adventure made by Obsidian's tiniest team

Game director Adam Brennecke talks about his 16 years at the studio, and how a history of RPG development led to a backyard survival game

By Rebekah Valentine

Only Control Ultimate Edition owners will receive its free next-gen upgrade

Those who purchased the regular edition of Control on consoles will not automatically get the game on PS5 or Xbox One X

By Rebekah Valentine

GDC announces physical/digital hybrid event for 2021

Conference planned to take place in July next year, both in San Francisco and online

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox Series X will launch in November

Console launch lineup will emphasize backward compatibility, Game Pass

By Rebekah Valentine

Halo Infinite delayed into 2021

Key Xbox Series X launch title pushed due to "multiple factors" including COVID-19

By Rebekah Valentine

Shroud returns to Twitch

Following Mixer shutdown, Shroud signs exclusivity deal with his original platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Summoner's War: Sky Arena reaches $2 billion in lifetime revenue

The mobile RPG first reached $1 billion in revenue in 2017, three years after launch

By Rebekah Valentine

Cold Iron Studios gets sold for the fourth time

Daybreak Games has acquired the San Jose studio, which is still working on an Alien game

By Rebekah Valentine

Nexon wants to build a virtual theme park for the future

CEO Owen Mahoney on how the publisher plans to be at the forefront of "lean forward" entertainment

By Rebekah Valentine

US games spending once again reaches record quarterly highs

By the end of Q2, one out of every three US owners of either a PS4 or Xbox One owned both systems

By Rebekah Valentine

Amazon rebrands Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming

Name change explained as a move toward a more platform-agnostic vision

By Rebekah Valentine

Fall Guys sells 2m copies on Steam alone

Mediatonic's obstacle course battle royale also launched on PS4 last week

Practical tips to prevent abuse and build team trust

At GDC Summer, Emily Greer offers advice on how to build a respectful workplace and what to do when harassment occurs

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook finally launches Facebook Gaming on iOS -- without Instant Games

Platform condemns Apple's strict approval process, saying it "severely hamstrings innovation on mobile"

By Rebekah Valentine

Interplay silent on Earthworm Jim developer's racist, homophobic remarks

Update: TenNapel and Intellivision confirm he is an "unpaid consultant" on Earthworm Jim 4

By Rebekah Valentine

Trump signs executive order that would ban transactions with Tencent

UDPATE: White House reportedly confirms this will not affect Tencent-related games firms, only WeChat

By Rebekah Valentine

Enthusiast Gaming acquires Omnia Media in $11.2m deal

Transaction brings Omnia into group with Destructoid, Nintendo Enthusiast, the Escapist, and others

By Rebekah Valentine

DrDisrespect makes streaming return on YouTube

YouTube says it did not reach out or encourage him to do so

By Rebekah Valentine

Hitman 3 is coming to PSVR

Hitman and Hitman 2 maps and missions will also be available in VR

Big Run Studios raises $5.25m in seed investment

In total, the mobile studio has raised over $6.6 million to date

By Rebekah Valentine

MapleStory, Dungeon&Fighter in Korea drive Nexon to record Q2

Dungeon&Fighter updates still aren't sticking the landing in China, though

By Rebekah Valentine

US Army to reinstate its Twitch viewers banned for "harassing and degrading behavior"

Users were banned from the esports channel in droves last month for asking about the United States' history of war crimes

By Rebekah Valentine

Is your publishing agreement fair?

At GDC Summer, lawyer Kellen Voyer broke down the average indie game publishing agreement in 2020

By Rebekah Valentine

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