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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

Estimated 50k Nintendo Switches sold in China on launch day

Niko Partners: Console on track to reach 100k units in the country by the end of 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Greg Rice, Christian Svensson join Sony

Double Fine, Capcom vets sign on as global head of indie accounts, head of global portfolio

By Rebekah Valentine

The Game Awards launches 48-hour digital demo event

The Game Festival starts on Steam this Thursday, includes demos of 13 new games

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop CEO: Financial struggles are a console issue, not a GameStop issue

George Sherman says industry headwinds are "having an outsized impact on our business"

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop winding down operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

140 stores globally have been closed already this year, 250 to 300 total closures planned by end of 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop Q3 global sales down again, expected full-year decline in the high-teens

Collectible sales was once again the only segment that showed any year-over-year growth

By Rebekah Valentine

Tatsuya Minami reportedly starts new, Capcom-backed studio M-Two Inc

Former PlatinumGames president's Osaka-based team said to be contributing to Resident Evil 3

By Rebekah Valentine

Magic Leap launches upgraded headset, reportedly lays off dozens

Company said to have planned to sell over 100k Magic Leaps in first year, only sold 6k in six months

By Rebekah Valentine

Playrix acquires Eipix Entertainment

Homescapes creator enters Serbian market to create more free-to-play mobile games

By Rebekah Valentine

The year of PR disasters

2019 in Review: Industry figures and companies said or did ridiculous, inappropriate, and outright harmful things... and got away with it

By Rebekah Valentine

Redbox will no longer rent video games

Games will still be sold through the end of the year before it goes movies-only

By Rebekah Valentine

PS4 finally gets Minecraft cross-platform play with Bedrock Edition

Sony overcomes worries about "safety risk" a year and a half after all other platforms connected

PatronGG secures $1m for esports engagement app Kokyo

Bitkraft leads funding to continue its string of esports investments

By Rebekah Valentine

FIFA 20 returns to No.1 on EMEAA charts for fifth week since launch

No new major releases and holiday sales kept momentum for Pokemon, Star Wars

By Rebekah Valentine

Chucklefish apologizes for Wargroove's whitewashed voice casting

Developer says it made decision based only on audio files, pledges to be more sensitive in the future

By Rebekah Valentine

Skybound Entertainment to make TV series based on DrDisrespect

Scripted, narrative series to focus on origins of popular, contentious Twitch streamer Guy Beahm's character

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games Store implements in-game purchases for third-parties

Developers who use their own payment tools will not share revenue with Epic on in-game transactions

By Rebekah Valentine

Kongregate acquires browser and mobile 2D battle royale Surviv.io

This marks the publisher's second acquisition this year, more planned to come

By Rebekah Valentine

Wildlife Studios raises $60m, now valued at $1.3b

Benchmark leads funding for Sao Paulo studio to grow mobile reach

By Rebekah Valentine

Black Friday saw US mobile game spending hit nearly $70m

Sensor Tower: Marvel Contest of Champions led record single day sales for mobile in the US

By Rebekah Valentine

NetEase launches its own cloud gaming platform in beta

Service currently supports 38 games on mobile, but testers are waiting in long queue times to play

By Rebekah Valentine

Riot Games reveals new publishing label, Riot Forge

Riot Forge to work with outside studios to create new games in the League of Legends universe

By Rebekah Valentine

Ex-Razer employees accuse CEO of abusive behavior

Former employees say Min-Liang Tan yelled, threw objects, made threats, demanded unreasonable overtime, and was verbally abusive

By Rebekah Valentine

People of the Year 2019: SonicFox and Blitzchung

In a year where major industry figures were increasingly reluctant to take stances, two esports pros used their reach to demand change

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony pulls PS4 Lineup video after accusations of plagiarism

Video showcase appeared to directly copy animation styles from multiple other properties

By Rebekah Valentine

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