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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 just saw its best month since 2016

SuperData: Niantic's deluge of summer events helped the game gross $176 million in August

By Rebekah Valentine

New releases, led by Borderlands 3, shake up EMEAA charts

eFootball PES 2020 and Greedfall debut at No. 2 and 3, NHL 20 arrives at No. 5

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare expected to be US best-selling title of 2019

NPD: NBA 2K20 predicted second, Pokemon Sword and Kingdom Hearts III also make top ten

By Rebekah Valentine

Suspect arrested in conjunction with World of Warcraft DDoS attack

Blizzard confirms individual believed to be behind wave of server outages this month is in custody

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic paid 505 Games parent over $10m for Control PC exclusivity

Digital Bros financial statements reveal exclusivity deal payout for Remedy's latest release

By Rebekah Valentine

French court rules country's Steam users can resell their games

Federal Union of Consumers wins case under EU law, Valve readies for appeal

By Rebekah Valentine

ESA welcomes Gina Vetere as senior vice president

Trade group adds IP law expert to senior leadership

By Rebekah Valentine

Steam Labs adds two more experiments: Deep Dive, Community Recommendations

Prior experiment Interactive Recommender gets promoted to Steam Store home page

By Rebekah Valentine

Unheadlined Goose Game interview

House House's Jacob Strasser and Michael McMaster on the studio's surprising growth from gosling to gander

By Rebekah Valentine

Google Stadia Founder's Edition is nearly sold out

Premium bundle is being replaced with similar bundle sans Buddy Pass with a different controller

By Rebekah Valentine

Reggie Fils-Aimé joins New York Videogame Critics Circle board

Former Nintendo of America president to support non-profit focused on education opportunities for underserved communities

By Rebekah Valentine

XY Gaming announces $2.5m funding round

Funds will go toward expanding esports tournament platform, adding games such as Fortnite

By Rebekah Valentine

Mixer rolls out ads across both first-party and partnered content

For now, ad revenue appears to only benefit Mixer, even when ads appear on partner channels

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple Arcade soft launches early, to surprise of some developers

Sayonara Wild Hearts developer Simogo "had no idea" about the three-day-early beta of subscription service

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offering cross-platform play in all modes

Paul Haile: "The industry is hitting a point where we shouldn't restrict people from playing with their friends because of platform choices"

By Rebekah Valentine

Rockstar Games launches its own storefront

GTA V, Bully, others now available through latest publisher-driven game launcher

By Rebekah Valentine

Vivendi, Riot veterans announce gaming broadcast network, VENN

Ben Kusin and Ariel Horn share their plans and goals for a space that unifies publishers, leagues and audiences under one network

By Rebekah Valentine

Dignitas CEO: Soccer, basketball, and esports will be the major sports of the future

Michael Prindiville shares optimism for esports industry and predictions of consolidation ahead of keynote at Esports BAR Miami

By Rebekah Valentine

Disney reportedly planning sale of gaming division FoxNext

Marvel Strike Force studio headed out as Disney CEO Robert Iger expresses desire to exit games entirely

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop to close 180-200 "underperforming" stores globally this year

More store closures planned in the coming 12-24 months as part of ongoing company restructuring

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop Q2 global sales down 14% as company pushes "Reboot"

CEO George Sherman says company "acting with a sense of urgency" to "set GameStop on the correct path"

By Rebekah Valentine

Mike Rose: Indie developers are pricing their Steam games too low

No More Robots founder analyzes July Steam sales, says average game is selling 70% fewer copies than one year ago

By Rebekah Valentine

World of Warcraft viewership on Twitch jumped 84% last month

StreamElements: WoW Classic launch propels viewership, dedicated streamers in August

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple Arcade launches September 19

Premium mobile game service will cost $5/month

By Rebekah Valentine

John Justice: "We are trying to implement cross-progression with every title on Stadia"

Google Stadia VP and head of product confirms service will include free trials, parental controls, mods, more features

By Rebekah Valentine

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