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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

Indies on Steam are betting on discoverability

After a year of missteps by Valve, indie devs are cautious about Steam Labs and their future visibility on Steam

By Rebekah Valentine

Kongregate acquires Bit Heroes from Juppiomenz

Publisher plans to turn mobile, web-based RPG into larger franchise

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: Super Mario Maker 2 warps to the top of June US sales

Nintendo Switch continues its reign as best-selling hardware platform for 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft hardware revenue dips 48% YOY for fourth quarter

Xbox Live reaches 65 million MAUs as subscriptions offset hardware and software declines

By Rebekah Valentine

Stadia director of product: "Eventually all games will be in the cloud and we'll feel great"

Andrey Doronichev responds to concerns about service discontinuation, ISPs, features in Reddit AMA

By Rebekah Valentine

Kind Words: A game of lo-fi beats, letters to strangers, and feeling less alone

Popcannibal's Ziba Scott on designing and moderating a game exclusively about being kind to other people

By Rebekah Valentine

The Man in the High Castle creator to produce TV series based on Warhammer 40,000

Games Workshop, Big Light Productions partner for live action series, entitled Eisenhorn

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft sees PC, digital sales share increase in Q1

Publisher continues anticipating quieter first half as it preps for big releases, UPlay+ later this year

By Rebekah Valentine

LuckyHammers shuts down

70 employees affected by closure of Montreal-based studio

By Rebekah Valentine

Detective Pikachu becomes the highest-grossing video game movie

Film has brought in over $436m worldwide as five remaining territories push it over record set by Warcraft

By Rebekah Valentine

German researchers propose treatment for gaming addiction

Clinical trial of 143 finds promising remission rate using cognitive behavioral therapy

By Rebekah Valentine

Pixion Games raises $2m toward mobile esports development

Seed funding to focus on core PvP experiences, expansion of "lunchtime esports"

By Rebekah Valentine

Merge Games announces $4m indie publishing and marketing fund

UK publisher looking for multi-platform titles to support as it celebrates 10th anniversary

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft announces over 110 titles coming to UPlay+

Over 40 Ultimate/Premium editions included, but may not include all special edition content

Respawn working on matchmaking Apex Legends cheaters with other cheaters

Studio upping anti-cheat resources, working on spam and cheat detection using machine learning

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch growth dips as Fortnite viewership continues to decline

Riot Games surpasses Epic Games as most-watched publisher in Q2 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Surrogate raises $2m in seed round

Funding will go toward development of "Surrogate Reality" portfolio of games

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic awards Blender Foundation $1.2m grant

Epic MegaGrants-fueled support to help bolster Blender creation suite

By Rebekah Valentine

No More Robots brought in $2m in revenue in its second year

Revenue up $350 year-over-year as Hypnospace Outlaw developer celebrates second anniversary

Red Candle Games will not re-release Devotion "in the near term"

Developer apologizes again for artwork mocking Chinese president, but hopes to "rebuild trust"

By Rebekah Valentine

Big PC sales continue to rock EMEAA charts

GTA V back in the lead alongside resurgence of Borderlands games

By Rebekah Valentine

UK digital charts: Sales and anticipation lift Borderlands 2, Pre-sequel once more

Crash Team Racing holds on for one more week, before being dethroned by GTA V

By Rebekah Valentine

The Coalition partners with Truth Initiative, cuts smoking from Gears 5

Update: Rod Fergusson - "I've been against smoking from the beginning"

By Rebekah Valentine

Nearly three-fourths of gamers prefer Netflix-style subscription for cloud games

Broadband Genie: 86% say they expect cloud purchases of games to be cheaper than digital or physical copies

By Rebekah Valentine

Overcooked 2 named Game of the Year at Develop:Star Awards

Sumo Digital, Playground Games take home multiple prizes in inaugural event

By Rebekah Valentine

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