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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

Nintendo stock leaps following Switch approval in China

17% rise on Tokyo exchange is company's largest percentage gain since Pokemon Go's summer of 2016

By Rebekah Valentine

Code to Inspire is creating "Afghan Hero Girls" through education

CEO Fereshteh Forough talks about founding the organization, and how the games created by its students can lead to careers, independence

By Rebekah Valentine

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's new Stage Builder mode is recommending inappropriate content

Stages with inappropriate images, names are being listed as "Recommended" and do not disappear when reported or blocked

By Rebekah Valentine

Streamlabs: Twitch is still streaming king, though YouTube is gaining ground

YouTube reaches 24% of Twitch's total streaming viewership following its merger of YouTube Gaming with YouTube Live

By Rebekah Valentine

More powerful Nintendo Switch reportedly still in experimental stages

Other, smaller Switch version also rumored may be dockable after all, could launch this fall

By Rebekah Valentine

Finnish games industry employed over 3,000, brought in over $2b in 2018

Employment shows steady increase over last two years, though the number of companies is dropping

By Rebekah Valentine

Student sues CEO of Minecraft Education Edition's Chinese publisher

Minneapolis woman claims Richard Liu forced himself on a woman at her apartment following a company-funded networking event

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft offering Assassin's Creed: Unity for free following Notre-Dame fire

Publisher also donating €500,000 to assist with cathedral restoration efforts

Gamigo shuts down Atlas Reactor

Trion Worlds' F2P tactics title closes after two years, "can no longer sustain itself"

By Rebekah Valentine

"Picking the right door" with the future of Unity

CMO Clive Downie on why Unity won't develop games, the engine's future as an educational tool, and the promise of Google Stadia

By Rebekah Valentine

Rocket League nixes loot boxes in Belgium, the Netherlands

Government regulations force Psyonix to follow in footsteps of companies such as Blizzard, EA, Square Enix, Valve, and others

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite cheat maker exposes professional player cheating in World Cup

Player dropped from Team Kaliber after using cheats during qualifiers for $30m competition

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition launches May 7

Disc-less rendition of console to come with three games, costs $250 at launch

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Single membership program combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for $15/mo

By Rebekah Valentine

Natsume launches Indie Program

Company will partner with independent developers globally, beginning with Cosmic Defenders

By Rebekah Valentine

Backers have pledged over $1b total to games on Kickstarter

Games category first on the platform to reach milestone, largely driven by tabletop

By Rebekah Valentine

UK Charts: The Division 2 holds No. 1 in another week without big releases

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, God of War, Spider-Man see increases due to spring, Easter sales

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch launches first game, Twitch Sings

Free karaoke game developed in conjunction with Harmonix, designed for streaming

By Rebekah Valentine

Gayming Magazine to launch in June

New online gaming magazine to present LGBTQ+-focused news, reviews, features

By Rebekah Valentine

Superhot VR sells 800k

Superhot Team's FPS has now made more in revenue across VR releases than it has in non-VR

By Rebekah Valentine

Red Dead Redemption 2 named Game of the Year at Italian Video Game Awards

Rockstar's western also takes home best audio and best art, Detroit: Become Human wins multiple awards as well

By Rebekah Valentine

JD.com purchases rights to Minecraft: Education Edition in China

Company's cloud service, JD Cloud, using licensing agreement to move into educational sector

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft removes slur from The Division 2

Publisher apologizes for in-game street art image depicting police officer with a slur in 'leetspeak'

By Rebekah Valentine

Weedcraft Inc meets advertising, video blocks

Tycoon game about growing and selling marijuana has Facebook page restricted, YouTube videos demonetized

By Rebekah Valentine

Take-Two, Rockstar complaint against Pinkerton dismissed

Suit dropped as defendant withdraws cease and desist claim against Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher and developer

By Rebekah Valentine

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