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

Sony details PS5 accessibility features

New console launches with additional options for visually and hearing impaired players, options to turn off haptic feedback

By Rebekah Valentine

Mike Zaimont hired, fired from Guilty Gear project following abuse allegations

Arc System Works representative says Zaimont was brought on assuming he would "eventually resolve the allegations against him."

By Rebekah Valentine

Gears Pop shutting down next year

Mobile RTS will close in April, a year and a half after launch

Gfinity cuts costs, seeks stability following another year of losses

Operating loss for the year was £5.5 million as company ponders acquisitions, partnerships, or sale

By Rebekah Valentine

Activision-Blizzard needs to hire 2,000 people to meet production demands

Publisher to beef up for franchise-focused strategy a year and a half after laying off 800

By Rebekah Valentine

Stillfront Group acquires Everguild for £1.06m

Studio collective expands into the CCG genre with Madrid-based developer

By Rebekah Valentine

2020 is already a record year for games investment

DDM: $5.2 billion in investment in Q3 alone brings the year's total to $9.9 billion so far

By Rebekah Valentine

SuperData revises yearly and long-term XR predictions for the third time this year

Firm expects the Oculus Quest 2 to sell at least 3 million units in 2021

By Rebekah Valentine

Path of Exile delays next expansion due to Cyberpunk 2077 delay

Grinding Gear says expansion will be done in December as planned, but pushes release to January to avoid competition

Genshin Impact made $245m in its first month on mobile alone

Sensor Tower: This makes it one of the biggest mobile launches ever

By Rebekah Valentine

Studio director Chris Lee steps back from Halo Infinite

Latest in a series of high-profile departures from the project in recent years

By Rebekah Valentine

Scopely picks up $340 million in Series E funding

At least 14 investors lend support to Star Trek Fleet Command company

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft quietly closes its final quarter before next-gen

Update: Company projects 40% growth in hardware sales next quarter, constrained by supply

By Rebekah Valentine

First 12 hours of PS5 preorders match first 12 weeks of PS4's

CEO Jim Ryan: "It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one"

By Rebekah Valentine

A tale of two MidBosses

MidBoss' Cade Peterson and Kitsune Games' Emma Maassen discuss collaborating to improve LGBTQIA+ representation in the industry

By Rebekah Valentine

Starbreeze CEO resigns, citing personal reasons

Mikael Nermark to be replaced by acting CEO Tobias Sjögren during search process

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox wants more "E-rated content" to strengthen its portfolio

Phil Spencer also says its priorities for Game Pass put Chromebook, smart TV access above Switch or PS4

By Rebekah Valentine

Cloud9 signs its first-ever all-woman esports roster

Valorant team formerly known as MAJKL becomes Cloud9 White, begins competing this week

By Rebekah Valentine

Phil Spencer: "You're going to see lower-priced hardware as part of our ecosystem"

Xbox head suggests future tech could include streaming sticks, TV controllers for xCloud access

By Rebekah Valentine

Apex Legends on Switch delayed into 2021

Steam version gets November 4 release date, all versions to support cross-platform play

Digital console spending up 40% last month thanks to wave of big releases

SuperData: NBA 2K21, Avengers, Tony Hawk, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars lead console spending for September

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo drops price of single Joy-Cons in the US

Controllers get $10 price cut, as well as another color option for individual purchase

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft rebrands Uplay and Ubisoft Club as Ubisoft Connect

New name to encompass Ubisoft player services ecosystem across all platforms

US Rep Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Twitch stream drew 439k peak viewers

Among Us stream with fellow Representative Ilhan Omar and popular Twitch streamers saw highest peak of any politician on Twitch

By Rebekah Valentine

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