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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

Remote Control Productions opens Dundee outpost

Production house appoints Rockstar Lincoln veteran Mark Lloyd as managing director

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft is restructuring its editorial team

Publisher expands, reorganizes Paris-based group in an effort to make its games stand out

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling game of the year in the US

But Nintendo thrived in hardware and software sales at the end of its competitors' console generations

By Rebekah Valentine

Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling game of the decade in the US

Joining it in the top ten: Seven Call of Duties, Red Dead Redemption II, and Minecraft

By Rebekah Valentine

Horizon: Zero Dawn reportedly coming to PC

Current PS4 exclusive may be part of suggested Sony strategy to "lean into a wider installed base"

By Rebekah Valentine

Only YouTube Gaming saw hours watched, streamed, and concurrent viewership up last quarter

Streamlabs: Twitch viewership began a decline in 2019, but other platforms have a long way to go to catch up

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft announces plans to be "carbon negative" by 2030

Company also plans to remove all its historical carbon emissions by 2050

By Rebekah Valentine

Mobius Final Fantasy shutting down after five years

Japanese version of the game has already ended; global service to conclude in June 2020

By Rebekah Valentine

The RuneScape franchise reached a record peak of 1.1m paid subscribers in 2019

Old School RuneScape on mobile also achieved a new milestone of 8m installs

By Rebekah Valentine

Klabater acquires full rights to Heliborne

Publisher purchases IP from developer JetCatGames, will develop and launch definitive edition this year

By Rebekah Valentine

Phoenix Games acquires Sixteen Tons Entertainment

Gaming label behind Emergency series joins free-to-play-focused development group

By Rebekah Valentine

In 2019, video game projects on Kickstarter held steady

Ico Partners: Though tabletop drove segment's rise, video games saw only minute growth in funded projects, money raised

By Rebekah Valentine

Mobile gaming projected to surpass $100b in spend in 2020

App Annie: Mobile games now bring in more spending than all other game types combined

By Rebekah Valentine

Subnautica has sold over 5m copies

Unknown Worlds founder Charlie Cleveland comments on milestone reached nearly two years after game's full launch

By Rebekah Valentine

Seungwon Lee appointed co-CEO at Netmarble

Former chief global officer to focus on overall management, current CEO Young-sig Kwon will head up game business

By Rebekah Valentine

Connie Booth to be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame

Sony Interactive Entertainment VP of product development to receive honor at DICE Awards

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty Mobile reached 180m downloads in launch quarter

Sensor Tower: It's the most-downloaded mobile game of Q4 2019, and the second-most-downloaded of the year

By Rebekah Valentine

Super Nintendo World to focus on "interactive experiences"

New details about the Osaka theme park were revealed ahead of its summer opening

By Rebekah Valentine

Giant Games' wagers: Premium mobile models, and Western markets

CEO Bill Wang explains why Giant Network's new publishing arm is focused on bringing Chinese games to global audiences

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop holiday sales down 27.5% in 2019

CEO lowers full-year guidance again, maintains declining sales are reflective of market trends

By Rebekah Valentine

Japanese prefecture considers restrictions on gaming time for minors

Proposed ordinance in Kagawa Prefecture would limit those under 18 to one hour of gaming per day

By Rebekah Valentine

GTA IV unavailable on Steam because Rockstar can no longer generate keys

Removal of support for Games For Windows Live forces publisher to look for other distribution options

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft first-party titles to be cross-compatible between Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Matt Booty: "We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [Series X] that they made a good investment"

By Rebekah Valentine

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