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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

China reveals new mental health initiative that may further limit violence in games

"Healthy China 2030" includes crackdown on games considered violent, pornographic, or promoting gambling

By Rebekah Valentine

2019 was Pokemon Go's best year ever

Niantic's location-based game brought in $894 million last year, even more than its 2016 launch year

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook Gaming streaming market share sees end-of-year rise

In December 2019, Facebook held 8.5% of the market, compared to 3.1% a year prior

By Rebekah Valentine

Clash of Clans sees first year-over-year revenue increase since 2015

Sensor Tower: Supercell's leading game brought in $722m in 2019, in part thanks to new "Gold Pass"

By Rebekah Valentine

Death Stranding receives seven nominations for 2020 GDC awards, including GOTY

Control and Outer Wilds each picked up five, and are also GOTY candidates

By Rebekah Valentine

Mutazione receives four nominations for IGF Awards 2020, including grand prize

Untitled Goose Game, Eliza, A Short Hike, Slay the Spire, Anoydyne 2 also nominated for grand prize

By Rebekah Valentine

Escape from Tarkov dev says no playable women because of lore, "huge amount of work" required

Statement made in an effort to walk back three-year-old comment that war was only for "hardened men"

By Rebekah Valentine

Enter the Gungeon sells 3m copies

Spin-off Exit the Gungeon planned for PC and consoles this year

Sony has sold over 106m PS4 consoles, and 1.15b PS4 games

Jim Ryan at CES 2020: PSVR has sold 5m units, PSN reaches 103m MAUs, PS Plus has 38.8m subscribers

Number of adults over age 50 playing games regularly is on the rise

More older adults prefer puzzle and logic games, and most are playing on phones and tablets

By Rebekah Valentine

It's FIFA 20's ninth week at No.1 in EMEAA

Digital sales see return of Rainbow Six Siege, Spider-Man, and Need for Speed: Heat to top 10 last week

By Rebekah Valentine

On Christmas, mobile game spending reached $210 million

Sensor Tower: Games accounted for 76% of all mobile in-app spending that day

By Rebekah Valentine

Respawn's Vince Zampella to lead EA DICE's LA studio

As studio works on new, original title, Zampella says it will likely shake DICE branding

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo wins injunction against seller of Switch mod, pirated games

Defendent allegedly also sold modded NES Classic with over 800 games

By Rebekah Valentine

League of Legends professional Maria 'Remilia' Creveling dies at 24

In 2015, Creveling became the first woman to compete in the League of Legends Championship Series

By Rebekah Valentine

Red Dead Redemption 2 sold 408k units on the Epic Games Store in its first month

By comparison, Borderlands 3 sold 1.78m units on EGS in its debut month

By Rebekah Valentine

Yes, FIFA 20 is once more at the top of the EMEAA charts

In end-of-year lull, nothing else stopping FIFA from scoring a seventh week at No.1

By Rebekah Valentine

Games of the Year 2019: Eastshade

Stopping a moment to paint the Bloomsacs. Then another moment. Then so many more

By Rebekah Valentine

Global Esports Federation announced, backed by Tencent

Federation aims to be "the voice and authority for the worldwide esports movement"

By Rebekah Valentine

Tencent launches its Start cloud gaming service

Blade & Soul, Path of Exile, Fortnite, NBA2K Online 2 are part of the beta test

By Rebekah Valentine

Telltale Games revival is aiming for a "stable, non-crunch work environment"

"We are a new company - with different ownership and management, and a different approach as to how we structure a studio"

By Rebekah Valentine

Mixer, Facebook Gaming chipped away at Twitch market share in 2019

But Twitch is still far and away the streaming giant, with 73% of all streaming hours watched

By Rebekah Valentine

Dangen Entertainment's new CEO to let devs cancel existing contracts

Update: Developers remain skeptical of plan to right the ship after former CEO accused of harassment, unethical business practices

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook acquires cloud gaming outfit PlayGiga

Madrid-based services provider reportedly cost $78m

By Rebekah Valentine

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