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

Coming up with a Plan B for GDC

Kate Edwards shares lessons and reflections on the industry's responses to COVID-19, and where things go from here

By Rebekah Valentine

Octopath Traveler sells over 2m copies

Square Enix RPG reaches milestone year and a half after launch

Gabe Newell: "Competition in game stores is awesome...but ugly in the short term"

Valve CEO: "We get a lot more freaked out not by competition, but by people trying to preclude competition"

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop reportedly shutting down all stores in California

Retailer had previous tried to remain open despite shelter in place order, saying it was "essential business"

By Rebekah Valentine

TIGA calls for increased game tax credits due to COVID-19

Ten proposals submitted to UK chancellor include worker safety nets, rent relief, increased testing

By Rebekah Valentine

Minecraft, King's Quest, Guitar Hero among 12 Video Game Hall of Fame finalists

Strong Museum to select 2020 inductees at a future date

GameStop keeping stores open as government orders lockdowns

Update: San Mateo county says GameStop is not an "essential business," GameStop says it can have "positive impact"

By Rebekah Valentine

Untitled Goose Game, A Short Hike take home top prizes at GDC and IGF Awards

Control picks up three GDC Awards, Disco Elysium and Baba Is You win two each

By Rebekah Valentine

Tencent's international reach spurs continued growth in Q4

Chinese gaming giant saw profits up again last quarter and for all of 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox announces, retracts Thanksgiving 2020 launch for Series X

Update: Larry Hryb says Microsoft is "committed to launching holiday 2020"

By Rebekah Valentine

The four pillars of good representation

GDC 2020: Proletariat's Tori Schafer offers key considerations for studios including LGBT+ representation in their games

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop cancels in-store events indefinitely in response to COVID-19

But employees reportedly struggle with lack of cleaning supplies or emergency sick leave

By Rebekah Valentine

Ittle Dew 2+ returns to Nintendo Switch

Update: Former publisher Nicalis denies allegations it attempted to re-publish title without permission

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Warzone reaches 15m players in first four days

Free battle royale game stealth launched Tuesday, reached 6m players in first 24 hours

Apple's WWDC to take place entirely online

Conference will be held in June with online keynote and sessions

By Rebekah Valentine

Reboot Develop Blue postponed to October

Location and venue will remain the same for Croatian conference

By Rebekah Valentine

Embracing the light in the music of Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Composer Gareth Coker on how his close relationship with Moon Studios was instrumental in the emotive sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest

By Rebekah Valentine

Lince Works raises $3.4m for upcoming, unannounced title

Game Seer to support Aragami developer's next project

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty League cancels all scheduled live events due to COVID-19

All planned matches will go forward online-only, with live broadcasts

By Rebekah Valentine

Xsolla announces virtual Game Developers Carnival

April industry event will take place entirely within in PC sandbox Your World

By Rebekah Valentine

Pokimane, DrDisrespect sign multi-year Twitch exclusivity deals

Two top streamers opt to remain while other popular names move to YouTube, Mixer, Facebook

By Rebekah Valentine

Lost Boys Interactive opens Austin studio

Former System Shock 3 design director Chase Jones and former Human Head co-owner Timothy Gerritsen join company

By Rebekah Valentine

Google veteran Daniel Alegre named Activision Blizzard COO and president

Coddy Johnson remains in advisory role; additionally, Blizzard lead writer Michael Chu departs

By Rebekah Valentine

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