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

FFVII and Avengers bookend Square Enix's hour of announcements, commercials

Multiple retro remasters also announced, and a new title from Square Enix Collective

By Rebekah Valentine

Phil Spencer on Project Scarlett: "We want to be compatible across all generations"

Xbox head nods toward backward compatibility on next-gen console with emphasis on Xbox Live

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games store offering a free game every week for 2019

Storefront to continue Epic Mega Sale offer for the rest of the year

Ubisoft fills E3 hour with Tom Clancy games and Watch Dogs Legion gameplay

Publisher also announces multiple new IP and a new subscription service, UPlay+

By Rebekah Valentine

Publishers can put their own separate subscriptions on Google Stadia

Phil Harrison: Publishers with "bigger catalogs and more significant lineups" could put other subscriptions on top of Stadia Pro

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft forms dedicated Age of Empires studio

Xbox now has 15 standalone studios follow past year's high-profile acquisitions

By Rebekah Valentine

Bethesda's E3 revealed new IP from Tango Gameworks, Arkane Lyon

Game reveals, updates, and every major announcement from the publisher's press conference

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox closes E3 2019 conference with Project Scarlett, coming Holiday 2020

Hardware details, plus every major announcement from the platform holder's press conference

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox Game Pass PC launches today

UPDATE: PC version of Game Pass added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic exclusive Satisfactory sells half a million copies in three months

Goat Simulator developer Coffee Stain says this is studio's "best launch ever"

The Elder Scrolls Online has reached 13.5m players

Zenimax's MMORPG has gained 2.5m new players in the last year

By Rebekah Valentine

ESA launches new website

CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis: "Our priority is making sure we're an active voice of thought leadership"

Pole to Win CEO: Building a team that will retire with you

Deborah Kirkham on the importance of company culture, and how she landed her current executive role by asking for it

By Rebekah Valentine

Blizzard reportedly cancels StarCraft FPS to focus on Overwatch, Diablo

No layoffs from StarCraft project or other cancelled mobile game, resources allocated to upcoming major IP sequels

By Rebekah Valentine

Vox Media staff stages one-day walkout over union contract

Union says company "still apart from us" on wages, raises, severance, and subcontracting work terms

By Rebekah Valentine

Google Stadia's paid subscription service launches in November

Stadia Pro to cost $9.99/month for 4K streaming, occasional free games; free version 'Stadia Base' coming next year

By Rebekah Valentine

People Can Fly opens New York studio

Fourth location for Bulletstorm developer to be headed by former Defiant Studios co-founders

By Rebekah Valentine

Take-Two CEO: "Fortnite never affected the industry"

Strauss Zelnick explains why free-to-play games won't change premium business models, and why platform revenue share splits may soon change

By Rebekah Valentine

"Women and men need to sponsor -- not mentor -- women in the industry"

DLC: A round of final GDC tidbits from Christina Seelye, Alex Nichiporchik, Clive Downie, and Timoni West

By Rebekah Valentine

Institute of Play shutting down

New York non-profit focused on integrating game design with education closes after 11 years

By Rebekah Valentine

PlayStation Plus prices to rise in Asia and Europe

Price increases take effect in August, will vary by country and type of subscription

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox One and PS4 controllers now supported on Apple TV

Some, though not all, games on Apple Arcade to take advantage of support when program launches this fall

Stillfront Group acquires Kixeye for $90m

Global studio group continues to grow portfolio with four live titles from mobile RTS developer

By Rebekah Valentine

Discovery launches Discovery Game Studios for licensing, distribution

Label has 12 games launched and more on the way in partnership with Ubisoft, Jam City, and others

By Rebekah Valentine

VR and AR will converge, says Unity XR lead

Timoni West foresees a future where VR/AR/mixed reality technology outpaces consoles, offers alternative to PCs

By Rebekah Valentine

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