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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

Microsoft granting full refunds to anyone who purchased Cyberpunk 2077 digitally

Update: GameStop reportedly joins Best Buy and CD Projekt in also offering full refunds

By Rebekah Valentine

Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 13m copies

That count is as of December 20, and takes into account returns submitted thus far

By Rebekah Valentine

Destiny 2 players raised $4.9m through game's charity events this year

This includes recent Game2Give livestream marathon, which raised over $10,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Streamlabs raised $4.6m for charity this year

Additionally, streaming software company donates $100,000 to charities fighting for racial equality

By Rebekah Valentine

ESA Foundation raises $468k for scholarship program, multiple non-profits

Charity livestreaming event included over 40 streamers raising money for Black Girls Code, Direct Relief, Trevor Project, and more

By Rebekah Valentine

Eneba raises $8m for online gaming marketplace

Retailer to use funding for global expansion as it tries to compete with major online gaming retailers

By Rebekah Valentine

Gearbox reaches settlement with Bobby Prince over Duke Nukem music

Composer expresses support for Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour

By Rebekah Valentine

Digital gaming just had its best revenue month ever in November

SuperData: Digital spending was up 15% worldwide to $11.5 billion; new World of Warcraft expansion drove PC spending record

By Rebekah Valentine

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Games of the Year 2020

A fantasy about building community and feeling happy, as both became far more difficult in reality

By Rebekah Valentine

Red Candle Games announces launch of Devotion on GOG; GOG says it won't list it

Update: Red Candle apologizes to interested players, says it "won't stop striving"

By Rebekah Valentine

Requests for refunds on Cyberpunk 2077 met with inconsistent response

CD Projekt Red initially directed console refund requests to platform holders, but now asks for more time

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch set new viewership milestone in November with 1.7b hours watched

Launch of new World of Warcraft expansion and Minecraft DLC bring audience surge to both games

Big Pixel Studios shuts down, impacting about 40

Update: Adult Swim says closure was "part of WarnerMedia's larger transformation"

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console in Canada for 25 straight months

It sold 148,000 units in November, and 790,000 units total this year

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft unveils scholarship for Black UK students to support games career paths

Annual scholarship will provide 11,250 per year toward fees and living expenses, mentorship, and a three-month paid internship

By Rebekah Valentine

EA Play on Xbox Game Pass for PC delayed to 2021

Xbox does not offer explanation for delay, says "we need more time"

Vin Diesel joins Studio Wildcard as executive producer on Ark

Actor will work as "president of creative convergence" on both Ark 2 and animated series

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook Gaming creators have earned $50m in Stars in 2020

Over 2000 creators are making more than $1,000 per month on the platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Zynga veterans launch VR gaming company ForeVR

Marcus Segal and Mike Pagano Doom lead studio aiming to develop mass market VR games

By Rebekah Valentine

Ark: Survival Evolved gets an animated series

David Tennant, Russell Crowe, Vin Diesel, Elliot Page among the cast of show coming in 2022

By Rebekah Valentine

The Last of Us Part 2 dominates at The Game Awards

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic adventure takes home six awards, including Game of the Year

By Rebekah Valentine

Fnatic raises over 2m in crowdfunding

Esports brand sees over 4,000 participants in Crowdcube campaign

By Rebekah Valentine

The Nintendo Switch sold over 1.3m units in China this year

Its lifetime sales are nearly at 4 million across both legal and grey market channels

By Rebekah Valentine

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