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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

Tilting Point acquires terraforming sim TerraGenesis from Edgeworks

Edgeworks will remain involved for creative consultation and as brand licensor

Designer accuses Ember Labs of underpayment, unfulfilled promises

Update: Ember Labs spokesperson says studio has paid all invoices, "never promised a certain salary"

By Rebekah Valentine

Production company Zag launches game development arm

Zag Games & Interactive Experience will create games based on the company's animated IP

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook Gaming surpassed one billion hours watched in Q3

Twitch viewership cools somewhat after pandemic spike, while YouTube and Facebook continue stready rise

By Rebekah Valentine

Spellbreak's four-year incantation for streamable, shareable sorcery

Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak discusses the studio's mobile beginnings, views on cross-platform, and reaction to the growing boom of battle royale

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Mobile spending reaches $480m in first year

Sensor Tower: Title has seen almost 270 million total downloads so far

By Rebekah Valentine

Roblox reportedly is preparing to go public

Children's gaming platform expects an $8 billion valuation

By Rebekah Valentine

Blizzard delays World of Warcraft's Shadowlands expansion

Release moved to later in the year for additional polish and balancing

By Rebekah Valentine

OWL Commissioner and Activision Blizzard Esports CEO Pete Vlastelica steps down

Vlastelica first took on the commissioner role last year following the departure of Nate Nanzer

By Rebekah Valentine

Insomniac re-casts Peter Parker's face model in Spider-Man Remastered

Ben Jordan to replace John Bubniak due to closer resemblance with voice actor Yuri Lowenthal

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo will leave Jump Rope Challenge in eshop indefinitely

Free fitness game was previously set to be removed today

How to apply for the Global Top Round accelerator program

Ten studios each year will receive $40,000 for game development, business development, fundraising, publishing, and more

By Rebekah Valentine

The US Navy paid $2m to marketing company to assist with foray into esports

Young & Rubicam, now VMLY&R, to promote Navy's image, expand awareness, and ultimately up recruitment

By Rebekah Valentine

Cloud streaming has larger carbon footprint than downloads, physical games

However, PlayStation study reveals that streaming has lower comparable emissions for games played under eight hours

By Rebekah Valentine

Google to make third-party app store use easier with Android 12

But it's also doubling down on its requirements that it get a 30% cut of Play Store sales

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox Series X previews report shorter load times, 802GB of usable storage

Quick Resume feature lets users quickly swap between multiple games

By Rebekah Valentine

Iam8bit courts physical publishing with digital

Amanda White and Jon M. Gibson share why they're celebrating the company's 15th anniversary with a foray into digital publishing

By Rebekah Valentine

Former Rockstar producer Leslie Benzies raises $40.8m toward new game

Open-world sci-fi title Everywhere currently in development at Benzies' studio, Build a Rocket Boy

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox launching app for remote gameplay on iOS

Android version came out in beta just a few days ago

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo brings back amiibo cards to select retailers

Animal Crossing card backs make return following ongoing success of New Horizons

GameHERs awards announced for November 19

New awards series honors women and non-binary individuals in games, esports, content creation

Live-action Yakuza movie is in the works

Sega partners with 1212 and Wild Sheep for adaptation based on the franchise

By Rebekah Valentine

Amazon announces new cloud gaming service, Luna

Early access launches soon on Fire TV, PC, Mac, and iOS web browser

By Rebekah Valentine

Tribeca Film Festival issues call for games submissions

Tribeca Games Award introduced alongside newly-formed games advisory board including Geoff Keighley, Hideo Kojima, Sam Lake

By Rebekah Valentine

Stadia Makers say transition to Google's platform challenging, but rewarding

First studios in the program describe the pain points and perks of developing for the cloud gaming service

By Rebekah Valentine

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