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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

League of Legends World Championship 2019 was the most-watched LoL esports event ever

The Finals reached an average minute audience of 21.8m, and 44m peak concurrent viewers

N3twork acquires Funko Pop! Blitz

The game, along with several key developers, picked up from defunct NBCUniversal gaming arm

By Rebekah Valentine

The Game Awards reached 7.5m concurrent viewers

Total livestreams of the event were up 73% from last year to 45.2m

By Rebekah Valentine

How ArenaNet is rewriting the narrative for its narrative writers

Novera King and Bobby Stein discuss the studio's first run of a narrative writing mentorship program -- and its next iteration

By Rebekah Valentine

Another ex-Google employee accuses company of union busting

A fifth fired worker attests company let her go for coding internal notification about workers' rights

By Rebekah Valentine

Brawl Stars brought in $422m in its first year

Sensor Tower: Supercell's multiplayer arena brought in $94m in South Korea alone

By Rebekah Valentine

Nreal files motion to dismiss Magic Leap copycat suit

Chinese XR company attests its Florida rival's suit includes "erroneous legal theories and threadbare and conclusory allegations"

By Rebekah Valentine

EA, Respawn announce Apex Legends Global Series

$3m at stake in the game's first international, multi-tournament esports program

By Rebekah Valentine

Kate Edwards to be honored with GDCA's Ambassador Award

Former IGDA head and current executive director of Global Game Jam to accept award at GDC in March

By Rebekah Valentine

Why the creator of Kerbal Space Program is returning to the troposphere

After leaving Squad, Felipe Falanghe has created his own two-person studio to make Balsa Model Flight Simulator

By Rebekah Valentine

Undead Labs' Jeff Strain opens New Orleans development academy

Microsoft to support "partnered, broad-discipline game development academy" to offer wider industry opportunities

By Rebekah Valentine

Subway Surfers is the top mobile game of the decade by downloads

App Annie: Clash of Clans was No.1 in consumer spend from 2010 to 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Ben Judd departs Dangen, DDM amid accusations of harassment, bad business

Sources allege Judd mishandled communications and payments, publicly exposed himself, upheld harmful power dynamic with ex-partner

By Rebekah Valentine

Company fined nearly $100k for publishing unapproved game in China

Chinese law allows companies to be fined between 5 and 10 times their revenue for unlicensed titles

By Rebekah Valentine

FIFA 20 is still at the top of the EMEAA charts

EA's latest entry returns to No.1 for the sixth week since its launch

By Rebekah Valentine

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards

Disco Elysium takes home four awards; Death Stranding wins three

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox Series X officially revealed at The Game Awards

Ninja Theory developing sequel to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for the console

By Rebekah Valentine

NPD: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order debuts at No.2 in the US for November

But Pokemon would have overtaken it if sales of all versions were combined

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo Switch sold estimated 50k units in China on launch day

Niko Partners: Console on track to reach 100k units in the country by the end of 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Greg Rice, Christian Svensson join Sony

Double Fine, Capcom vets sign on as global head of indie accounts, head of global portfolio

By Rebekah Valentine

The Game Awards launches 48-hour digital demo event

The Game Festival starts on Steam this Thursday, includes demos of 13 new games

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop CEO: Financial struggles are a console issue, not a GameStop issue

George Sherman says industry headwinds are "having an outsized impact on our business"

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop winding down operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

140 stores globally have been closed already this year, 250 to 300 total closures planned by end of 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop Q3 global sales down again, expected full-year decline in the high-teens

Collectible sales was once again the only segment that showed any year-over-year growth

By Rebekah Valentine

Tatsuya Minami reportedly starts new, Capcom-backed studio M-Two Inc

Former PlatinumGames president's Osaka-based team said to be contributing to Resident Evil 3

By Rebekah Valentine

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