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Rebekah Valentine, Staff Writer

Rebekah arrived at mylku 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

Designing the end of all Longing

Studio Seufz's Anselm Pyta talks about his 400-day exploration/idle game, and the importance of time, empathy, and endings

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook acquires Sanzaru Games

Studio behind Asgard's Wrath to join Oculus Studios and continue VR development

By Rebekah Valentine

Newzoo: Global esports market will reach $1.1b in 2020

Nearly three-fourths of all revenue will come from sponsorships and media rights

By Rebekah Valentine

Capcom developers, Square Enix bow out of PAX East

Square Enix specifically cites concerns around novel coronavirus

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop's concept stores: A "laboratory," not a Hail Mary

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the gaming retailer is taking its time trialing new, interactive store experiences focused on the local community

By Rebekah Valentine

Kunai becomes the latest title review bombed on Metacritic by a single person

TurtleBlaze's Metroidvania was targeted at random, dropping from an 8.1 user score to a 1.7 in a single day

By Rebekah Valentine

Pokemon Home first week downloads reached 1.3m

Sensor Tower: Estimated first week revenue from subscription plans is around $1.8 million

By Rebekah Valentine

Private Division moves Kerbal Space Program 2 development to new, internal studio

Jeremy Ables, other KSP2 leads join Private Division, but former developer Star Theory's status is unknown

By Rebekah Valentine

Animal Crossing: New Horizons lost save files can only be recovered once

Cloud saves will be limited to Switch Online members, and can only be accessed in case of loss or damage

By Rebekah Valentine

Netmarble's full year sales are up, but profit is down

Korean mobile developer to continue focus on global expansion

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony drops out of PAX East due to novel coronavirus concerns

The Last of Us Part II and other demos will not be available at the show next week

By Rebekah Valentine

Kickstarter becomes one of the first major US tech companies to unionize

Employees vote in favor of joining the Office and Professional Employees International Union

By Rebekah Valentine

Nexon's Korean business holds full-year revenues steady despite declines in China

Both Maple Story and Maple Story M in Korea achieve highest-ever Q4 and full-year revenues

By Rebekah Valentine

Blind Squirrel Games' decade-long drift from work-for-hire to original IP

CEO Brad Hendricks on what it took for the company to grow beyond its engineering focus and make its own IP

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games hires Adam Sussman as president

Sussman has held past VP roles at Take-Two, EA, Disney, and Zynga

By Rebekah Valentine

Lineage 2 M surpasses $152m in three months

NCSoft's Mobile MMORPG is currently only available in South Korea

By Rebekah Valentine

Double Loop Games raises over $2.5m for mobile games

LVP leads investment in push to make relaxing, connective titles for everyone

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox to donate up to $250k to veteran support group OSD

Through the end of March, Xbox to match donations toward mental health and wellness initiatives for US military and families

Atari acquires assets from tech start-up Wonder

Technology nods to possible cross-platform functionality with mobile and Atari VCS

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo will no longer work with outlet that leaked Pokemon Sword and Shield details

Company publicly denounces Portuguese website that broke review embargo with early photos

By Rebekah Valentine

Supercell to "slow growth significantly" in coming year

As mobile studio enters its second decade, CEO Ilkka Paananen reaffirms goal to be "as small as possible"

By Rebekah Valentine

PUBG Mobile was the top-grossing mobile game for the fifth month in a row

Sensor Tower: Tencent's title brought in $176.3 million in January, over half of which came from Chinese users

By Rebekah Valentine

ForwardXP establishes new games division, Forward Game Studios

New label contributed to Insomniac's Stormland, now working on new multiplatform title

By Rebekah Valentine

Phil Spencer: "There's no slide deck that says we want to turn everyone into a subscriber"

Xbox head wants to "put the player at the center" in the next gen through services, hardware, and models that fit different needs

By Rebekah Valentine

Nioh has sold over 3m copies worldwide

Team Ninja's action RPG reaches milestone ahead of Nioh 2's planned release next month

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