I did an earlier blog on the lack of female avatars in online shooter games (Link is here)
and one of the excuses commonly used by Developers for the lack of females is that they need separate animations and character builds. While the faces and voices in many online games are customizable, often the same body is used for all characters of that class or team to make for ease of programming. This is done in many games including SOCOM, Resistance 2 co-op, and will apparently be the format used for MAG.
So... here's 2 pictures of soldiers. Guess the gender. Both could be male, both could be female, one could be male, one could be female. I'll post the actual pictures on Sunday, but for now, just take a guess... what are the genders of soldiers A and B?