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Evolve female characters

Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?

Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are currently no femal...   read

 
 
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Women spending more on mobile games than men

Women spend more time and money on mobile games than men, according to a recent study conducted by Yahoo subsidiary Flurry. The mobile analytics firm collected data indicating female players make 31 percent more in-app purchases than men, a...   read

 
 
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eSports tourney keeps women only event, opens men's division to all

The International eSports Federation recently announced, in an "effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sport," its upcoming tournament would be segregated based on gender. Because, you know, that's what the real sports do, and eSports w...   read

 
 
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She Got Game doc focuses on the strengths of women in gaming

One of the criticisms that's commonly levied at feminism (in gaming or otherwise) is that it focuses a lot on what people can't or shouldn't do, and not enough on what they can and should do. I don't share that criticism overall, but I can...   read

 
 
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Latest Tropes vs Women in Games is all very reasonable

"Ms. Male" is not a comfortable thing to say. Really, "Ms." isn't, either. I've just always pronounced it closer to "Miss." Stupid prefixes. Anyway, the newest Tropes vs Women in games -- it's been a while since the last one -- is out. We'...   read

 
 
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Women for Warface

Crytek's Warface is getting playable women soldiers

Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, where the game, sti...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Vertigo

Let's look for a playable woman protagonist in a videogame that doesn't rely on the same pool of restrictive stereotypes as every other playable woman protagonist. To do this, let's look at a fighting game from 1994. That one about the din...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Creative Freedom, Strings Attached

Freedom of expression is not freedom to express without challenge. A game is within its rights to include any content it does, but that content is not sacred. Puppeteer features a boy as the hero, not a girl. Gavin Moore was asked why thi...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Neutered

Why do gamers defend their favorite titles from criticism with such volatility? According to some, it's because they don't want to see their genitalia removed. Is inclusivity the enemy of creativity? Is restriction an inherent part of cong...   read

 
 
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Rhymedown Spectacular: The Straw Beast

This week, your good buddies Yahtzee n' Jim both take a turn for the horrific. There's a loving ode to Slender Man, coupled with the boasting of the nefarious Straw Beast. The eldritch terrors that lie within are not for the faint of heart...   read

 
 
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Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Damsel in Distress part 3

In the third "Damsel in Distress" portion of Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Anita Sarkeesian looks at the "ironic sexism" that has accompanied retro sensibilities being in vogue and looks at the reversal of the "damsel" trope, explaining ...   read

 
 
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Lightning Returns director ordered bigger, jiggling boobs

Lightning's either experienced a miracle or paid for a boob job in Lightning Returns, bumping up from a Japanese C cup to a D Cup. Her breasts will also jiggle now, depending on what she's wearing, because the director wanted it that way. A...   read

 
 
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Nintendo PR actively promoting playable female characters

Nintendo is generally thought to exist in its own fancy little bubble, protected from the outside world and faintly out of touch with the rest of us. However, Nintendo of America's marketing department may be a bit more savvy than we though...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Gamer Guys

Jimquisition travels to another time and another place, examining a world taken over by gamer guys and their testosterone-addled inanity. Something must be done! Fortunately, your ol' pal Jim Sterling is here to take those insincere c...   read

 
 
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Playable Zelda petition

Gamers urge Nintendo for a playable Zelda

Nintendo is being asked by fans to make Zelda, the eponymous princess of the Legend of Zelda series, a stronger and more influential character. Responding to Eiji Aonuma, who said he'd consider a playable Zelda if fans requested it, fans ha...   read

 
 
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Game magazine scrubs Ellie from The Last of Us artwork

I've talked at length about the Creepy Cull of female protagonists in the game industry, where women are shunted off promotional materials and deemed unworthy to act as playable characters. It seems the scythe is wielded not just by publish...   read

 
 
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Microsoft clarifies Xbox One's Killer Instinct situation

[Update: Microsoft has issued a response to the kerfuffle surrounding the incident this morning, which reads as such: "The comments in question during the Killer Instinct demo were not scripted. The demo was meant to include friendly gamep...   read

 
 
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Boy's club: Why don't more women play EVE Online?

According to David Reid, CCP Games' chief marketing officer, 96 percent of the people subscribing to his company's flagship MMO EVE Online are male. That's crazy high.   read

 
 
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The secret origin of Princess Peach

[Dtoid community blogger Voltech just blew my mind. --Mr Andy Dixon] I know that opinions may vary pretty wildly on the game, but in all honesty, I like PlayStation All-Stars. I like it a lot more than I thought I would, and even months aft...   read

 
 
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Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Damsel in Distress part 2

Tropes vs Women in Video Games, the series that is single-handedly destroying all of gaming because a woman said a thing on the Internet once, has launched its second episode. That'll explain why all babies cried out in the world at once, ...   read

 
 
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Xbox One reveal has TWO WOMEN on a stage at once!

When Sony had its PS4 reveal a while back, some people wondered why it had absolutely zero women on stage. Microsoft has today gained an early advantage in the console war, managing to fit not one, but TWO women in its Xbox One reveal. ...   read

 
 
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Sexy Hawken

How eager nipples and a tight thong fought casual sexism

Hawken publisher Meteor has, in its office, a piece of art featuring a woman with a bountiful underboob and very little in the way of clothing, hung in place by CEO Mark Long. The half-naked woman, named "Ruby Underboob" by employees, ...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Objectification And ... Men?

A common argument in the ongoing debate over gender and videogames is that women and men both are equally objectified. Is that really true? As always, Emperor God King Jim Sterling puts His holy foot down and delivers wisdom true to the ma...   read

 
 
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Dragon's Crown

Gearbox artist slams Dragon's Crown character design

The Dragon's Crown "thing" shows no sign of stopping, with vehement and sometimes venomous opinions flying this way and that. To bring you up to speed, Vanillaware's upcoming brawler features a big-boobed Sorceress, the design of which is c...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Boob Wars and Dragon Crowns

Dragon's Crown has become the latest game involved in a big argument. Big boobs, burly dwarves, and Kotaku were all involved. Gender issues in games are important. They are worth thinking about. They are, contrary to popular belief, f...   read

 
 
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Is it just me, or are very few people excited about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Im absolutely stoked for the new game, but I havent seen much buzz for the Thoughts?

 
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I really wanted to like I am It nails the format, but gets all the details :( Also, it really bugs me that you are awarded an exact kill for finishing off an enemy in the general ballpark of his remaining Exact should mean exact!

 
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So I beat Persona 4 Golden Now Ive started Persona 3

 
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So disappointed by all these FF14 hasnt had any improvements and is still the same TERAs stamina/fatigue thing annoys me to no Wildstar isnt as enjoyable even though they try to emulate Ratchet and Clanks =/

 
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I was home alone for 6 spent over 4 of them playing Megaman Battle Network 5, rather than trying to take a nap or anything else That doesnt sound like much, until you mention the fact that Ive only owned the game for 9

 
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