Entries in 'gender' (31)

Rust will start randomly assigning you gender

Rust will start randomly assigning you gender

Having already toyed with race and penis size, Rust is about to brave yet another frontier – automatically assigning a player’s gender.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2015 at 3:56PM in News
It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

Fewer games than you think offer free playable female characters by default

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

A workshop in London next week will focus on how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce.

on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Character gender is 'irrelevant', Dontnod says

Character gender is 'irrelevant', Dontnod says

French developer Dontnod Entertainment has said that the gender of your main character is "quite irrelevant" when it comes to the quality and success of a game or its storyline.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 12:23PM in News

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45% of women in games think their gender dents prospects

45% of women in games think their gender dents prospects

45 per cent of women employed in the UK game industry have said they have experienced barriers to career progression due to their gender, according to new research.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 13th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Sweden wants to introduce gender equality game label

Sweden wants to introduce gender equality game label

Games that actively promote gender equality could be specifically labelled, if new plans from a Swedish trade body are pushed through.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
Quinn urges industry to speak up and condemn Gamergate misogyny

Quinn urges industry to speak up and condemn Gamergate misogyny

The industry has a responsibility to do more to protect those who are being harassed by the ongoing GamerGate hate campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2014 at 11:22AM in News
Sarkeesian and Colbert Report dismantle GamerGate in late-night US TV spot

Sarkeesian and Colbert Report dismantle GamerGate in late-night US TV spot

Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian appeared on satirical US political show The Colbert Report last night.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2014 at 10:24AM in News

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More women play RPGs and PC games than men

More women play RPGs and PC games than men

53.6 per cent of RPG players are now women, new research from SuperData has discovered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2014 at 12:49PM in News
Asda facing mass legal action over gender pay discrepancies

Asda facing mass legal action over gender pay discrepancies

Walmart-owned Supermarket chain Asda is being sued over alleged discrepancies between the salaries it pays to male and female workers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 4:01PM in News
Resident Evil's Mikami: 'I'll never use women as objects'

Resident Evil's Mikami: 'I'll never use women as objects'

Shinji Mikami has criticised the depiction of women as ‘objects’ in some video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 1:39PM in News
Nadella says Microsoft achieves gender pay equality

Nadella says Microsoft achieves gender pay equality

The difference between male and female salaries at Microsoft is just half a per cent on a global basis, CEO Satya Nadella has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 9:59AM in News

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PlayStation Flash sale supports gaming's females

PlayStation Flash sale supports gaming's females

It’s hard to interpret Sony’s most recent PSN flash sale as anything other than a shout of support for the women of the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
'Massacre' threat forces Sarkeesian to abandon public speaking event

'Massacre' threat forces Sarkeesian to abandon public speaking event

Tropes vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to another death threat, causing her to cancel a planned public speaking event.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2014 at 10:41AM in News
Microsoft CEO Nadella tries to calm gender pay controversy

Microsoft CEO Nadella tries to calm gender pay controversy

Satya Nadella has said that he got it wrong when arguing that women shouldn’t ask for a pay rise in the tech workplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2014 at 9:49AM in News
FBI investigating Anita Sarkeesian death threats

FBI investigating Anita Sarkeesian death threats

The FBI is investigating the abuse, and specifically the death threats, endured by Tropes vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2014 at 9:42AM in News

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More women than men play games in the UK

More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Angry Birds Stella arrives, isn't 'just for girls' says Rovio

Angry Birds Stella arrives, isn't 'just for girls' says Rovio

The latest entry in the ever-successful Angry Birds series is now available to download on iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 2:02PM in News
Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row, dev says

Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row, dev says

Volition’s creative director Steve Jaros has said that Anita Sarkeesian was right to criticise the Saints Row games in her latest video.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 11:07AM in News
Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Nintendo is striving for greater diversity, Animal Crossing director says

Nintendo is striving for greater diversity, Animal Crossing director says

Gender diversity of one of the many forms of diversity that Nintendo has been steadily bringing to its workforce, according to the director of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 3:38PM in News
Publisher insisted on Killer is Dead's gigolo missions, Suda 51 says

Publisher insisted on Killer is Dead's gigolo missions, Suda 51 says

Developer Suda 51 has said that the inclusion of the controversial 'gigolo missions' in his 2013 title Killer is Dead was demanded by publisher Kadokawa Shoten.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 4:44PM in News
IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

An upcoming Hearthstone tournament being run by the IeSF will no longer omit female players, although two other competitions remain female only.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 9:37AM in News
Finnish Hearthstone tournament bans females in "effort to make it legitimate"

Finnish Hearthstone tournament bans females in "effort to make it legitimate"

A Hearthstone tournament in Finland has actively banned females from participating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:13PM in News
Gamers more likely to friend trash-talking males and polite females

Gamers more likely to friend trash-talking males and polite females

Men who play aggressively online are more likely to have their friend requests accepted than those who are polite and passive, a new report has found.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2014 at 3:07PM in News