Entries in 'gender' (26)

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
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

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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
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

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'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
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

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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

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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
Far Cry 4 playable female character dropped due to workload

Far Cry 4 playable female character dropped due to workload

Another Ubisoft game has found itself embroiled in a gender equality debate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2014 at 10:08AM in News
Capcom promoting female roles to bolster company diversity

Capcom promoting female roles to bolster company diversity

Japanese publisher Capcom has said that it is looking to up the number of women in senior management roles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2014 at 12:44PM in News
Deep Down gender criticisms addressed by Capcom

Deep Down gender criticisms addressed by Capcom

Capcom has responded to concerns surrounding the lack of playable female characters in upcoming RPG Deep Down.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2014 at 10:08AM in News
Toys R Us pledges to adopt gender neutral toy labelling

Toys R Us pledges to adopt gender neutral toy labelling

Toys R Us is looking to work closely with the Let Toys Be Toys consumer campaign group, agreeing to become more inclusive in its marketing of toys to girls and ...

by Samantha Loveday
on Sep 4th 2013 at 1:15PM in News
The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers - report

The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers - report

Six million Britons play smartphone games every day according to new research from ComScore.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 3:48PM in News