Entries in 'female' (22)

Warface gamers wanted raunchy female characters... and Crytek happily complied

Warface gamers wanted raunchy female characters... and Crytek happily complied

Crytek’s free-to-play shooter Warface recently added a host of female character skins sourced from the game’s existing community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2013 at 1:58PM in News
"Concept of masculinity" the reason behind lack of female GTA V protagonist

"Concept of masculinity" the reason behind lack of female GTA V protagonist

Rockstar co-founder and vice president of creativity Dan Houser has briefly touched on the male-only character roster for Grand Theft Auto V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2013 at 12:22PM in News
Female characters banned from Iranian League of Legends tournament

Female characters banned from Iranian League of Legends tournament

The scantily-clad nature of the majority of League of Legends’ female characters has led to a ban on their use in an upcoming Iranian tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 2:14PM in News
MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development

MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central Chi Onwurah has asked Parliament to address the lack of females employed in UK games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2013 at 10:16AM in News

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Quantic Dream "categorically refused" to put gun-touting Ellen Page on cover

Quantic Dream "categorically refused" to put gun-touting Ellen Page on cover

Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream has admitted it was asked to depict the game's female star holding a gun on the cover of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 11:58AM in News
Naughty Dog fought to get Ellie a starring role on The Last of Us cover

Naughty Dog fought to get Ellie a starring role on The Last of Us cover

The creative director of The Last of Us has admitted that the studio has come under pressure to relegate the game’s female lead Ellie to the background of the game’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2012 at 3:01PM in News
Link, the bravest little girl who ever was

Link, the bravest little girl who ever was

Gave us a proper lump in the throat, this.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2012 at 8:55AM in News
Online firms to cash in as girls market grows

Online firms to cash in as girls market grows

The number of gaming girls is on the rise, but firms expect this audience to seek out mobile and online titles over boxed ones.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 1st 2012 at 12:15PM in News

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Female gamers are 4x more likely to be harassed online than men

Female gamers are 4x more likely to be harassed online than men

The sad truth of sexism amongst on line gamers has been laid bare by a new report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2012 at 10:14AM in News
Female character was the 'best fit' for Remember Me

Female character was the 'best fit' for Remember Me

Capcom admits it was initially unsure about using a female as the lead character in Remember Me.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 14th 2012 at 2:55PM in News
Capcom unveils new, female-led IP Remember Me

Capcom unveils new, female-led IP Remember Me

New IP is all too rare in the modern market. New IP with a female lead character is rarer still.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2012 at 11:29AM in News

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Brand Map: 39% of Pokémon players are female

Brand Map: 39% of Pokémon players are female

Over a third of Pokémon players are female, according to a new GameVision Brand Map report.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 4th 2012 at 11:41AM in News
Four out of five games are bought for men

Four out of five games are bought for men

The female gamer is in decline, research has found. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 2nd 2012 at 1:35PM in News
BioWare reveals fan-created female Shepard

BioWare reveals fan-created female Shepard

Following a lengthy voting process, BioWare has revealed the design of the female Commander Shepard that will from some editions of Mass Effect 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2011 at 10:57AM in News
BioWare wants you to choose female Shepard

BioWare wants you to choose female Shepard

Developer BioWare has turned to its fanbase in an effort to decide what version of the female game star Shepard it should put on the cover of Mass Effect 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2011 at 4:07PM in News

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Female Shepard gets cover role

Female Shepard gets cover role

BioWare's Mass Effect series has always tried to remain gender neutral – with equal options for both male and female characters and no discrimination regarding sexual relationships.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2011 at 1:57PM in News
Last Guardian’s gender dilemma

Last Guardian’s gender dilemma

In a fascinating admission to PSM3 magazine, the developer behind The Last Guardian has stated that the game originally had a female lead character – until a bizarre complication lead ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2010 at 11:50AM in News
Analyst disputes gender bias claims

Analyst disputes gender bias claims

A US analyst has refuted claims that games featuring a female lead are being shunned by publishers due to their inability to perform in the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2010 at 4:44PM in News
‘Xbox Factor’ blamed for action film decline

‘Xbox Factor’ blamed for action film decline

The rising popularity of chick-flicks at the cinema has been blamed on what movie execs have dubbed the ‘Xbox Factor’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2010 at 6:35PM in News
US: 52% of PSP owners are female

US: 52% of PSP owners are female

We hear lots about the success Nintendo has enjoyed in the emerging casual games sector, but new statistics about the North American PSP audience suggest that Sony has achieved great ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 1:23PM in News
'Large female presence' in Sims 3 dev team

'Large female presence' in Sims 3 dev team

Speaking exclusively to MCV’s sister CasualGaming.biz as part of its Girl Gaming Month, The Sims 3’s associate producer Grant Rodiek has stated that the game’s development team deliberately houses more ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2009 at 6:37PM in News