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GDC 13: All the news from day four

Miss anything from the fourth day of GDC 2013? Develop has you covered with our round-up of all the day’s biggest news.

Below we have another 17 articles straight from the event, featuring the latest tech announcements, session news, interviews, controversies, development advice and much more.

Today’s highlights include a big focus on women and sexism in the game industry, as a panel starring Brenda Romero received a standing ovation for discussing the prominent issues facing women developers.

The IGDA meanwhile found itself in hot water after a party it co-presented featured a number of scantily-clad female dancers, the fallout from which resulted in condemnation and a number of resignations from the organisation.

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Thursday, March 28th

Women in Gaming Awards honours developers
Women In Games panel on industry representation

Microsoft’s big Windows 8 development push

Ouya launch dated for June 4th in UK and US

Why female protagonists in games are rare

IGDA ‘regrets’ female dancer controversy

Total War: Arena takes RTS free-to-play

PlayJam secures $10m funding from GameStop

AppLift pushing 1m users a month to mobile publisher

Anger as scantily-clad women parade IGDA party

Testronic opens user experience lab

Standing ovation as women devs let loose on sexism in games

Activision chases photorealism in startling demo

FTL and Cart Life lead IGF Awards

Journey dominates GDC Awards

EA: DRM had nothing to do with SimCity

Five free-to-play ideas

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