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More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males. That’s according to the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) whose recent survey discovered that females account for 52 per cent of those who’ve played some form of video games in the last six months. That number …

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VIDEO: Assassin’s Creed Unity short introduces new female character Elise

Keen to redress the criticism levelled at it last month, Ubisoft has released details of a female central character” who features in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. A new trailer shows Arno racing against time and through a dense and chaotic central Paris in order to prevent the beheading of Elise, a …

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New female Thor could come to Disney Infinity

Marvel has announced that Thor is becoming a woman – and the hope is that the change will be reflected in Disney’s upcoming Disney Infinity 2. "This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of the ‘big three’ …

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Apple criticised for sexist engraving policy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been hounded on Twitter after a consumer complained about the firm’s ‘sexist’ engraving rules. Justyn Hintze wrotea blog postexplaining how Apple would not let her engrave the Alix Olson lyrics "I’ll give myself a lube job, shake my broomstick til my clit throbs" on her …

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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. There was tremendous uproar on both sides of the divide yesterday when it was revealed that women would not be allowed to participate in an IeSF World Championship …

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

A Hearthstone tournament in Finland has actively banned females from participating. And even more absurdly, the company running the competition has argued the move was made as part of its effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sport”. PC Gamer reports that the IeSF World Championship, organised by the Finnish …

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Sunset Overdrive has a dig at Ubisoft with Assassin’s Creed-themed female avatar

Insomniac has confirmed that gamers will be able to play as a female in Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive. And furthermore, the developer has had a little dig at Ubisoft in the process, which of course came under heavy fire for the exclusion of female characters in Assassin’s Creed: Unity …

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Far Cry 4 playable female character dropped due to workload

Another Ubisoft game has found itself embroiled in a gender equality debate. Far Cry 4 director Alex Hutchinson has said that the shooter was inches away” from offering a playable female co-op character – although the feature was ultimately dropped because of workload pressures. It all harks back to the …

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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. The results are as you might expect – huge, exposed breasts. Which does nothing other than confirm the stereotype of exactly who is playing Crytek’s free-to-play FPS. What’s disturbing is not that …

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