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More women own consoles than men in the US

A new study from the Pew Research Centre has strengthened the argument that console content makers should be making more effort to appeal to females. Its Technology Device Ownership 2015 report shows that 42 per cent of US women own a games console compared to 37 per cent of men. …

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Nintendo covers up underage girls in Western version of Xenoblade Chronicles X

The Japanese version of Wii U title Xenoblade Chronicles X features a 13-year-old girl in some of skimpiest clothes you’ve ever seen. The Western release, fortunately, will not. As reported by Eurogamer, the original game sees Lin in a black-strap costume, complete with crotch window and underboob. In case you …

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Here’s 343’s explanation for why Halo’s Cortana is naked

The Master Chief wears so much armour he could surely barely move, which serves also to highlight the contrast with Cortana’s choice of clothing. Or lack of, as she doesn’t wear any. 343’s Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor has in an interview with GamesRadar tried to explain the disparity. "She’s …

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New Canadian PM says society must stand up to Gamergate

Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proudly declared himself a feminist and cited Gamergate as an example of a movement that clearly” must be stood up to. Yes, Yes. I am a feminist. Proud to be a feminist,” he said in an unbroadcast section of a recent TV interview, …

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Shenmue 3 can’t promise 60fps but can promise ‘cute’ and ‘sexy’ girls

Series creator Yu Suzuki has said that he can’t promise 60fps performance in Shenmue 3, although he seems he can guarantee that its female characters will be sexually attractive. For the moment, I’m thinking about 30 frames per second,” he told DualShockers when asked about the game’s PS4 framerate. 60 …

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Project Zero Wii U’s skimpy costumes are gone for its Western release

The European and American versions of Wii U horror game Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water will have a big visual difference compared to the original Japanese release. The existing version of the game (known as Fatal Frame in other territories) sees its female stars dressed in next to nothing, …

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Jessica Curry stepping down as Chinese Room studio head

The studio head of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture developer The Chinese Room Jessica Curry is leaving the studio. In a very personal blog post Curry revealed that her health is playing a big part, with a fight against a degenerative disease proving a tough battle to fight. Two other …

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Metal Gear Online DLC adds horse armour and cleavage

Yesterday’s arrival of Metal Gear Solid Online has also marked the arrival of a number of premium DLC costumes. As is the Metal Gear way, it seems, the content has of course managed to stir up a little controversy. First up, included among the first premium costume offerings are two …

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Reddit’s new site does away with all user comments

The often poisonous population of Reddit has led to the site’s owners launching a new portal that eradicates its central principle – user comments. Wired reports that Reddit will tomorrow launch Upvoted. It will still source its content from Reddit, and thus will offer a mix of what many of …

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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate includes the series’ first ever transgender character

Ubisoft is staying true to its promise of more diversification with the reveal of a transgender character starring in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Eurogamer reports that the game will feature trans male Ned Wynert, who appears as a supporting character who offers quests to main protagonists Jacob and Evie Fry. The …

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