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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 out in 2016, with PlayStation VR support

Team Ninja has confirmed a third entry in the Dead or Alive Xtreme series – and it’s going to support Sony’s virtual reality headset. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 was announced last week at the Tokyo Game Show. Confirmed characters were selected via fan vote and include Marie Rose, Honoka, …

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‘No excuse’ for lack of diversity in games, Payne says

Games veteran Andy Payne says there is "no excuse" for the lack of diversity within the industry workforce. Delivering the opening keynote at today’s European Women In Games Conference, the UKIE chairman addressed the difference between the gender split in the games industry compared to other sectors. Creative Skillset research …

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Jessica Moreno becomes fourth senior female to leave Reddit in last month

Reddit’s head of community Jessica Moreno has left the company, marking the fourth major exit by a female employee in the last month. Moreno has stated that her gender played no role in the decision. Her departure follows those of AMA organiser Victoria Taylor, CEO Ellen Pao and chief engineer …

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Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends’ Fiora

Riot has given one of League of Legends’ heroes a visual makeover, and its boards are alight with protests from fans. As the game’s roster evolves rapidly, it is quite normal for Riot to revisit existing Heroes and give them a rejig to keep them thematically consistent and competitive in …

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Rust will start randomly assigning you gender

Having already toyed with race and penis size, Rust is about to brave yet another frontier – automatically assigning a player’s gender. Until now the game has only offered male player models, but creator Garry Newman has said an upcoming patch the game will add a female design. The female …

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Online sexism ‘really just a form of bullying’

A new study has said the hostility inflicted on women in many online environments is little more than a form of bullying. ‘Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behaviour’ by Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff found that women receive up to ten times as …

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Boys are tired of gaming’s over-sexualised women, too

A new study has found that the majority of teenage boys in the US believe that games unfairly treat women as sex objects. A Time study by Rosalind Wiseman asked US school boys whether they believed female characters are treated too often as sex objects” in video games. 47 per …

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Reddit chief engineer Bethanye Blount quits

Does Reddit have a gender discrimination problem that it needs to address?” That’s the question being posed to Reddit after news that chief engineer Bethanye Blount has quit the company after just two months in the job and just days after CEO Ellen Pao also departed. Pao had endured months …

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Batman Arkham Knight has a dig at #GamerGate

Those lucky enough to have a working copy of Batman Arkham Knight may well stumble across a not-so-subtle dig at social media hate campaign #GamerGate during their playthrough. An in-game info snippet entitled ‘Social Outcast’ contains the following text: Y do u attack B@tman? He is BASED! U r a …

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Ubisoft’s Frag Dolls disband

All-girl professional gaming group Frag Dolls have called it a day after 11 years on the scene. The professional gaming team has throughout that time included 22 separate members as it strove to combat the idea that games are only for boys – an idea that has over the course …

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