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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will have playable female lead, report claims

Ubisoft will make good on its promise to deliver gender diversity in its upcoming titles by allowing players of the next Assassin’s Creed to assume the role of a women. That’s according to Kotaku, which says that Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – which is supposedly the new name for the game …

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Metal Gear Solid Quiet statue has soft, pushable boobs

Kojima’s claim that he did not design Metal Gear Solid V’s Quiet to be erotic has been tested once again. The designer has this morning made a point of highlighting a sexually suggestive feature of an upcoming Play Arts figurine based on the character. Play Arts is known for its …

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Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters’ hyper sexualised females to be toned down

Publisher Capcom and developer Beeline have said they will alter some of the imagery in their Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter. Pocket Gamer reports that some were unhappy with the fact that all of the game’s female characters appeared to be highly sexualised, with tight fitting clothes and partially exposed breasts. We …

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Anita Sarkeesian makes Time 100 list

Feminist Frequency creator and equality advocate Anita Sarkeesian has made it into this year’s Time 100 list. [Sarkessian] became the target of vicious, misogynist harassment that included death and rape threats, pornographic vandalism of her Wikipedia page and a coordinated effort to have her Kickstarter flagged as terrorism. All of …

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It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

Fewer games than you think offer free playable female characters by default A 12 year-old has discovered that it costs gamers more money to play as female characters than male characters in the most popular iPhone games. The Washington Post has run an article by 12 year-old Madeline Messer in …

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Blizzard hopes new Overwatch character will help address female diversity criticisms

World of Warcraft and Hearthstone developer Blizzard has said that the latest character revealed for upcoming shooter Overwatch demonstrates an renewed commitment to diversity in games. New character Zarya eschews many of the typical traps that female games characters fall victim to – such as unpractical armour designed purely to …

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Dead or Alive community reacts angrily to suggested sexy costume ban

A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has imposed a new set of suggested restrictions on the character costumes it will permit to be used at its events. Free Step Dodge says the move is designed to stop the over-sexualised design of many of the series’ characters detract from the gameplay …

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Mortal Kombat X will take more realistic approach to female form

Developer NetherRealm has said that the female characters in Mortal Kombat X will be more realistically proportioned than in previous games. "The mantra for this game has always been realism, heading towards a more realistic look," production manager Spiro Anagnostakos said, as reported by GameSpot. "So the same thing applies …

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Character gender is ‘irrelevant’, Dontnod says

French developer Dontnod Entertainment has said that the gender of your main character is "quite irrelevant" when it comes to the quality and success of a game or its storyline. The comments emerged during aReddit Ask Me Anything, in which a user asked whether he should play Life Is Strange …

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Ismail: ‘GamerGate was inevitable’

The co-founder of indie developer Vlambeer has said that the GamerGate hate campaign that came to define 2014 was something that could not have been avoided. GamerGate was inevitable,” Rami Ismail told the Guardian. These movements have been in motion since the early 2000s, and what has happened is fascinating …

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