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Gaming’s gender split equal across PC and mobile

The widespread stereotype of gamers as being predominantly male has been dealt yet another blow. A newreportfrom App Annie looking into the US audiences for mobile, PC and console during Q3 2015 found that iOS, Android and PC/Mac gamers were almost exactly evenly-split between male and female. The console demographic, …

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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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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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Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

A workshop in London next week will focus on how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce. The event is hosted by Next Gen Skills Academy and follows up on its Gender Balanced Workforce Survey, the results of which were published last month. Key areas of discussion include analysing the …

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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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