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45% of women in games think their gender dents prospects

45 per cent of women employed in the UK game industry have said they have experienced barriers to career progression due to their gender, according to new research. Next Gen Skills Academy’s Gender Balance survey, in which 40 per cent of women in the UK game industry took part, also …

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Sweden wants to introduce gender equality game label

Games that actively promote gender equality could be specifically labelled, if new plans from a Swedish trade body are pushed through. Gamasutra reports that Dataspelsbranschen has been awarded KR272,000 (24k) by the country’s government to explore ways in which games that promote gender equality can be positively rewarded. "I do …

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Quinn urges industry to speak up and condemn Gamergate misogyny

The industry has a responsibility to do more to protect those who are being harassed by the ongoing GamerGate hate campaign. That’s according to Zoe Quinn, who has told the BBC that it is unfair that the responsibility of tackling such behaviour has remained the burden of individuals whom the …

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Sarkeesian and Colbert Report dismantle GamerGate in late-night US TV spot

Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian appeared on satirical US political show The Colbert Report last night. Host Stephen Colbert, himself a spoof of right-leaning political TV pundits, span out several lines mocking the misogynist side of the GamerGate argument including yes, there’s a traditional gamer lifestyle, God ordained that there …

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More women play RPGs and PC games than men

53.6 per cent of RPG players are now women, new research from SuperData has discovered. Females also claim 57.8 per cent of the mobile gaming market and 50.2 per cent of the PC market, Joystiq reports. Men, on the other hand, account for 66 per cent of both MMO and …

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Asda facing mass legal action over gender pay discrepancies

Walmart-owned Supermarket chain Asda is being sued over alleged discrepancies between the salaries it pays to male and female workers. The BBC reports that several female employees in Asda’s distribution warehouses have raised the action, with over 10,000 staff having expressed an interest in joining the case. In some cases …

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Resident Evil’s Mikami: ‘I’ll never use women as objects’

Shinji Mikami has criticised the depiction of women as ‘objects’ in some video games. I don’t know if I’ve put more emphasis on women characters, but when I do introduce them, it is never as objects,” the Resident Evil and The Evil Within creator told The Guardian. In some games, …

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Nadella says Microsoft achieves gender pay equality

The difference between male and female salaries at Microsoft is just half a per cent on a global basis, CEO Satya Nadella has said. The number comes as the exec continues his charm offensive in the wake of comments made earlier this month when he advised women that not asking …

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PlayStation Flash sale supports gaming’s females

It’s hard to interpret Sony’s most recent PSN flash sale as anything other than a shout of support for the women of the games industry. A number of games and films featuring females are currently on sale on Sony’s service, the timing of which presumes that the company intends it …

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‘Massacre’ threat forces Sarkeesian to abandon public speaking event

Tropes vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to another death threat, causing her to cancel a planned public speaking event. Standard Examiner reports that she was due to talk at the Utah State University’s Center for Women and Gender later today until the organisers received an email threatening …

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