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Microsoft CEO Nadella tries to calm gender pay controversy

Satya Nadella has said that he got it wrong when arguing that women shouldn’t ask for a pay rise in the tech workplace. Readwrite reports that the Microsoft CEO told an audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing that: It’s not really about asking for a raise, …

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FBI investigating Anita Sarkeesian death threats

The FBI is investigating the abuse, and specifically the death threats, endured by Tropes vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian. The IGDA earlier this month confirmed that it had discussed the issue with authorities, and now Polygon reports that the FBI is directly involved in the case. A representative of the …

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More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males. That’s according to the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) whose recent survey discovered that females account for 52 per cent of those who’ve played some form of video games in the last six months. That number …

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Angry Birds Stella arrives, isn’t ‘just for girls’ says Rovio

The latest entry in the ever-successful Angry Birds series is now available to download on iOS and Android. Angry Birds Stella joins the many assorted Angry Birds brands already available on the market including Space, Star Wars, Transformers, Epic, Friends and Go. Stella is broadly in line with what players …

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Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row, dev says

Volition’s creative director Steve Jaros has said that Anita Sarkeesian was right to criticise the Saints Row games in her latest video. A video released last week examined the link between violence and sexualised female imagery in a host of games including Saints Row. Jaros linked to the video on …

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Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary. Watch the @femfreq #TropesvsWomen vids,” he tweeted. Even if u think u get it, the sheer tonnage makes misogyny seem newly appalling.” The video, entitled ‘Women as Background Decoration’, …

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Nintendo is striving for greater diversity, Animal Crossing director says

Gender diversity of one of the many forms of diversity that Nintendo has been steadily bringing to its workforce, according to the director of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. "When I first got into the industry, into game development, it was at a time where overall, the ratio of men to …

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Publisher insisted on Killer is Dead’s gigolo missions, Suda 51 says

Developer Suda 51 has said that the inclusion of the controversial ‘gigolo missions’ in his 2013 title Killer is Dead was demanded by publisher Kadokawa Shoten. The missions saw players trying to convince women to have sex with them by handing over gifts. Those missions were actually supposed to be …

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IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

An upcoming Hearthstone tournament being run by the IeSF will no longer omit female players, although two other competitions remain female only. There was tremendous uproar on both sides of the divide yesterday when it was revealed that women would not be allowed to participate in an IeSF World Championship …

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Finnish Hearthstone tournament bans females in "effort to make it legitimate"

A Hearthstone tournament in Finland has actively banned females from participating. And even more absurdly, the company running the competition has argued the move was made as part of its effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sport”. PC Gamer reports that the IeSF World Championship, organised by the Finnish …

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