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Women account for just 15% of UK games development

An investigation byDevelophas found that the women represent just 15 per cent of employees at UK games development studios. The survey received 85 respondents, studios that employ 2,806 staff in total. Of these, it was found that 433 were women. According to recent research by TIGA, the number of jobs …

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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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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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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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Far Cry 4 playable female character dropped due to workload

Another Ubisoft game has found itself embroiled in a gender equality debate. Far Cry 4 director Alex Hutchinson has said that the shooter was inches away” from offering a playable female co-op character – although the feature was ultimately dropped because of workload pressures. It all harks back to the …

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Ubisoft responds to Assassin’s Creed Unity female omission as devs question reasoning

Publisher Ubisoft has distanced itself from claims that high workloads are behind its omission of playable female characters in the four-player co-op focused Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Ubisoft technical director James Therien yesterday said that adding playable women into the game would have created an unmanageable workload. Now, however, an official …

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Capcom promoting female roles to bolster company diversity

Japanese publisher Capcom has said that it is looking to up the number of women in senior management roles. Capcom is fully recognising the importance of diversity of human resources in recent years while actively utilizing female workers and making evaluations according to performance and not based on gender, age …

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