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EA exec says perceptions of sexism in the games biz are a "cop-out"

It’s easy to blame men for not creating an attractive work environment – but I think that’s a cop-out. If we want more women to work in games, we have to recognize that the problem isn’t sexism.” Those are the thoughts of EA’s executive vice president and chief talent officer …

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Portal dev Kim Swift urges action to tackle industry sexism

Airtight Games creative director Kim Swift has called on women developers to tackle sexism in the game industry. In a newblog post, the Quantum Conundrum creator admitted that sexism is a common occurrence for many women in the game industry, and said that the recent furore over twitter on the …

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Women make up 60 per cent of mobile gamers

A survey recently conducted by research firm EEDAR shows nearly 60 per cent of mobile gamers are women. The survey contained 2,491 respondents ages 15 to 64 who qualified as ‘active’ mobile gamers. The findings, reported by USA Today, revealed women are more likely to play mobile titles than men, …

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Female gamers are 4x more likely to be harassed online than men

The sad truth of sexism amongst on line gamers has been laid bare by a new report. A study published on PriceCharting, which surveyed over 800 online gamers, says that 63.3 per cent of all female participants had been taunted or harassed while playing online. Common slurs included ‘c*nt’, ‘bitch’, …

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Gearbox goes into reverse, introduces female characters into Aliens: Colonial Marines

A victory for girl power, and indeed common sense. Developer Gearbox has acted on the criticism it received earlier this summer and confirmed that playable female characters are to be introduced to 2013 release Aliens: Colonial Marines. The exclusion of playable women was bizarre in itself, but the decision was …

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Violence against women controversy has altered God of War development

It’s been one of the hottest subjects in games media in recent weeks, and now the direct consequences of the violence against women debate are being felt. God of War is a series famed for – and arguably defined by – it’s use of violence. But in these financially tough …

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In pictures: The Diablo III launch

Blizzard’s RPG Diablo III finally hit shelves last night and MCV was at the UK launch event to bring you over 50 images. Over 1,000 fans queued outside HMV Oxford Street before the game went on sale at 11pm. Press were invited to a pre-event gathering nearby before being led …

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Survey: Women love gaming more than sex

A new study has found that women who play online games prefer their gaming sessions to taking a bath, shopping, working out –and having sex. The survey of 2,052 people was commissioned by Doritos and found that 49 per cent of women play online games, almost matching the 50 per …

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