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18 Oct 14 - Games Women In Gaming News

More women play video games than boys, and other surprising facts lost in the ...
The confusing, nasty muck of the Gamergate scandal, in which anonymous attackers have harassed and sent death threats to women linked to the video-game industry, has morphed into a bitter culture war over the world's $100 billion gaming empire. But the ...

The Comic Book World Is Getting Safer for Women, But the Gaming World Isn't
This sentiment is embodied by the #GamerGate movement, who claim they want change in the ethics of gaming journalism but in practice have been viciously attacking women who design or critique games. This group claims that women criticizing misogyny ...

Another Woman In Gaming Flees Home Following Death Threats
Wu, who has written about the harassment against women in gaming, has long been critical of the recently-formed Gamergate movement and what she and others have seen as the targeting of women in the industry. Earlier this week she caught the attention ...

A Gamer Threatened a Mass Shooting if This Woman Spoke About Gender and ...
Women, Sarkeesian has been dealing with online harassment. The YouTube show has previously discussed how female characters are portrayed as reductive stereotypes or subject to casual acts of sexual violence to make the game feel more dangerous or ...

Have You Experienced Sexism in the Gaming Industry?
In recent months, issues of gender inequality inside gaming companies and in games themselves have become a flashpoint.

PlayStation Store Sale Held to Celebrate Women in Gaming
What we like about this sale is that these games and films all, for the most part, have women in leading roles, which is an awesome thing for Sony to do considering all the negative light that the gaming community has gone through as a result of GamerGate.

52% of gamers are women but the industry doesn't know it
While gaming is now undeniably part of the cultural mainstream, much of the games industry still doesn't act like it.

What Male Game Developers Think of #GamerGate
"There was never 'integrity' in games journalism... and there never will be 'integrity' in games journalism. Think of the gaming website that you view as having the most integrity, and I'll guarantee you that somebody, at some point, has bought ...

Brianna Wu forced to flee her home after Twitter threats
He wrote: They 'are upset about growing criticisms of their favorite hobby, especially claims that today's games often depict women in demeaning ways. 'Complicating the matter further, Gamergate advocates say the debate about women in gaming is being ...

More British Women Play Video Games Than Men
We've reached a tipping point: more British women now play video games than men. According to the British Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), which surveyed 4,000 gamers between the ages of 8 and 74, females now account for 52 per cent of all video ...

#Gamergate leads to death threats against women in the gaming industry
But Sarkeesian's case is only one part of a broader online assault on women in the gaming industry in recent months.

Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site
Sincere users of the hashtag, as Vox explains, are ostensibly concerned with two main topics - the treatment of women in gaming, and the ethics of games journalism - but its supporters have been linked to campaigns of harassment against prominent ...

One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side
For those who follow the video game industry and its community, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian is a familiar figure. Her video series "Tropes vs Women in Video Games" analyzes how women are represented in games past and present. Sarkeesian is also ...

Female gamers: 'The concept of gamers as a community was new to me to all ...
When I, aged 12, told that woman I dreamed of being a computer games designer, I was not dreaming of eventually writing an opinion piece denouncing abuse.

Video Games That Represent Strong Females
As one of the most well-known video game characters in history, the figure of Lara Croft has given females a very strong platform in the gaming community. Lara Croft's presence became known to gamers with the release of the original Tomb Raider title ...

After 'Gamergate': The Five Most Sexist Video Games Of All Time
The so-called "gamergate" saga is shedding some new light on an old problem: the misogynistic portrayal and treatment of women in video games. Even while gaming increases in popularity among women (and more women work inside the game studios) ...

Are You Too Sexy? Understanding Bayonetta & Women and Sexuality in Gaming
With exaggerated long legs, impossibly sized breasts, and jiggle physics being prioritised as key features in some games, it's not hard to see how a lot of gamers have grown exasperated and bored of the copy/paste look a fair amount of women in gaming ...

GamerGate Campaign Targets Women in Gaming
If you're a woman playing video games, you probably haven't missed out on the latest gaming scandal, dubbed "GamerGate".

Women talking video games online risk abuse, threats
More women play video games than ever before, but women who talk about video games on social media face criticism, harassment, even threats, that men largely don't.

The Hashtags and Death Threats Behind #GamerGate, Gaming's Latest ...
Around this time, Sarkeesian released one of her collections of videos that critique the ways women are portrayed in media.

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