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For Science: Men roll more female characters than women roll male toons, new survey shows

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Do you play MMO characters who reflect your gender in real life? Apparently, the answer depends a bit on which gender and how old...
Orange is whatever.

Scum adds in female characters and beards with its newest patch, Maneater

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The whole conceit for Scum is that you're dealing with an assortment of criminals, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but for a long time the game...
Cold analysis.

Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV may have needed Hrothgar and Viera now

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All right. It's been three weeks, but yes, I do actually have a theory about why Final Fantasy XIV is adding two gender-locked races to...

South Korean legislation would make online sexual harassment a criminal offense

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According to a recent report from PCGamesN, South Korean legislators are considering a bill that would make sexual harassment in online games a crime...

Women In Games report suggests strategies to promote gender diversity in e-sports

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The subject of gender imbalance in gaming, especially in professional e-sports, and how to rectify it has been a matter of debate within gaming...
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Blizzard memo indicates renewed focus on hiring diversity

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Blizzard is doubling down on diversity and inclusion when it comes to its own hiring practices. That's according to a leaked internal memo from Blizzard President...

MMO researcher Nick Yee is ‘dispeling myths about female gamers’

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Quantic Foundry researcher and long-time MMO academic Nick Yee has an intriguing blog post out this week titled Dispelling Myths about Female Gamers in...

Massively Overthinking: Disentangling MMO classes and races

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Last week, a guildie of mine mentioned that he'd been interested in Crowfall until he realized he couldn't be a gerbil (Guineacean) of the...

This is how you’ll customize your Crowfall character

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Future Crowfall warriors might be looking at all of the archetypes (classes) and wondering how theirs will play any different than the rest. ArtCraft's answer...
Sure, who cares.

Like skintone, Rust’s character gender is determined by Steam ID

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Remember back when Rust added new skin tones and other secondary attributes that players didn't get to choose? Because the game just implemented another...

Blizzard alters Overwatch’s Tracer’s sexualized victory pose following player objections

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Call it "The Great Butt Controversy of 2016." If you didn't see it pop up all over the internet last night, here's the deal: There...
More for the slaughter once again.

The Daily Grind: Does gender play a role in your MMORPG class selection?

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We've been covering Nick Yee-founded Quantic Foundry's game analytics research as it's fleshing out the Gamer Motivation Model, which seeks to create a modernized...

Not So Massively: RUST assigns random genders; US Senator facilitates e-sports visas

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Star Citizen rebalanced thrusters, hitpoints and weapons in its latest alpha release to the public test server, and the upcoming Star Marine FPS module...

The Daily Grind: Does mid-game character customization matter in MMOs?

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This morning's Daily Grind question is brought to us by Kickstarter donor Tracergeek, who wants to talk about customization in MMOs -- specifically, the type...

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