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Report: No playable females, four weapon styles at Deep Down launch

The dungeons of Capcom's Deep Down may as well have a sign above them reading "No girls allowed." According to a DualShockers translation of a Niconico livestream presentation of the game, Deep Down will not feature playable female characters. It's not clear why this would be the case, but...

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Female fighters Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate announced for EA Sports UFC [Update]

EA Sports announced that female fighters Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will be included in EA Sports UFC's roster. This is the first time the UFC series has included women, and comes just months after the women's bantamweight division was first added to the UFC's real-life arena. Rousey was the...

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AC4 director: Another leading lady 'wouldn't be surprising' in the future

The Assassin's Creed team at Ubisoft never imagined placing a woman in the lead role during the era of the Kenways, which spans Assassin's Creed 3 and Black Flag, director Ashraf Ismail told IGN. "Really early on, we decided to tell the story of the Kenways," Ismail said. "So we already had in...

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Gears of War art director: 'It's tough to justify' a female lead character

In a macho, Power Thirst-inspired market, it's difficult to sell a game with a female protagonist, Epic Games art director Chris Perna tells OXM. "If you look at what sells, it's tough to justify something like that," Perna says. Epic's Gears of War series features supporting female characters that...

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DOA5 lead: Japanese view of women in games 'not going to change'

The Dead or Alive franchise is notorious for its blatant emphasis on sexy female fighters in tiny, physics-defying outfits – in the western world, at least. In Japan, this form of female representation is "common sense," Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi tells MCV. "With the representation of...

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Diablo 3's female Monk designs revealed on The Jace Hall Show

In a recent segment on The Jace Hall Show, the typically secretive Blizzard dev team gave the towering host/television producer/Monolith founder a sneak peek at some of the concept art for the female iteration of Diablo 3's Monk class. While she doesn't embody what we normally imagine when we...

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Nintendo: 80 percent of female console gamers prefer Wii

[Source: Kotaku] Nintendo's resident name jotter-downer and kiester-kicker recently divulged to BMO Capital Markets attendees that the Wii is outperforming its rivals when it comes to female gamers. According to its estimates (via Kotaku), 80 percent of the female console gaming crowd prefers Wii...

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Ubisoft says Wii a 'female-driven platform'

Gaming is becoming more and more popular, thanks to ever-increasing sales of the DS and Wii, and that means new gamers. A large portion of these gamers are of the female variety, and Ubisoft says a lot of them are flocking to the Wii and DS. "What's driving the Wii sales is the use of Wii by...

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Fairies are the most annoying ever

The chaps at GamesRadar have compiled a list of the most annoying female game characters of all time. It's a standard "Top Whatever" ranking, with seven (not six, not eight?) entries. For the most part, it seems to accurately summarize the worst characters in a few non-Nintendo games, but we're a...

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Nintendo holding DS 'Tupperware' parties [Update 1]

Nintendo is constantly being praised for its marketing of the DS (and Wii) to non-gaming demographics, yet not all of the techniques used by the company are breathtakingly modern or anything. Case in point: these DS-themed parties, which NBC reckons are modeled on Tupperware parties, a decades...

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