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Entertainment Software Association vs. United Nations

“This is an uninformed, misguided, and unfortunate report. If the overall issue was not so serious, it would be laughable that the UN is citing this work. It is willful ignorance to utilize such incredibly outlandish and outdated data. ESA strongly supports empowering women and minorities and creating an inclusive digital environment that welcomes all perspectives. However, the UN does this important issue a great disservice and undercuts its credibility by spreading ridiculous…

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Adult Women Are Now the Largest Demographic in Gaming

“A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.”

 

Adult Women Are Now the Largest Demographic in Gaming—dailydot.com

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Speaking in D.C. August 1st!

I’ll be in Washington D.C. on August 1st with Giant Spacekat Head of Development Brianna Wu and others for a panel at VGU-Con.

The panel is called “Diversity: Achieve, Overcome and Make a Difference” and we’ll discuss problems and solutions for creating more diversity among employees in the video game and tech industries.

VGU-Con, otherwise known as Video Gamers United, is in its second year and is a great up-and-coming event on the eastern seaboard for…

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Call the Industry on It—And Stay Competitive

“Speaking before a gathering of women in technology, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recalled an uncomfortable exchange with two men on a different stage discussing the scarcity of women in the industry. One commented that he would like to hire more young women but not all are as competent as Sandberg. The other said he, too, would hire more young women but his wife fears he would sleep with them and, he confessed, he…

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Comment Culture: Taking Power by Force of Market Share

In an article opened with a quote from Mary Wollostonecraft, The Border House addresses comments about a 9 out of 10 review by a female GameSpot reviewer of Grand Theft Auto V. The comments tend, as you may guess, toward bigotry, hate and vulgarity—all colored with a strong dose of misogyny. Here’s what I’ve been cheering about every day for the last five+ years. We’re taking power with the dollar. The author sees it as a…

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WIGI E3 2013 Partnership Opportunities Available

Women in Games International has announced partnership opportunities for the fifth annual WIGI event at E3 2013. The organization is once again reserving the fabulous Belasco Theater for a night of entertainment, food, drinks, networking and fun celebrating S.T.E.A.M.–Science, Technology, Entertainment, Art and Music.

Click here to get involved! Http://tinyurl.com/E3WIGISTEAM

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GTFO Reaches Kickstarter Goal

Documentary about the online harassment of women gamers and game industry professionals to move forward

“I am just a casual gamer, so I was shocked about a year ago when a friend told me about the abuse that many female gamers and other industry figures endure on a daily basis. I immediately began researching and filming this documentary, titled “GTFO” in reference to the exclusionary response that many women encounter while gaming.”

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1319761157/gtfo

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-26-gtfo-dont-film-the-trolls?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=us-daily

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