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Want to discuss women in games besides how "hot" they are? Instead of focusing on female assets, we'll be discussing how much females can kick ass and save the day! Whoever you like, let's talk about the positive female heroines in games!
Any fellow LittleBigPlanet fans here? GI posted an article about Siobhan Reddy of Media Molecule, who was named one of the UK's most powerful women:
And just in case you miss it, here's a link to a great article she wrote:
Sony's G.I.R.L scholarship is great, this isn't so cool:
I didn't actually get to watch the PS4 live streaming, but it seems weird that not even one female employee made an appearance...
(I found this in GI's scholarship comment section, by someone who was complaining about the article).
I've been meaning to do a blog on the lack of women at the PS4 launch event. I don't think the presentation itself was sexist, so much as it represents a continuing issue - the industry continues to see very few women rise to prominent positions.
We're seeing more developers, producers, writers, but when it comes to project leads and CEOs and the type, there's still a wide gap. And since the "big names" are usually the ones presenting at events like these, until this changes within the industry itself, we're probably going to see presentations largely hosted by men, for products and games that thousands of women have worked on alongside men.