49% of the British gaming population are female... over 85% of all characters in games are male... Why should girls have to be passive damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued, or have to pout their way to success?
Last month at Gamescom, I managed to sit down with Jeremy Gaffney from Carbine Studios to get an update on what's happening with their forthcoming online game WildStar.
In the achievement-orientated world of MMORPGs, many of the combat-related activities needed to gain points, solve quests or enhance the social capital of an avatar, hold similarities to common work tasks.
Thousands of gamers have been unable to access Guild Wars 2 on the day of launch after an overwhelming surge of new users
On the opening day of the trial, one focus of the prosecution was the revelation that Anders Breivik played World of Warcraft, an online immersive virtual reality game, apparently almost "full-time" for a year.
Today at the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, it was suggested by the prosecution that the Norwegian killer was influenced in his psychotic fantasy by playing "World of Warcraft" -the most famous MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game).
Traditional family fun appears to have gone out of the window this Christmas. Not only did thousands give up Boxing Day to