E3 news coverage

The E3 logo.

The E3 logo.

E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) has been going on full swing this week. With it have come a few interesting news stories.

The makers of Assassin’s Creed Unity announced that they will not include playable female characters in the upcoming game. Again, female characters are painted as an afterthought by developers. It is just too much work, they claim. The Mary Sue has a great article about this topic.

In an opinion piece over at Polygon, Danielle Riendeau comments on the both the violence of the game videos highlighted at E3 and the lack of diversity of on-stage presenters. The article was fueled by a tweet from developer Rami Ismail stating that “PlayStation continues the ‘more severed heads’ than female speakers trend. #E3″

Have you seen any other interesting articles about E3? Please, share them.

Has any news from this year’s expo struck you?

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2 Responses to E3 news coverage

  1. Not to toot my own horn, but on my blog Feminism/Geekery I recently did a breakdown of E3 games and protagonist gender on my website Feminism/Geekery.

    Complete with infographic: http://k8monstrscloset.com/2014/06/11/why-im-not-excited-about-e3/

    I also appreciated this article by Leigh Alexander regarding the Lara Croft E3 Trailer: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/219074/What_did_they_do_to_you_Our_women_heroes_problem.php

  2. Jessie says:

    Here’s one I saw about Asassin’s Creed that I really liked –
    http://theflounce.com/assassins-creed-unity-wont-women-ubisoft-claims-arent-relevant/

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