Behind EA’s push to put more women in sports games

Female characters in video games tend to be oversexualized and we suppose some of the blame falls onto society and its perception of women, and to a certain extent some also believe that the disparity between male and female employees in the industry is also to blame, which is why there are many initiatives these days to try and encourage more women to enter the tech industry.Now thanks to an internal memo at Blizzard that was obtained by the folks at Kotaku, it looks like Blizzard has plans to diversify its workplace by making an effort to try and hire more women and to retain those that currently work for them. In the memo sent out by company president Mike Morhaime, it seems that only 21% of Blizzard’s workforce is comprised of women.He also highlights how female employees at Blizzard tend to leave at a higher rate compared to male employees, something that seems to be in line with the industry, but one that Morhaime and Blizzard hopes to change, at least on their end. To do so, Blizzard plans to launch a

Behind EA’s push to put more women in sports games

Until two years ago, there was no way to play with female characters in FIFA, the world's most popular gaming franchise. But EA Sports changed that with the introduction of FIFA ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Engadget

Blizzard Memo Reveals The Company’s Plan To Diversify Its Workplace

Female characters in video games tend to be oversexualized and we suppose some of the blame falls onto society and its perception of women, and to a certain extent some also believe that the ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Ubergizmo

FIFA Mobile For Windows Phone Bites The Dust

Here’s yet another app that Windows Phone owners have to say goodbye to. EA Sports has confirmed today that it’s ending support for FIFA Mobile on Windows Phone later this year. ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Ubergizmo

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