This year’s gamescom trade fair is putting an emphasis on independent studios in a new so-called Indie Game Village. Their business is a world away from the huge gaming studios that have multi-million dollar budgets.
The days when gaming was a niche passion are long gone, as gamescon, the gaming industry trade fair in Cologne, shows. Yet despite its own multitude of gamers, Germany is still losing out on market share in the sector.
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Women who play video games are often verbally abused or molested online. They've developed their defense mechanisms, and now the gaming industry is reacting too. But are protected spaces the right solution for women?
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