The action heroine Lara Croft is now wearing comfy cargo pants instead of hot pants. About half of all gamers are female. More and more female developers are being hired by game producers to design games appealing to women.
Are video games sexist? One thing's certain: the gamer scene is longing for more female characters — and Lara Croft's character and body has changed incredibly since the first "Tomb Raider" in 1996.
Insults, rape and death threats: Even though the internet was supposed to be the great equalizer, hate speech online has led women to take a more passive role. In Germany, the search for solutions is on.
She's blond, sexy and throws a good punch. Charlize Theron is out to bring Cold War double agents to justice in "Atomic Blonde." The film celebrates its European premiere in the city it was filmed in: Berlin.
Cooperative play is the buzz phrase at Gamescom 2017. But in spite of the excitement around eSports and unprecedented attention from politics, the theme "just play together" might only apply to consumers, not creators.
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