Study Breaks Down Game Genre Playerbases By Gender

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Study Breaks Down Game Genre Playerbases By Gender

Studies on the percentage of women who play video games tend to place them between 38 and 48 percent, with the ESA's current report estimating that 41 percent of the game-playing audience are women. Unfortunately, most of these studies don't delve deeper. What kinds of games are everyone playing? How do each genre's playerbases stack up in terms of gender? A recent study explores this exact question.

PlayStation 4, Xbox One Outpacing PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 Install Bases

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PlayStation 4, Xbox One Outpacing PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 Install Bases

Around the time the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were due to make their debut, many analysts predicted the death of the console. Phones and handhelds were much more popular, and dedicated gaming devices were supposedly on their way out, these analysts said. As we know now, that's not the case. In fact, they're selling better than ever. Games and interactive media research firm SuperData has released its updated console sales figures and predictions, and the results show that the current crop of consoles is far from done.

The most notable numbers are that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are outselling their predecessors. The PlayStation 4's current 55 million-strong install base ousts the PlayStation 2 as Sony's fastest-selling console. The latter reached 112 million total units sold throughout its lifetime. Similarly, the Xbox One's 26 million-person install base beats the Xbox 360's install base (22.1 million) at the four-year mark.

SuperData attributes the growth of the console market to "the bundling with big ticket titles and the growing popularity of full game downloads, which generated $7 [billion] in 2016." The firm also predicts 2017 will generate $7.8 billion in sales of console game downloads.

What To Watch This Weekend: League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., And Team Fortress 2

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What To Watch This Weekend: League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., And Team Fortress 2

It seems like every big scene is fully waking up this weekend. Between the start of several major competitive seasons starting up, a week-long major, and one of the of biggest Super Smash. Bros. tournaments of the year, everyone's fighting for your precious viewing time.

League of Legends begins its Spring season with its Spring Split, pitting eight formidable teams against each other for the chance to represent their region in the Mid-Season Invitational (Europe Stream / Europe Schedule / North America StreamNorth America Schedule)

Meanwhile, Dota 2's best teams will be facing off in the Dota Pit, one of the biggest online tournaments outside Valve's own majors. The tournament features a $136,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)

Injustice 2 Comic Launches In April

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Injustice 2 Comic Launches In April

Considering that Injustice 2 is all about iconic comic-book characters fighting, it should be no surprise that it is getting an actual comic book. Especially since the same thing also happened with Injustice: Gods Among Us.

According to comicbook, the comic is coming April 11 as a digital-first series, and is considered a canonical part of the Injustice 2 story. The story will pick up where the last game ended.

Writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo – who worked on original Gods Among Us series – are returning to work on the comics tied to Injustice 2.

Story Of Seasons: Trio Of Towns Releasing On February 28

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Story Of Seasons: Trio Of Towns Releasing On February 28

The farming simulator formerly known as Harvest Moon in the West continues under the name Story of Seasons, and the latest installment is nearly upon us. Today, publisher Xseed Games announced that Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns for 3DS will be releasing on February 28th.

In addition, the company revealed some Super Mario-themed costumes in the game. Mario's outfit makes you move faster, Luigi's makes your luckier at fishing, Peach's helps you befriend characters, and Toad's recharges your stamina.

To learn more about Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, read our interview with Marvelous' Interactive's Yoshifumi Hashimoto.

Under $5 PlayStation Flash Sale Is On Now

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Under $5 PlayStation Flash Sale Is On Now

If you like bargains and have hardware in Sony's family of consoles, you should check out the current Flash Sale (running now through 8:00am PT, 1/23).

The titles on sale as part of the promotion are under $5, but they aren't all duds that you wouldn't want to pay for in the first place. Highlights include titles like The Order: 1886, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Watch Dogs, and Knack.

Of course, there are plenty of other games up for grabs, so peruse the selection and fill any holes in your collection for cheap.

Developer Of Inside And Limbo Teases New Game

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Developer Of Inside And Limbo Teases New Game

Playdead, the studio behind 2016's Inside and 2010's Limbo, has revealed that it is moving on to a new project in the wake of Inside's success.

The announcement came over Twitter, but beyond a screenshot, Playdead hasn't revealed any specifics. 

Thanks for your warm reception of INSIDE. Since release, Playdead founder Arnt Jensen and the team have been working on the next adventure. pic.twitter.com/RfejnH39mR

Epic Games Founder Tim Sweeney To Receive GDC Lifetime Achievement Award

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Epic Games Founder Tim Sweeney To Receive GDC Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year, the GDC Choice Awards recognizes the achievements of developers in the video game industry. This year marks the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, and the GDC advisory committee has chosen to honor the pioneering work of developer Tim Sweeney.

Not only did Tim Sweeney found Epic Games, he is also the creator of ZZT, one of the earliest games to allow for user-created worlds. After founding Epic MegaGames in 1991, Sweeney served as the company’s CEO and helped the company develop games like Unreal, Gears of War, and the Unreal Engine, which went on to power blockbuster titles like BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

The Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30-8:30pm PST. Stay tuned for move coverage of the show from Game Informer.

A Horrifyingly New Take On Resident Evil 7

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A Horrifyingly New Take On Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 looks to bring the series back to it’s horror roots, but this alternate take on the game is equally terrifying.

What could be scarier than a monster-filled mansion? Check out this video from the guys at The Warp Zone to find out.

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