League of Legends introduces a new female champion named Kai’Sa, Daughter of the Void. Developer Riot Games reveals Kai’Sa’s abilities, her launch skin as well as some tips and tricks for playing the new character well.
The Sims 4 team responds to concerns raised by black and brown players. The game’s recent anniversary update, which introduced several new skin tones, drew ire for its poor inclusion of dark skin tones which led black and brown players in The Sims 4 community to raise the issue on social media.
The Sims 4 has made efforts to be more inclusive before, most notably when it removed gender restrictions from Create A Sim, allowing players to create non-binary and genderqueer characters.
The Surge 2 will include a female protagonist option, confirms developer Deck13. The first game in the series, The Surge, only allowed players to play as a male character named Warren but this is set to change when the sequel arrives on PC and consoles next year.
The Surge 2 becomes one of several upcoming games with female protagonists to be excited for, including Code Vein, Darksiders 3, and Detroit: Become Human.
Civilization 6 developer Firaxis vows to address concerns that some of the game’s leaders are sexist. The game’s new expansion, Civilization 6: Rise and Fall, introduces new traits in which some leaders will base their opinions and the actions that they take on the gender of other characters.
Civilization 6: Rise and Fall introduces several new female leaders, including Queen Seondeok who is the leader of Korea.
Overwatch League team Shanghai Dragons announces its new player signings. Among the new signings is female player Kim “Geguri” Seyeon whose signing to the team makes her the first female player in Overwatch League.
Geguri’s signing follows much discussion about how Blizzard will get more women involved in Overwatch League, in terms of player involvement and on the business side of the league.
When Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker made its debut in 2014, the quirky dating sim was praised both for its inclusivity (it feature same-sex couples) as well as its creatively crude sense of humor. The game is full of giggle-worthy puns and rather rude jokes that are enough to make you blush.
In the trailers for Kitty Powers’ Love Life, the city planning and management sim successor to Matchmaker, it seems that developer Magic Notion has managed to make another hilarious game. We spoke to the developer to find out how the team creates its jokes and how it will keep players laughing some more.
The Overwatch Year of the Dog event introduces new skins that appear to confirm that Pharmercy is canon. Fans of Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter have long wondered whether Pharah and Mercy (Pharmercy) are in a romantic relationship and the new skins have added more fuel to that speculation.
Pharmercy is one of the most popular Overwatch ships, with other same-sex romantic pairings such as McHanzo and Roadrat also being popular among fans.
The Sims 4 introduces several new skin tones and hairstyles as part of its anniversary update. The update, which is being released to celebrate 18 years of The Sims series, also includes new clothes for your Sims to wear.
The Sims 4 on PS4 and Xbox One also gets an update and a new DLC pack for the console versions of the game is released.
EA officially confirms that BioWare’s Anthem has been delayed to 2019. The science fantasy RPG, which is a brand new IP from the Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer, had originally been scheduled to release on PC and consoles later this year.
Anthem also made it onto our list of games with female protagonists in 2018 that you should get excited about.
EA reveals how well The Sims 4 DLC is performing and how much of an impact the game makes on its bottom line. The video game publisher also provides an update on The Sims Mobile, revealing a little more information about its release plans for the mobile game.