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EA Study: More Than Half of Gamers Consider Inclusion “Important”

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A recent study carried out by EA concluded that more than half of gamers think that the inclusion of diverse audiences is important, with a sizeable portion also more likely to play a game with inclusive features.

The company conducted the online survey in May 2018, attracting more than 2,200 respondents. While the sample comprised a wide age range, more specific demographic details are not available.

56% of respondents said that inclusivity is important, while 45% said they would be more likely to play a game with features such as diverse character customisation options or varied narrative perspectives.

In keeping with those findings, the study found that a majority of gamers feel as though representation is improving across the board—for females and males, ethnic minorities and white people.

However, a recurring takeaway was that such representation needs to be authentic, rather than an example of tokenism. Among the positive examples cited were homosexuality in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and customisation options in The Sims.

The study also delved into barriers to online engagement that some players face, with toxic and unfriendly communities being major concerns.

The report delves further into the opinions of players, as well as suggesting ways that developers might better address concerns.

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Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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DOOM Eternal Gets Nightmarish Concept Art

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Bethesda has been pretty quiet about DOOM Eternal the past few months, but the company has reminded onlookers of the project’s stellar design via a piece of concept art.

Entitled ‘Hell Gate’, the concept art details Hell’s equivalent of royalist architecture, complete with DOOM (2016)’s penchant for contrasting colours and strong, angular geometry. The centrepiece of the art is the beloved Doomguy, whose heavy frame looks pretty small compared to the scale.

The art was shared directly on the game’s Twitter page, embedded below:

DOOM Eternal has no release date as of yet, but expect id Software to share more about the game at Bethesda’s E3 conference.

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