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Women and video gaming: The never-ending battle for representation

Here's what female video game characters would look like with more realistic and attainable body types.

Ivy from Soulcalibur video game

Photo courtesy of OnlineGambling.ca

Women being shoddily represented in video games isn't anything new, and it certainly isn't a surprising revelation, especially for the fellow female video gamers out there who've unwillingly tolerated the misrepresentation of their gender within gaming for years.

But we've come a long way since the '80s, a time where only 3 per cent of game developers were female, and Lara Croft's sexualised presence was the closest thing we had to being represented.

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