One reason why there's so few women in games. And another. And another…

The video games industry is not the friendliest of places for women. Tales of misogyny behind the scenes abound, while most mainstream games themselves treat women as though they are still being made for an audience of primarily teenage boys.But the voices of the women actually in that industry are rarely heard, particularly in aggregate. Which is why the hashtag #1reasonwhy is so important.

 

A screenshot from the game Arkham Asylum.

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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This is the place: the poem Tony Walsh read at the Manchester attack vigil

The full text of the poem read at the vigil to remember victims of the Manchester terror attack. 

If one moment captured the response of Manchester to the terror attacks, it was arguably when Tony Walsh, who writes under the name Longfella, recited his poem, "This is the place", about the city. 

Originally penned as a commission for the charity Forever Manchester, a charity that funds community activity in the city, Walsh recited a version of it in front of a crowd of thousands. 

Here is the poem in full, reproduced with Walsh's permission:

 

 

 

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