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Gary Gygax, biological determinist and creator of Dungeons & Dragons, once told a reporter for Icon magazine that "gaming in general is a male thing... Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women."

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The Professor Layton series is one of the staples of the Nintendo DS and its successor, the 3DS. The series has sold over 13 million copies across the world and has spawned spinoff games, novels, a manga, and a feature film. And what is the inspiration for all this? A book series that series creator Akihiro Hino read as a child.

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Nintendo is gaming's comeback kid. Just when everybody counted them out with the GameCube, the Kyoto-based game maker fired back with the hugely successful Nintendo DS and the Wii. But there's more to the Cinderella story than that.

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Author Greg Bear isn't just a one-time Kotaku guest columnist and a prize-winning science fiction author. He's also the guy working on the origin story for the entire HALO universe.

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Imagine finishing a video game like Mass Effect and then having a personalised comic book generated featuring the decisions and tactics you used while playing. Apple has already imagined it, and they've got the patent application to prove it.