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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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Nintendo didn't just dominate the American video game industry in the late '80s. It was the video game industry. As the 1990s began, Nintendo held a stranglehold on 80 per cent of the market, a statistic made all the more impressive when you realise that the other 20 per cent was split among three different competitors. The most promising of these was a scrappy little upstart called Sega.

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Picture it: A beautiful, 18th-century city with a dark underbelly. The labyrinthine streets are faintly lit by alchemical light, and gangs of thieves and cutthroats roam the lower quarters and canal-ways. High above, Dukes and Dons attend gala society parties, far away from the plague-ridden quarters below.