Games have come a long way in putting fictional women in lead roles – but yet again it was largely white men that dominated the stages at the press conferences

For most gamers, early June is a kind of video-game Christmas. Summer brings E3 and its associated press conferences with the biggest names in publishing and development telling us what games and consoles to expect in the coming year.

For the most part, audiences are shown cinematic trailer after cinematic trailer of grizzled white men brandishing guns on missions they’ve “just gotta take alone” introduced by white dudes in a blazer/T-shirt/jeans/trainers combo.

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