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The addition of a new gender in EA Sports' NHL 12 is thanks to a letter written by a 14-year-old girl to EA's Peter Moore.

In the letter Lexi Peters said she felt it was "unfair to women and girl hockey players around the world" not to include them in the game, The Globe and Mail reports.

"Lexi's letter was a wake-up call," stated lead producer of the franchise David Littman.

"Here's a growing audience playing our NHL game and we hadn't done anything to capture them."

Later EA Sports contacted Peters to use her likeness as a model for its default female character from.

NHL 12 was released in Europe on September 9.

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FantasyMeister

EA won't have woken up until they cater for female teams in all sports. I'd estimate 80% of all female footballers out there play FIFA, not to mention a huge chunk of the female gaming demographic plays FIFA too.

It's unbelievable in this day and age that they're still under-represented in sports games, almost crazy given that publishers want to maximise profit and keep saying they want to involve more women in gaming.

The industry is getting there, but way, way too slowly.
Posted 01:03 on 14 September 2011
Woffls's Avatar

Woffls

What's this nonsense? Women can't do anything with balls!

[edit] Or puks.
Posted 15:18 on 13 September 2011
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Notorious_HIG

Really! fair enough.
Women's Premier League in FIFA12?
Posted 15:17 on 13 September 2011
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InvalidUser

Pathetic.
Posted 15:05 on 13 September 2011

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Release Date: 09/09/2011
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