The studio audience watches a match between professional teams Dignitas (left) and Evil Geniuses (right) during the League of Legends North American Championship Series on Feb. 22. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nathan Drake (foreground) is the lead protagonist of the Uncharted series of games for the Sony PS3. His character is just one in a long line of games where the dominant figure is a white male action hero. AP/Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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In Banished, you build gentle hamlets of wooden and stone houses. That's a contrast to the bustling urban centers of many city-building sim games, but the pace is no less hectic. ShiningRockSoftware hide caption

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In The Novelist, the Kaplans are struggling to keep their little family together. You play a ghost that tries to help keep the peace. The Novelist/Orthogonal Games hide caption

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Billed as a "story exploration game," Gone Home has users exploring an empty house and piecing together why no one is home. The Fullbright Company hide caption

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