Much as everyone apparently loves Steve, all the Minecraftin' sisters out there will be glad to hear that beginners can finally play as a girl.
The new Alex skin joins Steve as a base character and comes with thinner arms, redder hair, a ponytail and two X chromosomes - or would if she wasn't made of pixels.
She hits all versions of Minecraft for free from today.
Update: It turns out that Alex was actually added to Minecraft in the 1.8 update in September last year -but she's now in all console versions of the game so it doesn't matter what platform you start from.
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