You know I honestly have to say this topic is getting old.. With the advent of services like Ventrilo and XBox live, I really don't understand why there are so many people that think girl's don't play video games. Yes I realize this topic is about the fact there IS a Very large number of girl gammer's, but I'm directing this more at those that still refuse to believe that girls do infact play.I think the worst example of this was a few years ago when I was playing Halo2 on live, and I was in a group with 6 guys and a girl. Despite the fact you could easily tell by her voice she was in fact female, a couple of the guy's in the group simply didn't believe her or the others. It got so bad the the girl ended up leaving the game half way through because these idiots simply would not shut up about it. Sadly, that's not the only time I've seen girls driven out of a game by jerk's like that or by immature little boy's that keep trying to get the girl to send them pics or a phone number.In the end, its really no surprise you dont see many girls playing video games, when that's the kinda stuff they have to deal with all the time.
Hmm... I can believe that. My Aunt is the one who got me on this E-Crack. Came to visit, all stoked about this stupid-sounding game, called "World of Warcraft". $200 later for WoW, BC, a timecard, a wireless router, and wireless receiver, just so I could play with her online, I couldn't say No. A year and a half later, here I am, with a female co-GM and several in-game girl friends (At least they claim :P), so it's not hard to believe WoW is that common between both sexes.
Always known girls play games... I grew up with a sister that I played warcraft 2 with :P
Yeah I’ve met quite a few girl gamers in my guilds, my mom used to play, and even myself I usually don't tell everyone I’m a girl though, most assume I’m some guy playing a female dranei priest, female night elf druid, female night elf priest, or female dranei death knight. rofl you can tell I love my priests I have 3 of them I never get tired of doing priest healing or dps:)I actually didn't play many games before wow just Zelda and Sims sometimes. Then one day my best friend said” you should start warcraft! Well he talked me into it I got the game and loved it from there on out I’m glad I started playing its fun:)Edit for spelling.
Women on the internet blasphemy! We all know women are in the kitchen making men sammiches./jokeWINNo seriously, my sister-in-law is a top DPS Hunter in our guild and she got my wife into the game. My wife is lvling fast and completely fearless when she plays.Once again, great topic, Malgayne.
FragDolls are just a terrible corporate advertisement. PMS Clan is where it's at.
Pff, there are no girls on the internet.
400.000 girls, 1,6 million males who pretend being girls, 6 million males playing female characters, 1 million males playing male characters (wearing a dress).Something like that yeah!
I beg to differ. Playing Solitaire on Windows PC or Hearts is really fun, in my opinion. I used to love playing against my friends on the Lifesavers website. There was a two-player pool game and we would play in the evenings, he being in Toronto and me being in North Carolina.Of course, gaming online is probably a significant chunk of PC gaming (but then we have gaming in general and does that encompass only digital gaming such as the arcade or Flash games on websites or does it include PlayStation and Nintendo, etc. or Solitaire with, omg, actual playing cards?). However, in America it is still estimated that around only 50% of the population have high speed Internet access. With numbers like that, no wonder it hasn't really taken off. The social aspects, something many people are more "addicted" to than the entertainment value, may never fully bloom in these games. Ventrilo and MMOs are at the forefront of bringing people closer together because, for some reason, less females play shooters and we can only handle SO much male bonding. . .But playing on a dial-up connection is fairly frustrating at times and limits the outreach many games have. Wrath of the Lich King upped the ante in terms of dial-up connection power and the next expansion may very well do away with anything less than ideal 56K speeds which will, in my opinion, draw less players or probably force some away. Of couse, the large reach the game has will probably make up for those losses in the end. For the rest of us, we'll just have to move on.
My guild is full of girls (some I know they are, others, well, I can't be sure). Our GM is a mom with two kids, and when we did our custom Naxx10 on Friday, half of the people (Me included) on Vent were women. Most of them moms who had just put their kids to sleep and were taking a needed break.
Female player was here in the Golden Age of Gaming.You can see poeple like Little Miss Gamer or That chick with the Goggle.http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/goggles/giguohttp://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/pbc/lmghttp://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/marzgurl/reviewsMy Teacher of Database at School, Raid all night with her husband.She make her daughter farm, she have 5 yo and she tell me she farm really good and learn how to use the spells.Female gamer I see are in MMO most of the time simply cause they love the fact that you can collect item and personnalize your character.But I have see Female on all type of game (Damn Sniper ._.)
It seems to be that the author of this post, along with just about everyone else who has written about this, is off-target.If I read correctly, what the source said was that, of games played by 25-54 year old women, WoW was the most often played. That doesn't say ANYTHING about how many women play WoW or anything else. So long as at least one woman plays any game, there will be some game that is the "most" played.But everyone is citing this as meaning that more women are playing. Faulty conclusion.
I think a more interesting question would be is how many women play that are actually single from the get-go.I think that as a female gamer who is engaged and who loves to game, it's not surprising that I play as I'm just as nerdy and serious about the game as he is.But on the other hand, I just don't feel I'd be as interested in this game if it wasn't through a connection to a guy at first. And most chicks I know end up saying the same thing, about this game or not.Also a personal pet peeve I have on this subject is girls that do or don't play well forming a stereotype that all girls play really well or are terrible and that's far more bothersome than pretty much anything else on the subject. Gender shouldn't mean a thing in those terms but it still crops up from time to time. "omg that girl beat me on dmg meters!1 wtf' or the classic 'she's only in the raid because she is the gl's booty call' Getting a bit old.
I have been RP gaming for the last 25 years. I started out computer gaming on an Apple 2E back in the 80's and moved on from there to pen & paper games. Went back to computer gaming when I could buy my own systems in the 90's. And I even play miniture tabletop.I enjoy the challenge of going head to head against someone (be it another player on paper or in real-time on a computer or even the AI). Can I out think the challenge? Can I do this without getting completely ganked? Part of the reason why women are not so loathe to play online now is that they don't have to "run the gauntlet" of going to a game store. Anonymity that is the internet is a great thing that let's us women do something the boys always got to do. It was always too tomboyish for girls to want to play with palm fronds as swords and fight the dragon in the neighborhhood after everyone read the Hobbit. Don't be surprised when the toon kickin' your butt is controlled by a woman and don't be surprised when she didn't ride the coattails of her SO. I'm still waiting to get my husband up online to play with me!