Female Gamers


Nessie
on Mar 10, 2009 @ 07:45 pm


Many of my friends and co-workers are surprised that I am an avid gamer. They tend to expect it from guys, but never from a girly girl like me. I play Guild Wars online, right now it's the only game I play, although I used to play the Sims and random conquest games. Even some of the people I play with online are surprised when I tell them I am female, even though I play with many women online who are also serious about the game. There are many 'kids' playing, but I have many adult female friends I play with too.

Any other girls on here gamers?
 

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Bubblybunny
not me but... on Mar 11, 2009 @ 07:49 am

My husband is a big gamer. He used to play WoW and now he's playing Atlantica. He often tells me many of his game friends are female, some young, some are married with a couple of kids. My sister-in-law used to be big on games too! In fact, my husband, my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law used to play games together!!

I think female gamers are more common than people think. Computers used to be a "guy thing" but not anymore.
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pyto
video games are fun! on Mar 11, 2009 @ 09:19 am

I'm not really into the online guild games but I do like to play God of War and shooting games on xbox/ playstation. The games can be kind of violent (you rip the heads off of monsters in God of War lol) but it's still fun.

I also used to play cutesy games like Animal Crossing, Cooking Mama and Harvest Moon.

I know a lot of girls that play video games. It's not a guy thing. I don't think it was ever a "guy" thing. Just because some video games are targeted to men, doesn't mean women can't enjoy it.

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ren1
Cooking Mama! on Mar 11, 2009 @ 11:45 am

Pyto, that is such a fun game! :)

I used to play a lot on my DS, but since my brother and sister borrowed it, it's been MIA. I want it back!
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MizzRobin
Nintendo DS on Mar 11, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

I play Brain Age 2 on my DS but that's about it. Not really into gaming gaming...no time for it....
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Becky
same here! on Mar 11, 2009 @ 05:59 pm

I love Brain Age 2... makes me humble if you know what i mean ;-)

i also love Crash (xbox), any and all streetfighter, marvel vs capcom, etc type games (and i kick ass!! lol) :-)

I remember way back in the days of Super Nintendo I used to love Mario World, Mario Bro's (all the games in the package), Yoshi's Island, Donkey Kong, etc .... :)

I don't really play any online 'serial' type games (wow, etc) but I feel like I do 'cuz all my co-workers talk about is WoW this and WoW that... they even talk in WoW language so much so that even I know about the levels, and blood elves, and night elves, and pets, and priests, and who does what, etc ... sigh...

:-)
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TigerLilly
Me! on Mar 12, 2009 @ 12:31 am

I'm not a huge gamer but I'd definitely say I'm above average compared to most females. This includes online PC games and game systems. I remember once I was at The Ex and was in line to play Super Smash Bros. A father waiting for his son, also in line asked me if I was in line to play this game and I said yes. Then the father says to me "But you're a girl." I replied "Yes. . . yes I am." and he had this look of contempt on his face. It really made me angry. I can definitely empathize with you Nessie about guys being surprised with how much I know about video games. That and comic books.

A lot of the games now, especially for the Wii (in my opinion, may not necessiarly be true), attract a lot of people who weren't initially into video games - partially due to the content and the ease of play. It's not just females but age groups as well. I think games that people have already used are good examples - Brain Age, Wii Sports, Rock Band. I remember on the news that senior citizens were making Wii Bowling leagues.

In terms of ease of play think it'd take a little longer for a person who is unfamiliar with video games to be proficient in a game like Warcraft versus Cooking Mama. If it's going to take someone such a long time to figure out how to play a game, why bother? It's have the diversity of games available to the public that is important. I personally can't stand Cooking Mama. It's so boring, repeatitive, her voice is annoying and you can't really progress.

I've played a bunch of different systems, mostly Nintendo all the way from the oirignal NES. I prefer RPGs and adventure games but have played many different types. Right now I'm playing a bunch of Wii ones, including Resident Evil 4 (scary game!) and SSBB. I used to play Warcraft III a lot but haven't had time to get back to it.
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Anonymous
time on Mar 12, 2009 @ 11:40 am

I think it comes down to time also. I think more people would game when they are younger because once you have kids and families it is harder to fit time in to sit at your computer and game online.
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Laurla
eb on Mar 18, 2009 @ 05:03 am

I work at an ebgames (gamestop) where all but one employees are female, and the one male is gay. try that on for size.
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BargainMoose
FPS babe on Mar 18, 2009 @ 09:13 am

I'm a bit of a gamer too :) But I'm of the "first person shooter" genre.

At the minute I'm playing a lot of Left4Dead. Last weekend, I spent it getting head shots on Unreal Tournament, on the free weekend on Steam :)

Favorite game seris of all time was Half Life though.
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d e v
- on Apr 18, 2009 @ 09:27 am

Yes i game even though i am young (15) at age 7 or 8 my dad played cs 1.6 got me in to that, yeah i know haha at a young age...don't get me wrong i love to game now i play counter strike source other games like battlefield, left 4 dead, red alert 2/3 WoW and combat arms :) waaaay more but the funny thing is that when I'm in game i don't put my name anything girly or anything like a girl would do (reveal your identity aka female) , like i go in as " m.dev` " until i talk on my mic it's total crazy guys would be like " is that a chick " which really annoys me like hello I'm here to play the game and have fun! :) like everyone else games are soo much fun and console games rock my world<3
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