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Old 08-23-2008, 10:02 AM
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Re: Is there a reason most gamers are men?

I think there a very important distinction between "Girl gamer" and "Gamer girl.

A girl gamer is a gamer whose game habits are defined by being a girl, i.e. plays games like Bejeweled and Nintendogs.

A gamer girl is a girl whose habits are defined by being a gamer, i.e. indistinguishable for most male gamers as far as gaming preferences go.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:18 PM
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Re: Is there a reason most gamers are men?

Women are too stupid to figure out the controls. [/sexist comment]

They don't have the time because they're in bed with me. [/perverted comment]

Is it cos they is black? [/racist comment]

Whee! Now that that is out of the way:

I have no idea. My girlfriend is heavily into FPSes and shooters, but dislikes almost every other genre there is for no real reason, and almost no other girl IRL that I know play console games. I think it is because most of the 12+ gaming market is aimed at males - there aren't really any feminine games that are also mature.
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:55 PM
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Re: Is there a reason most gamers are men?

Well I think it's because most video games don't have ideas that would attract a woman to buy/play them(most of those being a mystery to me.)
Halo (Shooting, pwning massacring, maiming, trash-talking, etc.)
SUper Smash Bros (fighting, spinning, smashing, cussing, wavedashing,etc)
The pattern continues.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:35 PM
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Re: Is there a reason most gamers are men?

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Recently, there's been a nice growth of female gamers. I, however don't give a damn. Give me a reason why it's so important to have female gamers? To value something by gender?
So I can have a girlfriend who plays games with me :3

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Well I think it's because most video games don't have ideas that would attract a woman to buy/play them(most of those being a mystery to me.)
Halo (Shooting, pwning massacring, maiming, trash-talking, etc.)
SUper Smash Bros (fighting, spinning, smashing, cussing, wavedashing,etc)
The pattern continues.
What about platformers, Adventure games, RPGs, Racing games, Rhythm games, sim games, strategy games, and puzzle games?

Also, spinning? D:

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I think there a very important distinction between "Girl gamer" and "Gamer girl.

A girl gamer is a gamer whose game habits are defined by being a girl, i.e. plays games like Bejeweled and Nintendogs.

A gamer girl is a girl whose habits are defined by being a gamer, i.e. indistinguishable for most male gamers as far as gaming preferences go.
Funny, I've always seen it this way:

A gamer girl is a girl who think that they're special because they play Halo and The Sims, and think they deserve extra attention and should have TV spots on G4.

example: "IM A GIRL AND I PLAY GAMES"

A girl gamer is a girl that plays games.

example: "I heard you're throwing a LAN party next week? I can bring some new Warcraft 3 and CounterStrike maps if you want."

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Maybe Zelda is hardcore, but not Mario and Pokemon. They're cartoony, aren't very hard to play, and have no real violence or anything like that at all. I define a hardcore game as pretty much anything with a teen rating or above, doesn't look cartoony, and at least has some form of violence or fighting like the SSB series, Fire Emblem, etc.
You best be trollin'!

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I really don't care that I'm a 'girl gamer.' Men are just losing their grip on what they like to the females, but in a female way. (i.e games like Bratz, Nintendog, Petz)
What? With the exception of MAYBE Nintendogs (because I don't really understand it) those games aren't 'girl games' they're just terrible games. (How does a cash in about spoiled teenagers dressing like whores appeal to women?)

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So stop your *****ing. Most girl gamers will keep to themselves while playing Cooking Mama.
**** you, Cooking Mama is awesome, let me at that ****!

Also, what is your avatar a picture of? Every time I see it it seems very pornographic, to say the least.

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The difficulty drop has become visible. In Mario Party, the first one, we still have trouble beating easy and medium CPUs sometimes. In 5 and 6, after having them for a year, we can usually beat the hard CPUs, not the expert ones though. On DS, we can now at least tie with the expert CPUs in any mini game. In Mario Party 8, we could beat them at any mini game a week after getting the game. Nintendo is making everything easier and easier. It's stupid. I blame the new wave of "girl gamers" for this. They aren't gamers. They're game destroyers.
Because Mario Party is a spinoff series that we've grown to expect depth and challenge from.

All is not lost, though. Super Mario Galaxy was harder than Super Mario 64. (Arguably easier than SMS, but only because of the damned blue coins) Zelda: PH was probably the hardest 3D Zelda game ever made, and Brawl on Intense mode is far, far from easy.

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Men are born with nature's joystick;

The penis. Naturally, we're trained from birth to be good at video gaming.
Are we going to get upgraded to control sticks, because that would kind of suck.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:04 PM
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Re: Is there a reason most gamers are men?

Because true gamers (the ones that want to write game reviews) are too damn lazy to get off their ass to meet a real woman and quit playing with a joystick to virtual porn. I know what I'm talking about, there are a lot of those losers at my school that play halo instead.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:09 PM
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Re: Is there a reason most gamers are men?

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Because true gamers (the ones that want to write game reviews) are too damn lazy to get off their ass to meet a real woman and quit playing with a joystick to virtual porn. I know what I'm talking about, there are a lot of those losers at my school that play halo instead.
Whats wrong with writing game reviews? Being a game reviewer not only requires the ability to understand the technical aspects of gaming, but also the adeptness to play and complete games, and be able to understand the artistic side of games, and be able to write well enough to keep people interested.
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