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Gaming as a Girl

I consider myself a lady that likes to play video games. You might say, "Wow! You're one in a million!" To that, all I say is "Girls. Play. Video Games." It's not that big of a shocker and it shouldn't be that big of deal. But it seems to be a perspective that's often forgot about. Video game creators forget about half the population is female and appealing to that market can really impact their bottom line. Even the gaming community itself often forgets that it isn't made of entirely men. I guess it's not all their fault; I don't shout from the pixelated rooftops that I'm a lady.

As a gamer, I've had to handle my fair share of stupid from male gamers. I don't like to use voice chat with people I don't know. Mostly because as soon as I talk, some dude-bro pipes up, "Wait, there's a GiRL in here?!" Like I'm some sort of mystical beast that only shows up on the third Tuesday in July. Even if you're surprised, you don't have to say it out-loud and make the obvious painful for us all.

Yes, I'm a girl. Can we just kill this boss now?


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Soreiya wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:16 AM

I'm a female gamer, but I don't play dude bro games. haha I'll stick to my JRPG's and action adventure titles. ;D

GayleStorm wrote on January 4, 2015, 1:25 PM

I had a lot of fun playing MMOs with my friends, but by yourself it's a scary place.

Soreiya wrote on January 4, 2015, 1:30 PM

I've only played a few MMO's. My biggest problem with them is limited inventory space. They never cater to my want to hoard everything. hahaha

phoenixmaid wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:37 PM

Lol I'm a little evil when I'm gaming online as my tag makes it pretty obvious I'm a girl. I'll give my 8 year old daughter the headset and my 17 year old son the controller and sit back and laugh as these dudes think they are getting their butts kicked by a little girl.

suzzy3 wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:46 PM

I cannot tolerate the games screen but plenty do play and enjoy it.

GayleStorm wrote on January 5, 2015, 6:12 PM

That's...amazing. What I'd give to be a fly on the wall and just hear the rage. I'm just cackling to myself thinking about it.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 5, 2015, 6:23 PM

The Teen is teaching me how to get in game footage over the next few days lovely. Next time we do it I'll record it for you.

DDS1 wrote on January 6, 2015, 1:25 PM

you can add my wife to the legions of girl gamers. She never tells anyone though if she isn't in voice chat or playing with people she knows..

GayleStorm wrote on January 6, 2015, 1:56 PM

It can be really intimidating being a lady surrounded by brash and thoughtless dude-bro gamers.

BodieMor wrote on January 8, 2015, 2:50 AM

Since he got his first TV I've loved to sideline watch my son play video games. When he was quite young I'd type his comments for him while he played PSO. Now he has a girlfriend who plays, but isn't the avid gamer his first gf was. I'm still a watcher, especially of story games (how I think of them) like LA Noire. And I marvel over the art of the graphics and backgrounds!

GayleStorm wrote on January 8, 2015, 12:42 PM

I think you'd really enjoy watching your son play 'The Wolf Among Us.' It has a very Noire feel and is pretty much just story-based. Your actions determine how the story unfolds.

BodieMor wrote on January 9, 2015, 1:37 AM

He says he'd like to play it soon and he'll let me know when he does. The mentioned that there's a similar Game of Throne game now. As a fan of the books and series I'd like to watch that as well. Evidently it's very "cinematic"...

lionpaw wrote on January 19, 2015, 9:23 AM

Hah! It can be really strange and awkward being on vent/ voice chat as a girl. I have come across a few psycho people that would stalk and harass me once they found out I was female in the real world and was running dungeons with other people! Now, if I am in vent its because its with guild or my husband runs it and I just tell them I am sitting next to him and can hear just fine. :)