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8 things games don’t understand about girls

There’s no rocket science or unfathomable mystery to the female race. Unless you’re a videogame, in which case it’s suddenly all hearsay, rumour and what Dave said behind the science block during a double free. These are the things videogames just don’t get about girls. Fix, please.

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Jockamo1318d ago

Clicking an article 8 times to read a three line paragraph about the "misrepresentation of women in video games" is a waste of life. Guess what, video games don't need to understand women. They just need to understand MEN.

If more women played video games, then I would believe some of this article...but tba, it's painfully out of touch.

TekoIie1318d ago (Edited 1318d ago )

Dont tell me you didnt find No.2 funny! :3

jeeves861318d ago

Video games need to understand 'people' both men and women. They need to understand human interaction a little better.

Bimkoblerutso1318d ago

^I couldn't agree with THAT any more.

klecser1317d ago

30% of gamers are women. That is, as long as you include all types of games, not just games that you like.

So, it seems to me that if game companies took your ignorant advice, they'd be ignoring 30% of their possible revenue. Not smart. Go to business school or spend time in charge of a business and learn about profit margins. Maybe then you'll see how dumb and uninformed your statement is, just from a BUSINESS perspective.

Jockamo1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Hey smarty, the demographic of women that like video games are women that like the same things that men like. No one is ignoring the "fact" that 30% (or whatever) of gamers are women. But these women like the things that make video games appealing to men.

If we start seeing a push toward Desperate Housewives Adventure games, or Cosmopolitan on the dashboard, you MIGHT attract some women. What's certain is that you'll definitely discourage men. So from a BUSINESS perspective, you're completely blind.

If a significant amount of women felt oppressed and misrepresented in video games then we'd be hearing about it on gamefaqs or neogaf or whatever. But the fact is, no one says anything (even in an anonymous internet setting), because no one really cares about how games portray women. Everyone just likes playing games. Until women activists start boycotting consoles and sales start to see a plunge because of it, only an idiot will argue that the video game demographic is too "male centric." Don't let this shit article be the flag pole closeted lady gamers rally around. If it is, they deserve to be unrepresented...

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Pushagree1318d ago (Edited 1318d ago )

What a weak article. Pretty much 2 sentences per post and most of them were pretty terrible arguments. I hope whoever wrote that article was not paid.

"There’s no rocket science or unfathomable mystery to the female race."
Must be why there are far more psychological studies performed on women than there are on men. This woman does not even know her own gender. She doesn't have any right to say anything about the other.

Xof1318d ago

Shit article. It's another one of those sites that expect people to cycle through eight pages just to look at 8 pictures and 8 sentences.

Remember, people: rate hitbaiting drivel down.

Vettur1318d ago

well, if you had taken the time to actually read anything else than the headline, you might have found it a bit more interesting.

Laxman1318d ago

He's refering to the format of the article, not its quality.

The fact that this article is spread over 8 different pages is somewhat ridiculous, seeing as each page was one single paragraph, most of which are very small.

This format comes across as very little more than what Xof accurately called it, "hitbaiting". Its sole purpose is so gather more page views from its readers, to appear that the site as a whole is more popular than it is.

Baka-akaB1318d ago (Edited 1318d ago )

Meh ... i beg to differ .

"Tekken’s Nina Williams is in her mid-40s, and doesn’t look a day over 17"

If you are going to bother learning her age , how about the story as well however silly it is ? She was cryogenized young , so wouldnt look as old as her real age .

Stupid i know , but still a fact . Why not even try to look for a character that aged in tekken or soul ? They do exist .

Lord_Sloth1318d ago

I've never known a 17 year old who looks like her anyway.

JadedWriter1318d ago

You know in video gamings defense, women don't even understand women.

nihonlight1318d ago

Ok as a woman that even made me laugh. ^^

Hicken1318d ago

You said the only thing I wanted to say. Women don't understand themselves. Men don't understand women, and men make (most) video games. How could men get something right in a game that we can't get right in real life?

jghvhv1318d ago

Lets check the Pokedex!
Woman:The WTF Pokemon
Data:This Pokemon uses Leers and Growls to weaken Male Pokemon.It then deals damage with Fury Swipes.
Known Attacks:Scratch,Leer,Growl,Fur y Swipes,Trash,Howl,Destiny Bond,Metronome,Self Destruct.

XabiDaChosenOne1318d ago

lmao! okay, you deserve a medal for that type of creativity. Destiny Bond, Metronome and Self Destruct were just ace.

-DanielBryan-1318d ago

LMAO at Destiny Bond and Self Destruct!

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