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Submitted by Simonkey75 1000d ago | interview

The under-representation of woman in gaming

BeefJack: "While 42 percent of gamers are women, only 6 percent of the industry is female. In the wake of last week’s #1reasonwhy, we talk to Women in Games Jobs chief executive and industry veteran Gina Jackson about what we can do to change these numbers in the future." (Gina Jackson, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

FriedGoat  +   1000d ago
This annoys me, Lumping in people who infrequently play Facebook crap and phone games are not gamers. 42% of women are definitely not what I would class as gamers. The reason that the industry has next to no women is not sexism, it is because the majority of women simply aren't interested, well, from my experience anyway.

I don't think I've met any women interested in gaming, My Mrs can play assassins creed for short spells but that's about it.
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bloodybutcher  +   1000d ago
well, you haven't met the right woman for that,then:)i know few who are gamers.and with one of them i am in a gaming relationship.and a son:) thank you,PSN Home:P
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ShaunCameron  +   1000d ago
Well-said. It's like hockey where the reason for the lack of non-Whites in it is because many non-Whites are just simply not interested. Racism has nothing to do with it.
sonicsidewinder  +   1000d ago
Get something interesting to write about.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1000d ago
In FPS games, it seems really stupid, not having Female Builds to choose from- But when you get into stories with stong narratives it gets harder to do (even though Mass Effect/ Skyrim did it).

Personally, Samus is one of my favorite characters. I wish that Samus had 3 titles Metroid Prime, SideScroll (Old School), and I wish they would go in a Prey/Splinter Cell/Deus Ex + a pinch of Other M Direction.
Conzul  +   1000d ago
There is no call for it.
RickHiggity  +   1000d ago
It's not often you see women in the industry. Do we really expect men to make a relatable female protagonist?

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