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Submitted by -Mezzo- 999d ago | article

Gamer Girl: accolade or insult

Bitmob - The stereotype is "Only guys play video games," and the stereotype is wrong.

Women do play video games. They always have. We can't and shouldn't wave off a woman honing skills in a so-called “men’s territory," real or virtual, and it’s an awesome thing that gamers can now easily showcase their hobby as something familiar to both genders. (Culture)

ape007  +   999d ago
FN accolade
Jinkies  +   999d ago
Stereotypes are stereotypes at the end of the day but the thing is I'm pretty sure it was mostly women back when the NES came out and that who said "Gaming is only for Geeks" and pointed at the male majority

The problem is I get girls play videogames but the thing is when gaming first started out they wern't aimed at them, the target audience was, has been and always will be males, there were very few female gamers back then but it's only when the Wii made gaming casual and mainstream your starting to see a lot more but even then it's hard to seperate the real female gamers from the ones who think playing on COD will impress males.

I don't have a problem with female gamers I just would like the ones who think gaming was and has been for everyone to accept that it wasn't. I'm not trying to be sexist it's just what it's always been, I mean was the PS1 for example really aimed a females...grey, bulky, ugly looking.....I don't think so.

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