aka The Reasons this girl isn't buying an Xbox 360.
If I met her, I would literally pimp slap her. Basically she doesn't like anything and doesn't like change.
This comment gets points for making me laugh out loud
I wasn't going to read this article, but your post made me think you were over-reacting. You weren't. She really does hate everything. I'm not entirely sure why she plays games to begin with...
Why cos it ain't pink.
Right now, I can't play my 360 because my girlfriend is trying to get past the last level on Feeding Frenzy. Girls don't like 360? BS. I wish they'd stop liking it as much as they do! Heh.
My wife hate's the Shark King. But she's trying to get that 1000 Shark eating achievement. Who said achievements weren't convincing?
Its about her being a sony fanboy/girl/whatever. There is no such thing as a Girl game. People have different tastes and she won't even give xbox brand a chance. Just like any other extreme fanboy. Its just the way it is. People stick to what they are used to untill their friends and the hype builds. Then she/he will jump in on the bandwagon. Before she liked sony she liked somthing. And sony become popular and the "in" thing and she got one. But to say girls don't like FPS's or Horror games is ridiculous. there are millions of girls who are into the same games guys are into. There are guys who don't like FPS's. Whether your a girl or a guy is irrelevant.
Probably has something to do with this... "She is one of the youngest on the staff, and a junior at Canyon Crest Academy." The younger crowd grew up with Playstation as their first console, and tend to skew very anti-Microsoft. Those of us that have been with this industry for decades seem to be more open with what we like... But her article isn't just pro-Sony, it is more "Pro-I-Hate-Everything.&q uot;
she's a girl gamer and she doesn't like a lot of what Xbox 360 has to offer in gaming. who are we to say she's wrong for not liking games that mainly appeal to guys. (guns, blood, gore, killing) sure you can say that there are other games like RPG and puzzle, but 1-3 of those is not enough.
You can't resist. What games does she play. She hates so many. She stated that she had so many games for the ps2 and than said how much she dislikes every genre.
Once she's off the rag she'll write another article claiming how much she loves it.
She just needs to get ....
If she had explained what games she actually enjoyed, I'd have a better idea as to why she doesn't like the 360. Is Kameo a game she would like? I have no way of knowing, she only spoke of all the things she hates.
im a playstation gamer but even i thought she was a little over the top i started reading and i was like, yeah ok, but as i kept reading it, i realised she wasnt even giving 360 a chance she was knocking things like live arcade. Why knock that? she has her own taste in games sure but geez, she's not like every girl. I WOULD say the majority of girls prefer different games to guys though, just look at how they lap up the DS
you can't call her a girl gamer, or a gamer period. She apparently hates pretty much every form of game. I would ask why does she even have a console? I mean the games/things she's listed are pretty much why 99.9% of the people buy consoles, you know for GAMES...D'UH. The 360 appeals to many girls, as I know quite a few, and there are tons out (gamerchix, perfect example). The title of the article is completely false/unwarranted, and the author can be thanked for a useless personal opinion from a NON-GAMER on why she's not getting a new console.
I have many female friends I play games with over Xbox live so who cares! Everyone has different tastes and I know what MS brought to the table! There will always be a dissatisfied customer know matter what you do and this person happens to falls in that category!
Everyone has em and most of em smell like sh*t! Her opinion definitely smells like sh*t.
I think she gave her man an ultimatum where he had to choose between his xbox or her. And he easily chose the box. So she bounds revenge on every xbox related, and rumor has it she is the girl in fear and the ring. Even the smallest mention of xbox will set her off, she even beat a kid down with an xbox. Ouch. Solution. Stick with your pink ps2, don't get an xbox 360 or ps3 or even a wii. Who here thinks shes the next hilary cliton against gaming.
If this article wasn't written to imply that she speaks for all girl gamers, I might be OK with it. As it is, I certainly don't want to be lumped into this kind of strange category where playing horror and FPS games is forbidden... Sure I share some dislikes, but it's hard not to when the dislikes in question seem to be "everything but RPGs." Anyway, I think she's missing out by being so restrictive in her tastes, but to each their own.
Is this really newsworthy? I say SPAM! Why did the mods post this? Its a stupid blog by some random girl who claims she plays videogames, yet she doesn't seem to like any video games that are out?! I could understand a developer blog but this is really reaching. Hey, since this is my opinion of her article, and its about video games, can you put this post on the front page? Its just about as newsworthy as this supposed article. Which BTW was submitted by the guy who writes for the rpgsite.net site! Looking for some site traffic AP? SPAM I say SPAM!
Not really looking for traffic, but I tend to submit the article pieces. I actually asked the staff for Six Articles For example, there was: Why I'm buying a Wii ( http://www.news4gamers.com/... Why I'm not buying a Wii ( http://www.news4gamers.com/... Rise/repeat for the other two consoles. This is obviously "Why I'm not Buying an Xbox 360". It's not the strongest of the six, but it was more than publishable. They're opinion article pieces, but they're all far more than the paragraph or two you'd usually find on a blog or comments section of N4G. I figured they would provide some interesting paralells and insights into why people choose x console over y. If you don't like it, I understand, but I figured it'd be nice to address this comment. :) Personally, I disagree with her entirely, but then again, I did write why I'm buying an Xbox 360 ( http://www.news4gamers.com/...
To tell you the truth it was more of a knock against the news4gamers site than rpgsite. I personally do not believe that gamers opinions should be considered newsworthy. Not to say that our voices should not be heard, but there are many places where that can be read, such as rpgsite.net. I come here for industry and developer news. Please, do not think that I am disrespecting what you do. I appreciate what you and many other sites do for the gaming community. I just feel that news4gamers shouldn't be the place for these posts. Its just my opinion.
but seeing as i am a male ,after reading the article i came away feeling pretty proud of myself knowing that i have manly tastes. muahahahahahaaaah. So there you have it folks ,str8 from a girls mouth the 360 is manly. So as arnold shwarzenegger would say: Take that you sony girly men, Go PLAY on your PLAYstation.
People who wont try new things.
i think a ps3 would be better for her. girls dont need fps.
In case she didn't know, gaming in general is primarily a "boy's" hobby. Get over it.
there was no constructive criticism, no "however, i do like this aspect", no thought into what she was writing, and pretty much no reason to read that article. had someone writtin the same thing about sony or nintendo no one would notice it or care. based on what she does likes, or at least doesnt hate, she should just get a cell phone and play those bullshit games
Ok, she doesnt like PS3 or Xbox 360, why? Because according to this article she hates ALL games. 20 bucks says shes going for a wii. Also she didnt really approach XBLA games...?
Most, women suck at games anyway. She doesn`t even play them that much. Get off the rag beatch. Hateful spiteful PS whore.
The "Causal games" come out normally after a year. If you look at the market the hardcore gamers are the first to buy the systems nomatter the cost. Hardcore games according to market research perfer AAA squels (GRAW, Oblivion, Halo, Splinter Cell, Sports Games, PGR3) and such. The casual crowd only come in only when the price drops, so games like Viva Pinate, DDR and such come in later.
I've encountered more girls playing the 360 than any other console. This doesn't include portables or PCs, just consoles. The girls I know or have come across gaming, like PC puzzle games, handheld games, and XBLA. There are a few that have ventured out, like racing games or shooters, but most tend to stay in these areas. I've come across quit a few girls on LIVE in UNO and Hold 'Em. My girlfriend also plays games like Cloning Clyde, Astro Pop, Zuma, and Outpost K. If any console is going to appeal to girls it will be through something like XBLA, or whatever Sony's version is. Oh yeah, and this girl is a complete moron, not because she has an opinion, but because she doesn't give something a chance or offer alternatives.
so you like rpgs. that is it, what the heck are you calling yourself a gamer for. YOU ARENT. what a idiot.
Damm, I started reading this article with the idea that she was going to have some realistic reason's why "SOME" girls don't like the 360....how silly of me! Actually this really isn't about the 360 at all, almost everything "SHE" hates could be applied to the PS2 and PS3. We all know that there are very few "girl" gamers compared to male gamers, and yes statisticaly speaking they tend not to like FPS's and "bloody" games less than males do, but given all of her dislikes I would say she has to be the pickest so call girl gamer....hell I don't even know why she's even being called a gamer at all, I think she would fit under the "I will pick up a console a few years after its release, so I can play 2 games I'm interested in for 20 min. every 3 or 4 months category." NO, that doesn't sound like a "gamer" to me, and I disagree with labeling her a "Sony fangirl" because really although she's referring to the 360, almost everything she said knocks the PS3 also. I think she's just a "girl" working for some website that needs some attention.....either way, I don't think M$ wants or needs the support of people like her who only intentions are to be negatively critical of EVERYTHING, without ever offering what it is that they DO like.