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How to Get your Wife into Video Games

The case espoused against female video game players and opposing
arguments has seen itself in a virtual deadlock in recent years, but not especially so with the boom of social games. What was once an argument quickly shot down, and the role of female video game players put into question by stereotypical macho gamers have now seen female video gamers in a role reversal. Gamer elitist have now been competing for publishing giant's devotion and even competency in a realm which was regarded once as a man's arena for the man's video game.What we now see is an uptake in simple, novel, social games with gateway platforms such as Facebook, Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and the myriad of other platforms. And with statistics provided by such video gaming tracking services such as the ESA. The question isn't so much of do females play video games, rather it is what games do they play?

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GribbleGrunger1336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

Tell her there's a new fridge in it if she does ...

J/K. Playing with a clique

d0nni31336d ago

Don't do it!! you might not get crap for playing games all the time but they hog the console! i haven't managed to touch my PS3 properly in months!

MoveTheGlow1336d ago

Dude, didn't you grow up trading off playing a game? I did that to "co-op" Earthbound. It was epic and awesome to witness the thing with a friend.

Tzuno1336d ago

Enable vibrate function on your joystick and give it to her to play.

MoveTheGlow1336d ago

If that worked, we'd all know Rez as a household name, wouldn't we? *cries in the corner about Rez*

Onus1336d ago

This article doesn't really give methods to get your wife to play so much as just show that more females are playing games. Nice misleading title though.

MoveTheGlow1336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

I actually do like the misleading title - you're looking for the answer to a question that's nearly irrelevant when you see the data. My girl gamer friends and more-than-friends are into CoD, Halo, Skyrim, Civ, Dark Souls - basically, the question you want to ask is "How do I get someone interested in video games?"

To that, I'd say "know the person, and introduce them to something similar to what they like in other media." Anime? FFX, DQVIII, Xenoblade, Ni No Kuni, the Zero Escape games, Phoenix Wright, Bayonetta. Action movies? CoD, Halo, Vanquish (can you tell I like Platinum?) Spy/forensic thrillers? Metal Gear Solid, Hitman, Dishonored, let them know about Monaco. Sci-fi? FTL, Mass Effect. Board game nerd? Civ, XCOM. D&D/Pathfinder? Skyrim, Dark Souls (especially if they're into classic D&D!) Horror? Amnesia, Last Survivor, Slender. And on and on...

On a side note, I weep for avid gamers with partners who don't have that in common.

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