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Submitted by kevinrbenz 578d ago | article

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? (3DS, Android, Arcade, Casual games, Dev, GameCube, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Next-Gen, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

doctorstrange  +   579d ago
Marry a gamer
STARRHUNTER29  +   578d ago
too late lol
ApolloTheBoss  +   578d ago
That's the plan.
GribbleGrunger  +   578d ago
Tell her there's a new fridge in it if she does ...

J/K. Playing with a clique
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d0nni3  +   578d 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!
MoveTheGlow  +   578d 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.
fourOeightshark  +   578d ago
Buy her a PS3?
Tzunoy  +   578d ago
Enable vibrate function on your joystick and give it to her to play.
MoveTheGlow  +   578d ago
If that worked, we'd all know Rez as a household name, wouldn't we? *cries in the corner about Rez*
Onus  +   578d 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.
MoveTheGlow  +   578d 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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KrisButtar  +   578d ago
Nice article, I don't have a wife but my gf plays, my 3 sisters play, my female friends play, to be honest I've never understood why people say girls don't game, hell they are better than me at some games, I owe some of my trophies/achievements to the women in my life
kma2k  +   578d ago
Best decision ive made for the sanity & safety of my marage is a second tv in the living room. When i want to play something & my wife wants to watch something on tv we both can, i just slap on my headphones & we sit next to eachother on the couch & both are happy!

Having said that though my wife has played a handful of games. She really liked LA Noir i "played" that by watching her play it lol
SillyBastid  +   578d ago
you dont want her to get into gaming, you want her to get into cooking and cleaning... who the F is gonna do it if you both game?!
plaZeHD  +   578d ago
-Mika-
Please amaze me.
profgerbik  +   578d ago
Give her money, all women love money.
Qrphe  +   578d ago
She probably already is. I'm sure she enjoys Draw Something or Words with Friends at least if not for Bejeweled or The Price is Right on Facebook.

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