There have been a number of tropes that have been hurled at video gamers over the years. The usual attitude is that gamers are anti-social, are playing games without their parents' knowledge, and are outside the mainstream. Another recent charge is that gamers are increasingly sexist due to being exposed to video games that often portray women in less than flattering terms. These attributes are doled out liberally to gamers of all stripes, whether they get their game on by playing a console or an online rpg. Yet a few studies have come out recently that dispel some of those preconceptions about gamers.