Women are from Venus, men are from Midgar

Play investigates why girls are still giving games the cold shoulder.

Given the explosive release of GTA IV, it may be hard to believe that videogames still belong to a niche market. Sure, it may be a very big and profitable niche, but in stark contrast to other mediums, videogame buyers are still almost exclusively young males, which automatically places a barrier to mainstream acceptance. Can you imagine a world where film studios didn't care about their female audience? Or a world in which nearly all books are written by men?

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