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The virtual battle of the sexes

Picture a typical player of a massively multiplayer game such as World of Warcraft and most people will imagine an overweight, solitary male.

But this stereotype has been challenged by a study investigating gender differences among gamers.

It found that the most hard-core players are female, that gamers are healthier than average, and that game playing is an increasingly social activity.

Despite gaming being seen as a male activity, female players now make up about 40% of the gaming population.

The study looked at gender differences in more than 2,400 gamers playing EverQuest II.

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THELANDOFSAND3591d ago (Edited 3591d ago )

My wife (gamertag: MachinegunBANG) loves GOW1/2, feeding frenzy, oblivion, boom boom rocket and we are both looking forward to fallout 3. my daughter loves castle crashers, DOA4 and oblivion.

heheh. lots of gaming in my house.

its about time the ladies got some respect!

(Beware: my wife likes to chainsaw sexist douches on GOW2)

Zinc3590d ago

I can't lie... that picture is sexy and sh1t.

Zinc3590d ago

You're disagreeing with me saying I thought that was sexy? That's pretty pointless. But, this is the internet and pointless is what's spun on the turntable.

Psycho_Mantis3590d ago

Female gamers give me a hard on....

Main_Street_Saint3590d ago

Why can't the ladies game with the guys. Maybe some of them are scared they might even be better then they are.