Interpret just released a study that shows while women gamers numbers are growing (and they are picking up more genres than before) that the game industry still underappreciates them.
Numbers are growing because more fitness and dancing games are coming out. It makes sense with Kinect coming out last November, I bet the number of women "gamers" started to increase when the Wii came out, same time gaming started to become more mainstream. I mean now ANYONE can call themselfs a gamer now...it's quite ridiculous at times. Sorry but playing on 4-6 games or playing dancing/fitness games does NOT make you a gamer. Men have always and will always be the main audience for video games, look at online it's a total boys club why do you think so many "girl gamers" complain that they feel like the get treat differen't for being a girl....although it would help if they didn't announce what gender they were at the start of the match.
Well the survey found that they liked genres outside of those that are thought of to be typical genres for females. I'm sure there are women that do announce that they are females at a game, but most that I know don't say anything and just get crap the minute they talk. That's why sites like fatuglyorslutty.com exist.
I don't know what WhiteLightning issue is with women but he called me a bitch in another article. His hatred towards women is so strong he didn't even bother to read the article. I announce my gender in a game because it in my PSN name and i met a-lot of cool guys. Playing COD with my mic isn't exactly a fun experience for obvious reasons but i feel i shouldn't have to hide who i am because of immature men. I think some of your friends shouldn't be embarrassed about hiding their gender. We need to show these guys that their are girl gamers out their and we are capable of playing games.
I'm sorry but there are loads of girls who do announce it when they're online. Type girl gamer into Steams search bar, there are A LOT of profiles where every girl has something along the lines of "I'm a girl gamer so what", "Girl gamer here", "Yes I AM a girl gamer, who cares", "I'm a girl and I will own you guys" (theres actually a picture somewhere of this, does anyone have it?)....right we get it your a girl but this is why nobody can take girls seriously in gaming and I actually few sorry for the percentage of actual girl gamers who like games because they enjoy them and have always liked them from their early days. By the way where is this survey then, most results get shown online? I'd rather see the actual results then just get told about it. @Warprincess116: Want to know why I said that, because you were actualy being one, you posted a negative comment first and you wern't expecting me to say anything back. I mean you must be doing something wrong because your comment history proves that your justa troll, that's why you have one bubble.
Warprincess116 As you do nothing but troll, I would not put down him saying that to you as a hatred of women. I'm sure it's not the first time you've heard it on here. In relation to what whitelightning said i agree for the most part.
they should be in the kitchen making me a sandwhich.
You'll be surprised. This video will explain why Girl Gamers dont talk in Halo, Call of Duty and any other FPS: http://youtu.be/vrwZc92pVr0
The survey is broken down here: http://www.interpretllc.com... But you have to pay to get the full report.
You have to pay to read a survey :O Wow, what has the world come to <sigh>
It's the results of a survey, not a survey. Kind of like how you have to pay to get NPD data. Data is worth money.
"I mean now ANYONE can call themselfs a gamer now...it's quite ridiculous at times. Sorry but playing on 4-6 games or playing dancing/fitness games does NOT make you a gamer." Sorry man, but if they play games, they're a gamer. And who cares if they call themselves that, is it that big a deal really? I don't usually agree what WarPrincess has to say, but there's never really any reason to call someone a b%tch here. At that point you need to calm down and walk away from the keyboard. Its cool to fire back and call someone out, but you can do it tastefully without stooping to their level.
Have you actually took a good look around this site, people get called worst names then that. Thing is I didn't even comment on her post or anything, she was the one who replied on mine and said a negative comment, I called her back..... Welcome to the internet
Trust me I have, and they usually get bubbled down for personal attack or offensive; it being a general norm doesn't make it right. "Thing is I didn't even comment on her post or anything, she was the one who replied on mine and said a negative comment, I called her back....." Great....and you totally missed what I said about not stooping, lol. Once again, doesn't make it right. Welcome to being an adult.
Well, i think unappreciated them is a bad term to call it. They are a big minority in video gaming, especially first person shooters.
Not by me... ;)
theres plenty on ps home i think lol
NO, those are guys prancing around like women.
Actually, it's surprising but women gamers dominate MMO gamespaces in general. There are more women playing WoW, for example, than men. Women tend to be drawn to online gaming options that also encourage socialization.
In my experience girls love Rock Band, LBP, Wii Games, and retro gaming. So if you're going to try to sell to female gamers, try there first.
Not really, girl gamers are here to play games just like us. I know girls that stick with casual stuff like Call of Duty or Halo.. But then other girls with more expanded taste like Assassins Creed, Red Dead, Mass Effect, Uncharted, and Demon Souls. They play games just like us its not that serious..
First of all, I think it's great that more women are getting into gaming. What I would like to know about, and this article, and perhaps the report, doesn't address is what portion of gamers are women. We know the numbers of female gamers is increasing, and what percentage of women are playing, but the article doesn't address the percentage of female gamers in the gaming population. Even if the number of women playing games is increasing, I'd wager that the overall percentage of gamers that are women is small. It's hard, and impractical, to market to a group that makes up a small fragment of your audience. The report finds that women prefer single-player experiences and character driven stories, and I've found the ads for this to be tend to be more gender neutral in who they address (minus the Uncharted 2 "my girlfriend can handle me playing it because she thinks it's a movie" thing). In my experience, games like CoD have an almost exclusively male fan base, so it makes sense to market to men. These are also the games I see advertised the most, making it come across that all gaming advertising is made to appeal to men. At the end of the day, play what you like regardless of your gender. If I was a female gamer I'd be more concerned about the assumption that my vagina makes me inherently suck at games, or be deserving of misogynistic insults and lame sexual advances male gamers toss my way than I would about whether ads cater to me.
i like the women that play mmo games they usually know what they are doing,and they make good guild managers.
This is true in my experience as well. They also tend to play for longer, have more high level characters, and offer a lot more aid to the guild and groups overall. Not to say all female gamers I've met in MMOs are like this, but those that I know personally have been some of the best and kindest I've had the pleasure to game alongside or against.
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