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News Girls play more games than boys

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 Sep 2007.

  1. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    All of the girls I know think I am a geek, I happen to agree with them! But they won't touch them at all! :(
     
  2. devdevil85

    devdevil85 What's a Dremel?

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    My g/f loves games and has been playing them since the original Nintendo....and in a lot of games (ie MotoGP, Spyro, PGR 1/2, etc.) she was better than any of my friends (who I thought were amazing) and in a few online games she ranked among the best, so it goes to show you that it depends on the girl and not all girls like pink/cutesy controllers....but it's probably good that Microsoft is giving girls the option since there is probably a large portion that may feel left out.....
     
  3. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    I can safely say that my mother is the biggest games player in the house :thumb:

    A combination of Sims2 on her PC (she plays it so much she gave me money to upgrade the PC for her :lol:) and several games (including more sims ones) on her Nintendo DS.

    Strangely she never seemed particularly bothered about my brother's Wii.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    There really is nothign better than a gaming girlfriend sometimes. Hannah was origninally set-up to be one of the UK Frag Dolls until she turned it down.
     
  5. devdevil85

    devdevil85 What's a Dremel?

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    My g/f too loves the Sims, and strangely too she never seemed too particularly bothered by the Wii, even though her brother owns one and they live in the same house....so I wonder what type of girls are buying the Wii.....girls that have never owned a console previously?

    QFT. I love being able to play games with my g/f. It's socially fun and exciting and I love giving her tips on how to beat a game (especially when I can't do it myself) and I see her beat it and she gets all proud of herself; it's very enthralling to say the least...and I love it.
     
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  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I wouldn't mind if my gf played games a bit more, she should do, she's very good at things like Spyro and she's getting better at Halo (she never really played an FPS before) and kicks my ass whenever we play burnout together, but she prefers to sit at her desk being bored. She complains she's bored all the time but whenever I suggest she plays something she says "but I want to do something, like go to the park" (this is at like 10pm) :duh:

    She's one of those women that is never happy, she complains when she has too much work (i.e. any work, she's a workaholic so she puts stupid amounts of time into even the smallest exercise) and when she has no work to do she complains she's bored and has nothing to do. If she turns into her mother any more I may have to give her the boot :p
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Hmm, Hannah loves Burnout too - esp road rages.

    That said, she hates it when I tell her how to do things, mainly because I know the games we play inside out and give her very indepth advice which she doesn't want. She gets so proud when she beats me though and never lets me forget it.
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Yeah, both Sarah and my mum get annoyed if I try and give them advice when gaming (anything thinking about it). I may have to force her to sit down and have a session on Viva Pinata or something when she gets home, I bought it for the both of us but so far she hasn't really touched it even though she was quite excited when I told her about it. She really likes the sound of Spore as well, although she hates the idea of the Sims because she doesn't see why you should play a game that involves watching people in a house, I think I may have to install it for her so she can see why it's fun.

    Evil Genius is another one she really likes, but she's got stuck and doesn't like the idea of replaying the game from the start to do things better, even though the last time she played it was almost two years ago.
     
  9. devdevil85

    devdevil85 What's a Dremel?

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    It's amazing what our g/f's have in common. My g/f kicked ass at Burnout and she can't wait until Spore comes out....the only thing my g/f likes about the Sims is the fact that you can build houses and decorate them...along with caring for your pets since she owns like way too many animals....
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Hannah and my two younger sisters used to love Oblivion as well - kind of. They kept playing the first levels over and over again. I think they just enjoyed making a character then defining them, but didn't want to play the whole game. The only sister I have who did play the game past the end of the first dungeon only did it so she could find better clothes for her character.
     
  11. wolff000

    wolff000 I am here to steal your secrets.

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    My wife has played games since before we got together. She does prefer the older console games but is quite good at a few PC games as well. She has kicked my a$$ in more than one counterstrike match. She just loves the damn sniper rifle and shooting me in the back of the head so I don't know where it came from.
     
  12. devdevil85

    devdevil85 What's a Dremel?

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    I'll be praying for yah man...better sleep w/ 1 eye open from now on I guess...hehe
     
  13. azaeli

    azaeli What's a Dremel?

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    Is it really such a shock that girls like games too? I'm female (gasp shock) and can hold my own thank-you-very-much.

    When my brother and I were younger he got the consoles for birthday/Chrismas, while I got the arts & craft stuff, but we played against each other on 'his' games, and painted each other (and the house) with 'my' arts & craft stuff.
    As we got older I managed to wrangle the better stuff like a TV, video player and an N64 the week it was out (to think, I was so excited about it at the time), and by then I prefered RPGs like Zelda, while my brother wasted his meagre pocket money on sports games.
    Now my brother works for a living, and can afford the new consoles as they come out, I can only play on them in the holidays as
    I'm a poor student at Uni with my faithful ps2, a maxed out overdraft, and a laptop that's just a little better than I can really afford.

    But in our student house (3 girls) we have 4 laptops under 3 years old, 2 ps2s, one playstation, 1 N64, 1 DS, 1DS Lite, 3 colour gameboys, 1 PSP and half a Wii (don't ask)
    My favourite game is FFX, (although I could live without the blitzball) with the other FFs and FFstyle games , one of my housemates loves the Lara Croft and LOTR games (it's the killing, mostly), while the other prefers Brain Training, Guitar Hero and the GTA series.
    But it was similar in halls, in our girls only building, anyone who paid out for a TV licence, had a games console too, and those who couldn't afford it invaded their friends' rooms.

    I would have to say that in the 16-24 age group, the lure for girls is either diversity (most common in halls were ps2's which play cds, dvds and have so many games available, that everyone can find at least one game they enjoy) or size (DS lites were also very common, and they easily fit in your bag for when you're stuck waiting/travelling).
    Most girls I know are at best indifferent to (male driven) companies offering everything in pink, and a good proportion are insulted (me included - I don;t even like pink!) my friends and I prefer small consoles in black or silver that don't look out of place by the TV (or are easily hidden), or shout out their existance and get stolen (and are easily hidden).

    PS: Me and one of my housemates spent ages at the EA Tourtruck at Download 2007, while my brother and his male friend took one look at the que, and went back to the tent to sleep!
     
  14. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Well it's not really shocking that girls play games, but it's very rare to find a girl who is into games as much as guys are, well, maybe it's because I hang around with a lot of guys with the same interests so I have the false opinion that a lot of guys are "hardcore" gamers. Maybe it's just girls have more of a life than we do XD
     
  15. Ramble

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    Doesn't suprise me in the least.
    Wake me up when they play games like HL2, etc.
     
  16. The BallZ

    The BallZ What's a Dremel?

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    A massive 44 percent of women in the survey said that they owned a games console right now, compared to only 39percent of men. A lot of this is being put down to the Nintendo Wii by industry analysts.





    Wait doesn't that only make 83 percent, whats the other group?
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    erm, 44% of women do own a console, 56% doesn't 39% of men do, 61% doesn't
     
  18. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I think it's more that we are surprised that anybody else was surprised by this news. Of course girls play games. D'uh.
     
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    Does that include mums that own a console for their children ?
     
  20. Nova

    Nova What's a Dremel?

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    guitar hero is a huge contributor! college girls are a very prime example. even the college marching band is doing a "guitar hero" themed performance. i was in a 4 girl apartment with a ps2 and 2 guitars hooked up.
     
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