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Posted 2/17/10 , edited 2/17/10
[This forum topic was locked before because of max. posts I think.]

Any girls out there play video games?
Why did you start playing video games?
What video games [on which console] do you play?

All the girls I know who play xbox have been influenced by the male member in their family, including myself. Or, influenced by male friends [aha, I'm over-using the word male?].
My brother got me to play counter strike for a bit when I was like 10, now I play xbox360 FPS [mainly MW2]. Every time people find out I play video games, or any girl at all plays video games, it's as if they go into a state of shock before comprehending.

Ahh well, I keep playing video games anyway (:
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Its not that serious. Only a small percentage of closed minded people really think girls are confined to playing stupid games, petty games or none at all. People really need to stop putting so much emphasis on the whole "female gamer" thing. About two out of every five online players are female, its not a rarity or that big of a deal anymore.

Girl gamers are accepted in the community. Wtf?! has their been some sort of prejudice and segregation I wasn't aware? Please, inform me.

The stereotypes have a reason for existing, it's a STEREOTYPE. Just like most, they all originate from some form of truth. There are stereotypes about gamers in general. That's how the world works and always has.
Posted 2/17/10 , edited 2/17/10
Strangely enough, I became influenced to play video games from my grandmother at the age of 5. Our all time favorite game will always be Crash Bandicoot. We loved the boulder level, but always died a lot. Back then my favorite system was Playstation, but now I have an Xbox360. I don't have a lot of games for it though, but the newest one I've bought was Bayonetta (my friend said it was just a rip off of Devil May Cry with boobs) actually he's right, but I had fun playing either way.

And what stereotypes are you speaking of, and what do you mean by accepted? I've had no problems with the gaming community because I was female (actually, I was more than welcomed). Sure, there was your typical asshole, but I payed them no mind.
Posted 2/17/10
LOL!!! well the girls i hang with play tekken 6 and street fighter 4 with me and they iz some competive creatures i tellz you but theyz my homeyz right lol!! though i know a few other girls that play some other games that i would never play.

like guys we all have different interest!! so when people stereo type its because they don't go out much thats all lol


P.S. there world is a wonderful place go outside and mingle with the good people randomly
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LosingOrbit wrote:

Strangely enough, I became influenced to play video games from my grandmother at the age of 5. Our all time favorite game will always be Crash Bandicoot. We loved the boulder level, but always died a lot. Back then my favorite system was Playstation, but now I have an Xbox360. I don't have a lot of games for it though, but the newest one I've bought was Bayonetta (my friend said it was just a rip off of Devil May Cry with boobs) actually he's right, but I had fun playing either way.

And what stereotypes are you speaking of, and what do you mean by accepted? I've had no problems with the gaming community because I was female (actually, I was more than welcomed). Sure, there was your typical asshole, but I payed them no mind.


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Grandmother?
That is so awesome LOL.
Haha, true true I've been more than welcomed too, I guess I'll change the post >.>
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Posted 2/17/10

GuardianOMS wrote:

Its not that serious. Only a small percentage of closed minded people really think girls are confined to playing stupid games, petty games or none at all. People really need to stop putting so much emphasis on the whole "female gamer" thing. About two out of every five online players are female, its not a rarity or that big of a deal anymore.

Girl gamers are accepted in the community. Wtf?! has their been some sort of prejudice and segregation I wasn't aware? Please, inform me.

The stereotypes have a reason for existing, it's a STEREOTYPE. Just like most, they all originate from some form of truth. There are stereotypes about gamers in general. That's how the world works and always has.


Aha, everything you say is true.
And about the prejudice in the community thing, I phrased it wrong[hence, the reason as to why I took that part out]. It is accepted throughout the community, still people least expect girls to be girl gamers since the image of a girl gamer in their head is quite skewed. Girl gamers aren't exactly a big deal, but are still sparks of interest when they are mentioned (:
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Who are these people you're interacting with?! XD They really must be shut ins if they are a gamer themselves and still hold the stereotypes about female gamers. All male gamers on and offline except for two that I have met, don't think those things about about females gamers anymore unless the female gives them a reason to. But I guess you can't control who you cross paths with so I can see why finding open-minded, normal people would be a surprise. No sarcasm intended

When I play online no one is surprised that I'm a girl unless I never mentioned it and they knew me for a long time. Its usually "Oh you're a girl. Cool. So what games do you play? Really? Let's get a match together some time." Not, "OMG IT'S THE RARE FEMALE GAMER! HOW FAT AND UGLY ARE YOU?! DO YOU LIKE THE WII AND SUCK AT EVERYTHING?!"
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Posted 2/17/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

Strangely enough, I became influenced to play video games from my grandmother at the age of 5. Our all time favorite game will always be Crash Bandicoot. We loved the boulder level, but always died a lot. Back then my favorite system was Playstation, but now I have an Xbox360. I don't have a lot of games for it though, but the newest one I've bought was Bayonetta (my friend said it was just a rip off of Devil May Cry with boobs) actually he's right, but I had fun playing either way.

And what stereotypes are you speaking of, and what do you mean by accepted? I've had no problems with the gaming community because I was female (actually, I was more than welcomed). Sure, there was your typical asshole, but I payed them no mind.


the typical assholes are fun to toy with .
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Lol!
I've been obsessed with the game modern warfare >_< and super smash bros..brawl..lol
I got obsessed because of my cousin and yeah hes a guy but its so fun :D..just wanted to say..lol
Posted 2/17/10
i play video games.
i started to play video games when my brother asked me to play
final fantasy viii. it was like 10 years ago. when i was about 5.
i owned a wii, xbox360, and ps3
but i mostly play on the ps3 though.
currently playing uncharted 2!
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Posted 2/17/10

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Who are these people you're interacting with?! XD They really must be shut ins if they are a gamer themselves and still hold the stereotypes about female gamers. All male gamers on and offline except for two that I have met, don't think those things about about females gamers anymore unless the female gives them a reason to. But I guess you can't control who you cross paths with so I can see why finding open-minded, normal people would be a surprise. No sarcasm intended

When I play online no one is surprised that I'm a girl unless I never mentioned it and they knew me for a long time. Its usually "Oh you're a girl. Cool. So what games do you play? Really? Let's get a match together some time." Not, "OMG IT'S THE RARE FEMALE GAMER! HOW FAT AND UGLY ARE YOU?! DO YOU LIKE THE WII AND SUCK AT EVERYTHING?!"


LOL. Ditto, like in an xbox party online when people hear my voice they are like "Is there a girl in this party? Or is it a guy cause you know... some dudes sound like girls." lmao. When they find out I'm a girl they're like "Oh sweet. -buddy requests-"

Then again I told this guy in my class that I played MW2 and it was like this:
"LIAR!"
"No, I'm serious."
".... HOLY SHIT YOU PLAY? OHH DEE! HELEN PLAYS MW2!!!"
[he yelled so the whole class could hear]

But I guess he's rare-ish >.>
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What grade are you in? Maybe that's the problem. Mature people don't act that way.
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Posted 2/17/10
i think my first videogame was super smash bro melee
i think i started b/c one of my friend who is a guy wanted to play and showed me
i started playing video games when my bro got a game cube when i was 4
so yeah video games rock
pple r such idoits they think girls don't play games and don't like violene so it's kind of fun 2 c their shocked faces
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Girl gamers LULZ.
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Posted 2/18/10
counter strike source for me :3
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