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I meet a lot of woman in my life and only one of them played from time to time a little bit... where do these phenomenons live ?

 

And oh man about sexism... it´s about games. Games dont need political correctness all the time. Is shooting animals or humans pc ? Why do we care about pc when we show ultra violence and gore in video games. I dont get that at all. We have more problems i think as sexism in games... well Ellen ripley surely is a racist against aliens. Could be a bad influence for a possible alien encounter where one female rambo goes berzerk and wants to take revenge for Newt ... who knows.

 

anyone knows commando lybia ... that is a funny game.... no one cared about that. Fun eh.

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I meet a lot of woman in my life and only one of them played from time to time a little bit... where do these phenomenons live ?

 

And oh man about sexism... it´s about games. Games dont need political correctness all the time. Is shooting animals or humans pc ? Why do we care about pc when we show ultra violence and gore in video games. I dont get that at all. We have more problems i think as sexism in games... well Ellen ripley surely is a racist against aliens. Could be a bad influence for a possible alien encounter where one female rambo goes berzerk and wants to take revenge for Newt ... who knows.

 

anyone knows commando lybia ... that is a funny game.... no one cared about that. Fun eh.

 

>talking seriously to a gay feminist

 

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I meet a lot of woman in my life and only one of them played from time to time a little bit... where do these phenomenons live ?

Really? 

I look forward to seeing what's most popular with women in other entertainment industries finally come to gaming. Twilight in video game form. That paragon of feminist values which will show them sexist male developers.

I don't even know what you're getting at. 

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He's saying that you should look forward to the Fifty shades of Gray-game of our generation.

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I meet a lot of woman in my life and only one of them played from time to time a little bit... where do these phenomenons live ?

 

And oh man about sexism... it´s about games. Games dont need political correctness all the time. Is shooting animals or humans pc ? Why do we care about pc when we show ultra violence and gore in video games. I dont get that at all. We have more problems i think as sexism in games... well Ellen ripley surely is a racist against aliens. Could be a bad influence for a possible alien encounter where one female rambo goes berzerk and wants to take revenge for Newt ... who knows.

 

anyone knows commando lybia ... that is a funny game.... no one cared about that. Fun eh.

 

>talking seriously to a gay feminist

 

Why do you label yourself as a "gay feminist" ? What is that ? ... i dont want to know sorry. But i am a male with blue eyes who loves games. Wow, now i had a come out !

 

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I don't even know what you're getting at.

 

I'm saying that if triple A game makers start targeting women in earnest they will go for what's actually popular amongs the masses of girls more often than not and not what the gaming's feminist clique would like to be popular.

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Indeed.  My wife and I are both "gamers" in that I play RPGs and strategy games on a PC, while she plays Hearts and Candy Crush on an ipad. 

 

(I have gotten her to participate in some pencil-and-paper RPG campaigns, but so far it hasn't translated to the electronic equivalent.)

I can certain relate to that! :)

 

However, I do have married friends, for instance, in their thirties all the way to the fifties, where the wives play online games like WoW, LoL and D3, for instance. This is probably still rare, and the fact that they do certainly explains why they are my friends in the first place. It's much more fun going to one of them couple dinners/parties, and discussing Whirlwind barbarians or ganking at times.

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This likely includes facebook and mobile games, and that's probably why.

 

I'll would have to agree here. While it's obvious that there is a lot more female gamers these days, I would suspect the majority of console and gaming PC owners would be male. Especially gaming PC's.

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The smarter marketeers might look at: number of active gamers in a group -times- the amount of money the group spends on gaming. If a group has a lot of gamers but only buys a few cheap mobile games to play over and over, then that group may not end up having as much influence as you might think.

 

OTOH, there's probably going to be another hype cycle with a lot of following the herd.

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I don't even know what you're getting at.

I'm saying that if triple A game makers start targeting women in earnest they will go for what's actually popular amongs the masses of girls more often than not and not what the gaming's feminist clique would like to be popular.

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I don't even know what you're getting at.

 

I'm saying that if triple A game makers start targeting women in earnest they will go for what's actually popular amongs the masses of girls more often than not and not what the gaming's feminist clique would like to be popular.

 

Yeah, because the only thing women read are Twilight. Are the only games men play Call of Duty?

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Yeah, because the only thing women read are Twilight.

 

Not exactly what I said.

 

Are the only games men play Call of Duty?

 

Don't they though? Every triple A has a touch of Call of Duty. Everyone chases that audience. It defines modern gaming if you haven't noticed, it defines what is a typical gamer to many people. That's why it is this game you brought up. The loud, obnoxious, violent fantasy of the average boy.

 

What defines the mainstream female audience? What is going to be the typical female gamer in the triple A space? Someone who plays the video game version of Sarah Connor or Kim Kardashian's dress up game done in Unreal engine?

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This doesn't change console or PC gaming at all, women would actually need to buy the hardware to effect the market and they're generally not interested in playing complex or fast paced, involving games. Time wasters on mobile devices are not in the same sphere of games such as RPG or FPS. One of the largest segments of gaming in the 90's was solitaire because of bored office workers, progressing to bejeweled, this created a new market with new developers. Women were always gamers, even before video games existed.

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This doesn't change console or PC gaming at all, women would actually need to buy the hardware to effect the market and they're generally not interested in playing complex or fast paced, involving games. Time wasters on mobile devices are not in the same sphere of games such as RPG or FPS. One of the largest segments of gaming in the 90's was solitaire because of bored office workers, progressing to bejeweled, this created a new market with new developers. Women were always gamers, even before video games existed.

Yes but the point is if there is a certain growing demographic, like adult female gamers, and they move to start playing  games like RPG then there will be more emphasize on what they expect from games. So logically we should start seeing changes in game design if we haven't already, and this is a good thing

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The only change we will see based on this statistics is more celebrity dress up games.

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I'm somewhat concerned about all the posts going "women don't play games". Pretty much every woman I know is a gamer, up to and including my mother who has a load of Paragon levels in Diablo 3. In fact, the only non-gamer women I know are the inlaws, which is 3 women, out of a good three dozen I know on a personal level. 2 of them are hardcore streamers with their own gaming youtube channels and another one used to make money playing WarCraft 3 tournaments. Two of them are game devs. I find it hard to believe that I am the exception to the rule in such a large degree, especially since I am from a rural area. :blink:

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Being decidedly rural myself, and like you, having a handful of female friends who are seriously into PC games (and who scoff at Facebook/solitaire games just like me), I can only presume that some people here would be well off trying to widen their net of getting new female acquaintances. It may pay off in dividends! :)

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I'm somewhat concerned about all the posts going "women don't play games".

 

To be honest, I haven't seen a post saying 'women don't play games'.

 

Most posts have been about how mobile and facebook games may skew the statistics towards adult females being the majority demographic. Lot's of women play video games, I just don't think they are the majority when talking about console and gaming PC's..... Yet. 

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Maybe urban females have better things to do?

Perhaps you're right. The big city distractions are aplenty, and out in the country, there are fewer leisure options overall (unless you're really into wildlife, animals, or whatnot).

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I'm somewhat concerned about all the posts going "women don't play games". Pretty much every woman I know is a gamer, up to and including my mother who has a load of Paragon levels in Diablo 3. In fact, the only non-gamer women I know are the inlaws, which is 3 women, out of a good three dozen I know on a personal level. 2 of them are hardcore streamers with their own gaming youtube channels and another one used to make money playing WarCraft 3 tournaments. Two of them are game devs. I find it hard to believe that I am the exception to the rule in such a large degree, especially since I am from a rural area. :blink:

 

So your anecdotal evidence trumps theirs  ? :p

 

Most are just not seeing this is heralding a new age of social justice aware games with female protagonists that check all the boxes to not be sexist, etc.  I suppose if the majority of developers were women this might be a consideration, but consumers, eh..

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