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Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:53 am Reply and quote this post
Girl Gamers help to shatter some of the rather annoying stereotypes about us gamers, you know...the shut in losers >_>...

At the moment you hear a girl say she plays CS and we all act shocked, dont lie, you know it's true =P

hopefully that will change in the future as they become more accepted...that is if a gaming community even exsists....evil politicians.... >_>

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Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:21 am Reply and quote this post
How does politics have anything to do with gaming? If politicians are evil, then they are more likely to accept gaming - it has a more negative effect on health than other hobbies (e.g. sports), and benefits the economy greatly.

Not only will the gaming community exist in the future, but it will be even bigger. As current gamers get older, we will have an ageing population of gamers. New gamers will follow the older gamers - thus, there will definately be more gamers. Unless the politicians are dictators, of which there are very few in the world (and none in any developed countries), the end to the gaming "boom" will only occur once everyone (virtually) is a gamer.

As far as girl gamers are concerned, there are plenty of them around - I don't really see what the debate is about... Only a retard would be shocked to see that girl gamers exist.

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Girl Gamers help to shatter some of the rather annoying stereotypes about us gamers, you know...the shut in losers >_>...


I think that, if anything, the knowledge that girl gamers exist seems to enforce the stereotypes. I've seen many a "shut-in loser" show immense surprise that there are actually girl gamers around. I know that they are "shut in" because they are surprised to find out that girl actually play games. Furthermore, deaths amongst gamers is the highest that it ever has been before, and it's on the rise. This is attibuted to addictive or obsessive gaming. Something that "shut in losers" do.

Conclusion:

1. The more people I see that seems surprised that girls play games, the more "shut-in losers" I think exist.
2. The more people there are addicted to gaming, the more "shut-in losers" there appears to be.

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Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:53 am Reply and quote this post
3. The more MMORPG's are released, the more Shut-In Losers there will be.
I think the world you're looking for is narrow-minded;

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I think that, if anything, the knowledge that girl gamers exist seems to enforce the stereotypes. I've seen many a "shut-in loser" show immense surprise that there are actually girl gamers around. I know that they are "shut in" because they are surprised to find out that girl actually play games. Furthermore, deaths amongst gamers is the highest that it ever has been before, and it's on the rise. This is attibuted to addictive or obsessive gaming. Something that "shut in losers" do.

By saying that Girl Gamers are not accepted, he is in effect not accepting them; there are many people here, and several girl gamers on this forum; nobdy seems surprised.
And as for politics, there is no point in me returning that comment, and Andreyevich, as good as your reply was, I don't think it is within his spectrum of knowledge to understand what you wrote; he was merely using it was a big word, to back up his unjustified and unfounded comment
If you read back in this topic, you will see my opinions and debate. Politics can only affect videogames when it comes to Videogame legislation; and with diversity in gaming markets, female gamers are coming a more common occurance, just like in any other previously predominantly male activity.

Stereotypes in Games have also been widely discusses, search for MMORPG's on this forum and you will see the difference between someone who plays an RTS and someone who plays an MMORPG

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Even then the lag will be over 150ms, and SaaM has a dial-up connection...

Just to add, I was playing Age of Empries 2 with SaaM, and he has a 22kb/s Dial Up Connection, on the Bangladeshi Cable Infrastructure, and it worked fine

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Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:07 pm Reply and quote this post
I agree with all of the above, as Sam (Admin) has stated!!!
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Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:40 pm Reply and quote this post
When I played MMORPGS, it were the girls that added the spice, it's just alot more fun helping out women than men  
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Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:28 pm Reply and quote this post
the The Top 10 Myths about Girl Gamers  sucks
I still don't see what grudge some people have with girl gamers
anyway...I don't wanna over talk

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Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:41 pm Reply and quote this post
It would be nice if someone could find that bbc poll about girls using more technology than boys. any how its good that girls are gaming. I think that trend will continue more and more until theres a equal mix of boys and girls in the gaming worlds.
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Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:30 pm Reply and quote this post
It is simple!

Most boys don't like playing with girls online, becuase they thinkg girls are crap!

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Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:10 pm Reply and quote this post
xino wrote:
It is simple!

Most boys don't like playing with girls online, becuase they thinkg girls are crap!


Where did you hear this, and I hope you don't honestly believe it?

I enjoy beeing with girls, and those girls that are worse than me I'll help get better!

I found a girlfriend doing this once, beeing nice never hurts...

For me, girls are the spice in the soup, it's alot more fun with them than without, they rock!

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Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:41 pm Reply and quote this post
Yeah girls are cool you gotta respect them even if they beat you in gaming.
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Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:27 pm Reply and quote this post
Andurion wrote:
xino wrote:
It is simple!

Most boys don't like playing with girls online, becuase they thinkg girls are crap!


Where did you hear this, and I hope you don't honestly believe it?

I enjoy beeing with girls, and those girls that are worse than me I'll help get better!

I found a girlfriend doing this once, beeing nice never hurts...

For me, girls are the spice in the soup, it's alot more fun with them than without, they rock!


Yes...I know it is sweet and fun when playing with girls online

I too want to play with more girls online around the world

I remember in Xbox.com forums. I created a topic, about where the girl gamers at!? My topic got owned down! They all say i have no life, I should go to a chat room, girls don't exist in game world  and so on.


Because some gamers are gAy...and I don't like gAy people (I didn't say hate:P)
Some guys just want a hardcore gamer attention, they want to play with a greater gamer.
Some think girls are weak gamers


Yes girls are weak gamers. I was playing Unreal Championship 2: Liandri Conflict the other night/day. And for the first time! A girl actually plays. 14 and she was crap.
that was actually the first time I played in a group/party with a girl


The problem I don't like about playing with a girl is that. In the party, most men/boys might want to hug her, won't consentrate in the damn game and just chat shit all the time.


I can't play with a girl anytime, cuz I know a community with xbox gamers that also include girl gamers. But I don't wanna beg for a game not my style

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Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:51 am Reply and quote this post
Yea girls are increasingly playing games as much as boys which is good.
In my own personal experience i dont know any girl gamers.

But i rmember few years ago when i was 16 i went into Gamestop and there was a girl working there. I wanted to ask her about if they had some game. But i was so intimidated by her i just walked out of the shop lol. Dont get me wrong im a hit with the ladies but girl gamers are strange to me lol.

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Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:20 am Reply and quote this post
That's pretty weird....
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:45 pm Reply and quote this post
Somebody once told me there is no such thing as girls on the internet.
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:16 pm Reply and quote this post
I have a girl in my clan for www.fhmod.org, and yea she sucks, but still it's so funny if she curses at me if I own her and then after the round she asks me how to improve her gameplay...  
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