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Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:00 pm Reply and quote this post
Yes Andurion... you do realise that it is quite easy to lie on the internet; anther thing is that we have false impressions of people, now I can probably guess (if you havent seen a photo of her), that your image of here will be nothing lie what she really is

There are many good girl gamers out there; I mean... just wait till Yuna gets back; she'll tell you... Andurion was intruduced to this forum by her I think

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Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:38 pm Reply and quote this post
Yeah thats a good point how can you tell if someone on a forum or a game is really a girl unless you have proof or see a picture?
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Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:01 am Reply and quote this post
You can't tell much just on the internet. You really can't tell what gender the person is, age, location, job etc. Even photos may be false. You can tell by webcam I guess.
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:21 pm Reply and quote this post
Yes thats true. But even the web cam can be a risky device as there are alot of wierd people out there.
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Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:35 pm Reply and quote this post
ggn wrote:
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.

:/
I have different girls working at GameStation

maybe you are just sometimes shy with women...it happens to everyone:P

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Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:49 pm Reply and quote this post
Well I happened to meet a gaming girl and now I know all her (female) friends aswell, I spent alot time talking with them  

And yea, Yuna introduced me

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Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:09 pm Reply and quote this post
atomic77 wrote:
Yes thats true. But even the web cam can be a risky device as there are alot of wierd people out there.

say that again!

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Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:43 pm Reply and quote this post
I think Pink Consoles can single out and intimidate girls, in most other industries it has stopped, take engineering, I mean you dont have a pink digger for a girl? Ok thats extreme, but maybe its because of the sheer immaturity of some of the Gaming Consumers; not offensively, but statistically.


Any Girls here like one?

The videogames industry is continuing to fail women by not producing suitable content, a senior executive at Electronic Arts (EA) has said.

(David Gardner, chief operating officer for EA's worldwide studios, was speaking to a conference in Edinburgh.)

EA's own research found that 40% of teenage girls played video games versus 90% of teenage boys and most girls lost interest in games within a year.

I think it is important to the industry, beacuse "We are only reaching a small proportion - not only geographically but also genetically," said Mr Gardner.

Quote:
"The movie industry doesn't just make films for boys.

"Star wars was the biggest film of all time until Titanic came along; Titanic became the biggest because women went to see it and women went to see it multiple times.

Women do not want 'pink' games said Mr Gardner
"Just boys saw Star Wars multiple times."


Mr Gardner said one of the biggest problems was that the content aimed at women gamers was not appealing.


"They don't want 'pink games'. Thy are not trying to play girly games where Paris Hilton and Britney Spears go shopping and put make-up on.

"Those kind of things have not been that successful."
But he said games such as The Sims and websites such as Pogo.com proved there was a market for women gamers.
"Most of the Sims players are girls - 70% are women under 25," he said.

Summary? Girls don't want Pink, but the Sims proves it is possible, and the Gaming Industry is one of the few if not the only industry left in this state.

He added: "One of the things that is going to make games for girls happen is creative teams. It's going to be new people and experiments. Four of our 11 studios around the world are run by women. That's an important start.

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Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:09 pm Reply and quote this post
http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/athe...amers-32188.phtml
Interesting point of view

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Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:42 pm Reply and quote this post
llol i actully know girl amers now, qute a few since i started working in a gamig centre.

Its awesome, ^_^, talking to woman about games is like the ultimate thing for a geeky guy lol.

Theres a few hotties aswell hohohohohohoh.

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Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:38 am Reply and quote this post
What pisses me off about gaming is the fact that all girls are seen as a sideshow attraction when playing games like CSS and BF2142.

As for the gender confusion: If in doubt "Tits or GTFO"

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Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:24 pm Reply and quote this post
Two, erm, three now of my fifth last girlfriend where meet trough internet, most precisely while playing an MMORPG, first was on Anarchy Online, second while on Neocron and now sound it will be something with one meet on my current universe.

Dunno how it come but I've period where girl reveal around, usually a band each period

I mean, not one a month, last time, about two month ago, was 5 in a row of two weeks.

Cant say how it come, but basically and since I play RP I don't express myself in the same manner Ill do with guys. there's might be the first point, also I spend more time teamed with Female PC than Male ones, cant say exactly but its always more girl around me that anywhere else close, at last as I may be aware of since most of my contacts both guild / side and extended never tell me about someone with more brilliant result I've got. Quit hard to explain.

Also, I cant explain that best but same seems to be for my messengers, both msn & Icq are used by girl to get in touch with me, last time, 3month ago I've get 12 incoming contacts, 7 from Russia, 3 from Asia, last one was French. I've managed to chat with four of her using webcam and six more with some vocal tool, so it stay no doubt about the peoples.

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:51 am Reply and quote this post
NO GIRLS ON TEH INTERNETS

That is all.

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:29 am Reply and quote this post
Only Bites ? Heh !
(Guess I dont take the point of this post, if its to start some spam content I'm out.)

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Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:45 pm Reply and quote this post
Here are some links on the topic What do you think?

GRRLGAMER - Grrls who got game! Game reviews, strategy guides ...
The best online resource by women, for women and grrls who love to play computer and console games!

Can "girl games" transcend shopping, fashion and babies? - Boing Boing
I like good games, with challenging content and
I don't go looking for "girl games" in particular. I hate the idea
that we have to gender our games. ...

Gamer Girls Radio - Home
Gamer Girls Radio-The ONLY all female hosted gaming
podcast.

Welcome to GameGirlz.com! - Your Source for Games: From a Girlz ...
GameGirlz Offers PC
Game Reviews, Video Game News, Interviews With Developers, & More - All From A Girlz' Perspective!

Gamer Girls Take Over Japan
Read the latest video game, gaming systems and console news, including Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox 360,
Nintendo Wii, handhelds PSP and Nintendo DS from

game girladvance
zine/ blog about the politics and culture of gaming.

The Girl Gamer
I love all these games. So many good ones to choose from. Good thing I'm off tomorrow. Time to play more
than one. The Orange Box and Phantom Hourglass look ...

Gamer Girls Unite: News
For girl (women) gamers, many game related features: stories, forum, downloads, reviews, girl gamer of the
month, creative ideas.

Girl Gamers Webring v5 {Pretty in
Pink}

Welcome to the Girl Gamers webring. This ring was created several years ago while I was searching for girl
gamer related webrings to join. ...

Girls Who Play on Gamerhelp.com

I get along really well with other girl gamers, much better than I get along with regular girls... it's great to talk and get excited about something that ...

BBC News Technology: strike at the boys
The women challenging the stereotype that professional online gaming is the realm to geeky men alone.

GameGal.com: Video game news and reviews for
girl gamers ...

Video Games for girls. GameGal.com is the leading video and computer game site for girl gamers.

Girl Gamers
Girl Gamers was created on June 18th, 2002 by me (onewinter). Since then it's grown quite a bit and now we have over 3000 members. ...

Girl Gamers Are People, Too.
Bonnie, GA's newest writer, kicks off the year discussing girl gamers at length. A must read!

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