Ladie GAMERS

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Latoywri
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Now i think this is touchy feely to the guys, But i just need to know! its a rare sight to see a female gamer, theres not many of us around, But theres something that doesnt make sense to me.

WHY....OOOH WHY...are we always belittled by gamer males?

Yesterday, i walked into a Gamestop(just browsing) and a RANDOM (customer,not employee) MALE gamer assumed that i was buying GOD of WAR for my kid ( its funny...cuz i dont have any). This MALE GAMER, then handed me some low grade ( Sonic Unleashed : im not bashin it, its a pretty good kiddy game)and told me it would be greaaaaaaaat for kids. My brow raises, i smiled at him and said " im buyin this for me". A sudden awkward silence....he then said "oh"...and scooted away.

Guys...at this moment, tell me what this guy was thinkin in his head after i told him (yes, im a gamer, and YES i have a Vagina!) im a gamer?

Im lost with this beyond all reason.

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im sry to put the "V" word in there,Rod...but it seems thats the 6letter word in that seems to be a bad thing in the world of gamers

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Like you said he thought you were buying a game for someone else.

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Yes, it is a rare sight, but that's changing. %100 KICKASS Female Gamers rock, but take it easy on the boys, because they might get upset if you beat them all the time ;)

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THAT poll is totally irrelevant! if they both have a 1k hrs of this game, it all comes down to who's TACTICS rules all. IF for say in COD: if my Tactics Rules out a guy i dont know online...he would ASSUME that he was just PWNED by another MALE player, BUT, if I were to reveal that i have a VAGINA, THEN, and only then will a mans Balls Shrink.

your poll has been debugged.

it comes down to who has the better strategy.

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I thought girls played Sims? ;)

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OOOOH HO HOOO! low blow. but then again, your probably one of those that goes picking up chicks on sim games! ;0

LOLZ! Tivon Trickin on PSN! jk boo ;P

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I've been playing FPS games since forever, and I agree, tactics and strategy does play a major role but you need to have an aptitude for it. Some have it and others don't. And then there are the pro gamers, they were born for it ;)

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I've played with quite a few of them online but mostly it is mmorpg, I like them in that genre, in my experience they don't whine a lot and just play straight hours like a zombie. I also wanna say that I've met a lot of gay guys pretending to be girls and that's just unpleasant because I don't discriminate the gender of whoever I'm gonna play with, I just don't want them to lie like that cause it makes it look like they have a hidden agenda or something lol. In FPS I don't think women can beat men because naturally we have better reflexes and you need that a lot in FPS. Also if you wanna group gamers in their respectful place it will be like this, korean gamers and everyone else lol.

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ROFLMAO!! yes, i play alot of MMO's and its also true that i run into some....uh...gay men, they have no problem revealing to us ladies that they are gay..but when it comes to a guy they want, gay man would keep them in the dark. us ladies dont say nothing with that..
AS Far as the Reflex thing...i think that is REDUNKULOUSLY dumb. your thinking of the "Pretty in pink, i only play to mack on the men, I only play sometimes because the game unit belongs to my bf/brother/dad/uncle/cousin." type Females.

But for the female, that BUYS these games for herself, plays them on the regular, builds and mods her "Gangsta" reflexes dont mean a damn thang. TACTIC and strategy still pwns.

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i just think that girls make the game less raging and so. but sometimes you have the gamer kind that just starts to look like the badboy because he wants to impress the girl. but it mostly cools dawn the game and makes it more enjoyable to play. it is also more fun to chat than.

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Reflex is a big factor in FPS, along with dexterity and accuracy, there are actually players that you can sneak up on and if you can't kill them in a fast manner they're just gonna turn back in a split second and put you away with one shot but hey maybe I'm just biased cause there isn't a lot of women who play this genre so how could I even make a fair comparison.

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i did play mmo in female character but i didnt say im female
female looks better in mage class and healer but i play melee class in male character :D

fps hmm im not that good some time it is all about who im fighting if he is noob i won him if pro duh im dead if some one like me 50\50

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Play me in StarCraft II? I got lots of "tactics" ;)

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My wife is a gamer. She enjoys Resident Evil sessions with me (I'm a zombie nut!), but her big thing has always been fantasy MMOs. We were both into WoW (she dragged me in), but we're both playing DDO now, because in truth it is almost as good as WoW, and it's free.

I guess she's not into the full-on first person stuff that I am. Amnesia was mostly her looking over my shoulder. So there's definitely a difference between us, but when she grabs the Wii controller and demands a Sports challenge, I'm always in.

Oh, cute story... when we were dating, I built a PC out of spare parts for her, bought her a copy of Diablo (yes, long time ago), and had her dial into my machine for private multiplayer, as her parents didn't believe in the internet at that time. Now we've been married forever, but she still takes her laptop to the other side of the house when we game so we have to type to each other! I love it!

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I think a mans balls would shrink if they find out they was just pwnd by a gay man. then lets see that " Faster Reflexes" Bs fly out the window.

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Latoywri wrote:I think a mans balls would shrink if they find out they was just pwnd by a gay man. then lets see that " Faster Reflexes" Bs fly out the window.
Latoywri wrote:I think a mans balls would shrink if they find out they was just pwnd by a gay man. then lets see that " Faster Reflexes" Bs fly out the window.

Well in my gaming time i have tried to play with both: girls and gays No joke...

and my balls is pretty much intact! I couldn't care less if I fragged or got fragged by a girl or a gay I have tried that and so what? it's still just a frag

I have only meet very few "lady gamers" in fps (bf2, Pr, CSS, NOT COD) and only seen a few skilled!

But some of the best gamers are girls here were i live some of the best girl gamers won in a Eur-championship in CS 1.6

For me it's fells wired to meet a "lady gamer" even in games i ain't used to it, like seeing girls having a plumber job

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I game with a few female gamers in my clan, they aren't bad at all and we all get along pretty well.
The guy from your first post probably just felt like he was an A word because he didn't expect that.
I do know a girl from my high school as well who plays COD on the Xbox. (I think that's hot IMO)(well that doesn't go for all girls though..)

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Lots of girls play video games, but there aren't as many serious gamers that actually have computers consoles and video games as part of their life.

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I've met a lot of female gamers over the past few years and I gotta say some of them are way better than a lot of the male players they are pwning.

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But to understand the attitudes behind gamers you have to look at the general view of humanity overall. I will throw some very broad generalities out there and see if some of them make sense to you:

Females are the nurturers of the human species. They are equated to a role of creation, patience and um, nurturing. To that end their wiring is geared towards patience, acceptance and more sensible pursuits.

Males are the protectors and providers of the species. Males are hardwired to protect and provide home and hearth to their families. This makes them more territorial, aggressive and competitive as they work to provide that protection and home for their young.

Before having children neither of these are heavily leaning to either of these roles.

Females would find kids cute but not to the point where they would want to take on children from someone else. At this time they are also more likely to compete with others in things like games. For women, the competitiveness kicks in more before they have their first child as they compete to attract mates/protectors/providers.

Guys without children would look at their career and say "Meh! I have everything I need. Why strive for more?" and be happy to cruise along. But that said, the competitiveness for males will be to compete for the attention of their chosen mate, though that competition will not be quite as hard as later on after gaining the burden of a family..

Throw kids into the mix and you will find that these attitudes will change somewhat. Women lose some of their competitiveness as they settle into the nurturing role. Males fain a higher level of competitiveness as they accept the familial burden.

These are basic species survival instincts and are hardwired into every human being to one degree or another.

Keep in mind that they are also very broad generalizations and attitudes. There are some very significant exceptions to these. For instance there are males that will be totally irresponsible with their families and those without kids that will be ultra competitive. There are also females that could care less about motherhood after having their kids and more than happy to handle their kids off to someone else to deal with. And yes, there are women that are very competitive at gaming even after having kids and guys that really are nothing more than overgrown carebears when it comes to gaming.

But regardless of the exceptions, these are the general stigma applied by society. When it comes to gaming, as with any other competitive activity, many accept these stigma while others would try their hardest to disprove them.

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