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Explaining disconnect between women, video games

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Or so says Sheri Graner Ray, a game designer for the last 16 years, a veteran of Sony Online Entertainment and the Cartoon Network, and a keynote speaker at the Sex in Video Games conference, held here Thursday and Friday.

    In her address, Ray, author of the book "Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding the Market" and a longtime spokeswoman for female gamers, offered up an explanation as to why women make up less than 10 percent of the gaming population.

    Most video games, Ray argues, are like bad boyfriends--they're too involved with their own male sexuality to even try to crack the female sexual code.....

    To read the rest of the article, click here... :biggrin
     
  2. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Well that about one of the stupidest things I've ever read. 8)
     
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  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Well, that's just silly.

    That doesn't explain my boyfriend or course tutors feeling more than a little put out when I spend 6 hours on Oblivion, forget to cook myself dinner, call anyone, feed my fish, or indeed, do anything vaguely sensible or necessary.

    It also doesn't explain spending 6 days of gameplay getting Nuneaton Borough to the Champions League in Champ Man. But maybe that's just me :oops:
     
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