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recklesschords
11-26-2010, 11:29 AM
When I went to buy Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood the other day and the guy behind the counter asked who it was for, he seemed really surprised when I told him it was for me. Are female gamers just that uncommon? I know it was my brother who got me into video games in the first place (I've evolved from being too scared to fight the first boss on Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my own, to blasting the heads off The Flood in Halo) but it's funny now because my brother doesn't even like the AC franchise.

So, how many female gamers are out there? What about Assassin's Creed (all variations) appeals to you?

SolidSnakeMat
11-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Well its not really that uncommon that there are female gamers. Its more unexpected than uncommon. There are G.I.R.L. which means "Guys in real life" That pretend to be girls so it hard to judge over the game that its accutally a female playing. It was a simple mistake because its so unexpected at times. So don't feel too bad about it. I like female gamers just wish I knew more of them. I say there is just about as many female gamers as there are Male.

NinjaYourFaceUp
11-26-2010, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by recklesschords:
When I went to buy Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood the other day and the guy behind the counter asked who it was for, he seemed really surprised when I told him it was for me. Are female gamers just that uncommon? I know it was my brother who got me into video games in the first place (I've evolved from being too scared to fight the first boss on Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my own, to blasting the heads off The Flood in Halo) but it's funny now because my brother doesn't even like the AC franchise.

So, how many female gamers are out there? What about Assassin's Creed (all variations) appeals to you?

Female gamers clearly exist, in more multitudes than not.

Femme Fatales are a perfect example of one "Community" of Girl Gamers, that not only play video games but do quite alot to help promote and change the many things girl gamers go through when it comes to certain things.

All in all, I'd likely say too that Console Female Gamers are larger in number than PC Girl Gamers.

I'm still amazed at how many guys, tend to oogle over a female presence when one is found online. But then again, it doesn't surprise me at the same time, given those type of guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Above all else, I shouldn't be saying all this for fear of my life, some girl may come down and take off my head, so instead I'll leave with the ever so popular line...."Girls don't exist on the intrawebs! Impossible!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MT4K
11-26-2010, 11:40 AM
although i aint female, i can easily say there is tons of female gamers out there, over the years i have encountered many female gamers on a huge range of different games so it is not nearly as uncommon as people like to assume.

why people assume such a thing though is weird, maybe they're just afraid of the prospect of being beaten by a girl although ultimately it really shouldn't matter as long as everybody has fun on the game.

with a good google search you could probably even find a lot of female only gaming clans too

realgangsta213
11-26-2010, 11:48 AM
they're quite uncommon. the ratio is 3:1 for male to female gamers although i've noticed that there are some games which appeal to both genders equally. And in terms of AC there are quite a few female members on these forums, i think 4 of them joined my clan but then compared to the number of male members i have the ratio would be 10:1 so there we go. Girls just don't seem to be attracted to gaming that's all but i'd rather have a girlfriend who's a gamer or at least doesn't mind it instead of constantly moaning:"oh, what you're still playing that black operations game"

evilkitten28
11-26-2010, 12:21 PM
I am a female gamer and I absolutely love the AC games(among others). To be honest though, I started with AC2 and then went back to play AC1.

If I have to break down what about AC appeals to me, I'd have to say it's the storyline and Ezio.

I love the open world gameplay and - although it's not ladylike at all- when I killed a guard in AC2 while sitting on a bench and then sat his limp body down on said bench and walked away, I was in love!

All in all though, it's the story and the story means nothing if you don't care about the character(s).

Hope that helps.

Chariflame
11-26-2010, 12:21 PM
We're not exactly uncommon, but men still seem astounded when they discover that yes, females do infact play games too. It often depends heavily on which game you're talking about and where exactly you're looking for fans; I think the forums here are male based, but if you look at the LiveJournal or 4chan gatherings there's many, many more females than males.

And yeah, answering your question... The storyline and the characters appeal to me the most (said reasons are the biggest deciders when I buy games, usually) and "stealth" games are probably my favourite genre regardless, which is what brought my attention to the series to begin with. (I'm a huge fan of Metal Gear, and they share simalar concepts.) You can't deny that the games are just really fun, and have a unique comprise.

Steelbadger
11-26-2010, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by recklesschords:
When I went to buy Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood the other day and the guy behind the counter asked who it was for, he seemed really surprised when I told him it was for me. Are female gamers just that uncommon? I know it was my brother who got me into video games in the first place (I've evolved from being too scared to fight the first boss on Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my own, to blasting the heads off The Flood in Halo) but it's funny now because my brother doesn't even like the AC franchise.

So, how many female gamers are out there? What about Assassin's Creed (all variations) appeals to you?

Perceptions always take a while to catch up to reality. There are really quite a lot of 'Girl Gamers', nearly 40% of the gamer market is female (Though what games they choose to play is under debate, some suggest that the more testosterone heavy shootfests appeal to a predominantly male audience and the females make up the ground in Wii/DS games).

The 'sad pimply geek boy' perception of gamers persists, however. Despite a lot of evidence to the contrary.

LadyGahan2010
11-26-2010, 12:45 PM
This is the first place I signed up with a nick that just plainly states I'm a female. Maybe it is just me, but I don't like to admit I'm a girl and play games. I'd rather stay incognito http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Why? Not sure really. Don't know if girls get accepted easily in this world.
Girls keep quiet, I think, and that's why they might seem less common. I don't know any female that would play games extensively. Not in real life.

persiateddy95
11-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Don't know if girls get accepted easily in this world.
They're welcome. At least by me, that is.

Xanatos2007
11-26-2010, 01:03 PM
They're accepted in society, but usually for the wrong reasons. Six millennia and still nothing's changed (except in a rare few ancient societies).

XVinny84X
11-26-2010, 01:05 PM
I have only one female gamer on my friends list. She's like 50 and coolest grandma ever ( I would think at least - I mean she plays video games for ****s sake!)

I've had that other chick that was in a clan and I would play GoW with, but she swore a lot had an attittude problem, and I don't think I want a tomboy as a friend! That goes without saying I have not once met polite chick online. The ones I've encountered were just as much an *** as guys, but I guess it's because of the games I played with them (Gear, CoD, etc:-P)

Steelbadger
11-26-2010, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by XVinny84X:
The ones I've encountered were just as much an *** as guys, but I guess it's because of the games I played with them (Gear, CoD, etc:-P)

To be fair they're only giving as good as they get. Being an obvious girl playing (random matchmaking in) Halo/CoD/Etc must feel like swimming in a shark pool after bathing in chumm.

Rainie
11-26-2010, 01:26 PM
I'm a girl gamer and not afraid to say it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif though I have a girly psn name I still get reactions "holy **** it's a girl..." reaction when I talk on my mic during matches, its hilarious lol

AC is my favourite series of all-time, I love the story and and how it incorporates history into the game. I also love stealth games and free-running is super fun too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
11-26-2010, 02:39 PM
HOLY **** IT'S A GIRL!

Sorry... it had to be done XD

AubreyWilborn
11-26-2010, 02:50 PM
Honestly I didn't know that there were that many female gamers. If you had told me that there were...more than a handful I would've been shocked.

But then again, that's probably because I'm a PC gamer, and ther certainly aren't alot of female, PC gamers around. At all.

I guess there are more ladies rockin' the consoles?

SlimeDynamiteD
11-26-2010, 02:51 PM
I know some girls who game on the PC, know girls on the Consoles too so yeah x')

RebeccaLH
11-26-2010, 04:40 PM
I also think that the storyline and charachters appeal to me most.
When i speak on mic people seem to think im a 12 year old boy...
All my friends love games, world of warcraft and other xbox games so i dont realy see it as uncommon.

ubercool777
11-26-2010, 04:42 PM
Could've been a Christmas gift stupid. No offense, but did you not think about that?

ubercool777
11-26-2010, 04:45 PM
I know there are female gamers out there, and I'm not surprised if it would be for a woman. I'm male, but I don't mind playing against or beside a female. No wisecracks about that line!

Confusious30
11-26-2010, 04:45 PM
I love female gamers. They turn me on.

I also do not get mad one iota if one beats me. If anything, I get even more turned on when they have the skills to beat me.

Every girl I've ever dated has liked to play games. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I don't find female gamers uncommon at all.

If I see a girl in the gaming store buying a game, I'll totally hit on her. Try to get her gamertag an' ****.

xangie1
11-26-2010, 04:55 PM
*raise hands*

Here! Female! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Well, define "gamer". Does someone who plays a game from time to time count as one?

I heard some voices saying that Nintendo is a "girl thing"...okay, I kind of grew up with it. Had a Game Boy, own a Wii, loved Zelda and Mario and Trauma Center and Tetris (of course! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) But lately I didn't use it at all. I might turn it on again for the next Zelda....

I only own a PS3 since May this year and I played Heavy Rain (extremely loved it!), Dead Space (loved it, but I need to get more accustomed to FPS ^^''), Alan Wake (on my roomate's xbox...and...naah...not so cool).

Only 2 month ago I lent AC1 from my cousin, played my way through the series and one week ago I finished Brotherhood only 3 days after it's release. I'm so into this series!

Well, do I count as a gamer? Maybe? But I definitively can say: I loooooove AC (and games like Heavy Rain http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gifStory! Story! Story!).

AC has nice characters and a good story that keeps you completely hooked. Altair was kind of cold and unapproachable. He had no feelings (at least none were shown) no passion and his targets were just people Al Mualin sent him to kill. When I read the summary of the PSP Game and of course the Codex in AC2 I startet to like him a bit more. After knowing his story, he seems more human http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ezio on the other hand has passion, humor and a real reason to eliminate certain people. (aaand he's good looking....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) 10min after I startet AC2 I was completely absorbed by it. Beautiful!

rb2610
11-26-2010, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by LadyGahan2010:
This is the first place I signed up with a nick that just plainly states I'm a female. Maybe it is just me, but I don't like to admit I'm a girl and play games. I'd rather stay incognito http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Why? Not sure really. Don't know if girls get accepted easily in this world.
Girls keep quiet, I think, and that's why they might seem less common. I don't know any female that would play games extensively. Not in real life.

Because you like getting a 300 point bonus?! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

evilkitten28
11-26-2010, 05:16 PM
I've had similar experiences as the OP when I first started going into the Gamestop in my area. They were asking if the game was for me but I could see just how nervous the guy was like he was afraid of offending me.

No big deal to me cuz now when I come in(rare cuz I mostly buy online)we chit chat about what I'm playing and what's coming out.

I don't play games with a mic because I'm a girl. Everytime I go into playstation home(which isn't often) I get hit on left and right. Some girls like that, I don't.

I just want to play the games, man.

***xangie is so right about Altair, he did seem very cold and unfeeling to me when I played AC1

narutosaifu
11-27-2010, 04:22 AM
Its sad to say that I'm a closet gamer girl. Besides a couple of once-in-a-while gamers I only know 2 other girls who are hardcore gamers, and I go to an all girls school. So I rarely talk about games. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I don't really mind the stares I get from cashier guys when I get games/computer components but its always a over whelming feeling when you walk into a shop and everyone turns around just to stare at you cause your the only girl there. It makes you feel like you've just walked into the mens toilets by accident. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

And thanks to d*ck-knobs on the internet, I really don't enjoy online gaming unless I pick a male character or disable chat. Sh*t like '**** or GTFO' make my blood boil!

I know that not all gamer guys are like this, but it is a nice feeling to meet another gamer girl. Even if you don't talk to each other, one flash of a smile at each other always makes my day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Blynk93
11-27-2010, 04:40 AM
When you think of video games, you think of guys, not girls. It's just a common thing in this day and age. People don't generalize girls with video games, so it can a surprise to some.

Chicks play video games.. get it in ya heads guys :/.

I hate it when people find out someone is a chick that plays a game, then they instantly start talking to them, asking questions etc.. I mean, if they're appropriate questions it's fine, but there's those total weirdos who just act stupid around them.

Redfeather1975
11-27-2010, 04:57 AM
When I go to buy video games, the guys behind the counter are too busy playing Halo to notice I am even standing there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

mikini
11-27-2010, 05:05 AM
To be honest, I think the only reason most people don't associate games with girls is because they don't shout it out to the world.

From what I have seen, as soon as a girl is noticed online, the idiots start saying vulgar things to her, so most girl gamers probably don't want to advertise that they are female.

As with everything, a few idiots spoil it for everyone.

MT4K
11-27-2010, 05:09 AM
Originally posted by Confusious30:
I love female gamers. They turn me on.

I also do not get mad one iota if one beats me. If anything, I get even more turned on when they have the skills to beat me.

Every girl I've ever dated has liked to play games. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I don't find female gamers uncommon at all.

If I see a girl in the gaming store buying a game, I'll totally hit on her. Try to get her gamertag an' ****.

this sounds rather annoying to the girl actually, especially considering she would be there just to buy a game and go home and play said game, not to get hit on.

i can picture girls just mumbling under their breath already "i don't need this crap, i just came here to get a game"

NewBlade200
11-27-2010, 08:02 AM
I knew this girl gamer. She was awesome at Halo, and whenever someone said ''OMG HE'S SPAWN TRAPPING, F*UCKING N00B!'' She'd go ''I'm a what?'' then everyone would go '' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif ''
She does'nt go on any more because of all the questions about the kitchen, or something http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

RipYourSpineOut
11-27-2010, 08:40 AM
I don't mind female gamers. What I do mind is that some of them think that that makes them special. I don't understand that. It's not as if you're a dying breed or something, you're just a girl/woman who happens to play video games. It doesn't make you special or unique.

So in general, don't mind them, and I welcome them. Just don't act as if it should make you different than everyone else http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

-drops two cents-

nightpriestess
11-27-2010, 01:37 PM
I'm a girl who enjoys playing games but I usually don't plug in my mic if I can tell the others talking are idiots. If they sound pretty chill to talk to then I'll plug it in. I've found some pretty cool people to play with on XBL.

More often than not, people assume I'm a little boy at first, and then say "you're not 18!?" when they ask how old I am. It's pretty funny when I have to explain that my voice is not deep because I'm a girl. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

recklesschords
11-27-2010, 10:21 PM
The shocked reaction from the cashier I went to was actually funny (we were talking for a bit afterwards, he was pretty cool), but it's really interesting hearing about all these other reactions some of you have gotten. I'm not an extensive gamer because I don't own the game consoles myself -- I commandeer. So things like online multiplayer (which I will have to figure out for ACB ._.) and handling mics and the like? I'm clueless. Still, it's nice to see some other females out there playing what the general public might consider a guy's game.

Now I wonder what would happen if two female players were matched up in a game together. Would the game explode?

Nick1021
11-27-2010, 10:26 PM
If only their were girl gamers that were in my school. Their are only wee-boos and sl***

X10J
11-27-2010, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by recklesschords:
The shocked reaction from the cashier I went to was actually funny (we were talking for a bit afterwards, he was pretty cool), but it's really interesting hearing about all these other reactions some of you have gotten. I'm not an extensive gamer because I don't own the game consoles myself -- I commandeer. So things like online multiplayer (which I will have to figure out for ACB ._.) and handling mics and the like? I'm clueless. Still, it's nice to see some other females out there playing what the general public might consider a guy's game.

Now I wonder what would happen if two female players were matched up in a game together. Would the game explode?

No. Played with 2 girls on the same game before. Luckily I was there and my manliness balanced things out. Crisis averted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

In all honesty though. Girls who play video games aren't nearly as rare as people think.

rocketxsurgeon
11-28-2010, 12:24 PM
I'm a girl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

People are normally surprised when I tell them I play video games. Because to be honest I look totally the opposite- girly girl. lol

When i walk into a shop to buy a game, people automatically assume its for my boyfriend or whatever.

I haven't found that many female gamers, only some aggressive ones which were quite rude lol

My username isn't too obvious to my gender, but some people on mics pick it up and feel the need to comment it.

Its quite funny to see some peoples reaction to be honest http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
11-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Lol, I can imagine.
I heared this conversation once:

Hey
Hey
HEY YOU HAVE A GIRLY VOICE!
Yes, I'm a girl...
HOW AM I SURE YOU DON'T USE A VOICE CHANGER?
... Why would I use a voice changer?
BECAUSE MAYBE YOU'RE A GUY, I NEVER SEEN A GIRL GAMING BEFORE IN MY LIFE SO I DON'T BELIEVE YOU

and I was sitting there like: ...Right, this isn't awkward at all...

Riley_Dom
11-28-2010, 12:56 PM
Female gamers, FTW!!! lol. I'm a female gamer too. I've been playing ever since I was little and i don't plan on stopping anytime soon. :P
Anyways, I don't tend to get suprised looks that much when i step into a game store, but maybe it's because i'm a tomboy, so they assume it's for me? i dunno... But, I haven't really played online. I started to play co-op with a male friend of mine, with games like COD and Resident Evil 5, but right when i was about to start playing multiplayer, some lightning hit super close to my house and rendered my internet capabilites on my ps3 useless. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif (and i sure was ****ed about that too, i had just got a headset for online play, and i was super excited about AC:B multiplayer...) Also, I am not one of the "rude" gamers, sure I may be sarcastic, but hey I won't be a witch...

*interesting little note though: People do seem suprised though when I know as much about games as i do... (lol, i'm actually the go to person in my family when it comes to video games.) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

giggleHyena
11-28-2010, 01:26 PM
I'm female too, but it never happened to me that people were surprised that I play videogames or that I'm female. O:

rocketxsurgeon
11-28-2010, 02:10 PM
lol its nice to hear other girl's views http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If anyone wants to add me, and kick all the boys asses, feel free to do so :P

Riley_Dom
11-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by rocketxsurgeon:
lol its nice to hear other girl's views http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If anyone wants to add me, and kick all the boys asses, feel free to do so :P

Yeah, it is pretty cool to hear other's views...
I would love to add you, but, as mentioned in my previous post, i can't connect to the internet. D:

rocketxsurgeon
11-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Riley_Dom:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rocketxsurgeon:
lol its nice to hear other girl's views http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If anyone wants to add me, and kick all the boys asses, feel free to do so :P

Yeah, it is pretty cool to hear other's views...
I would love to add you, but, as mentioned in my previous post, i can't connect to the internet. D: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

oh no! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I'll add you so when you get your internet back we can play http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

evilkitten28
11-28-2010, 10:37 PM
I personally stayed away from online play because there are so many jerks out there. (And because games like COD don't interest me)
I don't have a mike and no friends added cuz as soon as some guys find out you're a girl who plays, they wanna try to hook up with you.

Female gamers are not as rare as we used to be but while the industry is still male-oriented many of us will continue to hide behind androgynous tags and I don't think that will change anytime soon...not that I'm complaining.

Honestly my biggest problem is that my bf is NOT a gamer and is constantly asking "are you still playing that game?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Wolf Zero X
11-29-2010, 12:10 AM
The ratios of male to female gamers is 60/40. When it comes to online play, including MMOs and the like, is a surprising 2/3's of gamers being female. Still, it is often a surprise to see a female gaming, even more so on a "guy" game. Most girls I've ever talked to and asked if they play games tend to give me the same respsonse, "I play stuff like Mario." So, killing, assassination, corruption ae not often relation with the fairer gender. Awesome though, AC is a great series. Power to the girls of the Brotherhood!

Edit: My source is http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2006/10/7922.ars

Rodriquezz
11-29-2010, 04:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjVV843nFw

Girl playing Team Fortress 2, very funny watch, trust me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Gaming is a male domain, because there are more male gamers. Also most popular multiplayer games are about killing and i'm safe to say that many women really don't like this stuff or have other, more important, priorities like cooking naked for their men, spending time in the bathroom to look good for men or being a career woman who doesn't have time for wasting times with computergames.

I think it's about the mindset, which differes between male and women, the males are the competetive characters and the girls are the more caring person, which lies in their instincts. I don't know how many girls girls play fighting games, but i guess most of the real gamer girls (who play games regularely) and are not casual gamers (play games every now and then) are tomboys.

Discuss.

magesupermaster
11-29-2010, 04:38 AM
Originally posted by Rodriquezz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjVV843nFw

Girl playing Team Fortress 2, very funny watch, trust me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Gaming is a male domain, because there are more male gamers. Also most popular multiplayer games are about killing and i'm safe to say that many women really don't like this stuff or have other, more important, priorities like cooking naked for their men, spending time in the bathroom to look good for men or being a career woman who doesn't have time for wasting times with computergames.

I think it's about the mindset, which differes between male and women, the males are the competetive characters and the girls are the more caring person, which lies in their instincts. I don't know how many girls girls play fighting games, but i guess most of the real gamer girls (who play games regularely) and are not casual gamers (play games every now and then) are tomboys.

Discuss.

The first part of your post is kind of sexist.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Anyway, it all goes to down to attitude, personality and nurture.

Zamunda.net
11-29-2010, 04:54 AM
IMO the ratio of male/female gamers is like 75/25. I know girls that play some games like puzzles or mario. I think there are fewer girls playing online cuz most of the online games are action oriented, and in my experience that doesnt appeal to the female audience as much as the male.
Ive played counter strike with girls that kicked ***, so if it comes to effectiveness girls are as good as boys at video games http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

persiateddy95
11-29-2010, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by magesupermaster:
The first part of your post is kind of sexist.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
The whole thing is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Rodriquezz
11-29-2010, 05:50 AM
Originally posted by persiateddy95:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
The first part of your post is kind of sexist.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
The whole thing is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I did this on purpose, to add a little dynamite into this discussion.

I know women are almost equally treated than men nowadays, but it will take some time that gamer girls will be fully recognized. Don't get me wrong, i respect gamergirls, because they are still a rare breed and because, as i've said, most women, have other more important priorities and see gaming as a waste of time.

It lies in the blood of the men to like fighting games, like in the past where men made war for entertainment, nowadays we can fight wars virtually.

In MMOs, like WoW, there are more girls, because these games are designed to cater to a broader audience, which includes girls.

persiateddy95
11-29-2010, 05:55 AM
I know women are almost equally treated than men nowadays,
Women want to be treated equally, yet they also want previleges...

It lies in the blood of the men to like fighting games
I'm not really into it though...

rocketxsurgeon
11-29-2010, 08:04 AM
If im not on my mic, people always refer to me as "dude", "bro" or "him".

I think more girls are into games like Assassins creed, that aren't too heavy. Me, i like Resident Evil, Uncharted , Tomb Raider and Assassins creed. I'm not all that into COD.

I think girls should be equally catered for, i know we may not be in the majority however. I know for a fact that its 50/50 in Uncharted 2 multiplayer.

However i must stress that one can't estimate the girl to guy ratios. Many girls have a username that isn't instantly obvious that they're a girl. Some girls prefer people not to know their gender. IDs are misleading.

There are normally 2 reactions;
-Its a girl, go back to the kitchen.
-Its a girl, lets get her number.

Of course both aren't pleasant but the mute button is your friend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rocketxsurgeon
11-29-2010, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by Rodriquezz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjVV843nFw

Girl playing Team Fortress 2, very funny watch, trust me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Gaming is a male domain, because there are more male gamers. Also most popular multiplayer games are about killing and i'm safe to say that many women really don't like this stuff or have other, more important, priorities like cooking naked for their men, <span class="ev_code_PURPLE">spending time in the bathroom to look good for men</span> or being a career woman who doesn't have time for wasting times with computergames.

I think it's about the mindset, which differes between male and women, the males are the competetive characters and the girls are the more caring person, which lies in their instincts. I don't know how many girls girls play fighting games, but i guess most of the real gamer girls (who play games regularely) and are not casual gamers (play games every now and then) are tomboys.

Discuss.

I must be an exception to your theory then. I play video games, but people don't think it because I spend time on my appearance for MYSELF. Not men, I do not look good for men, i look good for myself.

I'm a blonde, blue-eyed girl and everyone i have told that i play video games has been surprised. I am not a tomboy whatsoever, i don't really like football or anything like that.

Also, your last paragraph intrigues me. I'm a psychology student (wow they let women do science these days?!) so i'm gonna throw this out there.

According to the evolutionary approach men and women were set in roles to survive. If both men and women went out hunting, then there would be less chance of humans surviving. That was when there was a risk of death due to hunting.

Nowadays, humans are never the hunted. Therefore the roles are more flexible. The roles are not necessary to survive and preserve the human race.

Yes women are naturally more caring than men, and men are more aggressive and protective. Its is instinctive and also hormonal.

sFX_usa
11-29-2010, 08:20 AM
personally, I think that if girls weren't so affraid of coming out, use their mics and act freely in online games, guys would see that it's not such a rare phenomenon and will eventually get used to it.
you'll probably still get insults for being girls but not as much, and to be honest, the same dudes who will insult girls for being girls will most likely look for excuses to diss guys as well.
jerks are not gender biased. the mute is used by plenty of guys

rocketxsurgeon
11-29-2010, 08:28 AM
I agree with the guy above me.

Personally i have no problem with using a mic, i get shy using a mic, but i always do, even if playing with my friends.

Rainie
11-29-2010, 08:47 AM
If someone else is using a mic in a match then I have no problem turning mine on to talk with them, sometimes it's more fun playing that way. But sometimes it depends who the other person is too, if they're just swearing their head off then I'd rather mute them. So far I've found the guys on psn go be awesome to talk to, and of course it's fun to hear someone grumble about how I just stunned them for the 3rd time in a match http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

And for those who still think women in general would rather be in a kitchen or take care of the house, you can just screw off. Times have changed (and are continuing to change) and more and more women are not the same as they were 50 years ago. There are more and more stay-at-home dad's now while it's the women that go to work. And I, for one, don't cook or clean the house. If a guy ever complained about it I'd either leave or hit him with something http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

tula50
11-29-2010, 10:06 AM
Hello people,

I don't think i am a acquaintance of Vinny84 (yet) but i am a 50 year "old" woman who play's assassins.
I started with Altair and kind of fell "in love" with the guy. Now i'm busy with Ezzio (AC2) and I have "the brotherhood" here waiting. It's not do i'm infected by kids (i don't have them) but "in the old day's" we played on the night shift with a PS1 from a colleague (Tomb Raider, Duke Nukem (?))I guess that is pass 25 years. Before that we played "Red Cat" on the PC (MS DOS thing) If Ubisoft could do me a pleasure and make a game with that cat in the leading role i would be so happy.

For my 50th birthday my husband asked what my gift would be and I thought "a PS3" remembering the fun I had before with the games.

It's kind of strange that most people react surprised when i tell them i have a PS3 and play AC. When i told them i got a gamecomputer they thougt "Oke' a WII". Almost as i've i need to do more exercise or so, ?????!!!??. On the other hand some people react also a bit strange by telling me how "super-cool" i am. But it's the same reaction i get when people find out i like some kind of music or i can sing along with the latest hits. As if my intresses should end at some point, my horizon should stop somewhere. It's something in the heads of others, not in mine.

What i like about AC is that it's so wide, you can walk (swim, boating, horseback riding etc.) for hours. I also like to puzzle. But the main event is to be an assassin. I'm having so much fun jumping off a roof and get two "bad guys" at the same time. And like the rest of you in real life i couldn't kill a fly.

And you should see me when things don't go my way, like a right-turn jump when the clock is tikking and Ezzio falls for the 50the time in de water because he jumps backwords. It's such a harmless way to "wwwrrrhhaaaaaaccchhhh", get crazy.

Well, my mother is 78 and she was helping me by give me instructions; "no, no over there, get him, get hime, **** you mist".

Well, i got to go, must ask a Q(?) elsewhere on this forum and my English writing demands a bit of time.

Grtz. Tula

evilkitten28
11-29-2010, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by Rodriquezz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjVV843nFw

Girl playing Team Fortress 2, very funny watch, trust me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Gaming is a male domain, because there are more male gamers. Also most popular multiplayer games are about killing and i'm safe to say that many women really don't like this stuff or have other, more important, priorities like cooking naked for their men, spending time in the bathroom to look good for men or being a career woman who doesn't have time for wasting times with computergames.

I think it's about the mindset, which differes between male and women, the males are the competetive characters and the girls are the more caring person, which lies in their instincts. I don't know how many girls girls play fighting games, but i guess most of the real gamer girls (who play games regularely) and are not casual gamers (play games every now and then) are tomboys.

Discuss.

Now I don't appreciate the tone of the first part of your post but I wonder if that was on purpose to try to get us girls riled up...

I will say this though:
1. most of the women my age(that I know) do not play games, have no interest in them and only buy them for their children(some have even made snide remarks to/about me because I play games...they see it as being childish)

2. I am a career woman, I have children(they play games also) and I also care about how I look(definitely NOT a tomboy) and I LOVE fighting games, RPGs and I LOVE the assassination part of Assassin's creed.(the more creative(and funny) ways I can come up with to kill someone, the better!)

Moryarity
11-30-2010, 06:57 AM
nice discussion you get goin here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am also a female gamer and play a variety of games, I am however not so much interested in the CoD like games.

I like the AC franchise, althought the "stealth effect" of the game could be more pronounced for my taste, but I also lie games like Tomb Raider, F.E.A.R, Bioshock (one of my favourites) alot of adventure type games and of course God of War http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Which the staff member at a market tried to "warn" me about, that it might be "brutal" and more for a "male audience" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

KHRYS_24
11-30-2010, 10:14 AM
I don't get why people say "girl gamers" and can't just say "gamers" as well without the "girl". Just cause a lot of guys play video games, doesn't mean there aren't as many, if not, even more girls that play video games than guys as well nowadays. Before, it was alright to say "girl gamers" cause there wasn't as much girls playing video games. But in this time, there a lot of gamers that are female. So why not just call them gamers as well instead of saying "girl gamers" everytime. Gamers are gamers and it doesn't matter if you're a guy or a girl. We all like to play video game and have fun doing so.

justinpunny
11-30-2010, 10:18 AM
............

pretty Good point there @Khrys_24

well put. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

KHRYS_24
11-30-2010, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by justinpunny:
............

pretty Good point there @Khrys_24

well put. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif ]

Thanks.

Rodriquezz
11-30-2010, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by evilkitten28:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rodriquezz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjVV843nFw

Girl playing Team Fortress 2, very funny watch, trust me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Gaming is a male domain, because there are more male gamers. Also most popular multiplayer games are about killing and i'm safe to say that many women really don't like this stuff or have other, more important, priorities like cooking naked for their men, spending time in the bathroom to look good for men or being a career woman who doesn't have time for wasting times with computergames.

I think it's about the mindset, which differes between male and women, the males are the competetive characters and the girls are the more caring person, which lies in their instincts. I don't know how many girls girls play fighting games, but i guess most of the real gamer girls (who play games regularely) and are not casual gamers (play games every now and then) are tomboys.

Discuss.

Now I don't appreciate the tone of the first part of your post but I wonder if that was on purpose to try to get us girls riled up...

I will say this though:
1. most of the women my age(that I know) do not play games, have no interest in them and only buy them for their children(some have even made snide remarks to/about me because I play games...they see it as being childish)

2. I am a career woman, I have children(they play games also) and I also care about how I look(definitely NOT a tomboy) and I LOVE fighting games, RPGs and I LOVE the assassination part of Assassin's creed.(the more creative(and funny) ways I can come up with to kill someone, the better!) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Then you are a member of a very rare breed, feel yourself special http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

evilkitten28
11-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Rodriquezz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by evilkitten28:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rodriquezz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjVV843nFw

Girl playing Team Fortress 2, very funny watch, trust me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Gaming is a male domain, because there are more male gamers. Also most popular multiplayer games are about killing and i'm safe to say that many women really don't like this stuff or have other, more important, priorities like cooking naked for their men, spending time in the bathroom to look good for men or being a career woman who doesn't have time for wasting times with computergames.

I think it's about the mindset, which differes between male and women, the males are the competetive characters and the girls are the more caring person, which lies in their instincts. I don't know how many girls girls play fighting games, but i guess most of the real gamer girls (who play games regularely) and are not casual gamers (play games every now and then) are tomboys.

Discuss.

Now I don't appreciate the tone of the first part of your post but I wonder if that was on purpose to try to get us girls riled up...

I will say this though:
1. most of the women my age(that I know) do not play games, have no interest in them and only buy them for their children(some have even made snide remarks to/about me because I play games...they see it as being childish)

2. I am a career woman, I have children(they play games also) and I also care about how I look(definitely NOT a tomboy) and I LOVE fighting games, RPGs and I LOVE the assassination part of Assassin's creed.(the more creative(and funny) ways I can come up with to kill someone, the better!) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Then you are a member of a very rare breed, feel yourself special http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why, thank you my good sir, I will!

LadyGahan2010
11-30-2010, 05:43 PM
The idea of mostly tomboys playing games is greatly exaggerated. There aren't just two kinds of females in this world, tomboys and princesses, there's lots of "gray areas" girls, if you know what I mean.


some have even made snide remarks to/about me because I play games...they see it as being childish
I feel you :| My own husband calls my interests infantile waste of time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Kaxen6
11-30-2010, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by LadyGahan2010:
The idea of mostly tomboys playing games is greatly exaggerated. There aren't just two kinds of females in this world, tomboys and princesses, there's lots of "gray areas" girls, if you know what I mean.

Yeah.



@_@ Though on account I only play like two or three PS3 games a year, go figure on how gamer I am.

Riley_Dom
11-30-2010, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by rocketxsurgeon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Riley_Dom:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rocketxsurgeon:
lol its nice to hear other girl's views http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If anyone wants to add me, and kick all the boys asses, feel free to do so :P

Yeah, it is pretty cool to hear other's views...
I would love to add you, but, as mentioned in my previous post, i can't connect to the internet. D: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

oh no! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I'll add you so when you get your internet back we can play http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
okay!!! Probably wont be for a while, though...

Lethalla
11-30-2010, 09:25 PM
Hmmm... How do I love Assassin's Creed? Let me count the ways... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I think I'm a little too old to call myself a "girl", as I have two boys rapidly approaching their teenage years. But I've always enjoyed gaming - not so much "war" games, though I did enjoy Fallout 3, but I've also played Diablo 2, amongst other things.

I guess my love of Assassin's Creed stems from an interest in (not in order):

1. fantasy/sci-fi novels & films
2. warfare (Roman through to mediaeval, mostly prior to the invention of gunpowder)
3. conspiracy theories (though that doesn't mean I'm a nutter...)

However, I also cook and clean and can sew my own clothes.

I think it's pathetic that whenever I go into public spaces in PSN that guys think that I actually look like my avatar...

I don't know any other girls/women playing AC:B MP, though I reckon most would think from my PSN ID that I'm a guy = though the truth of that is that it's the initials of my husband, boys and myself.

BUT, I do like that guys I work with (and guys at my husband's work) think I'm cool b/c I play Assassin's Creed.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

evilkitten28
11-30-2010, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by Lethalla:
Hmmm... How do I love Assassin's Creed? Let me count the ways... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I think I'm a little too old to call myself a "girl", as I have two boys rapidly approaching their teenage years. But I've always enjoyed gaming - not so much "war" games, though I did enjoy Fallout 3, but I've also played Diablo 2, amongst other things.

I guess my love of Assassin's Creed stems from an interest in (not in order):

1. fantasy/sci-fi novels & films
2. warfare (Roman through to mediaeval, mostly prior to the invention of gunpowder)
3. conspiracy theories (though that doesn't mean I'm a nutter...)

However, I also cook and clean and can sew my own clothes.

I think it's pathetic that whenever I go into public spaces in PSN that guys think that I actually look like my avatar...

I don't know any other girls/women playing AC:B MP, though I reckon most would think from my PSN ID that I'm a guy = though the truth of that is that it's the initials of my husband, boys and myself.

BUT, I do like that guys I work with (and guys at my husband's work) think I'm cool b/c I play Assassin's Creed.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

You are most welcome here, fellow gamer girl-lady-woman! (I have a teenager too so I'm technically not a "girl" either but hey, that's what they call us)

recklesschords
11-30-2010, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by evilkitten28:

You are most welcome here, fellow gamer girl-lady-woman! (I have a teenager too so I'm technically not a "girl" either but hey, that's what they call us)

Girls at heart? \o/

AC and such things like Halo and the Zelda games are the only ones I've ever been able to really get into. I've recently tried Infamous, which... I just really don't like, and am gonna try my hand at Uncharted (because my brother/friends have been peddling that one off to me for a bit now).

I've yet to had a bad experience with a guy while playing or buying a video game (except when I bought AC:B, but that wasn't so much bad as intriguing), so I suppose I approach this whole situation with an optimistic point of view.

Of course, if a guy ever pulled the "**** or GTFO" thing with me, I would have to verbally slaughter him. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif