Features

Just Call Me a Gamer

  • Hi! I feel like your articles tackles about five different topics that almost deserve a complete article on their own. I'll talk about the parts that I'm most passionate about and then explain what GamingAngels is and why I know we still need a place that does promote/is for the women gamers.

  • Hi! I feel like your articles tackles about five different topics that almost deserve a complete article on their own. I'll talk about the parts that I'm most passionate about and then explain what GamingAngels is and why I know we still need a place that does promote/is for the women gamers.

  • cont..
    I'm passionate about changing the way the game industry markets to gamers. You addressed the Playstation ads, which I completely agree with your stance. What better way to alienate your female fans than to do continuous marketing ads portraying females as not understanding games or not playing them. Once, it's funny, twice, it's a problem. This is because the game industry knows marketing to men 18-25 very well. They seem to not know how to market a game without a gender slant. Until the game industry does this, I will be vocal on GamingAngels and in interviews to keep pushing and challenging the industry for change. We have to be. This isn't for grrrl gamers, this is for all gamers.

    GamingAngels exists on the industry side to show them a collection of women talking passionately about games (or comics or tech). This is to prove to them numbers and display what women are saying about their games which hopefully will help them with their marketing efforts. Another purpose of GA is to highlight women that work in the industry to encourage more women to go into tech and gaming industry as a career.
    No one questions why a female magazine about fashion exists.

  • The Cosmos, Marie Claires, of the world. But yet everyone questions why a female online community for gamers exists. Why is that? Why aren't there female focused magazines? Why don't the Cosmo's etc feature articles about Tech and gaming? Why can't we really target women and inform them about games, comics and tech in an effort to educate and have fun?
    I hope to one day provide a magazine like Wired for women. Why is it that all tech magazines are male focused or in the male magazine section? That is what we exist for. We have plenty of male members, but I will not back down about our need to be female-focused.

    • I love your site, its the only one that's run by and directed for woman that I visit. It isn't in your face and it caters to everyone. Even though it is a site run by woman it doesn't feel like it (in a good way). It feels more like a gaming website. The articles that I don't have an interest in, I simply ignore (like on Twilight) mainly because I can't relate to it.

    • Saw your video from where you were on the news broadcast and it was great. But did you have to be playing a DS? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it and I have a DS myself, its just that I see it everywhere. Of course it would be hard to set up a TV with a 360 in an ad, but maybe switch it up with a PsP. Personally, it seems that Sony isn't a fan of the female audience.

      • yeah it was just the next event I had on my calendar. It was an event by Nintendo that NBC could film from. It would have been Lost Planet 2 but that was too late.

  • cont..
    I'm passionate about changing the way the game industry markets to gamers. You addressed the Playstation ads, which I completely agree with your stance. What better way to alienate your female fans than to do continuous marketing ads portraying females as not understanding games or not playing them. Once, it's funny, twice, it's a problem. This is because the game industry knows marketing to men 18-25 very well. They seem to not know how to market a game without a gender slant. Until the game industry does this, I will be vocal on GamingAngels and in interviews to keep pushing and challenging the industry for change. We have to be. This isn't for grrrl gamers, this is for all gamers.

    GamingAngels exists on the industry side to show them a collection of women talking passionately about games (or comics or tech). This is to prove to them numbers and display what women are saying about their games which hopefully will help them with their marketing efforts. Another purpose of GA is to highlight women that work in the industry to encourage more women to go into tech and gaming industry as a career.
    No one questions why a female magazine about fashion exists.

  • The Cosmos, Marie Claires, of the world. But yet everyone questions why a female online community for gamers exists. Why is that? Why aren't there female focused magazines? Why don't the Cosmo's etc feature articles about Tech and gaming? Why can't we really target women and inform them about games, comics and tech in an effort to educate and have fun?
    I hope to one day provide a magazine like Wired for women. Why is it that all tech magazines are male focused or in the male magazine section? That is what we exist for. We have plenty of male members, but I will not back down about our need to be female-focused.

    • I love your site, its the only one that's run by and directed for woman that I visit. It isn't in your face and it caters to everyone. Even though it is a site run by woman it doesn't feel like it (in a good way). It feels more like a gaming website. The articles that I don't have an interest in, I simply ignore (like on Twilight) mainly because I can't relate to it.

    • Saw your video from where you were on the news broadcast and it was great. But did you have to be playing a DS? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it and I have a DS myself, its just that I see it everywhere. Of course it would be hard to set up a TV with a 360 in an ad, but maybe switch it up with a PsP. Personally, it seems that Sony isn't a fan of the female audience.

      • yeah it was just the next event I had on my calendar. It was an event by Nintendo that NBC could film from. It would have been Lost Planet 2 but that was too late.

  • Nice article 😀
    People should get over it that 'female' gamers exist, and can be awesome.

    I remember joining a tournament on a convention for soul calibur…I was the only 'female' gamer and when I was up I heard many remarks and silent laughter….Until I kicked my opponents ass and then suddenly everything changed…
    Funny thing was, the years after many more ladies joined in, haha…

    But sadly enough I don't think it'll ever change…
    it's like with jobs…Its always like, 'men' job 'female' job…They put labels on everything in this society…blah

  • Nice article 😀
    People should get over it that 'female' gamers exist, and can be awesome.

    I remember joining a tournament on a convention for soul calibur…I was the only 'female' gamer and when I was up I heard many remarks and silent laughter….Until I kicked my opponents ass and then suddenly everything changed…
    Funny thing was, the years after many more ladies joined in, haha…

    But sadly enough I don't think it'll ever change…
    it's like with jobs…Its always like, 'men' job 'female' job…They put labels on everything in this society…blah

  • Jonny

    I hate to play devil's advocate here, but we live in a society with very well defined gender roles. As long as those roles are present, the gaming world will reflect those same roles. For example, the Imagine DS series targets almost all the common gender roles that women/girls have ascribed to them. I'm not saying this is right, but I am saying it is to be expected. No one's forcing women to play games marketed towards them in the same way that no one's forcing women to go see chick flicks. It's just something, that on a very general level, many women do.

    Also, on the point of the fetish aspect of girl gaming (it's sounds cool too… girl gaming… alliteration rules), it totally belongs. I've got a girl who games. And y'know what, if she ever breaks up with me, I fully understand the fact that she will become boy gamer crack cocaine. There's a large subsect of men who game and would love to date a woman who does the same. Why would it be wrong for a woman to take advantage of that situation in order to find a mate? If women can show off their legs then why can't they show off their talent?

    You sound very… agitated with the state of things. But I think you should go look at the barbie doll isle in toy stores before you sound off on the inequities of gaming. The problem in the gaming world, and in the toy isle, is only a reflection of a larger societal construct. Until that changes (and it is changing), "girl gaming" will continue to exist.

    • I made sure to avoid the Barbie section at Toys R Us when I used to go there.

  • Jonny

    I hate to play devil's advocate here, but we live in a society with very well defined gender roles. As long as those roles are present, the gaming world will reflect those same roles. For example, the Imagine DS series targets almost all the common gender roles that women/girls have ascribed to them. I'm not saying this is right, but I am saying it is to be expected. No one's forcing women to play games marketed towards them in the same way that no one's forcing women to go see chick flicks. It's just something, that on a very general level, many women do.

    Also, on the point of the fetish aspect of girl gaming (it's sounds cool too… girl gaming… alliteration rules), it totally belongs. I've got a girl who games. And y'know what, if she ever breaks up with me, I fully understand the fact that she will become boy gamer crack cocaine. There's a large subsect of men who game and would love to date a woman who does the same. Why would it be wrong for a woman to take advantage of that situation in order to find a mate? If women can show off their legs then why can't they show off their talent?

    You sound very… agitated with the state of things. But I think you should go look at the barbie doll isle in toy stores before you sound off on the inequities of gaming. The problem in the gaming world, and in the toy isle, is only a reflection of a larger societal construct. Until that changes (and it is changing), "girl gaming" will continue to exist.

    • I made sure to avoid the Barbie section at Toys R Us when I used to go there.

  • Keele

    TL;DR

    Next time write an article about males and I might read it.

  • Keele

    TL;DR

    Next time write an article about males and I might read it.

  • mierda

    itt: attention whores
    nobody cares about wimmenz gamers.

  • mierda

    itt: attention whores
    nobody cares about wimmenz gamers.

  • cake=lie

    Keele and Mark are the only posts worth reading.

  • cake=lie

    Keele and Mark are the only posts worth reading.

  • Mark

    Another girl gamer article, YAWN

  • Mark

    Another girl gamer article, YAWN

  • franwex

    Why do females always try to do what guys do? Yet guys never care to do what girls do (well, most)? Okay, okay, I know its because of the amount of testosterone (or hormones) we were exposed to as a zygote.
    A real (girl) gamer doesn't complain about the marketing. Fact, most guys play games so obviously most games are aimed towards males. This started out as a fun gender-less hobby that most males took over. Why didn't females of the late 70's early 80's play? Why don't you ask them? It's their fault you are being singled out now.
    Anyway, lots of girls play games, even games that guys might pick up like all those FPS'S. The lines are getting blurred now and pretty soon there will be no lines-okay that was a lie. Guys will always out geek girls in gaming-sorry.
    Now stop complaining and go make your man a sandwich : P

    • Females of the late 70's and early 80's did play, it seems that no one really cared back then since the majority of us were under the age of ten.

  • franwex

    Why do females always try to do what guys do? Yet guys never care to do what girls do (well, most)? Okay, okay, I know its because of the amount of testosterone (or hormones) we were exposed to as a zygote.
    A real (girl) gamer doesn't complain about the marketing. Fact, most guys play games so obviously most games are aimed towards males. This started out as a fun gender-less hobby that most males took over. Why didn't females of the late 70's early 80's play? Why don't you ask them? It's their fault you are being singled out now.
    Anyway, lots of girls play games, even games that guys might pick up like all those FPS'S. The lines are getting blurred now and pretty soon there will be no lines-okay that was a lie. Guys will always out geek girls in gaming-sorry.
    Now stop complaining and go make your man a sandwich : P

    • Females of the late 70's and early 80's did play, it seems that no one really cared back then since the majority of us were under the age of ten.

  • Sigh, another complain.

  • Sigh, another complain.

  • fistula

    She must've had a bad day when she got her bikini waxed. Blogging is for losers who have extremely low-level reading , writing, and comprehension skills as indicated by the op. A female gamer should only be recognized if she's hot or at least cute and actually have good gaming skills that places her in the top half of the leaderboards in a consistent basis; otherwise, she's just another wannabe gamer like the rest of them.

    • Are you always this shallow? I could say the same about guys who game. No cares unless you're hot and good at what you do. Personally, I don't care. It's about having fun.

  • fistula

    She must've had a bad day when she got her bikini waxed. Blogging is for losers who have extremely low-level reading , writing, and comprehension skills as indicated by the op. A female gamer should only be recognized if she's hot or at least cute and actually have good gaming skills that places her in the top half of the leaderboards in a consistent basis; otherwise, she's just another wannabe gamer like the rest of them.

    • Are you always this shallow? I could say the same about guys who game. No cares unless you're hot and good at what you do. Personally, I don't care. It's about having fun.

  • Seeing a lot of the comments and I can't say that I'm surprised. This was just a simple article to point out that its better to just call everyone a gamer and that it doesn't depend on the sex. But it seems to me a lot of people have some growing up to do and love to hash out on one's opinion.

  • Seeing a lot of the comments and I can't say that I'm surprised. This was just a simple article to point out that its better to just call everyone a gamer and that it doesn't depend on the sex. But it seems to me a lot of people have some growing up to do and love to hash out on one's opinion.

  • I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

  • I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

  • This was a great article, one to get people thinking. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but whether that opinion is beneficial or not is another story. I believe that sexism will always exist in some way shape or form and it's up to the women to prove us wrong; i think that's just the competitive nature in all of us. In a more ideal and perfect world, sex would not matter but sadly, that's not the case.

  • This was a great article, one to get people thinking. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but whether that opinion is beneficial or not is another story. I believe that sexism will always exist in some way shape or form and it's up to the women to prove us wrong; i think that's just the competitive nature in all of us. In a more ideal and perfect world, sex would not matter but sadly, that's not the case.

  • Annette Cutter

    I have a ps2 and I want to get some get in touch with of duty. I am choosing amongst these four games. Get In Touch With of duty huge red 1 enhanced best hits, get in touch with of duty 3, phone of duty greatest hour, or get in touch with of duty environment at war. I want to know which 2 are ideal for guns, online, singleplayer/ missions and just overall. These video games are only valuable to me for ps2. Make Sure You comment on which two game titles are best. Thanks.

  • nothin_nyce1

    Do you think teams should be allowed to challenge penalties in the NFL?

    Do you think MLB needs create the ability to review bad calls?

    It just makes me feel like everything is rigged when a bad call determines the outcome of a game and decides who wins or loses.

    They should call it the “Tim Donaghy Rule.” (NBA ref caught for calling games so he could win on bets he placed, for those of you who didn’t know)

  • lets roll

    How to write Feature articles, Letters to the editors and editorials Can i please have a scaffold 4 mi yearlys

    Thanks