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Girls and Gaming: Why Not!

Updated on January 3, 2019
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Amber is an avid girl gamer, PC enthusiast, and animal lover. When she's not covered in cats and watching anime, she's kicking @$$ in SC2.

Why Shouldn't Girls Play Games Too?

Whenever someone things of a gamer, a male sitting on a couch or chair with a wireless controller and headset always comes into mind. Most gamers are male, or at least they were. But the gaming industry is changing, and slowly coming to accept that females are also part of the population of gamers too. Video games are evolving and heading toward our demographic, and it's about time! Don't get me wrong, I love racing cars and shooting zombies with the rest of the player population, but sometimes it's nice to play something a little less destructive and a little more nurturing. But only sometimes...

Now girls; how often is it that you get home and want to spend time with your man, and all he wants to do is sit down, relax, and play a nice XBox or PS3 game, and you're left out to do nothing but watch and slowly simmer to a boil inside while thinking, "He never wants to spend time with me, just with his dumb games." Until I picked up the controller, it was a never ending battle, and one I frequently lost. But after having left many exes and talked to many guy friends, I found out that most of them would love to have you sit next to them and grab a controller too. If you have the ambition to try, there's guaranteed a game or twenty out there that both of you will like, and like enough to play together. The key is trying. If you should die mid level, press start, and begin at the last save point. As in all aspects of life, practice makes a fool out of him when you kick his, well, you get the picture.


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My Goals For the Beginner Gamer Girls

What I would like more than anything, is to get on a chat channel and see that there are more girl gamers than guys, and to watch them beating the pants off of all the guys around. It's not something that will happen overnight, but it is something achievable with practice and dedication to someone that wants to do something other than fill the stereotypes of typical women. Be it casual gaming, stress relief after a long day of work, or actually competing, gaming is still gaming. With all of the technology around, everyone has played at least one game for a while, even on cell phones or other mobile devices. I'd like to not just help you decide which games would be the best for you, but also the best for you and your significant other to play with you. I may not be a professional, but I am experienced in the art of gaming, and I want to share that experience with you.

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    Amber Davis 

    6 years ago from Texas

    My husband feels the same way, but my kids think it's awesome. They get the heads up on new games and how they are before their friends because i'm such a nerd I research them as soon as I hear of them.

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    Awesome Harry 

    6 years ago

    Great hub! Nice to know there are girls who follow gaming. None of my female friends ever showed any interest in that. And my girlfriend thinks of me as a little boy every time I take a gamepad in my hands.

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    Laura Brown 

    9 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

    Women are already beating men in games. Sometimes the boys get a bit offended and won't play shooter games with us anymore. I think we can be a bit more blood thirsty and risk taking than they are when it comes to something fictional, like a game.

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    Amber Davis 

    9 years ago from Texas

    I hope to keep every interested girl happy by explaining games and how to get better. If you have any requests, let me know and ill do my best to get it on here. Enjoy!

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    Daniella Lopez 

    9 years ago

    Yay! A fellow girl gamer! Loved your hub and I look forward to more of your hubs. :D

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    Robert Erich 

    9 years ago from California

    I think it is awesome you are way into games. I look forward to seeing the day when women are whipping guys in gaming too. Entertaining hubs and good luck with your games!

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