Making Playable Female Characters Isn't Just Right, It's Good Business

Here are some facts: Women play video games (almost 50% of all video games and a third of PC and console games!). Women have money to spend on video games. Women would like to see themselves represented as playable characters—not just sexualized prizes—in video games. Playing a female character in a video game, if you… » 8/06/14 7:00pm 8/06/14 7:00pm

Foolish Xbox Folk Assume All Gamers Are Boys

When a blogger contacted Xbox Support about her account, she got a form letter with tips — for her son. But if Xbox assumes that all gamers are boys, it may be missing out on a growing market. » 8/09/10 7:03pm 8/09/10 7:03pm

Naked Man Enjoys A Cigarette & Gets On Sex Offender Registry

• A 55-year-old British man was arrested and charged with shameless indecency after he was spotted by a neighbor jumping naked on his trampoline. » 7/08/10 5:30pm 7/08/10 5:30pm

Inside The Minds Of Girl Gamers

We've heard the stats about women and social gaming. Nearly half of women play online games. So Lifetime, in their pursuit to learn about all things women-related, conducted a year-long, in-depth study to go inside the minds of women gamers. » 3/10/10 2:00pm 3/10/10 2:00pm

Shocker: Warcraft Not Just For Dudes

"The new face of online gaming is feisty, foxy and female." The fact that women play World of Warcraft isn't exactly a secret. So why did the Times of London present the game as some new form of online dating? » 2/25/10 4:40pm 2/25/10 4:40pm

Baby Mixup Leads To Lawsuit • Secret To Happy Marriage: Separate Houses

• A woman from Illinois freaked out recently after she found out that she had breastfed a stranger's baby by mistake. She is now suing the hospital for their mix up. • » 2/15/10 5:40pm 2/15/10 5:40pm

Take "Sex Advice From Warcraft Players" At Your Own Risk

Nerve convened a panel of World of Warcraft players to participate in their "Sex Advice From..." series. Players Mike, Janelle, and Brooke held forth on maintaining long distance relationships and in-game macking - but can you trust their advice? » 2/04/10 7:20pm 2/04/10 7:20pm

True Life: I'm Addicted to Video Games "Takes The Tampon Out"

Last night's True Life featured two videogame addicts. One, Barry, fit the normal gamer profile of white male techophile between the ages of fifteen and thirty. And then there was Charisse. » 1/26/10 4:00pm 1/26/10 4:00pm

Act Like You Know: Nielsen Research Confirms That Women Buy Systems And…

New Nielsen research reveals that in the United States "52% of PSP owners are women," "49% of Nintendo Wii owners are female," and "45% of all active gamers are women." And no, it's not because they come in lilac. [Joystiq] » 1/08/10 1:40pm 1/08/10 1:40pm

Beyond Rockett and Purple Moon: Gender, Gaming, and Stereotypes

Sociological Images just reposted a TED talk on girls and gaming by Brenda Laurel, founder of Purple Moon. And I have to admit, watching that video made me wince. » 12/29/09 1:00pm 12/29/09 1:00pm

Video Game Experts Discuss Paucity Of Female Gamers

Recent studies have found more women own video game consoles than men, but most women aren't "hardcore" gamers. Not surprisingly, experts say the problem is the industry still only presents female characters from a male point of view. » 9/25/09 3:40pm 9/25/09 3:40pm

Mountain Dew Commercial Features Women Who Play Warcraft

The commercial at left, for World of Warcraft-themed Mountain Dew Game Fuel, is the first gaming commercial we've seen starring women exclusively. We found it kind of progressive, until YouTube commenters explained that hot women don't actually play WoW! » 6/19/09 12:30pm 6/19/09 12:30pm

The number of girl gamers is up, but will women spend hours sitting in their mom's basement eating chips and tapping away on their pink bedazzled Nintendo DSs? 38% percent of video game players in the U.S. are female, up from 33% five years ago, according to IBISWorld, but the new problem for software companies is… » 10/03/08 2:40pm 10/03/08 2:40pm