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…
• 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.
• 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. •
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?
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.
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.
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.