If girls supposedly play video games as much or more than men, why have I never met a single girl who plays video games?
Btw, I tried making this thread before, and the janitor deleted it. What a brave white knight he is.
How is that even possible? Most girls I know play videogames, sure they all play the Sims or WRPG's or platformers like Rayman but theyre all videogames.. I also never met a girl who hated videogames. Most girls just hate anime because it's pretty fucking gay.
Met a girl who plays vidya at work, I asked her what she likes and she said CoD. I don't know if she said it out of fear like us who don't want to be judged for playing niche JRPGs or anything beyond the view of casuals, or she really is just a casual, I'll never know unless I slip up first.
>I'll never know unless I slip up first.
You think she gives a fuck if you tell her you play fucking Neptunia games? As long as you act NORMAL around her she probably doesn't give a fuck at all. She will probably like you more for being honest instead of acting pretentious.
I work in retail, and indeed 90% of people I sell games to are guys. The other 10% are usually mom's buying games for their kids who are with them. So I don't buy the whole "women are bigger gamers than guys" bullshit. Facebook games and Flappybird doesn't count.
>my personal experiences are a fair representation of an entire gender's tendencies
>I know better than those tried-and-true studies that follow rigid procedure
>people that disagree with me are white knights
I mean, I know this is bait, but.. you could have tried to be subtle.
Many girls only play games on their phones. And even those who play on consoles, mostly don't like spending money on them. Instead they play on the consoles of the men in their lives.
My ex for example played a lot on her uncle's consoles, growing up, and later played on mine. She liked all kind of different games and was very good at some genres but would never ever have spend serious money on them.
Same thing with other girls I've been with throughout the years. My current girl, for instance, will play some console games but usually only with me or, if it is something that she really likes, if I buy it for her. She doesn't have a problem with buying games if they are gifts for me but she wouldn't spend any money on games for herself.
Yeah, that's why I don't mention any vague series. I know Either would probably fly in my polish and german neighborhood (in NYC)
>It's about a magical polack swordsman who kills monsters and bangs sluts
You can refute statistics by looking at what they actually measure.
Farmville and candy-crush during time with nothing else to do does not a gamer make
Gamers game over other things, not because other things are unavailable
>It's another Reddit style misogny thread
It is for a couple of reasons. My ex probably would never brought up how she played through RE4 on my GC on one weekend to her friends. Gaming used to be for geeks and she was a very feminine woman who was interested in fashion, make-up and all that stupid stuff. She didn't want to be seen as the buddy, tomboy kind of girl, maybe? Or she thought her friends would regard it as immature? I don't know really.
Also, she (and most other women that I know) think games are way too expensive. My current gf, on the other hand, would like to try more games but she simply can't be arsed to get used to 3D controls. She thinks most games are way too tense and difficult for her and can only play for very short bursts.
Well the thing with statistics is that it can be very manipulable. Take the term "Gamer" for instance. It doesn't really mean anything so you can create the narrative you want. As others have pointed out the 50% of gamers are women include cell phone apps and the like. Your normal street walker might consider that worthy of considering gaming, but this dark dank hole would never. Just look at pro gun vs anti gun stats in the US and you will get an idea of what I am talking about.
>tried-and-true studies that follow rigid procedure
Unless you post their 'study' with their methods there is no way of knowing if it was a valid study (valid studies in peer reviewed journals have to). Even then people get in trouble for fudging research all of the time. I know that your post was bait but it wasn't entirely inaccurate so I think it warranted a reply.
I live in Germany too. And I somewhat agree. There are some women here who are casually into videogames. But as a rule of thumb I'd say that most decent-looking girls aren't. It is mostly ugly girls who study Japanese and wear Pokemon t-shirts who are really into games.
>Sounds like they are in some sort of self denial of liking video games and won't spend money on them as a result.
Why would they have to spend money on consoles? Many guys own a shit load of consoles. Want to play some Mario? Go visit your uncle! Want to play some local co-op? Invite another couple to your bf's place and play on his console! Need a Game Boy for a trip? Borrow it from your nerdy platonic best friend!
>why have I never met a single girl who plays video games?
Maybe you should go outside?
I'm not saying girls should be the target audience for videogames since they're obviously still a minority, however I have met a lot of girls who play plenty of videogames. Most of them are casuals who only play famous triple A games once in a while (like Skyrim or whatever), however I have some female friends who are very hardcore gamers. It's not as rare as people seem to think.
My gf plays the Sims and Kameo on rare replay. That's about it. She tried fallout 4 for the town shit but didn't stick with it. Gonna try to get her into xcom because she like making characters
No, it was the eshop data. More than 90% games were bought via credit cards owned by men. But that could also include fathers, husbands and boyfriends. I'm convinced that a lot of women like playing games. They simply don't like spending money on them.
It's not something that most girls would like. Played it on the 3DS. It was good but not the second coming of Christ that many are making it out to be. Some of the secondary weapons break the game completely.
It's a lie that just as many girls play videogames than men, I've seen evidence of that with my own eyes. But I still know plenty of girls who play videogames. Even my Grandma used to play video games
my girlfriend actually plays games more like i used to before i was jaded and thus sticks with them and finishes them when she starts them. but she also has a job and sleeps a lot because shes a chef on her feet all day, so she plays less than me overall, i guess. and she isnt too terribly skilled at anything game wise, but im no grand warlock myself