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    They call me Hammy! blueovalboy7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogger
    Oh don't you bring my ponies into this! Not Snowball and Buttercup!
    Haha.

    I think there are enough skill based games out there, they just don't get pushed to the female gender because employees at major retail stores have a mindset to where they see a girl looking at games we automatically think, what are some of the easier games that might keep them interested, but usually we ask what kind of games they're into before recommending anything (Worked for Best Buy). It's the ones that just flat out go, oh would you like to play a game with "girly" things and not very difficult at all, that obviously get to you.

    My sister and gf would both rather play games that involve skill, than games that are only "gender specific." So I understand where you're coming from. This sentiment of "too many girl games" is more true when it comes to DS games I believe than Wii games, am I correct?

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    More on the topic:

    Crappy games also have a ripple effect. If someone plays a game or two on a specific console, they might associate the bad gaming experience to the console as opposed to the game itself. They will then tell their friends about it, and they in turn will be less likely to purchase the console. I can see this happening more typically to the casual gamer, who isn't likely to take the time to actually research a game or console on their own.

    The Wii does have the advantage of motion control, so it's not a typical console, and can sell on that feature alone - which it seems to be doing.

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    If someone bought me something like Metroid Prime or Mario Strikers Charged, I'd probably start crying.
    I need the girly games. And a variety of them, at that. Look at me, the stereotypical girl ~*gamer*~
    I actually have Cooking Mama on pause. I suck at cracking teh eggs, that shit is hard.
    I'm not domestic either...at all. Toasted bagels and ramen noodles FTW.
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    In my opinion, there shouldn't be any advertisement for any "childrens products". Today, we're sutured into the idea of capitalism and commercialism and so very few question it. Some even see it as natural.

    Most of the "girl" games are specifically targetting that age of girls when they do usual "maternal" things: dolls, cooking, looking after things etc...

    Although, gaming in general is regarded as "naturally masculine", which I also dislike the idea of, and that exactly where Nintendo are doing things right. Take for example Phantom Hourglass's ads. Some of those are targetted towards girls/women, despite the Zelda games being associated as "Longtime gaming" and therefore "naturally masculine". Compare that to Ocarina of Time's, "Whilst thou save the girl, or play like one", and you begin to see a serious difference in attitudes towards female gamers.

    That's not to say, however, that somebody won't appreciate things like cooking mama, although it's wrong to assume and especially push onto a girl, that specific game simply because of her gender. In essence, Nintendo as a company = generally good, age wise and gender wise. People selling Nintendo products (either in a game shop, or in things like ONM) = not good and rely to heavily on gender stereotypes.


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    Wow, remind me never to get on your bad side.
    Anyway, I agree with you on all sections, since I have a sister who feels the same way. Girls can be just as "hardcore" as boys when it comes down to games, but I don't think that these kind of games will ever go away. As long as there are parents who continue to purchase these sort of games for their children, these games will continue to thrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    If someone bought me something like Metroid Prime or Mario Strikers Charged, I'd probably start crying.
    I need the girly games. And a variety of them, at that. Look at me, the stereotypical girl ~*gamer*~
    I actually have Cooking Mama on pause. I suck at cracking teh eggs, that shit is hard.
    I'm not domestic either...at all. Toasted bagels and ramen noodles FTW.
    That is all.
    you will love this game then.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by wario2ooo
    you will love this game then.....



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    I don't like games about animals.

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    It seems to be Nintendo's tactic as of late- they can't get the hardcore gamers (who mostly play 360 and PS3) so they appeal to other potential gamers. Ingenious really, but the problem is it leads to all these bloody party games and non-games (like Brain Age and WarioWare) and not enough "traditional" games (I dislike trying to define games as being masculine or feminine, so I'm avoiding it). I know some females who only like casual/cute games, but equally I know females who like Zelda, Metroid, etc. as much as the next male. I guess it's the price of Nintendo's resurgence that we must suffer a flood of those sorts of games, because I doubt they'd have survived without them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    I don't like games about animals.
    wha?!.....you no pet horsy?.....

    i dislike the game.....and any game related to owning a fake pet
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    Heyy I liked Nintendogs..only because I cant have a dog of my own. I think these "girl games" are mostly "little girl games" that the companies pop out because they know it attracts the younger crowd...which it does. There are just as many YU GI OH games for little boys. I hate these games too, but im sure if i was 9 I would dig em. But now I just ignore them, just like the boys. Gender schmender, i play what I want.

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