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2013-04-27 09:20:14 AM
Your blog sucks.
 
2013-04-27 09:20:18 AM
The article thinks it is debunking but is just wishful thinking plus an anecdote.
 
2013-04-27 09:25:22 AM

Amnestic: Your blog sucks.


^^^^THIS^^^^

Where pictures (legal) Wher
 
2013-04-27 09:26:57 AM
There are indeed gamer girls out there, even though it's sometimes difficult to believe. It's even more difficult to believe that there might be one with all of the other necessary stability with which to form some kind of a successful relationship. The idea of securing even a brief moment of respite from the nagging better half amidst a solid 12 hour gaming session is a heavenly idea in itself.

*Facepalm*
 
2013-04-27 09:31:26 AM
There are no gamer girls. You need to be on the internet to be a gamer girl, and as we all know, there are no girls on the internet.
 
2013-04-27 09:35:47 AM

Techhell: There are no gamer girls. You need to be on the internet to be a gamer girl, and as we all know, there are no girls on the internet.


Actually, with Facebook and Twitter being a large portion of the internet (the rest being porn), I think there soon might only be girls on the internet, some socializing, others naked.
 
2013-04-27 09:37:51 AM
I saw a group of gamer girls walking next to two unicorns, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus yesterday!
 
2013-04-27 09:39:46 AM

Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

 
2013-04-27 09:40:48 AM
www.beertripper.com

/hot
/very hot
 
2013-04-27 09:44:04 AM
Here.  Discuss.
From The Kitchen To The Controller-Girl Gamers Exposed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGuDoAhte94
 
2013-04-27 09:44:28 AM
Isn't "gamer girls" just a euphemism for "attention whores who pretend to like geeky things so they can get the attention they need to survive"?
 
2013-04-27 09:46:34 AM

Pick13: Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

^^^^THIS^^^^

Where pictures (legal) Wher


Like this one?
 i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-27 09:49:42 AM

degenerate-afro: Pick13: Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

^^^^THIS^^^^

Where pictures (legal) Wher

Like this one?
 [i.imgur.com image 713x950]


A winnar is you!
 
2013-04-27 09:52:59 AM
*adjusts skirt, rearranges the puppies*

Yes, you rang?
 
2013-04-27 09:55:35 AM
Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.
 
2013-04-27 09:57:44 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Isn't "gamer girls" just a euphemism for "attention whores who pretend to like geeky things so they can get the attention they need to survive"?


'Gamer girlz' is usually the spelling for that crowd.  Spelt with an s it's usually supposed to indicate the non-fake non-attention whoring variety.
 
2013-04-27 09:57:51 AM

PanicMan: Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.

 
2013-04-27 10:00:59 AM

degenerate-afro: Pick13: Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

^^^^THIS^^^^

Where pictures (legal) Wher

Like this one?
 


Damn Yuna's got a big booty.
 
2013-04-27 10:07:37 AM

Hiro Nakamura: degenerate-afro: Pick13: Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

^^^^THIS^^^^

Where pictures (legal) Wher

Like this one?
 

Damn Yuna's got a big booty.


That's how you know there are real gamer girls. She has a big butt, therefore, she cannot lie...
 
2013-04-27 10:10:08 AM
Oblig (Possibly NSFW)

=Smidge=
 
2013-04-27 10:15:06 AM

i3.ytimg.com


Blog is bad and author should feel bad, etc.
 
2013-04-27 10:19:40 AM

PanicMan: Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.

Both me and hubby play games.  I'm still on Assassins Creed Multiplayer, while hubby has moved onto to Hitman and Bioshock.   I never used to play games until I got married...go figure.
 
2013-04-27 10:22:25 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Isn't "gamer girls" just a euphemism for "attention whores who pretend to like geeky things so they can get the attention they need to survive"?


This.

Thurston Howell: [i3.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Blog is bad and author should feel bad, etc.


And this.
 
2013-04-27 10:22:30 AM
Gamer girls exist. I married one. But it's not hard to see why there aren't more of them: gamer guys are a creepy bunch. For a long time, I was too, though I like to think I got better.
 
2013-04-27 10:24:28 AM

Millennium: Gamer girls exist. I married one. But it's not hard to see why there aren't more of them: gamer guys are a creepy bunch. For a long time, I was too, though I like to think I got better.


Indeed. I got my girlfriend an xbox for xmas. She plays it more than I do.
 
2013-04-27 10:27:41 AM
My live in girlfriend person is a gamer girl while I only use the PS3 for Netflix.
 
2013-04-27 10:27:48 AM
I was in a trade server in TF2 and made the mistake of getting on the mic. Two assholes decided to call me a whore,biatch,slut. I just laughed cause wtf I didn't even say anything to provoke them,I was just trading hats. I avoid the mic now mostly cause I listen to music and don't wanna mic spam.
 
2013-04-27 10:32:41 AM

A Terrible Human: I was in a trade server in TF2 and made the mistake of getting on the mic. Two assholes decided to call me a whore,biatch,slut. I just laughed cause wtf I didn't even say anything to provoke them,I was just trading hats. I avoid the mic now mostly cause I listen to music and don't wanna mic spam.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGBDtXqZeis Relevant, and a little sad.
 
2013-04-27 10:33:17 AM

A Terrible Human: I was in a trade server in TF2 and made the mistake of getting on the mic. Two assholes decided to call me a whore,biatch,slut. I just laughed cause wtf I didn't even say anything to provoke them,I was just trading hats. I avoid the mic now mostly cause I listen to music and don't wanna mic spam.


^^^ This.
 
2013-04-27 10:39:06 AM

Amnestic: A Terrible Human: I was in a trade server in TF2 and made the mistake of getting on the mic. Two assholes decided to call me a whore,biatch,slut. I just laughed cause wtf I didn't even say anything to provoke them,I was just trading hats. I avoid the mic now mostly cause I listen to music and don't wanna mic spam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGBDtXqZeis Relevant, and a little sad.


Good god it sounds like some of them have never touched a woman. It sucks I'm afraid of using the mic now though,some of it is the incident I mentioned,the music and my horrible accent. Also I love retsupurae but I have an account at SA anyways. That vid makes me never want to play Call of duty,I'd rather play the #1 hat simulator.
/Got a rage inducing rifle. >:D
 
2013-04-27 10:44:36 AM
Well our WoW guild has real women. One of which cheated on her hubby (also in the guild) with guild mates. He commits suicide, and she has a breakdown and has to be institutionalized.

Moral of the story: playing with "real girls" has its pro and cons.
 
2013-04-27 10:45:25 AM
I think Fark is probably the wrong place to sample the number of females who play games... I mean, we're here aren't we?  Of course we play games.

That being said, both myself and my 16 yr old daughter play a lot of games.  From what I can tell, though, she only has one other female friend who really plays a lot of games.  Most of the others are more your typical 16 yr old females.

So yes, there are girl gamers.  If you want one, hold out for one, or make one.
 
2013-04-27 10:51:34 AM

quickdraw: PanicMan: Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.


I'm married to one :)
 
2013-04-27 10:52:20 AM

A Terrible Human: I was in a trade server in TF2 and made the mistake of getting on the mic. Two assholes decided to call me a whore,biatch,slut. I just laughed cause wtf I didn't even say anything to provoke them,I was just trading hats. I avoid the mic now mostly cause I listen to music and don't wanna mic spam.


Voice chat is the worst thing ever, all it does is allow people to do is ruin my game. Every game should come with it disabled by default.  Especially consoles.
 
2013-04-27 10:53:35 AM
My wife will play games, but she sort of froze in the late 90s and early 2000s. Roll out some Elite Force DM, and she's there. She's a  Sonic ninja. Mostly though, she likes to watch me play games. Civ, L4D, and Planescape have been our big ones, lately, but we're also starting X-Com. Man, the new  X-Com is waaaaaay nicer to you than the one I remember as a kid. I remember getting slammed by aliens way out of my league by the second mission.
 
2013-04-27 10:55:39 AM

nmemkha: Well our WoW guild has real women. One of which cheated on her hubby (also in the guild) with guild mates.  He commits suicide, and she has a breakdown and has to be institutionalized.

Moral of the story: playing with "real girls" has its pro and cons.


Which is which?
 
2013-04-27 10:55:48 AM

QT_3.14159: So yes, there are girl gamers. If you want one, hold out for one, or make one.


I don't think robotics and AI has advanced far enough for that yet.
 
2013-04-27 10:57:41 AM

PanicMan: Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.


As a woman who plays games, this.

Granted I'm not anyone anyone would want to see dressed up in cosplay, but I am a moderately decent gamer of the female persuasion who is happily married when she's not saving the world from alien hordes.

A lot of gen X gamers are getting older and in the "family/kids" stage of life. Games are no longer just for awkward single geeks. It amuses me to think that when I get old video games will replace card games as the activity of choice in the nursing homes.  But it saddens me to think we will no longer have the hand/eye coordination to play the hard core real time combat games.

Game on!
 
2013-04-27 10:58:24 AM
My wife plays games more (or at least more consistently) than I do. Her current fix is Guild Wars 2, but before that it was a bunch of FPS (Battlefield, Call of Duty, etc...). She also loves the Quake and Half-Life stuff... and Portal.
 
2013-04-27 11:06:14 AM

PanicMan: Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.


Actually, let me amend that.  Every PERSON I know below 40 plays games. Many people older than that play games as well.  All of them are varying degrees of well adjusted, normal everyday people.  It would be nice if game and console makers would take that into account in their marketing and game design strategies.  Some game designers are.  But many aren't.
 
2013-04-27 11:07:00 AM
I work for a gaming company so I'm getting a kick.

/there are also gaymers out there
 
2013-04-27 11:11:59 AM

Fixxor: Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

 
2013-04-27 11:19:43 AM

Ambivalence: But it saddens me to think we will no longer have the hand/eye coordination to play the hard core real time combat games.


On the other hand,  because you play those sorts of games, you're likely to retain your hand/eye coordination and mental agility longer. It's largely a "use it or lose it" sort of prospect.
 
2013-04-27 11:24:55 AM
Hot gamer girls really do exist.  None of them want you.
 
2013-04-27 11:25:44 AM
You guys know it says the "myth of the myth of" the gamer girl and that's not a typo, right?
 
2013-04-27 11:26:45 AM

A Terrible Human: I was in a trade server in TF2 and made the mistake of getting on the mic. Two assholes decided to call me a whore,biatch,slut. I just laughed cause wtf I didn't even say anything to provoke them,I was just trading hats. I avoid the mic now mostly cause I listen to music and don't wanna mic spam.


Strange.  I play Dungeons and Dragons Online and I hear plenty of female voices in chat.  Harassment is basically zero.
 
2013-04-27 11:28:06 AM

moothemagiccow: You guys know it says the "myth of the myth of" the gamer girl and that's not a typo, right?



yes, but the blog is only promoting the myth of the myth of the myth of the gamer girl
 
2013-04-27 11:28:27 AM

PanicMan: Every girl I know plays games. Many of them are married. This is stupid.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-04-27 11:34:07 AM

PanicMan: Voice chat is the worst thing ever


Pretty much.
 
2013-04-27 11:34:20 AM

Amnestic: Your blog sucks.

 
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