by Mike Masnick

Video Games Aren't Just For Guys... Again

from the well,-duh... dept

Every few month or so, there seems to be some random story about how only guys play video games, and how a bigger effort needs to be made to make games for women. Of course, nearly every attempt to target women specifically has failed -- but what people haven't noticed is that women are playing games all the time. In fact, they're considered some of the hardest core gamers, though, more focused on word and puzzle type games. However, that's clearly not all. New studies are showing that as new games become more character driven, instead of kill-everything-driven, women are playing those games as well. As obvious as it seems, it appears the trick to getting women to buy into video games wasn't to make games for women, but to make games for everyone.

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    Brian Shock, 2 Sep 2004 @ 2:08pm

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    My wife is a major video game fanatic. For some reason, she became hooked on Tecmo's "Monster Rancher" several years ago, and her game interests expanded from there. She now owns just about every major gaming console made over the last 5 years (not to mention her collection of vintage consoles).

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