There are a lot of "shadow" female gamers out there that are not as visible because they don't go to conventions, they don't post on forum threads, and they don't hang out in gaming stores all weekend.
How would you even know? If there are women out there who just play games all day by themselves, why would you ever heard of them? I spent years playing MMOs almost exclusively, and some of the most obsessed players I met in those games were women. None of them were streamers or trying to become famous. Streaming wasn't even a thing back then. They just played a ton because they were addicted to the game.How many women are gamers that aren’t instant celebrities overnight? I know I’m coming off as being a bit misogynist, but aren’t most hardcore female gamers famous for just letting the world know they are hardcore gamers?
Imagine the alimonyI'm yet to see the so-called hardcore female gamer in real life, where the fuck are they for real, I'd marry at least 5 of them... Every single time there's a talk about video games and women/girls hear it, it always the exact same response - games are dump and for kids, and a waste of time, fucking always.
Now I know girls who do play occasionally stuff like Witcher 3, Assassin's Creed, CP2077 etc. on their husband's/boyfriend's console, but they only do so when the weather outside is totally shit, otherwise they also think that sitting inside the house when the sun's shining is a waste of time, and even when they do stay at home, a book or TV series if the first thing they think about picking up.
Honestly, whenever I hear about a "hardcore female gamer" the only thing I can think of are streamers, who indeed spend a lot of time actually playing video games, even more than I myself do given that's what they do for a living. But outside the Internet, when you speak with actual real women, I feel like completely nothing has changed since the 90s.
My exposure for one. I’ve gamed for 30 years. I have had a couple women show interest in games over the years, but a lot of that has been scrutiny from the opposite sex. I have tried to be part of the gaming community online since AOL and yes I do believe there are some amazing hardcore female gamers out there. However I don’t think that number is very high from my own observation. What I do see are Twitter accounts, Twitch streams, and YouTube videos where the female plays a game and it’s obvious that they may have troll fans or that they just showed up and received a lot of attention.How would you even know? If there are women out there who just play games all day by themselves, why would you ever heard of them? I spent years playing MMOs almost exclusively, and some of the most obsessed players I met in those games were women. None of them were streamers or trying to become famous. Streaming wasn't even a thing back then. They just played a ton because they were addicted to the game.
from what i've seen women are into very specific games,either multiplayer,casual or final fantasy (also kingdom hearts) for some reasonInteresting. I've never been with a woman who's into gaming. Also, as far as I'm aware, hardly any women at my place of work are into gaming. There is one who is a HUGE overwatch fan and even wares Overwatch clothing on a almost daily basis, but that's it.
I knew a girl who would beat a game first on easy mode,then normal and then tried hard. I don't even understand why.Have you seen all the men on here arguing over plastic boxes rather than enjoying the games?
Letting the men down, they are.
Edit: that being said, I have noticed female friends that game seem to go for 100% in everything they play.
Haha yeah one girl I went on a date with, a very very long time ago, back when everyone used MySpace, had hand drawn the entire map and every single notable item she had found on elder scrolls oblivion.I knew a girl who would beat a game first on easy mode,then normal and then tried hard. I don't even understand why.
Should have taken the opportunity just for the story honestlyHaha yeah one girl I went on a date with, a very very long time ago, back when everyone used MySpace, had hand drawn the entire map and every single notable item she had found on elder scrolls oblivion.
then she dropped that liked being peed on & I ghosted her
Never actually met a girl who was actually good at games,knew plenty who were into them but they were almost always bad-average,tended to camp a lot in fps games. Only time my ex beat me in games was after I had a couple drinks.Sometime ago I was playing LoL with my ex gf. To be honest I was playing to have fun. Didn’t give a fuck about winning. But she….omg, she was furious every time we were losing a game. If I had more kills than her or did an accidental KS, she was angry on me for hours. I never understood why she was like that. So one day I was pissed off and stopped playing this game with her.
She also could not accept losing by me xD! She was angry for that also.
Overall she was a great girl but when it came down to gaming, I didn’t understand her anger.
I don’t know if this is called “hardcore”.
How exactly is that cringeworthy? That is factual reality in most fields of sports and sciences. Obviously there is a fine line between acknowledging reality and being a bragger.Whether a man says he's better than a female at something, or vice versa, it's just as equally cringeworthy. And most the time nobody else gives a fuck. But this is the social media age, where everybody has to feel special.