This is Why Girls Suck At Gaming

This is Why Girls Suck At Gaming


Girls generally suck at games compared to guys as a whole.  It’s a bizarre phenomena that has mystified men throughout history.  Here is why…

Low Interest and Superiority Complex

In general, girls don’t have the level of passion that men have towards gaming.

Their passion is collectively focused on shopping, gossiping and talking on the phone for long hours while approaching their purchased mobile usage minutes and nonchalantly passing them as though limits were for the weak and poor.

There’s an air of superiority when it comes to their attitude towards gaming, like playing games is beneath them. Let’s just, for the moment, ignore the fact that girls play games with our emotions, with our wallets, and above all… our sanity.

From a certain perspective, video games really ARE beneath them.  When they play reality games with a nonchalant attitude, be damned the real consequence, their manipulations become as simple as collecting gold coins while jumping on mushrooms.

In many ways, guys, they are far more elite than us as gamers. When they complete a game, there is a wake of destruction the like of which has not been seen in the digital world.

On the same note, they’ll play a video game where you ride pink unicorns that fart love while vanquishing their “frenemies” with butterfly kisses, cupcakes, and gossip on the Wii.

Don’t try to understand this shit, just don’t. This is beyond the domain of the rational.

They Are Social Creatures

The most social of games is still not social enough for a girl. Girls take social interaction to new levels of individuality destroying depths, especially with us guys.

If it was up to them, there would be a game where everyone would sit in a room and talk about soap operas, their feelings, and the latest Jersey Shore episode. This is the type of shit that makes us guys smash our heads against the wall until the blissful release of unconsciousness relieves us of our suffering.

Girls like to talk… and talk… and talk… to everyone. If you’re coming back from a quest in your favorite MMO, all you want to do is sell your loot, re-evaluate your armor and weaponry, and maybe buy some new gear.  A girl wants to talk. She wants to talk to you while you’re trying to figure out the best combination of buffs and armor to survive the next dungeon crawl. She’ll talk when you’re ready to head out, and then she’ll talk while you’re swinging your sword, then she’ll talk while you’re scrambling for a healing potion and a silence spell.

She won’t stfu. The moment you suggest that she should, that is the moment when it’s game over, man… you lose.

She can’t handle not talking… not being social. Solitude drives them insane and there’s really not a lot of sanity to play around with in the first place.

There isn’t a game that exists, with enough social interaction to satisfy a girl… so they get bored… they get bored FAST.

There’s nothing more annoying than a bored girl while you’re trying to level up.

Attention Deficit

Did I mention they get bored easily? Girls have absolutely no patience. I’ve never heard of a girl playing any game in the Thief franchise… or Splinter Cell. Any game that involves waiting as a gameplay element is completely an anti-girl game.

If they have to wait for something, they start talking.  Talking about random irrelevant shit, anything to fill the blissful silence with content… and they don’t stop.

A girl can only handle casual games… games where you can start and stop at will without investing any predetermined amount of time.

Browser based games are ALL games designed for girls. Every last one of them is built on the assumption that the girl who’s going to play this can’t spend any time waiting for anything.

In fact, the whole monetization of browser-based games capitalizes on their lack of patience by letting them pay real money for the ability to NOT wait for her virtual cake to bake. Your money.  She’s going to spend your money so she doesn’t have to wait for her virtual crops to grow… and you’re going to let her.

She will always be spending your money so she doesn’t have to wait, whether it’s a game or reality… just accept this absurdity of life, man.

Violence and Competition is Kryptonite

Girls are biologically wired to avoid violence and competition. They can’t handle it physically, emotionally, or digitally.

They are wired for nurturing babies and commiserating with other girls about their guy’s gaming habits. Any game that has no competition or violence is a game made for girls by definition.

When was the last time a girl kicked your ass in Counter Strike? Never, because this shit doesn’t happen. It’s possible you got taken out by a player with a girl’s name, but that was a fat dude in his mom’s basement who plays female avatar’s to stare at their ass for hours on end.

The only thing women compete for is attention. If they don’t get your attention, then you’ll get a crap load of violence from them… and that’s the only time.

Reasonable Game Designers Ignore Girls

42% of gamers are women and 5% of game developers/designers are women. That’s an important statistic because you’ll realize that 95% of games are designed for men. The 5% of the games designed for women are non-violent browser-based games with pink ponies eating happy grass in your digital farm shitting digital fertilizer to grow more digital crops.

Real games are not designed and brought to market with girls as their target demographic. Which means, that girls don’t play games as much as men because the selection is so thin.

It’s a viscous circle, that will continue until the day that girls, collectively, decide to stfu and start funneling their energy into fragging aliens for half a day straight while eating nothing but pizza and consuming Mountain Dew until you piss blood.

This will happen… never.

Complaining About Difficulty

It’s not that girls can’t stop talking long enough to find gamer passion. It’s not that they can’t focus long enough to complete a quest and feel that satisfaction of grabbing a rare loot drop. Ultimately it’s the fact that girls can’t stop complaining about EVERYTHING.

Girls are incapable of being in the moment and just enjoying a game without complaining about every god damned aspect of it that is challenging.

Let’s forget the fact that a game is all about challenges and overcoming those challenging with creativity. Girls just want the game to play itself, while they watch and talk to their girlfriends about how bored they are and then complaining that gaming sucks.

Conclusion

Girls suck at games because they don’t like competition or violence, and they can’t shut up long enough to find gamer passion that only comes when you relax and enjoy every frag and every loot drop.

Caveat

As with all generalizations, there are always exceptions.  Quite frankly, real gamer girls are the awesomest girls around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxo8cQca-c

Updated: for video


Adam Colon
Adam Colon
Technophiliac, Geek, and proponent of logic & consistency in games... I am a critic with no patience for nonsense.
489 comments
goodatvideogamessosuckit
goodatvideogamessosuckit

Wow. Somebody must be a little sexually frustrated as they sit and type this absurd article in their parents basement.


You need more Hot Pockets, hon? I'm sure your mom can make you some more while you jack off to some obscene drawing of a poorly clothed animated female character.


Either way, this article is incredibly discriminating. And yes, I know that I should just "go back to the kitchen" and "stop my bitching" because all I'm good for is to let men sexualixe my body. But I don't care. Every negative comment left on this horrid article by a man is either 1) some poor guy who hasn't gotten his rocks off because he's an insensitive, close-minded, perverted freak or 2) a twelve year old boy who's been tuning in to some of daddy's "opinions". 


Video games are a source of entertainment. Whether that entertainment is horror, sci-fi, action, fandom, puzzle, or sport based, it does not matter. Because all those games are meant for people. Not men. Not women. PEOPLE. That includes everyone, no matter what their gender is. And everyone enjoys being entertained.


Yes, there may be a few girls who fall under this category of "OMG! Super Kitten Fluffy Boyfriend Dream Date 3000! I can't wait to use the Justin Bieber avatar!" But there's nothing wrong with that. Just like there's nothing wrong with a girl playing a game such as Call of Duty, or any other "manly" video games.


So in the end, it all comes down to this:


1) The person who wrote this article will probably die alone. Or from a Hot Pocket induced heart attack.


2) Girls can be gamers.


3) Boys can be gamers.


4) Anyone can be a gamer.


5) So get your head out of your ass, wake up, and say hello to the twenty- first century. Because if you don't, prepare to live a sad and close-minded life. And don't feel too bad when "GamerGirl333" beats the shit out of you during your next game.


We all know she won't.

Dumbshit
Dumbshit

You right out call girls dumb, saying they can't focus, saying they can't STOP COMPLAINING. And you're claiming this is a scientific fact. It IS a scientific fact that girls are wired differently but it's not a fact that girls  ? you failed horribly on writing a insightful article and came out right sexist. 


I do believe myself that girls are worse at vidya games simply because of how they're wired, i just think that you wrote a shitty article that is downright negative and sexist, simply of how you formulated yourself and the use of false information linking to children-game sites and fucking urban dictionary, like what the fuck, according to whom but yourself says girls only play fucking MLP and farmville (the links to the browser games you said were designed for gamer girls Childrens' games, really? (!!!!!!, seriously, what?.I had to say it again))

0/5 not worth reading, waste of time, nothing insightful about this just some lonely nerd bashing on girls. Literally bashing down on them. I know people who are under 16 who can write a better article, maybe not grammatically but factually, this is just so fucking stupid.

Doesn't matter if you're being general, im being general too yet i didn't come out as a sexist virgin.

You bullshitted through the whole article, You don't have any experience with gamer girls obviously, only of what you've made up in your mind.


also funny note, lol'd when i read this " I’ve never heard of a girl playing any game in the Thief franchise"
ARE YOU STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL LOL?! Ive never heard of a mexican playing any game in the Thief franchise,or that they love chrono trigger even, yet i don't claim mexicans suck at gaming.

Whatever you tried to do you failed to prove your point and that's not the readers fault, which MangaFox down there tries to prove by saying "So many fucking morons apparently don't read very well."

That a guy like MangaFox tries to defend your article only proves how stupid it is.


"As with all generalizations, there are always exceptions.  Quite frankly, real gamer girls are the awesomest girls around." Yeah i agree but you (almost) literally just said there are no REAL gamer-girls.


Also "
Girls generally suck at games compared to guys as a whole.  It’s a bizarre phenomena that has mystified men throughout history.  Here is why…" 
How long have gamers actually existed? 30 years? "throughout history" is a overstatement and basically just sets the mood for the rest of the article.

And MangaFox is right, you just generalized girls, drew them over a comb, that's how racism works, and how sexism works too, so in the end hes right "
So many fucking morons apparently don't read very well.  He's not saying that ALL women suck at gaming.  He's speaking GENERALLY, folks!" - mangafox 2014

Sulk Hogan
Sulk Hogan

Dudes suck at video games. It's true. I done seen it. 

MangaFox
MangaFox

So many fucking morons apparently don't read very well.  He's not saying that ALL women suck at gaming.  He's speaking GENERALLY, folks!  And frankly, it's a fact that most of you simply don't like the sound of here.


This guy wasn't describing EVERY case, obviously, but rather the OVERALL among women.  You can find a gal who's good at high-action gaming, but they're simply not going to be the majority among women who do some form of classifiable "gaming."

Why did everyone here who disagreed with this article resorted to such fallacy here?  Like, NONE of you actually refuted his arguments--you just kept bringing up your instances of the exception...which, truth be told, simply AREN'T the majority of women.  It's not something hard to determine--it's pretty fucking observable, and obvious.

Neurological science CAN and DOES back the basis of these claims: Women ARE more social (talkative, communicative) than men, generally.  Women DO avoid generally competition, more than testosterone-powered men, who are highly competitive.  Women DO tend to look down on men's gaming habit--much more frequently than the women who don't.

And women DO tend to flock towards easier/friendly casual/social games on their browsers and mobile devices--they account for something like 70% of all spending in this market.

Most of you can't even name three women you know with a PS4 or gaming PC, and yet, somehow, we're supposed to believe women are coming out in droves as the "half" of the "gamer" demographic.  Of course, let's blur the line between someone who plays casually and someone with more devotion to the hobby, all as the same class--just to spare women's feelings.

Personally, I know a few women who do enjoy "core" (more than casual) gaming, with hardcore gaming habits, but they simply DON'T outnumber the MANY more women most of us know who are responsible for all the automated Candy Crush Saga invitations on our Facebook pages.

For every "well, my girlfriend enjoys _(some popular title)_ game," you'll have many more guys attesting to the fact that MOST of our girlfriends typically don't carry our same level of interest in games.

Even most of the actual female core gamers can attest to the fact that MOST of their girlfriends simply DON'T carry their interest in Final Fantasy or Halo or Metal Gear Solid or God of War like you do.

Hell, I can't even remember the last time I heard a girl chime in on how much she liked Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy III.  Fact is, for some girls, they've been gaming for decades (I have a few female cousins who owned then-new consoles even before I did, over the years!), but for MOST women, gaming is a rather recent (and casual) interest, thanks to mobile devices and Facebook.

This isn't undermining the actual number of female core gamers--this is just putting things in perspective: "Real" (core, veteran, dedicated) girl gamers are NOT the most common type of female gamer.  Your Candy Crush Saga-playing sisters and cousins are.


Why do people always pretend like men and women just do not have such obvious general differences in our interests?  Psychologically, emotionally, neurologically, men and women (generally) are drastically different.

Even our brains (generally) are lateralized differently.  We have TONS of evidence that women are more social and tend to choose nurturing roles in life--not all women, just the generality.  Too much political correctness and trending to trend lightly to spare people's feelings.

If women (and pretentiously "noble" defending men) don't like such general truth, maybe you're not ready for "equality" after all.  If people have to dance around truths, just to make them comfortable for your ears, that's CATERING--which is what we do too much of in this pretentious society.  That's not "equality"--that's special treatment and distorting truth, merely because it inconveniences you.


You disagreeing people are having more issue with how he said it, than actually what he said--the proof's in how little most of those who disagree are actually refuting his arguments in an efficient and logical manner.

You're just ready to take ANYTHING you view as degrading women as "stereotyping" or "sexist," regardless of the fact that NONE of you have actually refuted his claims with anything other than your instances of the exception.  You've made it safe and easy to protect people from uncomfortable facts, by your accusations of truth being socially "mean."  If it doesn't stroke your comfort zone the right way, it's "wrong."  Despite all observable fact.

But hey, let's just all pretend the general truth doesn't land this way.  Let's pretend it floats, all up in the air.  It's convenient to our comforts and easier to swallow.  No, fuck that!  Like this guy or not, this guy has balls for speaking general truth you're too scared to acknowledge.

MangaFox
MangaFox

And before someone inevitably replies with "tl;dr"this at some point, I commend you.  Twitter-sized thinkers SHOULD avoid reading anything with some depth.  We wouldn't want you to blow a gasket trying to read it, now would we?

DaniloPimenta
DaniloPimenta

I completely agree with this. But even If I did not, what this article says is true.


MangaFox
MangaFox

@highlandmonk Care to actually refute anything, instead of just resorting to name-calling without any explanation?  Or are you so incompetent, that you're only capable of merely emoting to what discomforts you?

Generalities are just that--general.  It's a trend of what's common--not what's the case for every single case.  It's making a claim about what's the typical situation, barring the (fewer) exceptions.

It's not a "stereotype" if it's a statistically-verifiable, neurology-supported, widely-observable fact.

PersonX
PersonX

You know. I only had to skim through the top of this. But I hope it's a parody. I hope no sane human honestly thought it was truth. That, or these female gamers are either aliens or don't exist. Because I have been gaming since I was four years old and have met a variety of other girls who also like gaming NOT A SINGLE PERSON WAS EVER EVEN CLOSE TO THIS AND NOR HAVE I ACTUALLY MET ONE.

You know who I have met? People who like games and just want to have some fucking fun. Many are terrified to identify as female online because of harassment. Others learn to develop a "well fuck you too" attitude because they get tired of all the "lol u suck" "y u 12 years old" "sux mah dick" "send nudes plz" type comments. As for types of games, I've met girls who liked eroge/VNs, FPS, horror games, music games, RPGs, MMORPGs, danmaku, racing games, fighting games, puzzle games, etc. Growing up, my best friend and I both liked games and we'd do stuff from laughing at ways to date girls in Harvest Moon to messing around on Majora's Mask and see all the stupid glitches we could cause.

There are some girls who go for the "gurl gamer" approach. I've met exactly one. But, honestly, I think in some sense they feel intimidated and try too hard to prove themselves. In those cases, it's okay to sit one down and tell them to calm the fuck down. They don't have to "prove themselves to the boys". That's elementary school thinking. There are plenty of people of both genders who genuinely suck. But, you know what? The most important thing about games is that you have fun, so it doesn't even matter.

As for why girls aren't into gaming, is because their images of what gamers look like are asshats that post articles like this. Games are fun. There's no reason for anyone to be better or worse based on gender. There is some aspect of natural talent, but for the most part it amounts to how much time you put in. Also, well, games could do better jobs at catering to females. Meaning, if they're going to pander, they should pander both ways.

LuciaVelardeMulligan
LuciaVelardeMulligan

Seriously, this is the dumbest shit I've ever read. If you can't find any cool girls to play games with, that's your problem. I play games online all the time (not stupid browser games. I mean REAL games like Portal, L4d2, Borderlands 2 etc) and I have girl friends who play as well. Don't believe any of this shit and start making some friends instead of wanting to fuck every girl who crosses your way and become frustrated after her rejection. 

StephanieMichelleDato
StephanieMichelleDato

What a dumbass proclamation! I love videogames. Hell ,I got my first game console,which is "Nintendo",for  X-mas when I was an 8-year-old GIRL! Have played the Super Mario's,Sonics,sports genres, the  puzzle games, & the occasional race car game for so many years that I've lost count.  Girls/women sucking  at gaming........PLEASE !!   -_-*

KyzerManson
KyzerManson

Here's what girls can do to improve their status on gaming (especially online gaming)...

 

1: Stop strutting about, virtually flashing your tits to every twelve year old virgin gamer. When guys are on video games you never hear: "I'M A GUY!! I'M SPECIAL!!!" If I guy gets on a game and sucks, we tell him... Don't think that just because a bunch of guys who've never seen live vagina before tell you you're good, that you actually are.

 

2: Don't talk unless needed... Ever gamer knows this... Why don't you?

 

3: Know how to cook, clean, and not be a whore... A woman is not a woman unless she bears those traits anyhow.

 

4: Stop taking things so seriously when you get trolled...

 

Happy trolling!

Annoying GG
Annoying GG

I completely agree with this, but doesn't mean all girls are that way. Fucking complex creatures that they are.

getbent
getbent

Girls suck at gaming because they are only worried about starting drama and grabbing attention.  Even in game, they can be seen acting cute and laughing at things that aren't even funny, just to get a rise out of the males lucky enough to be playing with them.  And don't you dare call her out on being terrible, or a horde of horny, pathetic males will come to her aid and try to defend her "honor."  After being chastised for sucking, many of them will return to Pokemon or other console games to appear cute and successful again in a game that requires no skill or thought- but it's better than losing, right?  

wolfkin
wolfkin

can't tell if this is bad satire or stupid sincere

keniakittykat
keniakittykat

I can finish the original castlevania in 4 hours, I've been playing for 15 years (I'm 21 now) and I'm way better at many games than my male friends are. Soooo, yeah, maybe you should interact with some women before writing an article about them. (Seriously, it's as if a dinosaur enthusiastic kid wrote a book on paleontology.)

Phee
Phee

Wow. GURLS FOCUS ON SHOPPING AND GOSSIPING HURR DURR!!

 

Fuck you. You don't know anything.

Sulk Hogan
Sulk Hogan

You forgot to mention that my tits get in the way.

LordKahra
LordKahra

"I'm a girl gamer and I endorce this message, even if it's satire." What, might I ask, is wrong with you? You agree that females are "biologically wired" any specific way, without any sort of evidence? You agree that females are apparently all afflicted with ADHD, an often misunderstood, crippling disorder? You agree with the author's attempt to mask his thinly veiled sexism? What is it about gaming culture that demands we meet specific criteria before we are a "real" gamer? Why is it not enough to love games? What is it about us, as human beings, that loves to find ways to feel superior to other people for absolutely no reason? A perfect example of those tribal instincts: You all disgust me. But at least it was your actions which made me feel that way, rather than your vaginas.

VampLena
VampLena

Erm.. I've played every Thief, Splinter Cell and as a bonus Metal Gear Solid game. So girls can do well with sneaking ;) Satire or not, I cant disagree with alot of these points, but then im a sexist against my own gender.  Though I do think the concept of challenge is stupid, games about fun, (look it up in the dictionary) not quite being all about challenge. 

 

Thats more male ego that dreamed that idea up.

LizBergeron
LizBergeron

I'm a female gamer... one of the exceptions. I also work in the game industry, making me a member of an even smaller percentage. I've run a few successful guilds in a few different MMOs, and a VERY small number of the various females we had in our ranks over the course of my GM career were actually gamers. Most of them were whiny drama queens with delusions of grandeur who thought that simply because they wielded their tits like I dual wielded maces that they were something special. Their talent specs were most times garbage and so were their attitudes regarding any type of criticism. Most of them didn't stay with us long, since I have zero patience for that type of thing.

 

Anyhow, to all the idiots that "skimmed" the article, or "only read the first two paragraphs", you may want to actually READ the whole thing and y'know, know what's actually said rather than just jumping to a conclusion that makes you look like an idiot.

 

Now get off the internet and go make me a sammich. And when you're done with that, go look up "satire" in the dictionary. Then maybe you'll get it.

FemSpock
FemSpock

As a gamer that happens to be female, I completely agree with and endorse this message (even if it is satirical). I recently wrote an article on my own blog directed towards females that outlines to them how NOT to be obnoxious assholes during online games. Whenever my clan and I get stuck with a "girl gamer," the collective sigh of disappointment is audible. I have one other girl in my clan and she's completely normal and focused on the game when we play. Where the fuck are the rest of the exceptions?

Chaos Mechanica
Chaos Mechanica

Funny! I give you credit for writing a satire article that was bound to draw the ire of humorless people all over the net. Good job!

anesthesiaaholic
anesthesiaaholic

Hey congrats, now that everyone stopped giving a shit and the only people you are left with are /r/Mensrights knuckle draggers, your back to being an irrelevant shitty writer on an irrelevant shitty website again.

 

Good job.

Haxabutt
Haxabutt

Fantastic, and spot on! You've definitely gained a reader in me!

Frl
Frl

Full support. Don't let the white knights and crazy feminists try to silence you for telling the truth.

 

This site is now on my daily reading list.

cgpw
cgpw

What many people fail to realize is that the small population of female players (at least in FPS/RTS games) produces a correspondingly small pool of good female players.

 

A lot of real life personal experiences with females being bad at gaming are pretty unfair. Most males have been exposed to gaming much more, and are more familiar with control schemes, gameplay mechanics, etc. when playing a new game. Males with no experience in gaming are just as pathetic as females with no experience in gaming.

 

It's also untrue that males are just intrinsically good at games, because most players of most games (exceptions being games having a very heavy bias towards competitive play) are pretty bad despite playing daily.

nokanjaijo
nokanjaijo

*vicious

 

Men are horrible spellers. It's because you are all so violent and sex obsessed that you can't take a minute to read a book once in a while.

 

HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA look how funny I am!

SilkBD
SilkBD moderator

This article has had so many reactions across the entire emotional spectrum and I figured it's time to clear the air a bit.

 

This article is humor, and as with all humor, there's a strong element of truth that many people recognize in their lives which is part of what makes it so funny.

 

The inspiration for this satire was my wife.  My wife is not a gamer in any sense of the word and this is the shit that I have to deal with being that I am a gamer.

 

So, while some think this is a stereo-type... it's not.  This shit is 100% real.

 

No, this entire article has no reflection on real gamer girls... not even a little bit.  By "real" I mean a gamer who has a certain level of obsession such that gaming has become a dominating non-trivial part of their life.

 

The bottom line is, this article is hilarious and I enjoy laughing at it every time I read it.  It's either I laugh, or I cry... I choose to laugh.

 

Thank you, drive through.

Traeh Noel
Traeh Noel

I am not being sexist, I am not being a misogynist. This is me relating the fact that every point he made up there, I have experienced, and ive experienced it with several women. I know gamer chicks too, they are the most awesome women ever, and I love them all to bits and continue to promote female gaming, however, the women described above, I have experienced more than I have experienced actual female gamers. The fact is, regardless of your gender, you either get gaming, or you don't. I know plenty of men who don't game, cant stand it, don't understand it. Gaming is designed and marketed by and for the most part, men, but the fact almost the entire genre is aimed at men, means ofc there is going to be a bigger demographic of male gamers, and ofc there is going to be a bigger demographic of women who don't understand or are interested in gaming. Everything he typed up there is correct, apart from the ridiculous sexism and misogyny. This should be titled "why it seems like...." I do not agree with his tone and disrespect, at all. It is not humour.

Maude LL
Maude LL

This could have been good but this guy ain't Lenny Bruce. Not even close to Hitchens. Tough luck.

Patrick Lamerand
Patrick Lamerand

If the author was taking a swing at satire, he missed, and probably shouldn't try again. Adam C.: you ought to be ashamed of yourself, and furthermore, your language. Act like a professional.

Mandy Cretsinger
Mandy Cretsinger

Okay... so, after the second section of this very sexist and very stereotypical article, I stopped reading. From there, I skimmed. This is the most ridiculous piece of "journalism" I have ever had the displeasure of reading. I would like to thank this Adam guy for proving that he is extremely flawed and ignorant. I would also like to thank him for generating more ignorance to others who will certainly agree and take this as fact because they are just as ignorant as he is. To the young lady in the video at the end of the article: You tried. You failed. I find it so amusing that there is so many pleasant thoughts about female gamers. If we all participated in such ignorant bliss, all male gamers would be fat, antisocial losers who are nothing but stalkers and perverts when online. Let us not forget that they're bitchy babies when they get beat by females because somehow a loss in a game shreds their ego and sense of worth. Is this true for all male gamers? No, but for the sake of keeping society from evolving and understanding that generalizing should be a thing of the past, we'll stick with those stereotypes. Being bad or good at gaming is not gender-specific. It is skill-specific. It is dedication-specific. Some have it, some don't. It is simple. Enough said.

stfu
stfu

by god, i wanna break every bone in your shitty little body, ram my elbow into your mouth several times and knock out all of your teeth right now, just to show you how violent women (women, not girls, douchebag!) really can be... a woman

Murk Loar
Murk Loar

Paging the FragDolls and PMS Clan to this here page....

Lauren Premo
Lauren Premo

Adam, idea for your next article: Video Games Caused Obesity. I'm sure you can use more of your extremely scientific reasoning to write that one up too.

Random Nerds
Random Nerds

Hey Adam… You're a joke and a poor excuse for a gamer, Geek, etc.

Jevon Marqui Presbery
Jevon Marqui Presbery

I actually liked the article and found most of it to be fairly true or at least consistent to my experiences with girl gamers. I totally get that not all girls play my little pony or w.e. but the ones who play REAL games have to realize they are the minority.

Cait Lindesay
Cait Lindesay

I have another reason: - They are too busy to play games because of all the sandwich-making and beer-fetching for their gamer boyfriends. Or at least they SHOULD be! As someone who has worked in the games industry, my opinion is that this is quite clearly BS and an example of a poor bit of trolling. Or some poor guy who can't get/keep a girlfriend and is blaming it on anything other than the fact that he is a douche.

Nobody
Nobody

I agree with everything he said, but I don't care what women do anyway. If a girl talks too much tell her to shut the fuck up and walk out of the room.

Ambient Malice
Ambient Malice

Am I the only one looks at this and sees satire? Why so serious, people? Haven't you ever read Encyclopedia Dramatica before? Whatever happened to common sense? If the author is serious, he's clearly wrong, but taken in the right spirit the article is funny. Just like Enyclopedia Dramatica's entry on Nazis is funny. Because you have to read it through your fingers, cringing with a half smile. If I, a fundamentalist Christian, can smirk at Ashley Williams from Mass Effect being called a Christfag racist, why can't you smirk at a this? Have you lost your ability to be fools, overwhelmed by PC apathy?

Matt Jurek
Matt Jurek

Why in the hell do you have double comment systems on the site? Fix that!

Tau Sodan
Tau Sodan

It's amazing how many people don't read what category this article is in; FUNNY. i.e. IT'S COMEDY PEOPLE

Farqu
Farqu

Hey idiot who wrote this, you are a TROLL. Have fun with mrs palmer and her five daughters LOSER! I capitalised those words so your small brain would process them first.

Samuel Nottelling
Samuel Nottelling

say what you want dude. its a free country. some people don't seem to understand that people can have opinions and think what they want and they can either read it or not. I read it but I don't agree. anyone who responds by calling you names is more than likely just looking for an excuse to bitch about something. having different opinions and beliefs is what is great about this country. if we all thought the same about things then we would be living in nazi germany. people just like to be negative. I don't know if you are trolling or if you are stating your honest opinion but I really don't care either way. I just don't understand why people get so upset over someone voicing their opinion.

Techguru
Techguru

I totally agree with basically all this guys statments...only thing would probably be wrong..Girls are biologically wired to avoid competition. They can't handle it physically, emotionally, or digitally.".....most girls are extremely competive with each other...just in different aspects of there life...for girls its more like whos prettier...whos got the hotter BF....whos got the niciest car...etc....

Mark Edington
Mark Edington

This guy is trolling and hoping to get people to react and flip out. So lets not give him the attention from being a sexist dush bag. Or some rejected him and he is lashing out.

Luke Rheinhart
Luke Rheinhart

My favourite part of the article is the comments from the people who missed the point of the article entirely. Especially the ones who had an inkling, but still raged, rather than applied rational thought.

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