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Shiny Umbreon
March 14th, 2007, 07:23 PM
I always hear girls don't like playing video games, unless they're very young. I've met many girls that like playing them, but almost every boy I know do so, so I'd like to know how big is the difference or if there is one between boys and girls that play or not.

BEFORE VOTING, READ THIS. With "playing video games", I don't mean borrowing your brother's GBA and playing Tetris once a year. I mean you have to buy games regularly and play them in your free time, well you know. Just to make sure you understand what I try to say.

Gunn
March 14th, 2007, 08:00 PM
I'm a girl who plays video games.

I buy them regularly whenever I have the money. I've subscribed to Tips & Tricks magazine, Nintendo POWER, Game Informer before. I like to talk about video games to my friends all the time. I'm a really huge fan of Nintendo and buy their clothing accessories. Many of the clothes that I wear are Nintendo related, and now my math teacher blames my tardiness on video games. o_O I've even been labeled as a "female gamer" before. And one of the places that I've always wanted to visit is the Nintendo World Store located in New York. Video games as always been apart of my childhood and I can never leave it.

'nough said.

PokemonLegends
March 14th, 2007, 09:39 PM
I'm a Boy who plays Video Games.
I buy Video Games when it is new released i also play many Pokemon Video Games and i'm buying them all.

Astinus
March 14th, 2007, 09:45 PM
I'm a video gamer of the female persuasion. In fact, I have a shirt that says "Not now. I'm busy" and it shows a stick figure playing a video game. xD

I've been playing video games all my life. Still do. When I'm not writing or reading (science fiction and fantasy! ZOMG! More things that stereotypical girls don't like! =0 ) I'm playing games on my DS. Good games, like Final Fantasy 6 Advance. That's my baby. If I ever get the chance, I also play Harvest Moon and Breath of Fire. My other lurves.

Idiot!
March 14th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Are you asking this in the right place? I mean, if anyone of us doesn't play video games, how do we know Pokémon? And this is a Pokémon forum, where most people will say they play video games.

On topic, yes, I do play video games.

Pikabloo
March 15th, 2007, 01:42 AM
From the words of my cousin:
"You're the gamiest girl I've ever met."

Yeah, I generally buy games for my PS2 and DS every month, usually two or three of each. I also buy gaming magazines for previews on games, and other stuff. Yes. And sometimes, I end up having to stay up all night to finish my homework because I was playing my game for too long, with breaks in between, of course.

Goku Goku
March 15th, 2007, 01:55 AM
Well, I do play video games, but to be honest, not very much of them. I think everyone plays video games (well, a lot anyways), but it's the boys who tend to be seen bragging about it. However, when it comes to Pokemon games (or any other kind of fun/party/kiddie games), even those that don't play games will come and play those types of games. MMORPGs - definately lots of people, regardless of genders, play those. Perhaps more girls play MMORPGs than actual video-games, but of course I could be wrong! :D

Kyosuke
March 15th, 2007, 02:34 AM
There are actually plenty of girls who play videogames (especially online if anyone plays online multiplayer), its just that the amount are much less in comparison to guy gamers. I'm not trying to sound sexist or anything.. I'm just saying based on observation.. xD

Forever
March 15th, 2007, 02:41 AM
Mee~I play video games, though not much others I know IRL do sadly..

Chikara
March 15th, 2007, 03:39 AM
I love playing games. I was playin my Gamecube for 3 hours last night, I didnt even do my homework XD

EDIT:: ....Not that I ever do my homework, but...

Midori Chi
March 15th, 2007, 05:08 AM
I'm a girl who plays video games. ^^

My brother and I buy them together, though. We share them. I don't buy my own. XD I love playing them! ^____________^

Sorano
March 15th, 2007, 05:13 AM
I'm a girl who plays video games. Constantly. All my friends think I'm weird for it, but it's fun, so I don't care. XD; I don't spend all my money on them, though. I just wait for David to buy them, since he likes the same video games I do anyway. ;x

Shiny_Latios
March 15th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Would my little bro count :D hehe well i'm a boy i buy lots of games and sometimes don't have the money :( I need a better job but what i have at the moment is all i can get :(

Suki
March 15th, 2007, 10:25 AM
I love video games, especially for the DS or PS2. I need to get some new DS games soon.

Kotowari
March 15th, 2007, 01:15 PM
I'm a girl who plays video games.

I have almost every Pokemon Game for the GB series, not only the RP's but also Puzzle Challenge, MD and Pinball. For the non Pokemon games, my collection is not so big: only Beyblade.
I've also borrowed the legend of Zelda: Minish Cap from a classmate. I've finished it. ^^
We also have a Gamecube where I usually play on. The Game I'm playing most of the time is Super Mario Sunshine, followed by Pokemon Colloseum and Beyblade.
A long time ago I played Spyro on a friends Playstation.
When I'm in the bookstore, I always read/scan through the Nintendo magazine. And I really want to play the Legend of Zelda: Twighlight Princess.

Kyoko
March 15th, 2007, 01:22 PM
I'm a girl and I love video games *-* They're so much fun, however my brother has all the gaming stattions whilst I'm stuck with a Nintendo 64 and a Gameboy Advanced =/ My brother lets me borrow his PS2 and XBOX, so I still buy video games for myself to play on them XD.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 15th, 2007, 05:18 PM
I'm a girl who plays video games and I don't care what anyone thinks about me, I'm proud that I'm a girl that plays video games

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Shiny Umbreon
March 16th, 2007, 12:40 PM
From the persons I actually know that play video games, only 3 are girls, and two of them (my sister and cousin) don't play anymore, but they used to play a lot when they were kids.

I didn't think it was going to be like this here. Up to now, it's men 14 and women 11.

ShadowLatios
March 16th, 2007, 01:04 PM
About the poll:If people didn't play video games, they wouldn't be reading this. :D

I'm a girl who plays video games,but mostly Pokemon on GBA SP,and I know 2 others who play somewhat.I strive to make the perfect team so that's my motivation.

Crimson Arcanine
March 16th, 2007, 01:27 PM
I'm a girl who plays video games and I don't care what anyone thinks about me, I'm proud that I'm a girl that plays video games

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Thats unusual to hear, but its good to.


As a guy who is rather feminine in his actions (There are times online in different places that i'm mistaken for a girl), Its is really good to hear that there are still quite a few females who play video games. Some of the games I played online seem to have 90% guys(not talking about player characters either), which is a real letdown. And they tend to hide too....

Stevo-kun
March 16th, 2007, 01:37 PM
I'm a guy who plays video games, I have done for years, I don't think it'll change for a while either.

Emma
March 16th, 2007, 01:55 PM
I'm a girl that plays video games, I'm play them whenever I'm bored andhave nothing else to do I guess. Which is about 2-5 times a week XD I've always been into games since I was... small XD

Sakuya
March 16th, 2007, 02:35 PM
I always and forever love video games! Though, most of my games are based off the anime series' that I like, I also play a lot of RPGs on the PS2 which includes Kingdom Hearts but obviously not limited to solely that. XD; I play video games so much that my parents are telling me that's why my grades are getting lower. [It's not really, its more my job/lack of sleep if anything.] So, yeah, I'm a female who loves video games, end of story!

Rainfall
March 17th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Hell, I'm one of the most tomboyish girls ever. I grew up with videogames, and thats not about to change. XD

Farahnaz
March 17th, 2007, 02:02 PM
im a girl and i absoluty adore videogames!!! the longest i ever played one was 6hrs and that was pokemon snap! on nintendo 64 special pikachu edition! (the console with the flashing cheeks!) As you can see im also a HUGE fan of tekken! please visit my tekken fan page!

Nashua
March 17th, 2007, 02:08 PM
I play video games, but I'm not that persuaded to buy any of the newer systems. I'm more inclined to play one of the RPGs that I have [Secret of Mana comes to mind] or any game from the Streets of Rage series.

Shiny Umbreon
March 17th, 2007, 04:13 PM
*Amazed by the poll (19 Women 18 Men)*

So what I hear everyday about girls not playing video games isn't true?
Or maybe it's just a matter of age?

donavannj
March 18th, 2007, 06:46 PM
*Amazed by the poll (19 Women 18 Men)*

So what I hear everyday about girls not playing video games isn't true?
Or maybe it's just a matter of age?

Your asking this question on the Internet on a site based around Pokemon, which essentially started out as a video game. How many "no" answers do you think you are going to get from members here? ;)

Jeremy
March 18th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Well sweetie, asking here is like asking a members of the Nintendo forum if they played a Nintendo game. ^^;

P.S. I am a guy who plays games, obviously. =3

Frostweaver
March 19th, 2007, 01:13 AM
Well sweetie, asking here is like asking a members of the Nintendo forum if they played a Nintendo game. ^^;

P.S. I am a guy who plays games, obviously. =3

How true... if you don't like video games, there's a tendency that you don't like anime either. You may not be obsessive with one or both of them, but enough to say "I like it." Doubt that you'll find anyone who hates either one of those two activity here. I'm more obsessive for games, and ok/don't mind anime myself.

Pokemon is both video games and anime... This is a Pokemon board, hm I wonder XD;

Actually I think that for any online forums, expect a biased results for both gender playing video games/anime. The "minority" of people who play video games tend to gather online far more often than those who don't. Those who don't usually got something call "a life" and is out partying at the moment.

gragondora
March 19th, 2007, 06:56 AM
I am a girl and I play video games. it's fun and cool!

Hayate
March 19th, 2007, 07:10 AM
I'm a boy, and play video games on regular base (RPG/RTS/FPS/MMORPG most of time). If you still don't beleive I do I'll show you my Xfire profile xD

Krafty Quill
March 19th, 2007, 07:26 AM
im a girl and i absoluty adore videogames!!! the longest i ever played one was 6hrs and that was pokemon snap! on nintendo 64 special pikachu edition! (the console with the flashing cheeks!) As you can see im also a HUGE fan of tekken! please visit my tekken fan page!

!!! I'm a big fan of Tekken too. And when you're really, really bored, you can read my related incomplete fan fictions. ^^ I saw a video of gameplay for Tekken 6, coming out on PS 3 this year. Graphics look disappointing to say the least. x_x I'd still buy it because it's Tekken though. Hopefully, they'll bring it to the 360 so I don't have to get a PS 3.

I'm a boy, and play video games on regular base (RPG/RTS/FPS/MMORPG most of time). If you still don't beleive I do I'll show you my Xfire profile xD

Why would we doubt that you're a boy? I don't even want to know what kind of pictures you are offering to show us as proof on that profile >_>;

As for me, yep. I'm a dook, and I play video games. Not as often as I used too though. In fact, the only games I play nowadays are Yugioh Online and SVR2007. Still waiting for some killer RPGs to come out on the 360.

Spaekle Oddberry
March 19th, 2007, 12:13 PM
I'm a tomboy who plays video games. :3 I play my GBA or my DS every night before I go to bed, and if I'm bored on the weekends I'll play with my PS2.

Natti
March 19th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Kingdom Hearts II baby. ;0 That's the only reason why I [finally] bought a PS2 for my Christmas gift. :3

Shiny Umbreon
March 19th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Well sweetie, asking here is like asking a members of the Nintendo forum if they played a Nintendo game.

Well, Pokémon weren't the games only. Most of the people liked the anime. Now that the anime is so bad, the games are the only thing that is mantaining Pokémon alive. So I guess there aren't people that like Pokémon without liking the gamese nowadays.

Frostweaver
March 19th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Well, Pokémon weren't the games only. Most of the people liked the anime. Now that the anime is so bad, the games are the only thing that is mantaining Pokémon alive. So I guess there aren't people that like Pokémon without liking the gamese nowadays.

The games are actually highly likable!
Packaging makes it all "kiddy" but as proven by our own strategy forum, it requires an intense amount of planning and quick calculations that it's far beyond the ability of elementary school players, really >>;

Loyal Arcanine
March 19th, 2007, 03:21 PM
I'm a boy who doesn't play videogames. Not really true, but I almost never play them. The times that I do are so rare that they don't really count. I'll probably play D/P when it comes out over here though.

Cherrim
March 21st, 2007, 06:22 PM
Since this...is a thread about gaming, I'm going to move it to Other Games. Seems like it'd be more fitting. o.o

Anyway, I'm female and my life more or less revolves around video games. If I'm not playing them, I'm immersed in a game's fandom online. Games, particularly RPGs, make up most of my daily thoughts so...yes, I play games. XD

TRIFORCE89
March 21st, 2007, 06:28 PM
If this is about girl gamers why are there male polling options? O_o

Ninja Monkey
March 21st, 2007, 08:05 PM
I'm a guy who plays video games, but I have a few friends who play games that are girls. Pretty much all my friends will play games if you ask them to though. One of my really good friends(who is a girl) played Halo with us once and blew me up with the friggin rocket launcher 3 times. <_<

Kraka-chan
March 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
Well, I'm a female gamer. And it has been a pastime of mine since I was little.
I own mostly Nintendo games and a few PS2 games.

I like Nintendo because they do games that suit everyone no matter what their age or gender.
I get pretty ticked off at the amount of games that are aimed at the mature, male market.

ss5vegeta
March 22nd, 2007, 01:37 PM
The boy to girl ratio isant that much as big of diffrence as i thought it would be.

EDIT: 100th post

Arcanine
March 22nd, 2007, 03:25 PM
If this is about girl gamers why are there male polling options? O_o
I was wondering the same thing. XD


Anyway. Being a hardcore gamer. Yea, I do play games a great deal.
Mostly RPGs, shooters, and fighters take up the large amount of games I have.

And Pokemon is still very very big (even in the US). Ruby and Sapphire for example, put the sells numbers together (that most places do) and it's the best selling GBA games out there, take them apart and both are within the top 3 for GBA sells.

Esupio
March 23rd, 2007, 11:45 AM
This is a pokemon forums, most people here play the pokemon games XD

Alot of those people are girls 8D

I think that makes alot of girl gamers XD

Yoshistar64
March 23rd, 2007, 02:53 PM
Okay, take a wild guess what I'm going to pick. You're probably right.

Considering that this is a pokemon forum, and Pokemon games are addicting and not the type of game to borrow, but keep, I really dont think anyone would pick the bottom 2 choices.

Xochi
March 23rd, 2007, 03:35 PM
I am female.

I play video games.

Not only Pokemon, but I like all the GTA series, Lego Star Wars, old-school games, etc...

Imagination Ninja
March 24th, 2007, 08:40 AM
I'm Female and I play video games with Spyro 2 being my first and Gamesmaster being the main magazine I buy. Most the video games I own are platformer based adventure based rpg based and Fighting anime based games. Pokemon diamond , Kingdom Hearts 2 & Naruto Ulitmate Ninja is what I'm Focused on Right now and they rock.

Yes pokemon games are still extremely popular games, pokemon Ruby and Sapphire over here in the uk are still about £30.

pikachulover306
March 26th, 2007, 07:32 PM
I am a girl who plays video games and been playing since I was little. I play GTA, Pokemon, KH, and some mario games plus PC :3 and I can stay up forever on my DS so when D/P comes out I'm going to be up for a long time.

Shiny Umbreon
March 28th, 2007, 07:12 PM
If this is about girl gamers why are there male polling options? O_o

I was wondering the same thing.

I put it to see the male-female ratio. The difference is not much. I expected girls to be like the half.

//Bey
March 28th, 2007, 07:16 PM
I play video games. =D Half the time I have no clue what I'm doing, but I still play haha.

Little Miss
March 29th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Dude, I love video games. they are like my life XD
I grew up with two older brothers who love video games. So I took after them.

Shiny Espeon
March 29th, 2007, 06:05 PM
^ Your case is almost the same as mine except I have one older brother who got me addicted to video games.

Final Fantasy, Halo, love 'em.

MOON~DANCER
March 30th, 2007, 01:43 PM
I like my ds and GC the best. I have a ps2 also.

Lt. Surge's Raichu
March 30th, 2007, 02:17 PM
I play video games, i'm a boy. Video games mean a much to me

Thunderdash
April 2nd, 2007, 02:01 PM
I play video games, i'm a boy but i got to say in all of my years of playing video games pokemon(with out cheats) is the hardest games i have played

Shiny Umbreon
April 3rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
If Pokémon is the hardest game you have played, then you haven't played many games. (Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Joe & Mac, Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot) I can come up with more.

TRIFORCE89
April 4th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Yeah, but Zelda and Mario 64 isn't hard. Games that you can beat in a single sitting are not difficult.

Filling your Pokedex takes a while. especially in the new games. So, technically...it could be considered more challenging. XD

Cherrim
April 4th, 2007, 09:35 AM
Wtf, it's just you who can beat those games in a single sitting. XD;

I'm STILL not done Mario 64 and I got it when I first got my N64. XD

She-Elf
April 4th, 2007, 09:40 AM
I play video games. Right now Zelda, but I love kingdom hearts and Final fanasy, I also like super mario 64. I love playing video games =) and, I'm a girl who loves video games ^^

Thunderdash
April 4th, 2007, 12:05 PM
i have played all Legend of Zelda, Metroid,Mario, Crash Bandicoot,halo games they were easy than pokemon trying to get all of the pokemon in the games

Shiny Umbreon
April 4th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Getting your PokéDex complete is challenging and takes a lot of time, but unless you consider catching legendaries difficult, there's nothing difficult in puttin an Exp. Share in a lv5 Pokémon until you get the evolution.

Even if it's not too long, a game can be very very difficult. In Crash Bandicoot 1, I played around 20 times until I got the gem in Slippery Climb, because you had to break all the boxes without dying once. That was so hard!

Crimson Majestic
April 5th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Yeah, I play video games whenever I have nothing else to do.

marshmello
April 6th, 2007, 09:29 AM
I play video games now and again but im not addicted. I dont really like guns and action but i like adventures and mini games like Katamari!

EmeraldSky
April 6th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Gamer girl and proud of it!

I specialize in RPGs, puzzles, and racing. While I'm okay with tame T-rated material (eg. Final Fantasy), I will not touch anything rated M.

blankspace
April 14th, 2007, 04:45 PM
I love games~ I especially love RPGs like Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Fatal Frame, and stuff, but I also like racing and simulation games. SIMS!! Hehe! Most of my friends, girly or not, are gamers and we spend a loooot of time talking about games. It's lots of fun~