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Monday, March 06, 2006

Bejeweled Versus The Tomboys

For all the camaraderie fostered by the Women in Games International conference held recently in San Francisco, it was apparent a furious divide exists over how to get women to play video games.

In one corner are proponents of casual games -- the simple but addictive titles like Bejeweled and Tetris that promise brain-twisting challenges with minimal time investment.

In the other camp are women who want to roughhouse with the boys on their home turf, playing action games and team-based shooters. The Frag Dolls, a clan of female gamers who compete in tournaments worldwide, represents the tomboys.

Who will win over the girl gamers?
-- Women Gamers Duke It Out

Why can't we all just get along?

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Thomas said...

Hell, between Bejeweled and an FPS I'm not sure even I'd go for the shooter. Not a fair contest for anyone of either gender.

Winkyboy said...

> Why can't we all just get along?

Well, we CAN play equally as long as we don't reveal who we are! ;)