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I really haven't seen much of a gender bias in console gaming for a very long time.

My wife owns game consoles and plays them. So does essentially every one of my female in-laws below the age of fifty. I don't think I know anyone below the age of 20, irrespective of gender, that doesn't use some game console on a fairly regular basis.

Video games aren't really a 'guy thing' anymore.
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I specifically mention that it's because women buy their kids consoles.

Which is one of the leaps he was talking about.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

I really haven't seen much of a gender bias in console gaming for a very long time.

My wife owns game consoles and plays them. So does essentially every one of my female in-laws below the age of fifty. I don't think I know anyone below the age of 20, irrespective of gender, that doesn't use some game console on a fairly regular basis.

Video games aren't really a 'guy thing' anymore.
Which is one of the leaps he was talking about.

I actually agree with you. I just don't see it happening in my demographic location.
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Originally Posted by claes View Post

This promotes a particular agenda in which way exactly? rolleyes.gif

Hint: You are filling in the blanks/agenda.

Wrong. I'm not saying there is an agenda, my previous comment about an agenda wasn't specific to this issue, more of a blanket societal statement. I just said I was critical of the wording of the title, the methodology and implication that wording brings. Do you wish to argue that altering the composition of a sentence can't change any possible implications?

The better statement would be "More women purchase consoles than men in the US". There is no differentiation between a woman owning a console that was purchased for them or instead for their kids and will most likely respond that they own one even if they do not use it.

Like I previously said, a relevant follow-up would have been to ask them if they purchased it for themselves or for children or if they actually use them.

I'm not debating whether there is a huge gender gap with gamers... it may have been true 20 years ago, but not so much today.


And... good to see you back on the board, even if all we do is argue about stupid stuff. lol
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What a silly thing to waste time investigating. Who cares what race/color/gender/ insert generalization here does? I swear the human race loves to pigeon-hole everything and categorize everything and everyone.
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What a silly thing to waste time investigating. Who cares what race/color/gender/ insert generalization here does? I swear the human race loves to pigeon-hole everything and categorize everything and everyone.

I agree with this in absolution!
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What a silly thing to waste time investigating. Who cares what race/color/gender/ insert generalization here does? I swear the human race loves to pigeon-hole everything and categorize everything and everyone.

Marketing companies and anyone selling a product do.
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Wrong. I'm not saying there is an agenda, my previous comment about an agenda wasn't specific to this issue, more of a blanket societal statement. I just said I was critical of the wording of the title, the methodology and implication that wording brings. Do you wish to argue that altering the composition of a sentence can't change any possible implications?

The better statement would be "More women purchase consoles than men in the US". There is no differentiation between a woman owning a console that was purchased for them or instead for their kids and will most likely respond that they own one even if they do not use it.

Like I previously said, a relevant follow-up would have been to ask them if they purchased it for themselves or for children or if they actually use them.

I'm not debating whether there is a huge gender gap with gamers... it may have been true 20 years ago, but not so much today.


And... good to see you back on the board, even if all we do is argue about stupid stuff. lol

there's clearly a massive media agenda on the issue...which doesn't mean this article specifically address that agenda
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And... good to see you back on the board, even if all we do is argue about stupid stuff. lol
Nice to see you too smile.gif
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Marketing companies and anyone selling a product do.

I think it's the public adaptation of this research that has people shaking their fist. Firstly it doesn't matter which gender has consoles, because gender stereotypes are horrible ways to market a product. You have to look at buying trends and playing trends then match it to the demographic of the location rather than the sex. If one game pushes a person to play it and they enjoy it, it's domino effects. Not all games are huge successes in say NYC vs San Francisco. Some are...

You get the idea! Sex or gender is a limited factor.

This is why Barbie is in debt and Lego is in the riches.
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