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Okay, this topic is not about what you guys think it's about.

 

Lately, I've come across the special brand of female gamers that are fake in the worst way. Have you ever met a girl who is WAYYY too good to be true? She sits on XBOX all day, pwning newbs and being the hottest female in the world. You hang out at her house, talk about how there's not enough blood and gore in Gears of War and about how COD is SO yesterday.

 

Anyway, she reels you in like that and then eventually puts away her pink controller, starts roleplaying on random live journal forums and doesn't pay you any attention whatsoever. Worst of all....SHE'S STOPPED PLAYING GAMES!!!

 

But...her stuff is in your apartment, she's taken over your life, or if you're a complete moron YOU ACTUALLY MARRIED HER.

 

Have any of you ever come across this manipulative form of *hair flip* totally girl gamer WOW! ?

 

/rant

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It all depends on the girl, I guess. Being a girl, I don't think I've ever really seen that. Then again, I'm sort of in a different category of "Gamer Chick" called a "Dice Nerd". That's right. Ye olden days of pensil and paper and dice. Where the only limit to the quests and monsters and adventures were the imagination of you, your party and your DM/GM/Storyteller. However, even there, the rule holds. If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.

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KeySmash   

Yes, that does sound like a really specific case. I have many friends who are girls and boys that switch from XBOX to live journal and vise versa. I wouldn't go as far as to call them fake.

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What I'm saying is that there's a type of girl who pretends to be a gamer until she bags a guy. After getting together with him she starts to become less and less of a gamer until it turns out she was never one to begin with.

 

Yes, I am citing a specific case, obviously why I brought the issue up. However, I understand it has happened to a few people I know. I was just wondering if anyone had encountered a similar situation.

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Krystal   

I dunno. I've only been out of highschool a year, but I've seen a TON of these girls. They are too afraid to aim for the popular crowd, so they pretend to be "nerds" or whatever to become absolutely adored in those groups. They wear the clothes and buy the retro memorabilia, but if you actually sit them down, all they've ever done was watch their brother play Halo.

 

 

I'm actually shocked that people haven't come across this more!

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This is an interesting phenomenon. I'll have to test them out by drilling them on the classics? I'll start off easy like "Name Mario's Brother" then step it up to naming the first game system then asking if they the last Atari system (Hell even talking about one that's not the 2600) and then about how awesome the Vectrex and Colecovision and Saturn are and eventually the trick questions like "Name a good Sonic game" (The correct answer being none) or naming the Zelda games that didn't produce some of the most hilarious cutscenes in gaming (Again none)

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Oh wow, you're fantastic. Thank you. Really, I've seen it before.

 

Funny though, when I applied to work at gamestop, they asked me similar questions.

 

Gamestop dude 1: Huhhhhh... girls don't play video games... durrrr

Gamestop dude 2: let's quiz her...huurr duurrrr

Me: lol blatant gender stereotyping

 

Needless to say, I answered all their questions and they still didn't give me the job. Meh, oh well. The conversations would have gotten boring anyway. I mean, how many variations of durr can I think of? I'M ONLY ONE WOMAN!

 

Disclaimer: I am not gender stereotyping on males, I just didn't like these two males in particular, they were complete slobs...but I felt I should post this considering how many of you love to argue on the internet. Whooo. :happybday:

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Ashikana   

that site coloring is horrible! red type on a blue backround=eyesburn.

 

oh yeah the topic. I seriously thought that you meant guys who pose as girls in online games.

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Trini   

BUT.... Do you know it's really a FEMALE?!?!?!

 

http://wow-guides.onlinegamehacker.com/f153/how-fake-being-girl-gamer-39750/

THAT TINY RED FONT! MY EYES!!! >< After reading those tips, I realize I'd probably fail at doing them. Does that mean I'm...an unsuccessful fake female? D: Anyways, I'm pretty sure I've bumped into females "faking" being gamers to fit in or what have you. I use the term "fake" really loosely though since I've been called a fake gamer because I prefer rhythm games or games that don't require me to shoot things. *shrug* Strangely enough, I've run into "fake" dude gamers. Had no idea they existed.

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Guys playing as girls on MMORPGs is quite interesting. Something to think about is the term "identity tourism" which is the phenomenon where one takes on another identity and draws from the experience a false understanding of the hardships.

 

For example, a male playing a female might get more help on quests or free items from other players. However, he is only seeing a positive result of his actions and therefore gaining a misunderstanding and false sense of empathy. There was a case online where a male made up a female persona and marketed her as a prostitute. He got praise, wonderful comments and all the attention he could handle. However, the second anyone started harassing him he would simply ignore or block it.

 

Other guys just say they play a female because they don't want to stare at a dude FANNY all day.

 

But back on topic, beware of the fake female gamers. Not that any girl who flaunts her gaming doesn't make me rage.

 

Is that true for all girls? Do other girl gamers (or hardcore trolls) push your buttons? Maybe it's a territorial, primal instinct. :zombie:

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Trini   

Don't really care about female gamers. Just a chick with a similar interest. I think it's silly that someone should think they need to fake any knowledge or interest in something like gaming, but whatever.

 

Not that any girl who flaunts her gaming doesn't make me rage.

 

Not trying to start something, but why? Do dudes that flaunt the fact they're gamers make you rage too? :?

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TekoMuto   

i know a +60 year old woman who's been playing following and playing the games in the FF franchise since it started it's release in the US as well as other games since thier release as well.

 

 

gamestop = arrogant ignorant losers whom peddle, wheel and deal crap video games whilst ripping you off at the same time.

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Not trying to start something, but why? Do dudes that flaunt the fact they're gamers make you rage too? :?

 

I think it's just the fact that some are more prone to bring it up for the sake of getting attention. Then again, I've probably done that from time to time so I really have no argument. xD

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Krystal   

This is an interesting phenomenon. I'll have to test them out by drilling them on the classics? I'll start off easy like "Name Mario's Brother" then step it up to naming the first game system then asking if they the last Atari system (Hell even talking about one that's not the 2600) and then about how awesome the Vectrex and Colecovision and Saturn are and eventually the trick questions like "Name a good Sonic game" (The correct answer being none) or naming the Zelda games that didn't produce some of the most hilarious cutscenes in gaming (Again none)

 

 

 

I knew the Sonic answer!

Edited by Krystal

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Pikachii   

I have heard of these... they give girls who legitametly love gaming a bad name. I wouldn't sit there and call myself a Gamer Chick or Girl Gamer, I really enjoy playing but I also like doing other things instead of sitting infront of the computer Playing WoW or sitting on the 360.

 

I don't think girls/women shoul lie about their interests to get with a particular guy, your relationship is just going to end up failing because you are going to realize how little you actually have in common and become unhappy. Why is it so difficult for people to be honest with themselves and others?

 

Specifically with gaming- be up front with your interest level, how often and what and the like and I am pretty sure the man will show you other games you might like or suggest some you can play together. I think that is a much better way to start a relationship. ^-^

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It sucks that these women show their true selves only after so deep into a relationship.

(Why get into a meaningful relationship in the first place? :pirate: [bachelor pirate disapproves of monogamy] :pirate2: )

At least these women are making an effort to kiss up to you.

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I've definitely seen the girl who plays the I'm a gamer card. Then after a 5 minute conversation you find out the only games they've actually played is Kingdom Hearts or Pokemon. A few games does not make you a gamer...

 

On the flip side, I really dislike the gender stereotyping as well. Girls can be into video games and they can know their stuff. And hey guys, if you want that sweet gamer girlfriend, stop being creepy and/or putting them down at every turn. No she doesn't want to screw you and if you keep putting them down and treating girl gamers are a joke, they're not going to want to get/stay into gaming.

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I've definitely seen the girl who plays the I'm a gamer card. Then after a 5 minute conversation you find out the only games they've actually played is Kingdom Hearts or Pokemon. A few games does not make you a gamer...

 

On the flip side, I really dislike the gender stereotyping as well. Girls can be into video games and they can know their stuff. And hey guys, if you want that sweet gamer girlfriend, stop being creepy and/or putting them down at every turn. No she doesn't want to screw you and if you keep putting them down and treating girl gamers are a joke, they're not going to want to get/stay into gaming.

 

Exactly. While I hate the stereotyping, it does have its perks. For example, I'm looking to get into some form of video game writing and because I am a female, I've had a relatively easier time getting my foot in the door as opposed to my male counterparts.

 

Guess I'll take that and run with it.

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Exactly. While I hate the stereotyping, it does have its perks. For example, I'm looking to get into some form of video game writing and because I am a female, I've had a relatively easier time getting my foot in the door as opposed to my male counterparts.

 

Guess I'll take that and run with it.

 

Oh definitely. I know a few girls who have got jobs at Gamestop as well simply because they are girls. And its easier for them to keep their jobs because when they ask for preorders, guys just give them to her. So their numbers are great as well.

 

No shame in taking every advantage you can though. Good luck to you. Got a link to any of your work?

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Gabichox   

"Name a good Sonic game" (The correct answer being none)

Wow.. really? >__> smh.

 

Anyway going back to the topic. It sucks that girls fake their knowledge about games in order to impress guys. It's sad but it happens :/ I have many friends that pretend to be all into games, cult classics, comic books, etc. but they don't know anything about them really. [One of my ex-friends even pretends to like hentai. no joke..She uses it to try to get guys to like her.] They just buy the shirts, wear the hats and pretend. In fact... I believe that's the whole premise to Life as Liz.

It's a problem with girls that transcends just video games. When will we learn to just be ourselves and get a guy that likes us for that and NOT pretend we're into something we aren't? /sighhhh/

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LOL bot girl gamers.

 

I'm a girl gamer myself and I have to say whoever says that DDR isn't consider a game needs to play DDR and see how good they get on some extreme songs.

 

Or anything Classical by Banya.

 

I never met women like this but I met guys like this that only played two rpgs or just FPS and consider themselves gamers. So I guess it really depends on the situation.

 

I dislike Gamestop with a passion but...it's either buy video games there or deal with games going 'missing' from the post office/mail box/etc. (The post office near my house is closing in May and the closest one now is a good few miles away!)

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Valkyrie   

Oh wow, you're fantastic. Thank you. Really, I've seen it before.

 

Funny though, when I applied to work at gamestop, they asked me similar questions.

 

Gamestop dude 1: Huhhhhh... girls don't play video games... durrrr

Gamestop dude 2: let's quiz her...huurr duurrrr

Me: lol blatant gender stereotyping

 

Needless to say, I answered all their questions and they still didn't give me the job. Meh, oh well. The conversations would have gotten boring anyway. I mean, how many variations of durr can I think of? I'M ONLY ONE WOMAN!

 

Heh, you would've actually enjoyed the GameStop by my house. The guys there know me and my husband by name (we've bought enough stuff there that one of the managers - also female - who used to work there would sometimes give us free trinkets), and they know for a fact that I'm a gamer - maybe not as much of a nerd as Jamie and a couple of our friends, but I do know enough to get by. Overall, they offer a lot of respect to women who come in, whether they're obviously non-gamers or not. (I think the only time I ever got any sexist comment out of a GS employee was when I was in a different store, and one of the guys there had car trouble. They were not only shocked when I said I had jumper cables in my car, but when I sheepishly added that I hadn't used them before, and therefore could use a lesson in using them, the manager said, "Well, you're a woman, that's no surprise." He did, however, retract that statement when he realized I actually had very good cables. XD)

 

Plus, since one of the guys at our store is an anime/manga nerd like us, too, I put a LOT of trust in them. We be bros :heart:

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DarkMimi   

It does suck that some females have to pretend to like games to get a guy's attention... or just seek attention in general. Makes me sadface and partly rageface because it makes OTHER women who actually do like games look bad.

 

I'm a girl who knows her stuff and I can say that I use "female gamer" because it's what I am. I'm not going to try to get around that fact, nor am I going to flaunt it obnoxiously.

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like "Name a good Sonic game" (The correct answer being Sonic Fan Remix Project)

 

While unsanctioned by Sega.. it still beats the pants off everything they've done.

 

As for the "lipstick lesbians" of the gaming world, you try and pull her back into games.. if she doesn't do it, tell her to knock it off.. then threaten to send her back to the factory for defunct settings.

 

Just kidding. But..I really dislike this.... I..don't know what the correct wording is.. category? of gaming...girl gamers, that is.

 

If you want to be taken seriously, don't let it be known you're a girl. Don't act like you want special treatment. Just whoop them down, THEN turn your mic on later.

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