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Friday, August 24, 2012

Girls and Gaming.

Hello everyone! 

This post is something I've been really wanting to talk about, girls and gaming.  I don't mean seperately I mean girls who are gamers, like myself, or girls who are totally against gaming and/or against girl gamers. 

Okay.  I know I've said it before I am a female gamer.  I love my Xbox.  Love it.  I am a huge Skyrim fan.  Skyrim is fantastic!  If you haven't played it, go get it.  Now.  It is amazing!  I also really like the Resident Evil series.  I'm super psyched for Resident Evil 6 to come out!  Other games that I like a lot are the Left 4 Dead games, Ghost Recon, Tomb Raider, Sims, Final Fantasy, Dante's Inferno, and because of my cousin, COD.  Recently, all I have been playing is Skyrim.  Oh!  I know this isn't for Xbox, but Kingdom Hearts.  If you don't know what Kingdom Hearts is you are totally missing out.  They games out now are for PlayStation 2, but still!  Those games are the reason I haven't sold my PS2.  I'm so psyched for Kingdom Hearts 3!  If it's coming out for PS3 only, I will by a freaking PlayStation 3 to play it.  My next post will probably be a KH post, so keep an eye out for that!  At some point I want to get in to PC gaming, but I don't really have the funds for that right now.  But I digress. 

I think girls who are gamers are awesome.  I think that it's great.  I wish more girls were!  Right now, I think I only know two girls who are gamers.  One of them would be my most lovely cousin who I adore.  She's an Xbox person like myself.  (She also has an awesome vlog.  Her channel name is MissKingLady.  Check it out. :) )  The other would be a very good friend of mine, whose name I shall not disclose, but she's a PC gamer and she's flipping amazing.

Now, I 've seen a lot of stereotypical attitudes towards girls who game, well gamers in general actually.  I've noticed that to a good majority of people, gamers appear to be either freaky, creepy, no-life, losers or they're teenage guys.  Yes, I know that people like that do game, but that doesn't mean all people who game are like that.  A lot of people who game are normal, decent people.  A gamer can be absolutely anyone!  Just because I game or someone else games, that doesn't mean anything.  Give it a chance people.  Just because someone is a gamer, you can't just assume something about them.  Stereotypes are stupid.

Ok guys, listen up. I've noticed that a lot of guys who are gamers think that girls play at a lower standard than they do.  I would beg to differ.  I have a friend who told me that he was better, in general, at Skyrim than myself, simply because he is a guy.  That irritated me.  A lot.  Anyone can be good at gaming, and anyone can suck at gaming.  Is it possible for a girl to be a better gamer than some guys?  Absolutely.  Is it possible for her to suck?  Yeah.  It is.  The same thing goes for anyone out there who games.  Just because she's a girl, guys, she can and probably does know what she's doing.  This is something different but to quote the words of someone very wise, "Guys, if your girlfriend tells you to get rid of your Xbox, get rid of her.  She's not worth it."  Now to the person who said that, if you read this, that is a lovely bit of advice.  You make me laugh. :)

Now girls, just because another girl games, don't judge her so harshly on that.  I think it's crazy when other girls rag on a girl just cause she does play.  That's not cool.  Sure, she could seem different, and you may think it's weird but give her a chance!  Chances are there are girls you know who do game, and you may not know it.  Girls who game can seem like anyone else or they could totally stand out.  I can't really use myself as an example to say girls who game are just like you, but that's because I'm kind of a lot different....really different.  Like, the majority of the shirts I just got are all Harry Potter or video game related different.  That's okay though!  Be your own person.  Don't be a follower.  That doesn't me you have to be a leader, but just don't be a follower.  Be an individual.  Be unique.  People will like you better that way, as you.  Unless they're stupid, in which case who cares, they're stupid

The last thing I would like to talk about is girls on guys who game.  Don't try to get them to stop.  It is stupid and pointless and stupid.  Don't write them off for gaming either!  Don't be all like "Oh, he's big into gaming.  I don't like him."  No.  Don't do that.  Chances are he's probably a pretty great guy, but you wrote them off for gaming.  Let them game.  It's fine.  Give it a chance.  It's pretty great, no matter who you are.  You especially can't say anything about him gaming if you are big into something that he doesn 't like. 

Well that was all I wanted to say.  Sorry for the short rant, but I just felt like sharing.  Please remember this is my opinion and mine only.  If you feel differently, feel free to comment and tell me what you think, just remember this is what I think.  If you feel the same you can also feel free to comment below and tell me.  If you like the strange and odd things I have to say then keep checking back for more posts! 

I'm looking for game suggestions as well!  I've been told Minecraft by a few people.  Can anyone vouch for that?  Like is it worth getting?  Also, I've got a copy of Dead Space that I haven't played yet, so if anyone reading this has played that let me know about it.  Any other games though that you like?  I'm looking for suggestions!  If you have a game you'd like to suggest then comment below!  I'd really appreciate it!  I'm going to be doing a post on either Kingdom Hearts or Skyrim really soon so check back soon!


  1. The person who said that must have been a very smart person ;) haha
    I love it! I love your blogging my wonderful cousin that I adore! :)

  2. Why thank you very much! :) I agree! It was a very wise person, indeed! :) I love your vlogging! :)