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Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Girl gamers more hardcore than men gamers

Scientific American reports on a study published this month in the Journal of Communication, which found that women who engage in a role-playing game online actually commit more time on average than the male players do. The authors surveyed 7,000 players logged in to EverQuest II (PDF), and found that the average age of the gamers surveyed was 31, and that playing time tended to increase with age. Interestingly, however, the female gamers not only tended to log more time online (29 hours per week versus 25 for the males), but were also more likely to lie about how much they really play.

So it's not geeky when women do it obviously, I just think they want it all to themselves! - though they'd never get out of the starter zones they'd find the nearest inn and all sit round the table RPing their chattering.

I mean, dragons and zombies wouldn't be killed! heroic acts and deeds wouldn't be carried out! - and all because men got pushed out!

Men regain your right to gaming! - go back in, do the heroism you play the game for! - because here, there be dragons!
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Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject:  

This doesn't surprise me:) We are just more dedicated than men!

I know many females who play wow, many are mothers and some are even grandmothers!
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