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The Future of Video Games – A Battle of the Sexes

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The Future of Video Games – A Battle of the Sexes

Not so long ago everyone in the business believed they knew exactly where the video gaming industry was headed.  Video games for women were primarily designed around “feminine” subjects, such as fashion, cooking, or operating a small business such as a bakery, nursery, etc.   The rare action games that featured a female as the main character routinely portrayed her as a young, inexperienced and more often than not unwilling heroine–a poor little gal forced by the whims of fate to risk life and limb to find a lost love, a friend or family member.   With notable exceptions such as the Nancy Drew Mysteries, video games for girls tended to be more fluff and glitter than challenging.

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Best Computer Games for Women

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Best Computer Games for Women

When looking at the best computer games for women, the world of video and computer games, is much like the real world.  Stereotypes abound.  For women or girls who enjoy video or computers games, it is commonly assumed that most women will prefer puzzles over violent heroes or that girls will like cute pets over menacing monsters. Even for some, the word, “girl gamer”, invokes the idea that the scope of video and computer games tailored to women is not on a par with games tailored for males.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the best computer games for women. While some might be based on assumed female interests, they still provide the same level of amusement and imagination as other more male-oriented games. In the future, as more women become involved in the development, programming, and production of video games, particularly games to play on the computer, we can expect a greater variety of games that appeal to girls/women or maybe more men will become interested in role playing games designed for women as well as themselves!

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