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One in three UK women say they are gamers, according to the 2010 European gaming attitudes survey. Another survey into gaming gender differences surfaced this week, which reveals that women: Play fewer hours (8) a week than men (17 hours) and are turned off by games that are too complicated. They give up if game is not easy to …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Short, sweet & simple

    ...see I knew women were just like men, deep down.

    Wait...this is about computer games? Oh never mind then.

    Bit disturbed about the 'funny violence' findings though - isn't that slightly...psychopathic? Do I need to think about hiding the pots & locking the rabbit hutch now?

  2. Chris Dupont
    Paris Hilton

    "Also they like bright primary colours."

    And also ponies? And making pies in the kitchen? Is the reason that women gamers are not into socialisation that they are essentially no different to radiators?

  3. Elmer Phud

    Wrong planet mate

    A lot of the Facebook games have a huge female -possibly a lot more than male - players who have been playing the same games for months.

    Maybe the 'research team' only looked at thier own favourite shoot-em-ups and driving games.

    1. Lionel Baden

      what !!

      Facebook does not have Games !!!!

  4. Hugh Jorgen

    ooh ooh ooh.... I know this one

    I think by 'funny violence' they mean a character gets a power up from a can of stella, then slaps another character stood by a kitchen sink around for 15 minutes.

    Aha ha ha Bwa ha BWAH HA HA HA AHA

    Oh, my sides.

    No? Ok, I was going anyway.

    1. Anonymous Coward


      I think that's what they meant by 'funny violence'. And by short and sweet they probably meant 'easy to understand and pick up'.

      The article fails to mention that they're also easily addicted to sim/management games. Most of the women I know are mysteriously addicted to them.

      Geek, because while I've been monitoring them, they've been ignoring me.

  5. Mips
    Jobs Horns

    Ah! Ghent University...

    ... that's in Belgium i'nit. Nuf said.

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