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Girls That Play Games

There's a interesting article on the Play Girlz blog discussing women who play Warcraft, and some of the treatment they face.  They link back to a survey that has collected comments from female gamers, which range from interesting to unusual to disturbing.  Being that I have recently taken to playing characters that are not in my raiding guild in order to avoid some of the more juvenile antics of my fellow (and overwhelmingly male) players, I can certainly understand where the author is coming from when she points out the following:

Many people play games so they can get away from “real life” but when this fantasy that is supposed to be fun starts sounding so much like what you’re trying to get away from in the first place, it’s hard to ignore.

[Thanks, Keegan]

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Virtual selves

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