Why Do Female Gamers Get Treated Differently Than Their Male Counterparts?

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#1 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
No seriously why? Not bad necessarily but different. Why is it when you play someone and they find out your female they "go easy" on you, yet when you pwn them they always just claim that it's because they went easier on you and not the true fact you're better? I only bring this up because I was just playing AA3 recently and I was doing really well, during a conversation it was revealed that I'm female, suddenly the "oh you must be using aimbot" comments started flying. Why is it so hard for males to accept that they've been beaten by a woman. Please enlighten me. lol
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#2 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12833 posts) -
The feminine body screws with a boy's mind. Even if they can't see it.
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#3 Posted by Colin1192 (6221 posts) -

the same reason why women are treated different in anything

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#4 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -
The feminine body screws with a boy's mind. Even if they can't see it.OreoMilkshake
Nice sig there :P
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#5 Posted by jasonharris48 (21441 posts) -

Actually I never trip over the fact that a girl has beaten me in a game. I just accept the fact maybe she's is better than me at the title. I guess some dudes can't accept the fact they lost to a girl.

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#6 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
I play exactly the same, if they're bad then they're just an easy kill. There are some out there that are completely terrible, they're usually just dragged into playing by their BFs. Though others are good...
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#7 Posted by Welis (1431 posts) -
I've noticed few gamers act more nice when they've figured the player is a female gamer. When a male meets a male it's all like "gtfo attitude", but when it is a female it is "lol playing nice" attitude.
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#8 Posted by --Thomas-- (920 posts) -

The feminine body screws with a boy's mind. Even if they can't see it.OreoMilkshake


Hehe, true.

Seriously though, I don't really know. You try to treat everyone the same, but it's not easy. You treat girls differently when it comes to everything.
It doesn't mean that you treat them badly, just differently, without even thinking about it. You want to know an easy solution to the problem? Blame society, seems to be a popular way of dealing with issues. ;)

As for losing to a girl, doesn't really bother me. If I lose, I am simply inferior when it comes to a certain game.

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#9 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
I play exactly the same, if they're bad then they're just an easy kill. There are some out there that are completely terrible, they're usually just dragged into playing by their BFs. Though others are good...markop2003
You see that's what I like, just play the way you would anyone. But some guys just can't seem to bring themselves to bow to a females prowess in a game I mean of course. lol
I've noticed few gamers act more nice when they've figured the player is a female gamer. When a male meets a male it's all like "gtfo attitude", but when it is a female it is "lol playing nice" attitude. Welis
Yes this irks me also.
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#10 Posted by Setsa (8431 posts) -
Girls usually aren't as common as guys when it comes to gaming, but the gap is closing. Some guys just decide to act silly when there's a girl around. I know that if a girl started trying to attention ***** in a game I was in, I'd totally fulfill my manly duty and target only her :P
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#11 Posted by t3hrubikscube (20416 posts) -
When playing a game, I often avoid letting on that I'm female because it tends to become a distraction. If I really want to talk on voice chat, I will, but if I don't have anything to say, then I won't just talk for the sake of talking because I don't want people to bug me about being a girl. It's happened before and it gets annoying. I think a lot of male gamers just get excited that there's a female who shares a hobby with them...and sometimes the preteen boy gamers like to just be annoying.
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#12 Posted by darcom1 (1483 posts) -
mmmm 14 u c4n r34d th15 u n33d 2 g3t l41d! we all can read this in here .... that's it
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#13 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
When playing a game, I often avoid letting on that I'm female because it tends to become a distraction. If I really want to talk on voice chat, I will, but if I don't have anything to say, then I won't just talk for the sake of talking because I don't want people to bug me about being a girl. It's happened before and it gets annoying. I think a lot of male gamers just get excited that there's a female who shares a hobby with them...and sometimes the preteen boy gamers like to just be annoying.t3hrubikscube
That's true, usually the younger guys give the worse reactions. But the worst experiences I've personally had have been older guys so go figure. Not a big deal really, just a curiosity of mine I thought I'd see what answers I get.
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#14 Posted by RiseAgainst12 (6767 posts) -

Generalizations yay!!

Why do Female gamers like to rub-in the fact they are beating males at games?

[spoiler] See what i did there. [/spoiler]

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#15 Posted by _en1gma_ (14934 posts) -

Because girls are devoid of adequacy when it comes to gaming. ...kidding of course. :P There just aren't many girl gamers out there, let alone exceptional ones. Plus, from my experience...they don't get treated much different. It's annpying when they think they are special after beating a male. :?

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#16 Posted by joesh89 (8489 posts) -

From my personal experience they don't get treated any different.

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#17 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
See what i did there.RiseAgainst12
I saw, very smooth Rise very smooth. ;) lol

From my personal experience they don't get treated any different.

joesh89
Can I play in your world then please. lol
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#18 Posted by FFCYAN (4964 posts) -

They don't, at least by me. Some guys want girls to like them by going easy while other have egos to protect. I don't care for either and will take apart anyone I play. I can't help it, I just don't like lying down for anyone.:P

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#19 Posted by BumFluff122 (14853 posts) -

because female gamers are sexy of course.

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#20 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -

They don't, at least by me. Some guys want girls to like them by going easy while other have egos to protect. I don't care for either and will take apart anyone I play. I can't help it, I just don't like lying down for anyone.:P

FFCYAN
lol That's so many different types of awesome! :)

because female gamers are sexy of course.

BumFluff122
But of course you are! I KID I KID! lol
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#21 Posted by Dante2710 (63161 posts) -
depends on the game you are playing and the community`s maturity
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#22 Posted by cyborg100000 (2905 posts) -

It's an obvious question and I hate female gamers for it. EVERY guild I join there's some girl on vent subtly flirting with everyone, kissing up to the guildmaster & always getting a raid spot. Same with clans on FPS's too.

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#23 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -

It's an obvious question and I hate female gamers for it. EVERY guild I join there's some girl on vent subtly flirting with everyone, kissing up to the guildmaster & always getting a raid spot. Same with clans on FPS's too.

cyborg100000
Point is we don't all do that! But we get treated as such regardless. Just not cool.
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#24 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
Girls usually aren't as common as guys when it comes to gaming, but the gap is closing. Some guys just decide to act silly when there's a girl around. I know that if a girl started trying to attention ***** in a game I was in, I'd totally fulfill my manly duty and target only her :PSetsa
I'ld just votekick, can't stand mic spammers [QUOTE="darcom1"] 14 u c4n r34d th15 u n33d 2 g3t l41d! we all can read this in here .... that's it

:lol: i've seen it enough times that i don't even have to read it, i know it by sight
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#25 Posted by RichardStallman (1233 posts) -
Because gamers are lonely horny virgins and they get aroused at the sight of a female. Also because usually GURL gamers are arrogant attention whores who keep saying "lol im a womenzz". The real girl gamer doesn't go around screaming she is a woman.
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#26 Posted by _en1gma_ (14934 posts) -
[QUOTE="RichardStallman"]Because gamers are lonely horny virgins and they get aroused at the sight of a female. Also because usually GURL gamers are arrogant attention whores who keep saying "lol im a womenzz". The real girl gamer doesn't go around screaming she is a woman.

I love it when people are serious about these generalizations. Come on man.
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#27 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
[QUOTE="RichardStallman"]Because gamers are lonely horny virgins and they get aroused at the sight of a female. Also because usually GURL gamers are arrogant attention whores who keep saying "lol im a womenzz". The real girl gamer doesn't go around screaming she is a woman.

Oh god lord tell me you're joking? "lol im a womenzz". Please put me in a room with that troglodyte. lol
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#28 Posted by tofu-lion91 (13496 posts) -
[QUOTE="cyborg100000"]

It's an obvious question and I hate female gamers for it. EVERY guild I join there's some girl on vent subtly flirting with everyone, kissing up to the guildmaster & always getting a raid spot. Same with clans on FPS's too.

Viet_Phoenix
Point is we don't all do that! But we get treated as such regardless. Just not cool.

So basically you're saying guys treat girls differently by not accepting the fact they are better and he's saying girls flirt with everyone to get better places. They're both generalisations as not every guy/girl would do that.
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#29 Posted by Setsa (8431 posts) -
[QUOTE="cyborg100000"]

It's an obvious question and I hate female gamers for it. EVERY guild I join there's some girl on vent subtly flirting with everyone, kissing up to the guildmaster & always getting a raid spot. Same with clans on FPS's too.

Viet_Phoenix
Point is we don't all do that! But we get treated as such regardless. Just not cool.

Well, I don't mean to be mr. mean here, but I think another problem with it is most girl gamers aren't really modest about being a girl gamer. It's not always the case, but more often than not it's brought up online for no apparent reason (because what does gender matter while playing a game?) I mean, you're still under 100 posts and have already created a thread emphasizing the fact that you're a girl gamer, when gender should be inconsequential.
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#30 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
[QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"][QUOTE="cyborg100000"]

It's an obvious question and I hate female gamers for it. EVERY guild I join there's some girl on vent subtly flirting with everyone, kissing up to the guildmaster & always getting a raid spot. Same with clans on FPS's too.

tofu-lion91
Point is we don't all do that! But we get treated as such regardless. Just not cool.

So basically you're saying guys treat girls differently by not accepting the fact they are better and he's saying girls flirt with everyone to get better places. They're both generalisations as not every guy/girl would do that.

No no for sure, but unfortunately it's very common. :(
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#31 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

I remember playing with a friend of mine on XBL. I used to lol like mad when she used to put down all the 13-16 year olds for giving her lip. She was lethal at COD4 and Halo3.

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#32 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
[QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"][QUOTE="cyborg100000"]

It's an obvious question and I hate female gamers for it. EVERY guild I join there's some girl on vent subtly flirting with everyone, kissing up to the guildmaster & always getting a raid spot. Same with clans on FPS's too.

Setsa
Point is we don't all do that! But we get treated as such regardless. Just not cool.

Well, I don't mean to be mr. mean here, but I think another problem with it is most girl gamers aren't really modest about being a girl gamer. It's not always the case, but more often than not it's brought up online for no apparent reason (because what does gender matter while playing a game?) I mean, you're still under 100 posts and have already created a thread emphasizing the fact that you're a girl gamer, when gender should be inconsequential.

Ouch. well you got me there, but I had to know what other people thought. My husband and I have been fighting over this for years. Not literally of course.
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#33 Posted by tofu-lion91 (13496 posts) -
[QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"] No no for sure, but unfortunately it's very common. :(

And so are girls flirting away on games ;) You pointed out that "we don't all do that" and neither do all lads when it comes to girl gamers. I like to go on mic on L4D as it's easier than typing tank when you're trying to run away from it and no-one's said anything. All the people on my friends list treat me like one of the lads and I wouldn't have it any other way :) There'll always be arses on games. Just ignore them and find some of the more common nice guys ^_____^
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#34 Posted by Dgalmun (16266 posts) -

I really don't know lol. I'll guess that woman are sometimes soft and I guess men players would not play them too hard so I guess they go easy on them.... I would like to know too, though I am a man and I don't play those type of gaming like xbox live. I'm more like poor or middle class person and I'm too busy to get it or it's waste of money.

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#35 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
[QUOTE="tofu-lion91"][QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"] No no for sure, but unfortunately it's very common. :(

And so are girls flirting away on games ;) You pointed out that "we don't all do that" and neither do all lads when it comes to girl gamers. I like to go on mic on L4D as it's easier than typing tank when you're trying to run away from it and no-one's said anything. All the people on my friends list treat me like one of the lads and I wouldn't have it any other way :) There'll always be arses on games. Just ignore them and find some of the more common nice guys ^_____^

Touche tofu-lion91
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#36 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -
[QUOTE="tofu-lion91"][QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"] No no for sure, but unfortunately it's very common. :(

And so are girls flirting away on games ;) You pointed out that "we don't all do that" and neither do all lads when it comes to girl gamers. I like to go on mic on L4D as it's easier than typing tank when you're trying to run away from it and no-one's said anything. All the people on my friends list treat me like one of the lads and I wouldn't have it any other way :) There'll always be arses on games. Just ignore them and find some of the more common nice guys ^_____^

When your being chased by a tank, all gender issues go out the window :P
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#37 Posted by vidplayer8 (18547 posts) -

I've never really experienced that. I know female gamers. My sister games sometimes. So everyone is treated equally in my world.

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#38 Posted by Lilyanne46 (3907 posts) -

I don't know. :P

I don't mind it though. Boys are just, boys. :)

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#39 Posted by tofu-lion91 (13496 posts) -
[QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"] Touche tofu-lion91

It's an interesting thought that expands to "Why do we intentionally and unintentionally treat people differently?" I tend not to worry about that question though as it opens a whole world of mind ache :P
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#40 Posted by weezyfb (14703 posts) -
because they are rare.
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#41 Posted by Viet_Phoenix (501 posts) -
[QUOTE="tofu-lion91"][QUOTE="Viet_Phoenix"] Touche tofu-lion91

It's an interesting thought that expands to "Why do we intentionally and unintentionally treat people differently?" I tend not to worry about that question though as it opens a whole world of mind ache :P

True enough but it did spark one H.E.double hockey sticks of a debate didn't it. lol
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#42 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="Setsa"] Well, I don't mean to be mr. mean here, but I think another problem with it is most girl gamers aren't really modest about being a girl gamer. It's not always the case, but more often than not it's brought up online for no apparent reason (because what does gender matter while playing a game?) I mean, you're still under 100 posts and have already created a thread emphasizing the fact that you're a girl gamer, when gender should be inconsequential.

True. I've seen people call themselves "gamergurl" and then wonder why all the guys are hitting on them, you never see guys calling themselves "gamerguy".
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#43 Posted by KittyHeart (1340 posts) -

When playing a game, I often avoid letting on that I'm female because it tends to become a distraction. If I really want to talk on voice chat, I will, but if I don't have anything to say, then I won't just talk for the sake of talking because I don't want people to bug me about being a girl. It's happened before and it gets annoying. I think a lot of male gamers just get excited that there's a female who shares a hobby with them...and sometimes the preteen boy gamers like to just be annoying.t3hrubikscube

i agree with you, when i play online i do not let anyone know im a female either, or esle it atracts many trash talkers, stalkers, and etc.

a lot of them are annoying too

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#44 Posted by Setsa (8431 posts) -
[QUOTE="markop2003"][QUOTE="Setsa"] Well, I don't mean to be mr. mean here, but I think another problem with it is most girl gamers aren't really modest about being a girl gamer. It's not always the case, but more often than not it's brought up online for no apparent reason (because what does gender matter while playing a game?) I mean, you're still under 100 posts and have already created a thread emphasizing the fact that you're a girl gamer, when gender should be inconsequential.

True. I've seen people call themselves "gamergurl" and then wonder why all the guys are hitting on them, you never see guys calling themselves "gamerguy".

Men just have to be extra innovative to get attention on the internet, hence why we usually have more bad-ass names ;) P.S. Only joking, not trying to be sexist seeing as this thread is probably now lurking with 80% of GS's girls :o
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#45 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="Setsa"] Men just have to be extra innovative to get attention on the internet, hence why we usually have more bad-ass names ;) P.S. Only joking, not trying to be sexist seeing as this thread is probably now lurking with 80% of GS's girls :o

I hate those names things like "xXx-SN1P3R-xXx", they just look terrible, i tend to go with more understated names. Still that only makes it about 20 girls,..
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#46 Posted by Lilyanne46 (3907 posts) -

I could really care less. I'm probably more of a gamer than some boys. :P

I have over 400 games and counting. And many consoles.

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#47 Posted by Setsa (8431 posts) -
[QUOTE="markop2003"][QUOTE="Setsa"] Men just have to be extra innovative to get attention on the internet, hence why we usually have more bad-ass names ;) P.S. Only joking, not trying to be sexist seeing as this thread is probably now lurking with 80% of GS's girls :o

I hate those names things like "xXx-SN1P3R-xXx", they just look terrible, i tend to go with more understated names. Still that only makes it about 20 girls,..

Most people use x's and the like as a clan denotation, or because they're very annul about having a certain name. And that's 20 more civilized women than gaiaonline will ever get! (zzzinnggg!)
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#48 Posted by Pyro767 (2305 posts) -
Men have a need to feel superior. If they cannot even do that in a video game, then they go insane. This is why I never show mercy.
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#49 Posted by Ceneb (754 posts) -
Well, most females aren't gamers.
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#50 Posted by Ringx55 (5967 posts) -
Or is it why men treat wome nover the internet who play games as gold? Not only is it pathetic, but it makes it sound like they have never talked to a girl before and they must give her all the attention she needs.