The Reboot: Women and Video Games
Women used to be an afterthought in the video game world. Today, more women are involved in the billion-dollar industry as programmers, designers and of course, gamers. According to the Entertainment Software Association, thirty-eight percent of all game players are women. In fact, women over the age of 18 represent a significantly greater portion of the gaming population (31 percent) than boys age 17 or younger (20 percent). In this episode of The Reboot, host Rio Pesino interviews the Frag Dolls, Sheri Graner Ray of Women in Games International and others in the gaming industry about the rise of women gamers. Also on The Reboot, Master Chief is back to finish the fight on Halo 3, Playstation Portable sales are on the rise in Japan and a 12-year-old gamer gets his company $6.5 million in funding.