FYI Videogamers: Girls Got Game, Too
In the video game world, there is this idea that games are just for boys. That’s not the case in today’s gaming realm. Recent reports have revealed that 20-percent of “hardcore” gamers are women and that two-thirds of roughly 117 million active online PC gamers are female. But women continue to face stereotypes within the industry. PodTech’s Rio Pesino spoke with Jane Pinckard, editor-in-chief of gamegirladvance.com and 70-year-old gamer Barbard Saint-Hilaire (AKA Old Grandma Hardcore) about those stereotypes, the representation of women in games and the impact female gaming groups have had on the industry.
Reporter’s notes: Think you can hang playing against Pinckard or Old Grandma Hardcore? Challenge them to a game! Gamers can contact Pinckard through her gamegirladvance.com website and OGHC can be found here. If you’re lucky enough, they may spare you a few minutes of their video game time and beat your virtual-self into a pulp!
– Rio Pesino