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PostSubject: Women most dedicated players of online games   Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:40 pm

Source: infotech.indiatimes.com



Online games are not exclusively a male-dominated domain, for a new study has revealed that the most hard-core players are actually females.

Challenging the age-old stereotype, the study investigating gender differences among gamers, found that despite gaming being seen as a male activity, female players now make up about 40 per cent of the gaming population.

Also, the study also found that gamers are healthier than average, and that game playing is an increasingly social activity.

For the study, the researchers focussed at gender differences in more than 2,400 gamers playing EverQuest II, and the participants completed a web-based questionnaire about their gaming habits and lifestyles.

Also, Everquest's creator, Sony Online Entertainment, provided the researchers with information about the players' in-game behaviours.

The results revealed that while most of the players were male, it was the female players who were the most dedicated players.

Females were found to spend more time each day playing the game than their male counterparts.

According to lead researcher Scott Caplan of the University of Delaware, the result reflected how out-of-date stereotypes could be.

"In many cases, stereotypes reflect what I would call a 'cultural time lag'. What we think about men and women and videogames may have been true 10 or 15 years ago, when there were mainly console video games or single-player games," BBC quoted him as saying.

He added: "But what we're seeing now is that games become social, and as these online games become communities then the attraction for that kind of behaviour might increase for women.

"I think a lot of our stereotypes are based on the way computer games have been, rather than where they're going."


The survey revealed an unusually high level of bisexuality among the women who took part in the study -- over five times higher than the general population.

"These are not people who are following strict gender stereotypes. I think that the game itself is right now a very non-traditional activity for women, and so I think what you would find in this population are going to be people who are in other ways less traditional than the majority population," said Caplan.

One more unexpected finding was that the online game players -- particularly the women -- were healthier than the general population.

However, this was drawn from self-reported levels of exercise and body mass index.

Dmitri Williams, a researcher at the University of Southern California and a co-author on the study, said one possible explanation could be that playing computer games reduces the amount of time spent in front of the television.

Also the survey found that men and women played computer games for different reasons-while men more likely to play to win and women more likely to play for social reasons.

Moreover, a large number of women reported playing the game with their romantic partner, supporting the idea that game playing is becoming an increasingly sociable activity.

Such a trend, according to researchers is reflected in patterns of general computer and internet use.
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:03 pm

So that's how u play Warrock so well? Very Happy lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:04 pm

And that woman is playing Warrock lol.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:37 pm

40%?
Men pretending to be women.
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:32 pm

40% excludes men pretending to be women.. You won't know until u play some mmorpg games..

Most guys especially indians have ego factor they think tht men are superior than women.. Maybe true but before 100 years ago..
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:05 am

Lol ya the woman is really playing warrock with Famas in hand. Kareena is that you in the picture? If yes, then you are amazing! Very Happy


But I don't think that the girl over there is you because she looks British in appearance.

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:43 am

Omg.. Kareena, Is that you??.. You're Awesome !!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:30 am

She is not me. She is asian. Her nick name is ali or something..
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:59 am

I heard somewhere that ali is your pet name. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:00 am

It looks more like CS than Warrock.
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:11 am

Nah the player has Green Gloves which was in the previous edition of Warrock and also Famas.

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:49 pm

Nah it doesn't look like Warrock. Must be CS or some other similar game.
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:26 pm

Hmmm.. I guess it's CS..
Coz the player is left handed (in the game)
and the stats are below in yellow

So it must be CS Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:27 pm

Does CS have Famas?

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:19 pm

Yup it does.. But the name is Clarion in CS Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:58 pm

Oh ok. Didn't know that.

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:09 pm

CS or warrock... XX ownz XY Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:59 pm

where.. XY = kareena Razz (just kidding) Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:53 pm

(XY+XX)/2 = Skoushik . Rofl Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:12 am

he he... So i'm either XY or XX .. Since XY = Kareena.. skoushik = XX Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:07 am

Ummmm.. I meant between XX and XY for you. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:37 am

Hard to believe but great info!!
Btw that CS for sure......

Cow sick dont pretend dude, we know ur real identity Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:12 am

My Real Identity?? Suspect would you mind telling it
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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:06 am

Lolol Rofl cow sick. Rofl.

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PostSubject: Re: Women most dedicated players of online games   Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:59 pm

XX is female chromosome and XY is male chromosome..
Learn biology study
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