I was a huge Super Mario Brothers fan when the older gaming consoles were popular; I actually had my husband buy me a refurbished Super Nintendo last year for Christmas. Incidentally, it shit the bed a few weeks ago and needless to say, I am pretty disturbed. Ah, well. Next year maybe.
The husband has a PlayStation 3 and is addicted to the Call of Duty games. So not my thing. I think the most interested in a game I’ve been in recent years has probably been The Sims. And that’s pretty corny, according to DH.
However, despite the fact that I, myself, am not into “gaming”, it turns out a lot of women are — and they’re pretty hardcore about it.
A study out of the University of California states that more women than menthis year participated in the playing of online role-playing video games. Results showed that women spent on average four hours more a week than men who played the same game. Findings also stated that women were “happier” when playing the game (namely Everquest II) and didn’t give up as easily.
There were several other interesting factors that came out of this study: the women who played the game were, on average, in their thirties, exercised regularly and were not overweight.
I… don’t really know what to tell you about all of this, but hey — if it’s something you’re into, have at it, ladies!