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#31 lokizz

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hey, what'd I ever do to you?


lmao your name is cool man i always considered yours to be less about penis and more about being crotchety. ive seen names referencing raping people , to giving people aids but the chicks usualy do something gurl or gurlz or hot chicks or chickz.

or you see people who you assume must be dating because they have the same name as a guy but with mrs or miss in front. ive seen alot of clever ones too its like car license plates.

#32 iamsmart

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:09 AM

I'm surprised you guys didn't know about the username equation. It's simple, really: teenage obsession + X(s) + lewd number = username

Let's try a few examples:
slipknotx420
xXgoku666Xx

Sure, sometimes people won't put an X there or they'll use some other number, but I'm just assuming that's because they're not good at math.

#33 Kerig

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

I understand each of the stereotypical bad name stigmas being bad in and of themselves, but no one can seriously argue with one that combines them all:

xXxHotGrrlBlows420xXx

My hands trembled at the mere typing of it.

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#34 lokizz

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

I understand each of the stereotypical bad name stigmas being bad in and of themselves, but no one can seriously argue with one that combines them all:

xXxHotGrrlBlows420xXx

My hands trembled at the mere typing of it.



dammit dont give them ideas now ill count the days till i see this and 4 or 5 variations of it while playing u3 lmao.

#35 R. Kasahara

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:13 PM

i tend to laugh at alot of the girl names because theyre so stupid but not as lame as all the naurto and bleach based names how many times do you need to see sauske or itachi before its too much ?

Fortunately, a lot of women gamers aren't that obvious ;)

Also, I've been in FF7 fandom for a long time and have seen every possible username for "Cloud", "Sephiroth", and "Vincent", for both guys and girls. At least I wouldn't be surprised if I have seen 'em all :razz:
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#36 kainzero

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

barret gets no love
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#37 R. Kasahara

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

barret gets no love

Nor does Cid Highwind :-(

They just aren't powerful/mysterious/sexy enough for most fans, apparently.
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#38 The Crotch

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

Cid was always my favourite.

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#39 kainzero

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:53 PM

you know what they say

once you go black
you never come back to final fantasy 7
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#40 Chase

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:26 AM

Maybe it's just me, but this is how I read that paragraph.



I say you're on the money.

Hmm. Well. Firstly, I cringe when I see adults refers to themselves as "gamers." I think "video game industry" is synonymous with "consumerism." So, the association is somewhat repulsive.

Like with most things in life, if it can be exploited, people will exploit it for money—which is why we've seen some of the female populace capitalize on the raging boners of young males by labeling themselves as "girl ga— Shit, it's disgusting to even say those words in my head. You know the phrase. For example, Jessica Chobot paved the way for other attention-seeking individuals to use video games as a platform for a.) attention, and b.) money.

I'm particularly happy my girlfriend isn't video game-obsessed, in that regard. Not a dig at the hobby, but some of the people involved in the video game press can be nauseating. Maybe it's just because I'm falling away from the hobby. And I'll just wrap things up by saying consumerism is bad—and that being addicted to anything is not a good way to live.

#41 iamsmart

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:50 AM

I say you're on the money.

Hmm. Well. Firstly, I cringe when I see adults refers to themselves as "gamers." I think "video game industry" is synonymous with "consumerism." So, the association is somewhat repulsive.

Like with most things in life, if it can be exploited, people will exploit it for money—which is why we've seen some of the female populace capitalize on the raging boners of young males by labeling themselves as "girl ga— Shit, it's disgusting to even say those words in my head. You know the phrase. For example, Jessica Chobot paved the way for other attention-seeking individuals to use video games as a platform for a.) attention, and b.) money.

I'm particularly happy my girlfriend isn't video game-obsessed, in that regard. Not a dig at the hobby, but some of the people involved in the video game press can be nauseating. Maybe it's just because I'm falling away from the hobby. And I'll just wrap things up by saying consumerism is bad—and that being addicted to anything is not a good way to live.


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#42 mrspicytacoman

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

lol girls don't play video games. Its an urban myth.

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#43 matrix9280

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

lol pretty girls don't play video games. Its an urban myth.


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#44 Halo05

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

Hmm. Well. Firstly, I cringe when I see adults refers to themselves as "gamers."


This into infinity.

People who read books aren't called "readers". How the Fuck did that word become so heavily used?

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#45 R. Kasahara

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Cid was always my favourite.

Same here.

People who read books aren't called "readers". How the Fuck did that word become so heavily used?


I think we should replace the word "gamer" with "reader" from now on, just for shits and giggles. For example:

Despite what some may say, and contrary to popular belief, females make up a large portion of the reading community, and I’m not talking about for books like Harry Potter and the Hot Snape Slashfic or anything like that either. I think male readers like me can agree, that it really is a turn-on when girls crack open a copy of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men or even something small like catching a glimpse of a reader tag like “xXxStephenKingGurlxXx” in the library lobby. There’s definitely something damn sexy about it and it may even make some of us male readers tremble with the latest New York Review of Books in hand.

To get a better gist of our female reading community, I want to find out from some of you female readers about what you read, which book character you relate to the most, and which would you want to be (could be female, male, or even the ocean on Solaris). Please explain why. Gentlemen, don’t feel left out; you can chime in too, but let’s hear it for the ladies!

By the way, all you female readers out there, from April 2nd, until May 25th, The New Yorker and Random House will be looking for just that, the ultimate girl reader to represent all girl readers out there, the first ever New Yorker Reader Girl! Feel free to check that out and show the reading world what you’re made of on their website! Not to mention, see the other readers in the running including a GUY that goes by the name “hot_bid” who seems to be vying for the title of Reader Girl! LOL


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Edited by blueshinra, 09 April 2012 - 04:27 PM.
Whoops, missed the "matchmaking lobby" bit!

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#46 raiden_86

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

^ hahaha funny stuff. 'even the ocean on Solaris' lol

#47 The Crotch

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

I know I get a huge boner when I go see a movie and there are female watchers in the audience.

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#48 kainzero

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

I know I get a huge boner when I go see a movie and there are female watchers in the audience.

not talking about stuff like twilight but it's a huge turn on when it's an arthouse film.
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#49 FellOpenIan

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

I had prepared a reasoned and contemplative opinion on this matter but now I just wanna Fuck Earl Gamers.
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#50 lokizz

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

so if we shouldnt be called gamers then what should we be called gaming enthusiasts?
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or maybe electronic hobbyists.

#51 bardockkun

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Or we can just call "gamers" by the simplest and most basic form...


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#52 kainzero

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

ok i'll be real for a minute



I know a bunch of girls that play games. I don't know how it happened, I'm not a very social person, but whatever.

-If you're hot, you're hot
Physically attractive girls are physically attractive no matter where they go. If they pick up a controller, they're hot gamer girls. If they pick up a book, they're sexy librarians or whatever. If they like to spend their Friday nights watching movies, they're sexy "girl-next-door" types. It really doesn't matter what they do. They just do it.
Some people think that mediocre girls become extra hot when they step into the world of games. This is partially true. People love hooking up in their social circles, it's how they meet new people. The ratio is generally skewed in favor of guys so it's a natural result. Still, go to a big anime convention or a European games festival, there are people hooking up everywhere, and there are many attractive girls there.
There also a lot of hot girls that abuse their hotness regardless of where they go. Again, not exclusive to the gaming scene.

-For competitive gamers, skill is still the most important
When I think about the girls that enter competitive games, the ones that flameout don't do so because of the tough guys there, but because they suck at the game and don't really get better. The ones that stay and constantly and improve are still there. This is no different from guys; there are tons and tons of flameouts who aren't there, but like I said, ratio. They don't need thick skin or whatever. They just need to keep competing.
I know a girl who thought she was the shit at Tetris. I put her in her place. I then introduced her to the competitive Tetris community and now I can't take a game off of her.
Although hot girls get free passes every once in a while, if they can't hang they get tossed out. TossGirl, a professional Starcraft BW player in Korea, was shoehorned into the "hot girl" while also being the best of the female players, pretty much lost all her fans because she isn't good enough to play in the team tournaments and hasn't been able to make it to the televised rounds of the individual tournaments.
Bottom line, in the competitive scene if you're good, you'll get respect; if not, you don't get any.

-And really, gaming doesn't matter
When I started off in the DDR community I met a ton of people from all walks of life. A lot of assumed that, hey, we're into DDR! We'll be good buddies! That didn't turn out to be case... a lot. However, some people, both girls and guys, I became good friends with just because we had good chemistry. A lot of us stopped playing DDR 2, 3 years later but we still kept hanging out. Some people hooked up. (Some people broke up and there was lots of typical drama, haha.)
I think the turning point for our scene was when we decided to forgo the arcade one day and play a rousing game of basketball.


I guess, in short:
-Girls who play games shouldn't be put on a pedestal, they're just people
-Hotness (and the advantages and disadvantages) is absolute no matter what the scene
-Girls are respected for their gaming skills when they're good at it
-Shared hobbies mean nothing as far as chemistry and personality




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#53 spmahn

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:18 AM

Based on the sample I saw at PAX this past weekend, I can attest that female gamers are an extreme minority, or at least girl gamers that are as passionate about video games as their male counterparts are. Sure, there's plenty of casual female gamers out there, but if you think there's an ample supply of girls out there looking for a guy to sweep them off their feet during a game of team death match in Gears of War 3, keep dreaming.

That being said, although female gamers may be a minority, that doesn't mean they should be marginalized or patronized, which is sadly what ends up happening all to frequently to the demographic.

#54 The Crotch

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:22 AM

Hot_Bid was removed from the contest.

I am sad.

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#55 diddy310

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:47 AM

I'm sure Maxim will treat them with the same level of respect they treat every other thing in their magazine.

The ad might as well have said "Wanted: Stripper in big glasses, watched someone play Tetris once"

#56 bardockkun

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:11 AM

Based on the sample I saw at PAX this past weekend, I can attest that female gamers are an extreme minority, or at least girl gamers that are as passionate about video games as their male counterparts are.

You don't say...

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#57 Corvin

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Based on the sample I saw at PAX this past weekend, I can attest that female gamers are an extreme minority, or at least girl gamers that are as passionate about video games as their male counterparts are.


Why would any female gamer attend a place where they know they're outnumbered 20-1 and are going to be ogled by the dregs of society? Real appealing weekend trip. :lol:

#58 SaraAB

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

As many of you know I am a female "gamer" who is genuinely passionate about games. I know some other females with collections of games, who would be considered to be genuninely passionate about games, but they just don't talk about it actively or go out of their way to talk about it or to tell other people they are gamers. Basically if a female gamer has a collection of games, they are probably in the closet about it.

I don't think female gamers would attend something like PAX because they know what is coming to them if they do, as Corvin said the dredges of society attend this convention and I am sure any respectable female gamer or not does not wish to be oogled at by these types of people. Conventions are generally disgusting places full of unwashed people so I can see why most females, or self respecting people in general don't want to go.

Moreover attending a convention is expensive, very expensive, unless you so happen to live near the convention which is not my case, and personally if I had my choice I would rather spend my money on more games for my collection vs an unappealing weekend trip. I also hate traveling so I have to have a very good reason to travel and PAX would not be a good reason for me (there are about 3 things that will get me to travel and yes one of them is a certain game but PAX is not a good enough reason). While I am sure the convention would be very fun and yes I am sure I would have a good time its not worth the money. I wouldn't be a CAG if I said otherwise.

#59 Confucius

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

Why would any female gamer attend a place where they know they're outnumbered 20-1 and are going to be ogled by the dregs of society? Real appealing weekend trip. :lol:


attention whores.

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#60 FellOpenIan

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

All I know is that once you hit 30+ and conversations, even at parties laden with liquor, steer towards the weather and routes to work...I instantly take notice any time that anyone mentions anything video games.

It's completely irrelevant, to me, to slice gamers up into little segments as I've found that you can always turn even the most casual of players onto something new. As long as anyone anywhere is playing something and cares enough to bring it up in conversation then I'm a happy clam regardless of their race, creed, gender or level of gaming literacy.
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