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Chiggins Aug 10, 08
I LOVE this article, nice job Lydia. Im quite partial to the boobs picture saying "Yes, we have those, only smaller".

Yes, I guess female gamers do get the bad end of the gamers universe sometimes. Reminds me of way back when I was playing Tony Hawks Underground 2 online. There would be rooms titled "B00BS Plz!" and guys always asking "a/s/l's" to anyone that gave a slight hint that they had a *bleep*. God I hated those guys.
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OmegaFury Aug 10, 08
Who says breasts??

Hey. I recognize the picture at the top- it's a revamped pic. of Rosy the Riveter, an advertisement that encouraged women to help in the war effort and to show that their effort is as important as men. It was really *bleep*ed up what happened afterwards- men started demanding that women quit their jobs and that they should go back to working in the house. That really shows how much their effort was valued >.>

Okay, back to the main subject... or sorta, kinda. This article reminds me of a funny story about a prank that my friend pulled on some dude on Live. My friend's profile had "I'm So Pretty" in the title, along with a profile pic. of a girl. Okay, so he 's playing online, and starts talking to this dude in a very girlish voice and starts to "flirt" with him. After the match, he adds the dude to his friend's list (and course the guy accepts). After that, they talk on private chat, and after awhile, my friend changes his voice into a very deep voice and yells, "WHY THE *bleep* ARE YOU SWEET TALKING WITH MY WOMAN??!!??" The dude was so freaked out that he exited the chat, and immediately deleted my friend from his friend's list. Ah. Reminiscing is fun.
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RabidChinaGirl Aug 10, 08
@ lord monkey
Glad you like the Ivy picture.

@ OmegaFury
That's pretty flippin' hilarious, actually. When I used to play Darkness online a lot with a college buddy, he'd pretend to be 15, and I was his mother (voice is on the deeper side, so I can pull it off). Then one time in a deathmatch with this other guy, we were helping him out by teaching him the mechanics of the game.

My friend was the one doing the helping, and I never actually said anything to the guy specifically. In the end, the dude added me as a friend on LIVE, and not my guy-friend. We laughed that he must've liked MILFs.
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Gussimotto Aug 10, 08
I've met girls online before, I usually try to act civilized, while my friends are in the background saying "OH MAN TELL HER TO MAKE A SANDWICH" and "booobiesssss........". I always give respect to girls weather or not I'm trying to kill them. Although teabagging them is often hilarious, I really don't mean any harm. The only thing female gamers that I don't like, are the ones that try to capitalize on the fact that they play video games; the so-called "girl gamers" that I've seen in articles in magazines wearing skimpy clothing and showing off their assets. Sure sex sells, but you don't see any "guy gamers" without shirts on capitalizing on this whole "gamer" obsession.

Anyways, I enjoyed your article. It was entertaining because its stuff I've experienced first hand / believe in. It just connected .
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arkangyl Aug 10, 08
I agree that guys need to treat you ladies with respect more. It may be considered cheauvinist these days, but I still hold doors for girls, and I still don't swear in front of them. Just my opinion. As far as gaming is concerned, I've met a couple girls that kicked tail at Halo. Overall, I haven't met many hardcore gamer chicks, yet. My gf is a book person, not a gamer... Oh well, I still love her.
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x_revenge Aug 10, 08
i've met some (that told me they're girls), really makes no difference, i generally don't act like a jerk, except if i'm really, really annoyed by someone
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riiaku Aug 10, 08
I used to have a screenname that was "iron_myshirt_beetch" yeah women didnt like it. lol j/k. Its cool that chicks play video games, 2 of my female friends play video games and they are girly girl hotties and nice to know that more of their types are joining the gamer ranks. Comforting.
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arkangyl Aug 10, 08
Why was the Epic Fail pic just changed? I got a 404 on this page, and when it reappeared, the pic was different...
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RabidChinaGirl Aug 10, 08
@ arkangyl
Purely aesthetic reasons, ark, sorry about the brief confusion.
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arkangyl Aug 10, 08
No prob. Couldn't see her face before. Not that I'm attracted. She's too skinny for my tastes.
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Azuma Aug 10, 08
I think girls playing games is normal. One of my best friends is a girl and always kicks my butt online. Though I do kinda look down on people who say they try to act civilised. You should always act civil no matter who it is.
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arkangyl Aug 10, 08
quote Azuma
Though I do kinda look down on people who say they try to act civilised. You should always act civil no matter who it is.
I agree. I do try. I just let a few more yo mama jokes slip when with my guy friends.
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SillyPuddee Aug 10, 08
Have a guy member of the neoseeker staff write an article about guy gamers. I want a sunday special too!

Also, no girls on the internet.
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Invidia Aug 10, 08
The "Epic Fail" picture scares me!!! =(

Extreme behavior towards the female sex is annoying and detestable.

Harmless flirting that doesn't cross the line? Fine, every once in a blue moon. As was said, it can be kind of funny. I regularly flirt with the guys to make them feel uncomfortable >D!

Not going easy, but at the same time, not freaking out if you do lose or win = great. You don't have to go easy on them (Or how would they or any newb be able to learn more about the game), but don't be a douche about winning or losing.

"Golden Mean" everyone -- learn it and apply it.
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