Being female and playing video games is usually a combination that many don’t think about. It’s either ‘not serious’ or laughable because, what do girls know about games anyway?
Well, when you’re the only girl out of how many boys in the house, you quickly become accustomed to gaming and the like. My personal favourites are fighting and driving games. I also really love those bubble games (Bust a Move for example) but back to my point…
I was always a tomboy growing up, I can’t deny it. Whilst the girls were playing kiss chase in the playground and doing whatever a girl is supposed to do, I was running around the playground with the boys attempting to do 100 laps and playing code. But that was me. I spent my time with brothers and my closest female cousins were tomboy-ish too, bar one, but I was hardly about to become a Barbie brat anytime soon.
With any spare time I had in my schedule (because children are always busy), I would be playing some form of game from WWF Smackdown! on the PS1 to Smackdown in the living room with my younger brother but, that was the sort of thing I was into. It was accepted in school or at least more accepted than it was at university. I remember telling one of the guys I knew that I was a huge Tekken head. He didn’t believe me and neither did his friends. Although I’m a female who is becoming more ‘girly’ with each day that goes past, I still have tomboy-ish tendencies… To them, this wasn’t believable. I don’t even think they believed it after I had beaten two of them in a team battle of Tekken – the air was full of shock and disbelief.
Unfortunately, all picture evidence that there was has been removed from Facebook. I just wonder why it’s so hard for a guy to admit defeat… especially when beaten by the opposite sex. What’s with this pride thing anyway? Why is it so hard to shake?
What are your thoughts on females playing video games?
Are you a female who does so and how do guys react?