Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Video Games.. not just a man's world?
While watching the news at noon today there was an interesting report on the new advancement of women and video games. The report began by saying that video games are not just used by men anymore, its a women's world too. However, watching the report it was clear that this involvement is actually because of two very different reasons. Men enjoy the activity, the skill, and the challenge. Although some women do enjoy these aspects as well, by listening to the interviews and examining the information, it is evident women are interested in video games for the same reason they are interested in many other activities, the social aspect. Women quoted enjoying talking about it, getting together with friends for parties to do it and talking to people through the video games. Therefore, although women are getting involved it seems to reinforce the true nature of the differences between the genders instead of providing evidence to how they are becoming more "similar" as the report seemed to detail.