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« on: June 06, 2000, 05:01:20 PM »
-.-;; Oui, I know this is a tiny bit off subject of Mario, but I need to babble about this~all my life I was raised to think that the wonderful world of gaming was ment to be only "a guys thing". I truely dispise this statement and so do a good deal of my female freinds [and a couple of my male friends] but unfortunatally, I would only consider two of my female freinds to be in the world of gaming. This really sickens me!! Why does it seem also that because of that, that nearly all games are guy based?! Take Tomb raider for the perfect example. Sony's just so **** desperate to make a profit that they make some ultra-un realistic "slut" in the game tha main character just to appeal to a bunch of horny guys!! UvU;;; I'll get to the main point and want to know--just on this message board alone, how many female gamers are out there?? [age would be nice too... ]

•^v´~`·._•(·~Kat~·)•_.·´~`v^•   [14/f]

« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2000, 06:19:17 PM »
I'ma female, And I've been a gamer since I played Street Fighter 2 on my friend's Genesis.  Thatw as 10. Cut to 3 years later, I own 2 N64's 2 PSXs and 1 Dreamcast and an Import PS2 will LOADS of games for all.

Gaming isn't a guys thing. That's why I only play games that have female leads, or you can play as a girl.

Femminist eh? I like it that way. ;->

But to be clearer-
Age- 13 1/3
Gender- Female

« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2000, 06:48:24 PM »
I like seeing females in games, but ONLY if
they don't make complete fools of themselves.
(See LARA CROFT and JOANNA DARK(no offense
to PD fans, but I just don't like it).)

He couldn't last for two darn
minutes before caving in! -Me.


« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2000, 08:38:05 PM »
^_^; at least i know im no the only female rampaging, babbleing idiot on this message board~anywho like you said velvet i don't JUST play games with female leads [bye bye mario] but i would DEFINATALLY like to see more games with female leads in them~of course ones that weren't bend on selling only to MALES, of course... ;P don't get me wrong thou guys---but lara croft would never be real no matter how much u wish.


« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2000, 08:48:53 PM »
You preach it girls of da world!!!Girl Power!!!!!Why come in games da girls r a bunch of sissys!!!They ALWAYS get kidnap and da guy has to save 'em..typical!!Why can't da girls beat down some people..why come da only girl (Samus) is covered up!?!?!We can't see her face!!!!I'm a crazy 14 year old dat plays way too much video games and am **** proud of it!!!!i say we all go down to da nintendo company and DEMAND games starring girls..dat aren't dressed slutty and aren't princess for crying out loud!! ^^
I'm Lita,I'm drunk and haven't got a clue what I'm doing.Since I'm babbling on I want to say Toad is really annoying!!Purple rules.Okee I'm done bai bai

« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2000, 08:59:33 PM »
Well, I don't know of any girl gamers. Never seen one in my life, if I saw a girl playing a game, I would faint from shock. (Cause I live in a small town.) I would like to see it though. It would be interesting if I could beat one of you in Goldeneye, or Super Smash Bros.

Oh yeah! Well, Luigi's taller!
Oh yeah! Well, Luigi''s taller!

Ralph Wiggum: Hello SuperNintendo Chalmers!

« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2000, 10:49:57 AM »
Chun Lee Kicks! That's a good question I have not seen many games where you play as a chick (that doesn't offend chicks that is). Well When I finish my fifth year of calculis and get into programming I'll make you a cool game starring a chick that doesn't have a bigger number bra size then her wait sound good?
Doomba, King of the Goombas


« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2000, 02:43:23 PM »
;-; *snf* I luv you Doomba~not that way...


« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2000, 05:29:27 PM »
Yeah, if a female character isn't a damsel in distress dressed in pink (like yours truly, but I liked peach best in SMRPG where she actually fought) They're some anitomically impossible skank like Lara Croft (ooohhhh, boys! Press the b button to see her JUMP!) In fighting games, its mostly guys (I like fighting games though, and I always pick Chun Li, Sonya, Katana, Melina, etc. and kick some a**). This is a good place to rant and rave, I like it. If Nintendo makes a Mario game to launch the dolphin, it should have the princess rescuing the mushroom kingdom from Bowser's daughter, Wendy.
~Heir to the Royal Throne, the Baker of Many Cakes, Kisser of Many Noses,Bimbo Supreme, and Crybaby Extroidinaire,Her Royal Highness, the Noble Princess Peach Toadstool~


« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2000, 06:23:35 PM »
-___- yea, I DEFINTALLY liked peach alot more when she was ****useful**** in smrpg. ^^;; I would probably still be stuck in seaside town had i not learned "group hug"---hands down THE most useful defensive magic spell in the whole d@mn game! -____o;; Nintendo had BETTER put peach back in SMRPG, thou I don't know if she'll be much use since they[nintendo] hinted at that you'll only be able to control what MARIO does in the game [in battle] and not the other remaining party memebers.... *long sigh* oh well...there's always til rpg maker2000 gets translated ^___________^



« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2000, 06:25:28 PM »
-.-;; rgg.. me and these stupid typos...


« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2000, 09:36:54 PM »
Hi, just stumbled onto this site. I'm glad someone posted about this, because I've been ranting and raving about it for a while now.

I'm a girl, and my brother and I are right into video gaming. We both like the same kind of games (though I also like cartoon-ish games which he doesn't much care for), but I play most any genre. And I'm quite good.

But time and again I find myself repulsed by the biased gaming world that seems to cater to men. I would love for once to see a heroin who a) isn't utterly, unrealistically, disproportionate. b) is wearing actual clothing (This one gets me. A group of people go out to save the world. The male team members are dressed to the nines, lots of protective gear, weapons, ammo, etc. While the one *token* 'chick' is slinking around in a bikini with more cleavage then the grand canyon. Why is it you never see the guy moving around in a loin cloth with a washboard? (unless you want to count Disney's Tarzan)), c) isn't portrayed as much weaker, or less experienced then male counterparts.

Of all the video game heroins, I'd have to say the only one worthy of respect is Samus Aran.

« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2000, 10:41:12 PM »
Samus, yeah, she is a good hero. I just hate it that everyone just assumes she's a "he" or a robot (ok, well, the robot part I understand).

However, I think that Peach Toadstool is also a good female lead. In both "real" (as in, not sport or racing) games she was a playable character in (SMB2, SMRPG) she was one of the best characters. In SMB2, she had one of the best jumps and was a favorite of many. In SMRPG, her healing powers were excellent! Most of us would've never beat the game without her!
People might gripe that she's always in a huge pink dress. First of all, the reason behind this is the probably the same reason that Mario has a hat and overalls, it made it possible to recognize her pixelated image as a princess...or a female, for that matter. Besides, at least she wears enough to "leave something to the imagination", unlike other female game characters.

« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2000, 01:04:12 PM »
Ayla is probably a bad example, but she sure did kick a**. She was the best character- all of her stats were higher than the others (even the hidden character) and if you got her to level **, (100), she'd get the gold fist item which struct for 9999 each time.

Kweeh! Kweeh!
Kweeh! Kweeh! Yes, Kweeh forever!

« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2000, 01:34:15 PM »
I think that in the next "Mario" game Princess Toadstool should be able to fight the bad guys.  In "Mario 2" she was indespensible, with that floating thing.  I always thought there should be a game where Mario is captured and the Princess has to rescue him.  Then "Mario is Missing" came out, but (from what I can tell from the commercials) Luigi is the main character looking for Mario.

B.T.W.-My brother says that in "M64-2" Peach should be dressed like Xena.  I disagree.
Mega 2
Cybernetic Abiogenesis Project

« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2000, 02:34:35 PM »
I'm sure there are female gamers out there. I think there are a lot of female Mario game players too. We just don't happen to see them too often(well, at least I don't). If any of you female gamers want to drop me a line, my e-mail address is:

Owner of the Super Mario Super Center

P.S. I'm 12. Be sure to drop me a line, everyone!

« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2000, 02:52:10 PM »
i saw a girls game and cartoon called tenchi muyo.i saw a website and its like sailor moon only no sluts.sorry im straying off the topic.

« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2000, 02:55:18 PM »
and its going to be on toonami on july 3rd.get ready for more GIRL POWER!

« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2000, 04:08:26 PM »
I don't think the problem is video gamnes portraying females in a helpless light.  It's society--both Japanese and American--that disempowers women through these stereotypes.  These games are only a reflection of the attitudes of the people who create them... But it would great place to start, though!

In fact, it may already be changing!  look at RPG characters already.  In almost any game, females are integral to the plot, and help in fights just like guys.  Final Fantasy Tactics is probably the best example of this: soliders' gender was completely unimportant to their fighting ability.

Anyway, Peach, too has proven her worth to the feminine cause, and people shouldn't get down on her. Look, she rules a kingdom by herself, she manages to cope with the constant threats of the Koopas, and did you notice she's a career woman?  She hasn't married Mario!  All this and she manages to keep her hair all nice all the time... EVen when she's drving a go-kart... So that's my two cents.  Actually, it was probably more like three and a half, but...
Thank you for saving us but our princess is in another castle!

« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2000, 04:27:43 PM »
Mog007, Tenchi Muyo isn't a girl show. Why
is the main character(Tenchi, or course) a
male? Of course, Tenchi DOES hang around
women a lot, so I guess that's something.

Of course, these game makers are smoking
crack if they think a game starring a women
wearing hardly any clothing will sell! I'd
rather sit on a porcupine then listen to all
that blabber about how "just the sight of a
woman wearing nothing will sell a game"! I've
got a message for those game makers: When it
comes to gaming you'd better know your role
or shut your mouth, cause I'm trained in the
art of Kaio-Ken!


« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2000, 04:39:00 PM »
I'm not a girl, but I do agree with you guys oops! I mean girls. (Stupid sexist idoms... ;)) To clear up some confusion about Paper Mario (I believe Kat mentioned it) you WILL be able to control other party members. (Check's PM movie.) And although Mario's right hand dudes are always normal Mario enimies who you befriend (well, there not guys or girls...), has disclosed that at various points in the game you get to control Peach as she tries to escape from Bowser's floating castle. She's not taking THIS kidnapping lying down...

Yoshi's aren't sex sepecific either! Bree Breow!

« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2000, 04:43:58 PM »

Sorry, Yoshi348, I just take offense when
somebody thinks I'M a female.


« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2000, 05:10:23 AM »
might as well post a reply since i'm a male gamer and i've been in the industry for a while. first, sony has NOT made any game where the "slut" was the staring role(they have 3rd party developers like eidos to do that), secondly, why despise all these games with hot chicks in them? that honestly sounds just as idiotic as me complaining that the guys in TekkenTag(for ps2,since it looks the best out of the series) are just sick because they glamorize males as being buff and all pimp n stuff. will i do that? no. why? because it's stupid to complain about something that is as old as this country itself.( sells) so, how bout we just get back to the topic

*slaps himself*.

see, i LOVE me some girl gamers, they have to be some of the coolest people around. although most of them that i've encountered don't tend to play the game genre i do(fighting games), nor play them's always fun to actually have a girl/young lady that you can chat with about games.

*hint to all the fine ladies in here*

either way, girl gamers rock. period. the more we have, the better off we are(hell, i just want one for myself so i can have someone to kick it with besides the morons at the arcade), and the cuter they are; the faster they get my email address. ^_^



-save the drama for your momma-
-serving the universe pimp fighting game combo movies since 2001-

« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2000, 01:30:28 PM »
alright the other 6 GIRLS live with that hunk.:)but i already say that hes ugly.its gonna be funny with the bathtimes.its a girls show because supposedly there are more girls in the show but they say it tenchi masaki in japan.i also like the catfights.i have a movie of the show.

« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2000, 01:30:56 PM »
alright the other 6 GIRLS live with that hunk.:)but i already say that hes ugly.its gonna be funny with the bathtimes.its a girls show because supposedly there are more girls in the show but they say it tenchi masaki in japan.i also like the catfights.i have a movie of the show.


« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2000, 11:05:27 PM »
-__-;  hrr... again, I *really* need to check what I post more often... ^^; anyway... I just want to say, after reading a few of the new posts...[not really "new" but] The Biggest Boo, and MrWhitefolks bring up what I believe are the few main points why "the wonderful world of gaming" is confined to mainly males: Sterotypes, and for the fact that sex sells. [u-n-f-o-t-u-n-a-t-a-l-l-y...] However, this is just me, but The games I like the most are rpgs, fighting games [betcha' didn't see that coming] and action/puzzle games~think Legend of zelda, or even Bajo-kazooie. And unfortunally, I seem to be only one that I know of so that likes these kind of genera of games...I'll get to the point by saying that ;-; I'm starting to realize female gamers like me are rare... :(

•^v´~`·._•(·~Kat~·)•_.·´~`v^• [I really don't know what the point of my senseless babbleing on that was, but, hey~It's 1:06 in the morning and I have nothing better to do ;P]