Top 10 Things Female Gamers Hear on XBL
Over on Hawty McBloggy, blogger “bs angel” provides a humorous little rant about some of the nonsensical idiotisms that male gamers say to females while on Xbox Live. Now, before you start shouting feminist slurs at me – let me be frank for a minute. Being a female who is a long time gamer, I can honestly say that I have not had the sickening pleasure of having misogynistic gaming males make juvenile quips at my expense. On the contrary, the majority of them are pleased to find a female who enjoys fragging the hell out of noobs and friends alike in the gaming gambit. However, I can attest to the fact that there are some weird southern-fried Buttafuocos out there who take great pleasure in trying to disarm female gamers with their neanderthalish behavior when playing online. It is honestly no different than some drunken slob in a wife beater hanging out in the parking lot of the local Quickie Mart shouting what they consider “sexy-fresh” pick-up lines like- “Hey Baby, when you gonna let me take you out to a steak dinner?” Yeah, like a steak dinner automatically makes a female think you are a “big spender” and as we all know, steak is the ultimate aphrodisiac. There is nothing more arousing than having a male say to you – ” Do your feet hurt? Because you have been running through my mind all day”. Oh wow, that was so witty and disarming! Oscar Wilde would be so proud.
The attempt at witty banter by certain guys in the online gaming community just adds credence to the fact that certain men regress back to adolescence when faced with a female who can kick their rears on the Halo battlefield. I am not trying to come across as some flannel clad woman with a mullet, I am intelligent and worldly enough to know that not all gamers (or non-gamers) of the male persuasion are this moronic. What baffles me is that other guys do not call each other out when they see them acting like imbeciles. It just makes the rest of you look bad, and that is what bothers me the most. Stop letting the stereotypical male halfwit drag you into the noob abyss with them. I mean, females already have it rough with the stereotypical “female gamer” tag hovering over their heads like a dark moist cloud. The majority of gal-gamers do not enjoy titles such as Horsez, Desperate Housewives, Strawberry Shortcake or titles that involve shopping or concocting new make-up colors. We play games with blood, gore, bullets, and magic spells that will rip your character a new one! So get used to girls excelling at games like Halo, Condemned, RE, WoW, Manhunt, and GTA. We like to blow things up and hack off limbs as much as you do – if this somehow hurts your ego and diminishes your male pride then YOU are the one with issues. Not the female-gamer.
Top 10 Things Female Gamers Hear on Xbox Live is listed below. For the entire scope of her humor, I highly recommend you visit bs angel’s blog by clicking on this link.
- Are you a girl? You can’t be a girl. Everybody knows girls don’t play video games.
- Are you playing on your brother’s/boyfriend’s account?
- You must be a fat and ugly since you play video games.
- Shouldn’t you be playing Barbie Horse Adventures?
- Hey sweetheart/beautiful/baby doll. How you doing?
- Dude. Dude! Are you a girl? Will you be my friend? Dude, accept my friend request! Let’s hook up!
- How old are you? Where do you live? Do you have a MySpace page?
- Girls belong in the kitchen. Go make me a sandwich.
- Are you a boy? When are your balls gonna drop?
- You sound hot! I bet you’re hot. Are you hot?