Top 10 Things Female Gamers Hear on XBL

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.

  1. Are you a girl? You can’t be a girl. Everybody knows girls don’t play video games.
  2. Are you playing on your brother’s/boyfriend’s account?
  3. You must be a fat and ugly since you play video games.
  4. Shouldn’t you be playing Barbie Horse Adventures?
  5. Hey sweetheart/beautiful/baby doll. How you doing?
  6. Dude. Dude! Are you a girl? Will you be my friend? Dude, accept my friend request! Let’s hook up!
  7. How old are you? Where do you live? Do you have a MySpace page?
  8. Girls belong in the kitchen. Go make me a sandwich.
  9. Are you a boy? When are your balls gonna drop?
  10. You sound hot! I bet you’re hot. Are you hot?

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16 Comments on Top 10 Things Female Gamers Hear on XBL

William

On July 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm

i despise these idiots that talk all crazy to female gamers. Just play the game, stupid! That’s pretty much what I say to most of them.

Twistkill

On July 7, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Number 8 was especially moronic, not to mention chauvinistic, but the entire list is quite silly – it’s terrible to see these morons making the rest of us men appear like degenerates.

Although… I don’t play any online games except for Soldat, and I do not use Vent to communicate with my microphone (It doesn’t have mic support). It’s just not my style. Even if I did, I would certainly not use any of these statements because… well, just look at it.

Overall, I feel girls deserve to be treated differently, (read: with more respect) but that list is simply insulting. Society has typically labeled female gamers as a rarity, and while it may be true, these statements are just idiotic and have no justification whatsoever due to their idiocy.

No matter the gender of who’s playing the game, they deserve the same treatment as any male player. Actually, I’d rather have girls play video games more because that would break the stereotype that has been pushed on you for the longest time. :)

William

On July 7, 2007 at 5:49 pm

play on XBL for a little while and you will realize this list is true. There are some true morons in online gaming.

hollabaloo

On July 7, 2007 at 9:07 pm

what are u talking about? #8 is hilarious come on now, women jokes and racist jokes though very mean are the funniest ones becuz theres no response to them. All u guys should just admit it :twisted: :razz:

ALX-D-Omega

On July 7, 2007 at 9:13 pm

This unfortunately happens online during Resistance, I usually listen in and hear the desperation coming from the guys about that they actually talking to a girl. :shock: Its especially funny when sometimes they stumble across little boys who sound like girls :lol:

Phanny.

On July 8, 2007 at 6:59 am

But women DO belong in the kitchen……

Chad

On July 8, 2007 at 8:50 pm

I will admit, I usually accuse them of being young boys that have a gender identity problem

.:harley:.

On July 20, 2007 at 3:50 am

lol most ppl who play xbl r nerds n an have never had a gf. and get baged by chicks.

Stan Lee

On July 30, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Funniest stuff ever……btw Phanny you are my hero. DO belong in the kitchen lol……

Soul Badass

On August 1, 2007 at 3:30 am

I completly agree, sometimes you cant tell the difference between a little punk ass kid or a girl, but when you think about it… WOW! its a girl… never seen one of them before! Ha, just say to them, “oh thats col” and move on, there not any different than any other player, and nerds that say that stuff are the exat reason why there are less female gamers …

I play 360 with my girlfriend, and when she talks on the mic i get about all of these responses except for number 8 (hahah) people who say that obviously dont get out much, I mean its cool they play games, but it will end if it turns into a harassment game…

I for one have seen girls especially on halo defeat me, you know it sucks, but i always say, save all your cussing for the real punk asses, its sort of like defending a girl at a bar, you tell them how it is, and then the problem is usually resolved. If not you get the pleasure of bashing a 12 yr old, since thats the age group that just loves to harass girls and guys. Mainly because they can do whatever they want without consiquences, like if I could get there account de actived for like a week for having negative 5 reps, they would be kind all the time … hahaha.

havoc of smeg

On October 30, 2007 at 10:16 am

I say anything resembling anything on the list.

unless of course they sent something similar my way first.
if they did, all hell would break lose!

havoc of smeg

On October 30, 2007 at 10:17 am

whoops ed up on last comment.
meant to say WOULDNT say anything resembling anything on the list. :oops:

sorry!!

noobcake

On February 10, 2008 at 7:22 am

Meh… actually, men belong in the kitchen!! must they have an apron?… no, but I would prefer it!! The kitchen is where my husband is while I play world of warcraft, noobs!! Yes, I am hot… duh!!

some online player

On November 13, 2008 at 7:03 pm

personally, getting fragged by a girl while playing online might have been the hottest thing to happen in a video game no lie, a girl who plays videogames is great, amazing, really brings a tear to my eye, but a girl who rocks the match, it certainly does makes me smile,

after all we all have the same instinct to shoot eachother as many times as we can before they hit the ground…..right?

Sammieh-Joe

On November 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I’m another gamer girl you’d find online who just got an xbox elite and modern warfare, I’ve heard just about everything on that list, espcially when my “balls” are going to drop, I usually stick with some of my guy friends online and they stick up for me when I come across some s. New genderations of females are not going to be stuck in some god damn kitchen, I for one refuse, it’s equal and if your going to tell me to make you a sandwhich, your going to starve, I’m not going to take it. I’ve heard some pretty vulgar things online, and I get a lot of for being a female gamer.

agirlgamer'sboyfriend

On July 26, 2010 at 8:10 am

My girl plays Eve Online with me. She occasionally gets the stupid flirty pick up line, and I have no reservations about cramming it back down the (usually 17 yo.) throat it just fell out of.