Monday, November 15, 2010

Brick Gamers 50 - Girl Gamers

Wow, it's been 50 BrickGamers comics since we started in GameAxis, the South-East Asia regional print gaming magazine. Hard to imagine we've come so far so we've still a far way more to go! Well done Jack! 

For the 50th issue, we decided to do something we're seeing a trend in the gaming scene - female gamers! 

That's right, girls are beginning to enter the scene while it has mainly been a boy's game all these while. Thanks to games like Sims, and Web-based Flash games like FarmVille and other Facebook social games, more girls are beginning to game and some are beginning to take up professional games like First Person Shooters (FPS), and of course, many girls are known to play Computer Role Playing Games (CRPG) like Baldur's Gate - not so much of Fallout, since it's more of a guy's game. It remains to be seen if girls enter the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) arena though - have you seen StarCraft 2 girl gamers? We've seen WarHammer 40,000 table-top girl gamers, so you never know! What about other gaming genres? Have you seen any girls?

Erm, sorry, no contest for this topic - what, you think we're giving out a date with a gaming model? Right...