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2/29/08 3:08 P

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Well I don't really like to play slayer that much unless its teams so I mostly play social skirmish, which I'm pretty good at Crazy King (My Fav) and CTF but HORRIBLE at Shotty Snipers so I fluctuate depending on what I'm playing mostly & what map. Also Halo never seems to keep the matches consistent with the rank.

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2/29/08 2:55 P

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Yoda says, "not good does a lot of games played make".

Halo is kind of funny though. Do you find that you flip-flop in stats a lot in Halo? Just the other night I had one game where I was the worst player out of eight (-7 kills) and the very next game I was the best (+10 kills). CoD4 seems to give me even stats in most games. Too bad they don't have an online site like bungie.net.

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

"I'd rather be running a marathon than playing Bomberman Live with Chris."


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2/29/08 2:49 P

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Judging from your stats on Bungie you would most def kick my butt! You have played a LOT of games!

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2/29/08 10:16 A

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I don't know. I need to look you up on bungie.net for some more detailed Halo statistics on you. I have only completed a few levels of Halo on Legendary (with Lobo's help) and one level of CoD4 on Veteran. You've got some mad skillz.

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2/29/08 9:53 A

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I doubt I would kick your butt, but playing on teams is always great. :)

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2/29/08 9:29 A

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I have to admit Endlessly, you would probably kick my behind if we ever played against each other. I would feel more confident having you on my side. After looking at your xbox profile, I see you beet Halo on Legendary and then cleared most (if not all) of the levels in CoD4 on Veteran. That is amazing in itself, but then I saw you had 1000+ points with Oblivion. Nicely done!

On a side note, I may be on tonight, but I have a paper due my midnight. But, I'll still keep an eye out whenever you all are on. When I'm doing my homework, I keep xbox.com up and running to see which of my friends are playing.

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

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2/26/08 9:06 P

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I don`t mind semi-naked girl warriors as much as I mind nude boobtastic bosses in games like NG and DMC... And I never go for the healer or the caster! I`m always a warrior with a very large broadsword! :D

But what really triggers me is when I go to a gaming site and all I get are ads for very real sexual content. It`s repulsive, since it makes me feel like an "outsider" and like an object, that is up for comparison. In all honesty, my self esteem is pretty high, but I don`t want to be constantly attacked with the concept of: "men are always and only thinking about babes"....

Oh, and for everyone`s delight, I posted in IGN Halo forum asking for help with a problem... here is the response:

TreZell
Date Posted: 2/25 5:06pm Subject: RE: Achievements not unlocking... update crash!

Now that that is settled, I noticed the word husband.


Be prepared for people asking for pics.

New_Y0rker
Date Posted: 2/26 12:49pm Subject: RE: Achievements not unlocking... update crash!
Pics?

If you don't post pics you suck, you whore.

And all these members are kiddos of 14~19 ... emoticon

Edited by: HHHBYE at: 2/26/2008 (21:06)
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2/26/08 11:35 A

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Alright, sounds good. No I haven't played it yet. Sounds fun though!

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2/26/08 11:09 A

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Well, I do have to admit that I'm a reality TV junkie. With American Idol and Big Brother on tonight, plus homework, it could be late tonight when I'm on (on the East Coast as well). I'll definitely keep an eye out for you though.

Have you played CoD4's old school game type yet? It is nuts how far you fly when blown up. As for Single Player, getting the laptops in the game and going back again with the cheats turned on is fun too. I like the "ragtime" cheat where everything runs super fast with grainy looking film, and piano music playing.

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

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2/26/08 10:33 A

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Yeah you added me already Razmigg. My tag is Chabakat. COD4 is better but Halo 3 can be a blast when you take away the gravity and all that! Hehe. I actually just traded in Crackdown (I was one that only bought it for the Beta and feel horrible about not actually playing what was a good game) so can't help you there and I don't own DDR... What time is better for you I prefer evenings myself. Oh and I'm on the East Coast. I guess when I get online tonight I can just send you a invite or private chat. If tonights good I'll see how many more people I can get!

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2/26/08 10:21 A

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Hey Endlessly, I'm online with both games. I usually prefer CoD4, but either works. My gamertag is Razmigg. What is your tag? I think I may have added you, not sure. You can see the other games I play too. Pairing up in any of them is always fun. A DDR danceoff would be cool. I can also use a little help for the final boss in Crackdown, etc.

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2/26/08 10:13 A

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I honestly think half the problem is there are not enough women in the gaming industry (says the one who is working for one of the most notorious male dominated gaming companies on the west coast)

I mean, we have a lot of women here who not only play D&D, but also MMO's, Magic, Miniature games and board games. The industry is being very slow to change and acknowledge this.

I Made my license plate "GMRGIRL" for a reason - Girls are Gamers too! I've held numerous conversations with my male counterparts where I've indicated areas where they could tweak something and improve and they just looked at me dumbfounded. It was almost as if they were saying "Damn, not only dies she game. She could kick my butt!"

Women in gaming (both in the industry and the hobby) have to work twice as hard to be accepted. My first MMO toon? A tank. Lady Artemis is still widely accepted as one of the premier tanks on her server.

It's taken 4 years, but my handle is known for solid toons and a great team gaming style.

My D&D group was faster on the uptake. This first time my DM handed me a character sheet before the session and said "I want you to read this, you're going to kill some of the PC's who won't be coming back" (it was my second session and I'd not played in YEARS).... I killed not only the two PC's who would not be returning , but three NPC's and almost killed two more PC's before my villain was neutralized. The first thing asked after the session was "with tactics like that, you ARE on our side.... right?" It's commonly accepted that I'm more vicious than any of the males at the table. I think I scare them with how cold, calculating, logical and completely emotionless some of my characters can be :D

Is it sexist? yes. Will it change? eventually. But not until we women decide that it's important enough for us to do something about

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I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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2/26/08 10:12 A

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For some reason whenever I play Halo if they find out I'm a girl, that's all they talk about! Then inevitably I get a friend request from them, just because they find it fascinating!

Oh that reminds me I've been trying to get people together (not really together but online together) to play like Halo 3 or COD4. Would anyone be able to get online together? Its so much fun if you actually know the other people.

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2/26/08 9:59 A

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The funny thing about sexist stereo types is that they exist even in games where lots of women play. For whatever reason, when my husband and I started playing EQ, I played the warrior and he played the druid. Now seven years later, I play one of the (if not the)top halfling warriors on the server. (He long since switched to a rogue). I've had people refuse to believe that the player behind the warrior was a suburban housewife. Not because women are rare in EQ but because female tanks are almost unheard of. For whatever reason most women play either healers or casters. I was just happy when they upgraded the character graphics and I no longer appeared to be fighting monsters in a floor length plate mail skirt.

I too have encountered sales staff (whether in comic stores, game stores, video game stores etc) who assume I must be shopping for my husband's birthday gift. I simply cross them off my list of stores to visit again. Eventually, they will learn or go out of business. Mind you living in a major city, I have that option.

12 years ago when I was working in video games, there was a lot of fuss about how to capture women as a potential market. They did a bunch of surveys and found that women liked games just fine, but preferred to play a character who looked like a women and preferred to play multiplayer on a team. Not hard features to build into the product.

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2/26/08 9:28 A

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There are ads on this site? I guess good ol' Firefox and the extensions are doing their job then. Cool beans. I guess they need it though to keep the site for free.

As for the girls w/o armor, that is because they use magic spells to cast shields around themselves. That way they don't become too hot with all that armor on in combat. The guys are too dumb to know about those spells. LOL

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2/26/08 9:02 A

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I always think its ridiculous to have half naked characters (girls) in the games. But then again that happens on TV and movies too so its everywhere.

Its like their at war, all the men have full armor on and the girl gets a bikini?

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2/26/08 8:58 A

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Wow a lot of ad popping up I see. At least this site is good about having it only pop up in certain areas in the website. Its funny that when I am on here it shows me video game related links.

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2/25/08 10:11 P

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Thank you! :D All I want is understanding!...

I know it`s very exciting for guys, but I don`t need to see semi-naked chics everywhere I go!

I thought about if I would like to get semi naked guys showing up... And not really, I`m more of a tactile person :p lol

I didn`t know you can block the ads in the page... I will try that


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2/25/08 9:32 P

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If the roles were reversed, I could see being bugged about it. Some sites are pretty bad though, even as I guy I can admit to that.

Since I do an occasional surf at work, I use the Firefox internet browser with the adblock extension. I block out all the ads and usually get just a text website. Flashblock is another nice extension for Firefox. I can't even remember the last time I saw one of those annoying, flashing, banner ads.


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2/25/08 9:12 P

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Am I the only one really annoyed at the constant male-directed sexual content that plagues games sites?

If I am... well, I`m still right about it! :p

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2/25/08 12:41 P

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That is true Ryan. My wife is one of the ones that doesnt play games alot like I do and is not really good at it but neither am I. I suck at FPS and when I go online and picked off by little 11-16 year olds. The only good thing is that when I get a group of my friends that are my age and play against them in a stradegy type match we usually end up winning that one. They maybe good at killing each other but when it comes to team work I notice we do very well.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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2/25/08 12:34 P

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It is too bad. It is just like racial profiling; gender profiling is no different. There are studies that actually say more women play games. There might be more men that play the bloody shooter games, but there are still some really good female players at these games too. The game industry hasn't grown so much just on men alone playing.

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2/23/08 3:44 A

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I get all sorts of looks for playing... my husband`s friends gave me those dismissive "oh, she`s trying" looks... grrr, how annoying!

Lucky for me, I have kicked so much pompous sexist @ss that it no longer affects me. I kinda count on it to run home the point: I`m better than you! LOL

You know what really bothers me (and this might deserve a whole new thread):

99 Sexiest woman of the year (IGN)
HOT women online! (Gamebanshee)

etc etc...

I hate that those ads are all over the gaming sites. It`s so utterly sexist and inappropriate, given the majority of the account holders are under 18!

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2/23/08 2:01 A

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Not so much when I play video games, but you should see people's faces when they hear I play AD&D ;)

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2/22/08 6:55 P

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Well since my wife isn't on Spark, I can say I have noticed a raised eyebrow or 2 when it comes to people realizing my wife games. She got hooked on WoW and now her character is levels ahead of mine... lol

 
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2/22/08 6:51 P

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So my husband and I head out to our local Game Stop today to put more money down on our Rainbow Six Vegas 2 preorder. My husband begins chatting it up with the sales clerk about games and such. When my husband says something about how we had to buy us each an xbox because we fought about who could play the sales clerk looks at me, realizing I'm a girl he then dismisses the notion that I would even play and says to my husband "Who's we?" When my husband says "My wife" the clerk looks at me with the baffled stare and says "You play? Are you any good?" OH NO I'M JUST A GIRL!!! WHY WOULD I BE ANY GOOD? So after staring at him for a moment I realized he was serious and then asked him "Are you?"
Why didn't he ask my husband, "Are you any good?" Just because he's a male that automatically means he's predisposed to be good at video games and I'm predisposed to suck? Just wondering if any other girls have ever been written off as I was today?

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