All hail the queen
Girl gamers, as in people who play video games of the female persuasion, have been a constant interest for the entire video gaming industry for as long as I can remember. Over the years however, the topic has switched focus from physical to virtual.
Like all forms of entertainment, video games cater to its intended audience based on its content. So, with the rise of mobile and casual gaming, you can actually say that the percentage of female gamers have risen dramaticallt. I’m no analyst, but just about everyone I know plays games today, regardless of age or gender. What do you mean Candy Crush isn’t a game? Argue semantics all you like, but a game is a game.
And yet, the proliferation of more serious, competitive games into the mobile space, such as PUBG Mobile and Vainglory means that the conversation about females in games have risen again. This time however, the industry’s solution seems to be to embrace today’s politically-, and socially-correct views. This means replacing male protagonists into female, championing LGBT causes, and basically offer representation for the minority. What do we think of all this? Is it really such a big fuss? Our own resident gamer girl takes a stab at this.
Oh and before I forget, HWM is still a gadget mag. If our cover didn’t already give you an indication, we go into the deep end of audiophile nirvana. Do give our planar magnetic headphone shootout a read before you drop $10,000 on a pair of headphones.