Focus group data suggests that trash talking is pervasive in online gaming and that it can create a challenging conversational climate. There are few differences between black, Hispanic and white teens when it comes to friends and video gameplay. A native American woman, groomed in the arcades in the 70s and 80s, she's got more nerd cred than anyone I've ever met. One of the most common answers that games companies and marketers will trot out any time the topic of women protagonists enters the conversation, is that people simply don't want to play as a woman. And as noted previously, when comparing talking by video gaming to other modes of communication and interaction with friends, gaming ranks substantially higher for boys as a mode of daily communication than it does for girls, for whom it ranks at the very bottom. Why do girls Elsa? A high school boy related his experiences:
Women are, to some degree, already the protagonists of quite a few big games.
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Often, these modes of group play are more accessible than in-person group play. Queries ran the gamut, covering average time spent playing games in a given week, favourite genres and characters, as well as online harassment. The flip side is that playing games also can provoke feelings of anger or frustration in those who play games with others online. The next generation of gamers may be more socially conscious, but I fear for the people we may have already lost. When asked, most of the boys they surveyed said that they either wouldn't mind playing as a woman, or would be happy to do so. The majority of boys surveyed said that women in games were too often treated as sex objects.