The sad, sexist state of online gaming

August 29, 2013

Female gamers make up almost half of the U.S. video game market. Yet for some reason it's still a surprise to some male gamers to discover there's a woman in their midst, particularly in online multiplayer situations. The results are rarely, um, pretty.

A couple of animators on YouTube distilled some of the worst habits of male gamers into a funny, if somewhat uncomfortable, critique of the social dynamics when a "girl gamer" steps into the room.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post.
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Brian Fung · August 29, 2013