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How To Score A Chick: Gamer Rule 101

Perhaps it'd be egotistical - and certainly inaccurate - to say that any gamer guy can land a chick if he applies himself. Perhaps this isn't the case, especially considering the history of the hobby. For the most part, the pale, friendless virgins in the arcades weren't exactly burning up their senior prom, nor can they now considered to be master pick-up artists.

However, you guys need to strike while the iron's hot, and that time is now. Maybe you're not into the whole music/rhythm scene, but you can feign interest for the express purpose of getting closer to a hottie of maximum proportions, yes? Look, this explosion of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and SingStar has appealed more to the ladies than any other innovation, revolution, or advancement in the video game industry. Take a look around. The aforementioned games are huge at parties these days, and these are the very same parties the geeks couldn't dream of attending way back when. They could've tried, but if they had brought up gaming ("Hey, you know I beat Shinobi today?!"), they would've been punted out the front door by one of those insufferable jock types. The girls would all laugh, and you'd run home to tackle the impossible Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Oh, it's okay to look back on it now; you're a mature, fully grown adult who has since had his fair share of women, right? Okay, if not, pay attention.

Many of those former jocks and cheerleaders are now playing the hell out of Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2. Now, a party isn't a party unless there's some virtual interactive music experience, and yes, the women are participating. You may think you need to practice in order to impress the chicks, but if so, you've learned nothing in your years of maturehood, my friend. It doesn't matter if you suck; all that matters is that you like what she likes, and nothing is sexier to a woman than beating a guy at a music-based video game. If you don't believe me, you simply haven't tried it. Furthermore, as time goes on, it becomes clearer and clearer that these music games act as gateways to other titles, which means those girls are more likely to compete in something that doesn't include a plastic instrument. Never before in the history of gaming has there been a time when women factor more into the audience. They're here; you just need to know where to look.

This isn't difficult, guys. Not only is gaming a shadow of its former self - in this particular case, that's a good thing - but its newfound mainstream appeal can really help you get lucky. Before, gamers would have to find a way to circumvent their favorite pastime in order to get close to a girl ("oh...you play video games...?" followed by the insulting giggle). These days, they just wanna know if you have Guitar Hero at your place. Hell yes, you do! The modern-day Player still needs the traditional standbys like wine, soft music, candles, and the like, but he doesn't ignore the changing times. Get yourself one of those chick magnet games we're talking about, put it in a corner, and leave it there until you need it. Those things are instruments all right...in more ways than one.

10/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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Jed
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 12:50:34 AM
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I tell you what, there have been a LOT more hot chicks coming into gamestop. this is a great read Ben.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:11:16 AM
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An interesting departure and sure to frazzle a few female gamers, but deep down they know it's true :) Love the pic too. I wonder when we will see a Gaming magazine strictly for men? Perhaps Ben will start it and be the Hef of this generation. Preach on brotha.

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Advent Child
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:28:10 AM
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No thanks, I am not buying them. My girl will play any game with me I ask her to. She may not like it but she enjoys us spending time together

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:36:20 AM
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I have to disagree on the point of women finding beating men sexy. They may feel empowered by it, but rarely do they desire weakness in a man. Power is the primal force of desire.
The rest i totally agree with. Women love these games and it's allowed me to introduce some to so much more.
One thing i'd suggest, is to have a real guitar in the same room as you play GH or RB. It gives the impression that you're a musician rather than a wannabe kid.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 3:32:54 AM
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I'VE BEEN DUMPED TWICE CUZ MA GALFRIENZ DID N'T LIKE THE WAY I SMOKE[Solid Snake].
As a mgs fanboy,i can leave hordes of gals but not the styles i learnt frm the game.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 3:56:36 AM
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Awwawww! I just got married...

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Aftab
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:58:01 AM

Don't worry guy, you're not missing much. The dating seen is highly overrated.

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Zaben
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 6:50:32 AM
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Bleck... music games... the one form of video-gaming I just can't seem to dominate at. Ah well, the ladies tend to find me regardless ;]

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Duff
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 8:18:27 AM
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Well it is a great way to get along with the ladies to just let them beat you in a game. I really do agree with the music games that are growing nowadays, as that grows the female gamers grow, and we can introduce them to other games.

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smotpoker420
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 8:43:59 AM
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like..... lbp

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coverton341
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:41:14 AM
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All I have to say is thank god my fiance plays Resistance

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:56:33 AM
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my girlfriend plays ratchet and clank, uncharted and even cod 4. But wait games at a party lol. oh yeah we do play twister

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Luan
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:59:51 AM
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Well I suppose i'm lucky that my girlfriend is a hardcore gamer...no guitar hero stuff, she plays MGS4 Resistance and all kinds of stuff...
either way, I like the picture!

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:09:21 AM
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I've actually invited a chick back to my place to play Rock Band. She didn't come that night...but she came later.

I agree with this article. Gaming is definitely more socialy acceptable. And Rock Band and Guitar Hero do seem to be "gateway" games.

Of course, simply having these games isn't going to get you laid. That's still going to require some social accomplishment. But, every little bit helps.

But, yeah, I have Rock Band parties quite frequently, and there are always good-looking women involved.

Take advantage.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:09:49 AM
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How about an article on how to turn a nongamer girl into a gamer.

My wife of 17 months isn't really a gamer, but she likes karaoke. So, I buy her the Singstar games. She'll also play Rock Band or GH. She's not interested in most other genres. But I can entice her into some racing games (she's a speed demon in real life!) and fighting games. She's competitive, so she likes to try to beat me on the race track or crack my skull in Soul Calibur. But, basically, she really likes her board games. I'm making slow progress here guys.

I'm going to introduce her to LBP once her midterms are over this weekend.

I remember the first time I had her play Burnout Paradise. She got a real kick out of speeding and crashing, so much so that she was still playing the game when I came back from grocery shopping more than an hour later. :)

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:48:42 AM

Hell, once you get her hooked, the trick will be finding games you can play TOGETHER. The way split-screen play is being neglected by publishers, it's gonna be tough.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:12:31 AM

Orvisman: Oh, that's a whole OTHER topic. I'll focus on that later. ;)

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Arvis
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:00:06 PM

Dude, your wife has pretty much the same tastes as my fiancee. She's a big Gran Turismo/Midnight Club/Soul Calibur chick, if I can get her to play anything. She (of course) also loves Rock Band/etc. and weirdly enough, Dark Cloud 2.

And she thinks the Wii is boring.

-Arvis

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LightShow
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:32:04 PM

@ Arvis

W00t DC2!!!

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AntDC
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:41:05 PM

Ditto Woot for DC2! Can't wait for the third!

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:26:59 AM

She also likes Buzz for the PS3, which is actually fun. As for Singstar, those are HER games. My singing sounds like 100 cats in a very small room with a rocking chair!

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shaydey77
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:01:24 PM
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Ha. More girls playing videogames..especially the Wii. We need more splitscreen games online as well..four player...things cud get interesting!!ha J/k!

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:25:28 PM
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Meh, girls can do whatever they want lol
I'm gonna enjoy my games with or without them.

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Alienange
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 5:12:17 PM

Ha! I'm with you Scarecrow. My wife doesn't play games and I like it that way. I don't want to share my ps3 ! Are you nuts?? You get hooked up with a gamer girl and you're gaming days are over. Get a girl that's NOT a gamer... now THAT'S the challenge.

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DcIronfist
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 5:20:47 PM

Or buy her a PS3 like I did. My wife did not start out a gamer but helping them along with games they can play with you puts em on the right path.

Last edited by DcIronfist on 10/29/2008 5:22:04 PM

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:24:09 AM

@ Alienmage

That's what I did! My brothers in laws are big gamers, but they could never get my wife interested. I've had better luck, though. ;)

@ Shrek

Yep. If you read my post above, you know I agree.

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Joe_III
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:46:33 PM
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gamer chicks do not exist. They either play wii/rb/GH casual games or they're paid by Ubisoft.

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DcIronfist
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 5:01:32 PM

Don't say that to my wife.....

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Joe_III
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 6:24:13 PM

yeah yeah yeah, everyone who's played some game or other with their wives think their wives are gamers -- i used to be that way too.

You'll learn sooner or later she really isn't. And if she is, she's post-op.

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 7:27:31 PM

Joe, i hope you comments are in jest. Otherwise they are very offensive. Sexism is an archaic behavior not fitting the 21st century. Neither is such a condescending tone.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 8:06:30 PM

Well, in all fairness, his comments sound more like bitterness than sexism to me... Heh. ;)

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LightShow
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:32:58 PM

=D

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Jed
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 7:41:49 PM
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my imaginary girlfriend plays videogames

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The_Chimeran
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 8:02:11 PM
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guitar hero+dance dance revolution= lots of fun + girls. yeah i would agree with that. Especially in the teenage scene, i don't think i've met a girl who hasn't played/liked either of the two games mentioned above. and also to all you guys out there who says that wives/gf/girls in generals aren't really gamers unless they meet some certain criteria then i'd completely disagree with you guys. Cause i know girls who started of with ddr and then moved to SotC and bushido blade. And even then, what criteria do they need to meet. They play games and they're willing to try other games. That's sounds like a gamer to me.

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LightShow
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:35:10 PM

Guitar Hero + DDR = a crazy game hybrid me and my buds call "Choreography Hero"

It's INSANE!! seriously, get two tvs and try to play guitar hero and ddr at the same time. Your brain will be fried in no time

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:04:48 PM
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I really don't care if you call girls gamers or not. I used to work at Hooters and after work sometimes friends of mine and some of the Hooters girls which worked with me would come over my house and play Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution. What was great was with a little bit of alcohol and a little bit of ambitions gone you can have some interesting Dance Dance Revolution sessions. Their have been several nights where the Hooters girls would really get into Dance Dance Revolution and start playing topless. Those were some good times.

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N a S a H
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:22:53 PM
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One thing I've noticed is girls love a good story in a game or playing it in groups.

One of my friends got a PS3 for christmas and she loved playing uncharted, which did have a great story.

The also love all the music games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and especially Singstar.

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:34:44 AM

That's the next thing I'm going to concentrate on with my wife after I get her hooked on LBP (she's the creative type), games with good stories.

She likes epic movies (LoTR; Star Wars; The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe), so I'm thinking she might like some RPGs -- maybe games like Uncharted, MGS, etc... though their controls might prove to be too difficult.

But games with simpler control schemes are easier for her to get into (if you read my previous post you know she already likes the music, racing, and fighting games... all games with fairly easy to grasp control schemes).

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br0d1n
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:17:08 PM
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Right on, right on. My gf loves playing rock band with me, even more since we were about the same skill level with me learning drums and her on guitar. I just got lbp and she seemed to enjoy that as well. Pixeljunk's Eden is another game (multiplayer as well) that she enjoys. She definitely isn't a "gamer," but we can have fun together, and video games certainly don't carry the same stigma they did 10 years ago.

Fun article. Another reason I keep coming back to PSXE...a good sense of humor.

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SplendidBlended
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:50:47 PM
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-Cough-

I feel a bit out of place here with this. x] Um, I don't mind if a guy plays video games, because I do...as long as they aren't obsessed. Which, most of them seem to be.

I know I always get looked at like I'm an alien at Target whenever I go up to buy a new PS3 game...It's kind of awkward. Are there really THAT few female PS3 owners?

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:44:52 AM

LOL. That's the geek reaction...

I used to have that same reaction with girls in comic book stores when I was growing up.

Geeks love them some cute girls who are into their hobbies because they feel the girl can relate and won't look down on them.

Then again, times have changed because we all grew up with comics; video games; and anime, which are now more accepted forms of mainstream entertainment instead of niche hobbies (see Attack of the Show).

The younger generation hasn't had to face the same types of stigmas our generation had to face when we were coming up; but I guess there are still some who find it hard to socialize with the opposite sex and retreat into their hobby's safe world, which is why they geek out and stare at you when you buy PS3 games.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:42:12 PM
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Maybe. Got something for you-

http://www.psxextreme.com/feature/237.html

And the reply-

http://www.psxextreme.com/feature/239.html

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AntDC
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:44:43 PM
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It might be just cause guys pay a lot more attention when a girl goes in a game store or something.

Last edited by AntDC on 10/29/2008 11:46:01 PM

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SplendidBlended
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:00:14 AM
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Thanks for those links Ben, this really is a great site and I always love to read everything that gets posted here.

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JoshBall
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:26:23 AM
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LOL PS3 Sports hahaa

Some people are well sexist here haha

You need some1 who will join in, but also let you play endlessly!

=D

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KidHypeTellem
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:13:52 PM
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Being a girl gamer, i hate rockband and any other dance game and im also no fan of LBP. I play games like GTA and Saints Row and Sports Games.

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giant123
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:53:12 PM
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wow...
or you could just try and act like a normal person...
that works too

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