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Number Of Female Gamers Increases


I've always known that girls love video games. Just ask Ingrid Diaz, who is co-editor of Play Girlz and a self confessed gamer addict. She uses her website to prove there's no such thing as a "girl game" or even "girl gamer" and she does a darn good job. Apparently, Diaz is not alone - recent statistics are slaying the stereotype of teenage boys being the only ones who play video games. In fact, NBC recently reported that Deputy Attorney General Tonya Sapp is one of a growing number of women finding an outlet in the world of video games. Here's more:

"It helps really to relieve stress," said Sapp. "Sometimes I come home, I've had a bad day - you know, I run around the countryside and shoot something to relieve tension. That's really what I like, the shoot-'em-up games."

The story goes on to prove that Sapp isn't alone. Apparently women over 40 actually make up the largest percentage of gamers who play online games. According to the Entertainment Software Association, about 23 percent of gamers are boys under the age of 18. They are easily outnumbered by women over the age of 18 at 30 percent. Watch the news report with Sapp here.

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