Hmmm….so I’m re-reading Lastowka and Hunter’s “The Laws of the Virtual Worlds” and I can’t help noticing that they always refer to the player as ‘she’. And come to think of it, EVERYONE does! Wikipedia, journalists, academics…everyone who writes about gamers always refers to the player as she. Is there some universal decision made that I don’t know about? Was there a secret meeting at some point where they concluded that gamers should always be referred to as female in order to demolish the stereotypical male pimple faced gamer geek? Or is there some language thing going on here that I just haven’t picked up on? Is the word player or gamer feminine?
Huh…just a thought that I’ll be sure to investigate further when I’m REALLY bored! But for now I’m just gonna let the thought waver out here on my blog. But I really should know this, shouldn’t I?