Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sh*t Gamer Girls Say...is the shit all gamers say?

I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge. I don't really get the "Sh*t people say" videos. I've giggled at a couple moments in them, sure, but how on earth did they achieve such memeness?

The following one, "Sh*t Gamer Girls Say" caught my attention when it was reported on by the Jace Hall Show blog. Honestly I think that article gets it wrong though. I don't think the YouTube comments are necessarily an indication at all of how women are treated when playing games online (not to say that verbal abuse isn't an issue). I think the YouTube comments are indications of how the internet has trolls and a lot of them are genuinely not very intelligent.

Or that you shouldn't play Call of Duty games no matter what your gender. Either way.

Personally, I think the video is kinda funny. Yeah, I've said a lot of that stuff. I found it funnier after I read through the first handful of pages of comments and realized a lot of the down votes were likely from people who didn't understand that most of these videos feature gender swapped actors and that this guy was playing a woman as a joke and is likely not really a transvestite.

Given the nature of this meme I didn't find this particular video offensive. I actually thought it was more a reflection/parody of gamers in general rather than just gamer girls. However, I also think that the creators of this video know that and that it was part of the joke. There's nothing special about the way female gamers act - we're all just gamers...and we all hate Navi.

What do you think? Did you pay any attention to it at all or is it just another in a long line of a marginally humorous meme?


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