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Girl Gamer magazine thinks it's still the 1950s

Attention female readers of DS Fanboy! You know how you're ALWAYS thinking about nothing else but pink things, cooking, and raising cute ickle babies? Well, Nintendo is, like, TOTALLY on your wavelength! The company has just teamed up with publisher Future to launch gaming magazine Girl Gamer in the UK, and it won't cost you a penny, meaning you can save for those divine shoes that you just have to have or you'll die.

The 32-page magazine is being given away with the latest copies of Bliss and Mizz, two of the UK's most popular girl's titles, and is yet further evidence that Nintendo is completely in touch with female gamers. Just look at the cover: pink things? Check! Cooking? Check! Babies? Check!

[Via press release]

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1-30-2008 @ 4:13PM

Mr.ESC said...

Ther3 4r3 n0 g1rls in t3h internetz!!


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2-13-2008 @ 3:51PM

Ridgeback said...

There are only extremely girly men!

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1-30-2008 @ 4:19PM

Swampgirl Inez said...

I can't decide if I should laugh at this or not.


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1-30-2008 @ 4:21PM

Brello said...

8 year old girl gamer, maybe.


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1-30-2008 @ 4:24PM

AR said...

This is completely laughable. Being a girl gamer I really hate this type of pandering. I like Cooking Mama, but I really love me some Etrian Odyssee. They can take that magazine and shove it.


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2-13-2008 @ 3:55PM

Erin said...

I agree completely. I'm a girl gamer, have been for years, and I hate this sort of BS. First off, I hate pink, and while Cooking Mama was ok, I don't eat sleep and breath it. Lately I've been playing Bioshock and DMC 4, not Harvest moon or cooking mama and junk like that. How does that fit in with Nintendo stereotypes, huh?

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2-14-2008 @ 11:03PM

Skythe said...

I agree whole-heartedly! If they try to shove one more pink box down my throat . . .

Anyone for marching on Nintendo HQ? ;)

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Twinkie Beyond8

1-30-2008 @ 4:35PM

Twinkie Beyond said...

Girls don't play video games!!! The only ones that do are on WoW...and those chicks are dudes!


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Elly Sketchit9

2-05-2008 @ 12:34PM

Elly Sketchit said...

That was a joke, right? Because our house has like, every video game system known to mankind...and I play every single one of them. My fave series is the Silent Hill games.

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2-13-2008 @ 11:00AM

Shamo said...

Yet you still continue to overuse the words "like" and "fave" thus supporting a less intelligent sex/gaming population in general. If everyone would just cut the internet lingo, our entire society would sound amazing amounts more intelligent than before. I blame you. Also if you say that "I only used those words once each" then you still are wrong, because once is too many.

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2-12-2008 @ 4:30PM

Igaaboo said...

There are a crap load of girls online in WOW. We just don't play little p*ssy Blood Elf Paladins. We plays Rogues baby!

BTW, the cooking and the babies and the pink (PINK IS OVERRATED!)? NOT DOING IT FOR ME. Maybe red and some stabbing.

I think they're aiming this towards 10 year olds and not hot college girls.

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Burning Gember12

1-30-2008 @ 4:48PM

Burning Gember said...

But this is what girls do, right? They do this stuff. They like that color. I'm pretty sure no matter who the exception is this still does and forever will appeal to some form of vagina.


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1-30-2008 @ 6:03PM

Mr.ESC said...

"Yeah the place of the woman is in the kitchen making samiches"

J/K I don't think that stuff,I did it for the lulz.

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1-30-2008 @ 6:23PM

Matdredalia said...

Maybe the 10 year old variety of Vagina. I don't know any woman over the age of 13 who obsesses over the color pink, raising babies, and cooking. As a matter of fact, a lot of them are having enough stress over their own kids or despise cooking b/c they have to do it for their families OR they avoided the family scenario for the time being because they are not interested in those things yet (or at all).

So, um, yeah, stereotyping for the lose.

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2-13-2008 @ 1:55PM

Tekke said...

I'm a girl gamer and here are the things I dislike:

-Babies (children included)

That being said, this sort of magazine would fly well in Japan so maybe they thought the next logical step would be to open it to the rest of the world. They probably just don't realize it's actually considered offensive out here! But hey, it's free so.... meh.

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1-30-2008 @ 4:53PM

Waffala said...

The first time I read the title I thought you wrote 1990's..


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1-30-2008 @ 5:05PM

Ghaleon said...

Yeah, it looks like my grandma's back issues of McCall's.



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1-30-2008 @ 5:23PM

Sean said...

Is there anything in there about IMAGINE BABYZ? T_T


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1-30-2008 @ 5:47PM

Brittany said...



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1-30-2008 @ 5:58PM

Kam said...

Why? .. just... why?


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