A Girl’s Guide to Games



By Teresa Novellino, Portfolio.com

Jacqueline Urick has been playing videogames since she was a kid, starting out with an old-school Atari console and a Commodore 64 PC. Decades later, however, she’s still not quite at ease in the virtual world—a place she says women can feel like the odd players out.

“There’s certain things that happen in games that make it clear to you, as a woman, that you’re not the first person they thought of when they created this game,” said Urick. “It’s not the chain-mail bikini that bothers me. It’s the stuff that is awkward within the game, like when your character is walking and walks like a guy, or when your female character sits like a guy in a dress.”

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