Video games are known as time consuming devices or software that have been evolving throughout the years. There are many types of game devices such as handhelds, consoles and softwares (apps or downloadable games on pc). The main purpose of video games is to entertain the users by providing fun times and distraction for everyone, however this has changed. What was universally accepted is now seen as taboo for girls to play video games, same way as boys are not supposed to play with dolls. The marketing and social construct that has occurred and still continues to occur today is why we believe that games are for boys.
Video games have established quite the market, the industry has totaled over 1.3 trillion dollars. The evolution and success of games are what caused this incredible industry to lead among other great industries in the world such as pc manufacturers or mobile manufacturers. Although very popular and successful, video game industries have their fair share of controversies such as video games cause kids to become violent, video games cause eyesight problems and video games make you stupid. All of these statements have been proven wrong by modern sciences, video games don’t cause kids to be violent, video games don’t cause eye sight problems it actually according to new studies improves it and the theory that video games make you stupid has been completely destroyed by evidence that your brain becomes stronger (cognition functions and problem solving) when playing video games.
One relatively new controversy that has emerged and that science cannot help but feel left out in this scenario is the fact that video games were meant for boys not girls, but a new poll shows that women are currently the ones that play the most video games as opposed to boys. So why does the marketing branch in gaming industries choose to avoid girls when advertising their products to public? This stems from a social construct that girls are too delicate to play with games, instead they should play with Barbie dolls. Which is so wrong considering that the sole purpose of video games is to entertain the user.
Though they are just like any other good thing out there, there something called a limit. Video games are incredible, they allow the infinite impossibilities come true and expand the vast imagination that the brain can process. These subjective experiences are too good to not allow a girl from experiencing them because it is not “adequate”, and video game industries should try and stop this stereotype because frankly they will be making far more money if they do.