Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Jan. 16 2009, Published 2:09 p.m. ET

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Videogames are no longer just for guys!

According to, the female online gaming audience increased to almost 43 million visitors, roughly 27% over the previous year. A majority of these games are of the puzzle and strategy type, like Word Challenge (y'know -- where you get all those annoying Facebook messages that so-and-so just got their highest score).

Statistically, women are 2 times likelier than men to spend 20 hours a week playing PC games.

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The online gaming industry has responded by creating games, portals, and websites that cater to women and also allow them to make new friends.

(Us? We just want to go to sites where we can blow things up.)


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