I am doing a paper for my Sociology class. I am trying to determine why there is a gender gap in the playing of violent video games such as the Battlefield series, Call of Duty series, and Grand Theft Auto series.
There has been mountains of university-level research on these kinds of topics. There should be papers all over the net about them. And reports from industry analysis presentations from GDC and things like that as well.
"The interpretation is that men play violent videogames more frequently than women as they anticipate more enjoyment and less guilt from playing Bad Company 2 (see blue lines). Indirect paths from gender to the anticipated emotions are also significant factors for violent videogame play (see green lines). Men are less empathetic which in turn led to less anticipated guilt. Men are more likely to morally justify violence which in turn led to greater anticipated enjoyment. When it comes to gratifications in game play (see red lines), men are more gratified with the need for aggression and thrills, but the need for aggression is a significant factor in one’s anticipated enjoyment which in turn led to violent videogame use."
There is nothing particularly 'magical' about video games. The people that play violent video games are generally the same type of people that enjoy violent movies, or that play violent sports.
As an aside, I both play and make video games, and my playing preferences include a wide variety of genres. Grand Theft Auto falls into that, so I definitely do play some violent games, though not exclusively.
I would expect most guys are more okay with violence in video games and play them, especially if they can play in teams and work together cooperatively to defeat the enemy. It happens a lot in First Person Shooters like Call of Duty, or various MMORPGs or Strategy games. Other than that you also have those gamers that are interested in those 1 on 1 fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.
I haven't played too many recent video games, but I did like Mortal Kombat X since it had a variety of guest characters that grabbed my attention, in particularly to the Predator and Alien, and then there was also Jason Voorhees which they added in the first DLC package.
There is a gender gap in the playing of all video games. There were studies that said women play more than men but that's only if you include mobile games. If you look at games that are more "hardcore" (I think that's a stupid term but whatever) women are only 10-20 % It doesn't matter if it's League of Legends, or CS:GO. Anyway any game where you have to sit down ata a console or a pc, women do less. So if you wanna be accurate you have to see if there's a difference between how many women play GTA and a non violent console game otherwise your results are no going to mean anything.
-Fallout -Skyrim -GTA That is all. Used to play shooters, but I soon realised that every single person on this earth is a much quicker player than I am. Oh, I also used to play Assassins Creed with a passion, until the franchise started to suck. Dunno if this is at all helpful. Inquire further if you wish.
i think the disparity is more so in regards to girls who play FPS shooters. although there's still a good amount, i think the competitive nature which comes from an FPS is what girls off initially from playing them.
I don't play any video games. My boyfriend plays Call of Duty, but he also plays a lot of Madden. I feel like more guys play violent video games because guys play more video games in general. There are gamer girls, but they're not as common as gamer guys