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CNN Notices That Sony Likes Girls, Gets Excited

Posted Thu, Feb 28, 2008 by Aelryn

In other "news," CNN's "writer" Matt West "discovers" that quotes are "fun."

CNN has a new article up which examines Sony's recent efforts to lure more female game developers into the industry.

On a Tuesday night in a San Francisco nightclub, Torrie Dorrell makes a very personal revelation to the gathered crowd: "I'm a full-on gamer, and my husband hates me."

In fact, Dorrell spends so much time gaming, she has risen to the level of "officer" in a "guild" playing "EverQuest 2" online.

More and more, husbands and boyfriends are playing second fiddle to computers and consoles as 38 percent of gamers are female, spending an average of 7.4 hours a week playing, according to the Entertainment Software Association.

Dorrell isn't just one of these female gamers, she also works in the industry. As the senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Sony Online Entertainment, she has made a career out of her passion for games.

"Women are out there in significant numbers playing MMOs, action games, first-person shooters," Dorrell explains. "What is lacking in the equation are women behind these games."

Read all about it and share your opinion here.

[Via CNN.com]

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