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A new documentary series by one-time Kotaku contributor Latoya Peterson asks women who calls themselves “gamer” why they do so. Girl Gamers explores the way that female players and game-makers deal with how to describe themselves and the perceptions of others.

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eledonkeyfunk
Eledonkeyfunk

So many people I know (IRL and online, women and men) have stopped identifying themselves as “gamers” due to the events of the last year... if you know what I mean.

Some have stalwartly stuck with the identity as a way of reclaiming it. I think it’s hopeless. I’m now just a person who “plays games”.