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Women & family Wii event at Dadeland Best Buy on Sunday

I wish I wasn't going out of town this weekend. There's a female-friendly Wii event at the Dadeland Best Buy this Sunday where they will be giving away Nintendo Wii consoles and other prizes.

I've always been a gamer because I grew up playing Sega Genesis games with my brother. And several of my girlfriends frequently play video games. So I find it interesting when people make a big deal about females playing games, but then again there are more games being created that women favor, such as puzzle games and role-playing games. The gender gap has certainly narrowed.

According to the Entertainment Software Association, females spend an average of two hours more per week playing games than they did a year ago. And we're not too far off from men: the average adult woman plays games 7.4 hours per week, and the average adult man plays for 7.6 hours. But only 38 percent of total game players are women.

Here are the details of the Best Buy event:

Where: Best Buy at 8450 South Dixie Highway

When: Sunday, March 30th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What's going on: Female-friendly opportunities to play games, get more information on family gaming and learn more about women and gaming trends. There will be hourly drawing to win gift cards to spas, Best Buy and Nintendo Wii consoles.


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The Wii is a great way to spend time together with your family...we love to bowl and golf. My husband is blind and it is something he can actually enjoy with us.

Y Fuentes

I am not a gamer but I fell in love with the Wii when I went to Best Buy with my daughter who is 12 yrs., I got hooked on the Guitar Hero game! We'll definitely be there!

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