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.