MTV's Multiplayer blog is working, all this week, on a series of interviews called Women Working in Games
. They've already had great discussions with Ubisoft's Elspeth Tory
on the Ubisoft/SomethingAwful thing
, and X-Play
's Morgan Webb about her work on cable television
. They've also spoken with GameGirlAdvance
's Jane Pinckard about the differences between men and women and the games they play
. "I also think that women have traditionally been at the forefront of this, because they're burdened with more than their fair share of house work and childcare, usually. That's just statistical. And so they're going to have less leisure time for games. Now men are sort of catching up. But I think women have always been less free to play games the way that men have. So maybe that's why women play casual games or they play more casually. And they just don't want the same kind of game that requires 20, 40 hours of play. I think that's totally right."
Tomorrow they're speaking with Brenda Brathwaite, a designer and author of the book Sex in Games.