As unusual as it may sound to anyone who knows me, and maybe some who don’t, I picked up the current issue of Glamour Magazine on Tuesday. Now my main reason for stopping in the WHSmiths to pick up a magazine on my way home from work was because my DS had run out of power on the way to work. I’d already read the newspaper on the way to work so it was magazine time on the way home. My commute is over an hour long and for me that’s way too long to be staring out the window into the dark.
Now before anyone decides to pick on me for buying a girly magazine, Tony I’m looking at you, it’s one of the very few with some substance – more than just a bit of meaningless fashion. I bet you’re wondering what the hell I’m doing posting about girl mags on a gaming site, well I have a good reason and that of course is the gaming contents of the magazine.
There was not one article, not two articles, but three articles on gaming. At first I thought these must be advertisements, but couldn’t find anything that said they were. I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was to find three gaming articles in such a girly magazine. The first was about casual games such as In the Movies and High School Musical on the Xbox 360; the second about the DS and Nintendogs and the third specifically about Lips. All are casual games, but that doesn’t matter. I’ve read in many places that 40% of gamers are females and I’d be willing to bet that most of them are casual gamers.
This is just the beginning. Gaming is moving forward and it looks like the female magazine market is finally realising that gaming isn’t just something that guys do. So girls, time to do a little happy dance for Glamour Magazine seeing the light.