But I do think many girls are just as competive as men so that is not a starting point in the debate.[/quote:dd961a5660]
Not sure about this, I’ve always felt that men are more competitive than women (quite possibly at a genetic level), while women tend towards more constructive interactions. This link would seem to support this approach.
Similar gender based differences are also mirrored and happily accepted in many other species similar to our own, in particular those that afford “alpha male” status to social groupings.
If this is the case, then it would seem that the win/lose aspect of games is a critical part of the imbalance in game uptake?