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GamerchiX at six months


It was six months ago today that I posted a thread in the Xbox.com forums “Looking for Xbox GamerchiX”.
 
Since then, Xbox GamerchiX has grown to a group of 741 female gamers in 18 countries. Our collective gamerscore is only a bit over 2,300,000, but what we lack in achievements we make up for in attitude, supportive advice, and a willingness to try new things even if we look goofy doing it. We’ve got lawyers, editors, web developers, program managers, students, nurses, teachers, soldiers, sailors, and full-time moms among us. Our youngest member is four years old—she and her mom signed up together—and our oldest member is a 75 year old grandmother.
 
I am SOOO proud to be a part of this amazing community of women. Here are my top five favorite things about the ‘chiX:
 
1. Their enthusiasm for welcoming new members never fades. Six months and over 700 members later they still post "Welcome to the new girls! You’ll love it here! Send me a FR!" Every time.
2. The diversity. They’re all female and they’re all interested in games. But we’ve got little girls and grandmas, Europeans and Americans, Democrats and Republicans, girls with piercings and girls with 5 kids, girls in grad school and girls in junior high. But none of them trash on each other or disrespect each other’s beliefs or opinions. It’s nothing short of amazing.
3. The advice. You ever read that book "The Wisdom of Crowds"? The deal is that a large diverse group of ‘regular people’ will way more often come up with the right answer to a question or the correct solution to a problem than the supersmarties in a think tank. GamerchiX are happy to advise each other about anything from boy trouble to sick kids to wedding planning, recipes, and technical challenges. And games of course! Advice is usually dispensed with a ‘hug’ emoticon and an offer to talk it out on the phone.
4. The way they’ve embraced the GamerchiX manifesto. These ladies take seriously the agreement to not ever talk trash about other women. And they are fully down with the ‘we are not pin-ups’ tenet as well.
5. They love the guy gamers. I think part of the fear generated by the whole GamerchiX thing is that the boys thought we’d hide away in some bastion of estrogen and make fun of their genitalia. We haven’t. Sure we have a chuckle now and again at the dumb stuff lads do, but we laugh at ourselves far more often. We still have plenty of guys on our Friends Lists too.
 
Anyway, didn’t mean to get all sappy, but these chix make me really happy. If this is who is raising the next generation, I think we’re in great shape.
 
 
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21 thoughts on “GamerchiX at six months

  1. Congrats to you, Kitty, Diva, and all the girls that make up GamerchiX!  It’s been cool to watch it grow… the enthusiasm at PAX was pretty sweet.

  2. Cunning on said:

    Awww shucks we love ya too Trix!
     
    Thanks to you Diva and Kitty for everything you’ve done for the Chix here’s to the next 6 months!!
     
    Anastacia

  3. WHeeeeee!!

  4. Dimitris on said:

    Congratulations on GamerchiX… :)Great idea, even better way of creating such a group.Also, we are proud to have a member of the GamerchiX among us in Greece. Irene15278!!!Keep up the great work.

  5. Steve519 on said:

    Gamerchix seem to get bigger everyday, Trixie your doing a great job spreading the word about them.
     
    Hey I saw that on Major’s blog you said that you will be at the XNA open house, I will also be going there for the XBL Radio team so I hope to see you there

  6. Vellan on said:

    The chiX are awesome. Thanks to you Trixie for coming up with such a great idea and making it happen.

  7. Rainmaker2112 on said:

    Congrats to all the GamerChix!  It’s been a pleasure to watch you grow and also to game with many of you online.  The online world is better and brighter with all of your fashion-sense and cool attitudes.  Now, on to a thousand with ye.

  8. Debbie on said:

    You bet, T!!!!!*hugs*

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