I really wish I could understand why more girls aren't into videogames that don't go by the name of something along the lines of "Cute furry puppies and kitties galore!" I personally need a game with a good story-line or more intense gameplay. Zelda or Gears of War will beat Harvest Moon every time for me, although I will admit I did like those games...
Because the game industry tells girls "We aren't making these games for you."
Female protagonists are a rarity, (and most of the existing ones are constructed solely for the male gaze) and other female characters are just about always relegated to roles that they're "supposed" to be in; mothers, significant others. If I had a dollar for every female character that was supposed to be "in charge" and ended up needing to be saved and becoming someone's girlfriend, well ****.
Most modern games are also entirely about subjects that males are raised/taught to enjoy. The way a lot of girls are socialized also tends to steer them away from gaming.
I don't think it's that girls aren't as "into" games, I think they've just gotten the message loud and clear: Games aren't being made for them. It's "If you don't want to play as a big sweaty dude shooting a bunch of other dudes, or just maybe a woman with highly unrealistic body type made for ogling, then play some Cooking Mama."
There are exceptions, obviously. But this is largely the trend; deal with what the mainstream is pushing out (and the way mainstream gamers treat female players) or go stick your head in a niche somewhere. Doesn't exactly make one feel welcome.
Wut race u want to play?
Probably Lalafell(SP?) at this rate. They look adorable. Otherwise, in my eyes, it's humans, tall humans, really big blue human dudes (at least Galkas had tails) or catgirls. The Roegadyn(?) actually kind of bug me the more I see them. They just look more and more like completely regular dudes except on steroids and, well, blue. Or white?
Again, hoping for new races, and wouldn't mind playing male Miqote; My reasons quite literally being that I am 1) male and 2) like cats. That's it. But I mean hey, I like cute, I'll pick Lala if I have to.