No "booth babes" here. If you are seeking half-naked photographs of "gamer girls" you need to look elsewhere.
The women featured below are true and real die-hard video gamers from all walks of life. This series of feature articles aims to break the outdated stereotypes some still hold toward women in gaming.
For features on other gaming personalities, click here.
This section originally started as a special "Women Gamers Week" in September 2011.
After the special week gained more than 111,000 unique readers, Patterson decided to make it a continuing series.