American Girl selling ‘Xbox Gaming Set’ for dolls

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I remember video games being considered a “boy thing.” This was just marketing — of course girls liked gaming too. Sadly, games that were designed for girls were often terrible. It seemed like developers thought they could use, say, Barbie as a way to sell garbage games to this particular demographic. The truth is, girls enjoyed playing the same games as boys — Super Mario Brothers, Street Fighter, etc. Ultimately, there was no need to market games based on the player’s gender. These days, the old stereotypes are largely gone, though not entirely.…

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