A gamer girl’s guide to gaming accessories.
We were lied to.
For years, we were told that games were meant for the boys, especially nerdy boys, and all girls could do for fun was slap on makeup. Don’t get me wrong, wearing makeup can be fun: tapping into the 70s makeup, learning how to express yourself through makeup, have you seen the cast of Euphoria? But girls shouldn’t have been limited to that alone.
In fact, girls love playing games as much as the average boy. Don’t believe me? Check out this study https://www.statista.com/statistics/232383/gender-split-of-us-computer-and-video-gamers/ which shows that in 2021 women made up 45% of US gamers. Shocked, are you? Well, you shouldn’t.
More often than not, when the word gamer is uttered, the image thrown into our minds is one of fat, heavily pimpled men with specs slowly sliding down their broad noses.
But this couldn’t be more untrue. This image that rears its ugly head at the thought of the word is wild, extreme, and very stereotypical. Hollywood’s portrayal of gamers doesn’t help either
Gamers are simply people who enjoy immersing themselves in the world of ones-and-zeros for a time. Most of them are more than ready to pull their heads up from the vast sea of game skins and gore.
In fact, to prove how badly this image paints gamers and to show that they are simply ordinary people, here are a few celebrities who have confessed their love for games:
The actor best known for Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, The Justice League, and The Witcher once confessed that before he donned the red cape and took to the skies, he was a massive lover of the popular game: World of Warcraft.
In fact, Henry Cavill explained that he was in the middle of a raid when Zack Snyder called him to discuss casting him as Superman. He was so engrossed in his game that he almost decided to ignore the call.
Another lover of the game World of Warcraft is the actress known for Black Swan, Oz The Great and Powerful, and Friends With Benefit, Mila Kunis.
However, she no longer plays the captivating game, as she says it is time-consuming. Instead, she lets bullets fly in Call of Duty’s popular first-shooter game.
The James Bond actor indeed uses his license to kill without remorse in the virtual world. Daniel Craig has expressed his love for free roam games like the Grand Theft Auto series, and games with long storylines, using Halo as an example.
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury—or rather, the man who played him (though can we honestly think of Samuel L. Jackson as someone other than the superspy?)—is reportedly a massive fan of the Grand Theft Auto series. He even voiced an NPC, Officer Tenpenny, in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He also plays Fallout and Call of Duty.
Another actor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who enjoys submerging into the digital world of games is Brie Larson. Brie is known for playing Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, Endgame, and Shang-Chi.
A lover of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario World 3D, and Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, she even has her own YouTube channel featuring video game content.
As you can see, the stereotype that surrounds gamers isn’t true, not by a long shot. Not only do men enjoy playing games, but so do women, so much so that we have game inventors who are women, too. So, yes, women do play games and enjoy playing too.
That said, a good gaming session is incomplete without your gaming accessories. Think about it, what would you play the game with without a controller? Or a gaming chair? Or a headset? These things are needed, and the best part, most of them are customizable! A gaming space that reflects your individuality seems like an excellent place to kick-start your victory against all other gamers—computers or other online people.
Without further ado, here are 7 fantastic gaming accessories for women you simply must-have.
- Customized game controller
While your preferred game console comes with its own controller, they’re usually basic and bland. They lack the confidence and creativity that comes with personalized game controllers.
A customized game controller is definitely one of the much-needed gaming accessories for gamers.
With a customized controller, you can let your creative side shine with the skin and button design you choose. Some third-party markets for customized controllers offer the possibility to customize a host of things on your controller.
From things like the design of the D-pad to things like remapping all your controls to where you want them, you can customize everything and anything with specific controllers.
- Matching pink keyboard and mouse combo
And if you’re more into computer games, then a matching pink keyboard and mouse combo should appeal to you immensely. Being a gamer shouldn’t mean you can’t express the girly side of yourself. As we’ve previously covered, the stereotypical gamer image is just a stereotype, nothing more..
Besides, how excellent would it be thrashing the boys (and other girls) on COD using a cute and very girly keyboard and mouse combo? Delightful! It’s an exciting mix of cute and badass, kind of like Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls. She’s adorable, but she will whoop your ass if you mess with her.
- Cable Holder
A problem gamers typically face is preventing their floors from looking like the floor of a booming rainforest.
In this simile, the shallow roots snaking over the forest floors represent your bundles of cable just lying around. Besides making your gaming space look disorganized, bundles of wires lying around are trip magnets. If you don’t care much about how your room looks, tripping and banging your shin hard on the floor or disconnecting your entire setup will send you down a spiel of frustration.
Avoid that by investing in cable holders.
Cable holders can come in a variety of setups to fit your style. If you’re too lazy to spring out the handgun to screw in the holders to your walls, the adhesive model will be more suitable.
- Oversized sweatshirt with anime
Complete the whole cutesy look with an oversized sweatshirt with any of your favorite anime printed on it. This is one of the gaming accessories you didn’t know you’d need until you have it. You can get it in a variety of colors that matches your personality. You can even DIY yourself with glitters, fringes, whatever your heart desires. Nothing beats a cozy evening of hardcore gaming, and your oversized sweatshirt will get you 80% in that zone.
- Pink & Gray GameMaster Series gaming chair
Ever had a gaming session where the aftermath is a sore bottom? Well, that’s because you aren’t using the right gaming chair. Where’s the fun in bruising your bottom after a good gaming session? It takes away all the fulfillment and high you’d typically get from a well-done game session.
Avoid situations like that by investing in this luxurious and comfortable gaming chair—one of the gaming accessories that focuses on comfort and style.
- Logitech H540
After your game controller, the next gaming accessory of utmost importance is the headset you choose to use. A poor headset will ruin the entire gaming experience and, not to mention, get you killed (probably the moment you hit play). Buying a gaming headset can make or break your high score, so a high-quality, top-notch headset is a priority.
Logitech H540 wins the debate as one of the best headsets to own and not just for playing games.
It features laser-tuned drivers with a built-in equalizer which provides rich, full immersion sounds that’ll have you entirely focused on your game.
Not only that, it possesses a noise-canceling mic that minimizes unwanted background noise making it perfect for games that require you to communicate with your teammates. No one would hear the loud yapping of your dog or the croaky screaming of your flatmate as they do their chores.
- Pink plush heart-shaped lumbar pillow
You’d have less of a kink in your back if you just got the Pink & Gray GameMaster Series gaming chair. Nevertheless, a lumbar pillow is very beneficial to gamers who can be on their consoles for hours.
You can own the pink plush heart-shaped lumbar pillow just for aesthetic sake. It’d make a lovely addition to the gaming space and add that last drop of cute when you shots for the gram.
However, it does do more than just be a pretty plush pillow to be awed at. It supports your lower back when you lean against the backrest when used correctly. Since it supports your back by following the natural curve of your spine, ensuring your body stays in the correct position, you can kiss backaches goodbye.
With this cutesy pink plush heart-shaped lumbar pillow, your comfort is guaranteed, and your gaming session doesn’t have to be cut short due to aches in your back. You can cancel that massage date you had planned. This pillow has got your back—literally.
There you have it, 7 great gaming accessories for women you should definitely include in your collection. Are there any gaming accessories I missed? How many of these do you already own? Which one appeals to you the most? Let me know all this in the comments section below.