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Women aren't just playing more mobile games they're playing different kinds of games than their male counterparts; games that involve socializing, such as Words with Friends, which experts say is what makes the games so appealing to women.

Adult women now represent a greater portion of the game-playing population than teenaged boys, according to the Entertainment Software Association.

The social aspect is a big draw for female gamers, said Fox 5 tech expert Shelly Palmer.

But women aren't having all the fun. Players of video game consoles and computers are still predominantly men.

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