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Women of Gaming

8-bits with Dipika Jerome

October 5, 2015 — by Nachiket "therapist" Mhatre0

Dipika Jerome from Mumbai is a gamer herself and has made it her profession and runs a game café by the name Maximum Gaming.

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In her 30’s, Dipika Jerome from Mumbai is a gamer herself and has made it her profession and runs a game café by the name Maximum Gaming. A gamer since 20 years, she has her hands tried on games like roadrash a lot and all other games like Dave, Digger, Pcman, Prince of Persia, Super Mario and lots more. She loves to play Dota2, Heroes of Newerth, Heroes of the Storm, Command and Conquer Generals and GTA. She is an avid player of Crysis, COD and Battlefield but is more keen on strategy games on her Play stations and NES.


Gaming systems owned.

I have Core i7 with GTX 750 TI and some QUAD CORES in the cafe. At home I have an AMD setup and also a DELL laptop. I also have a PS2, PS3 and WII.

Favourite videogame.
My favourite game is CNC. Though I also like Dota 2 and HON and Red Alert also. I am not much of an FPS player.

Favourite videogame character?
My favourite character in game is Emerald Warden in HON and Lina in Dota2.

Favourite cosplay?
My favourite cosplay – QOP which Niharika had cosplayed.

Favourite e-sports player?
My favourite e-sports player is Dendi and Sumail and Universe and my favourite team is DGP.

How long have you been playing videogames and what’s your first gaming memory/system?
I have been playing games since almost 20 years or more. I used to play roadrash a lot and all other games like Dave, Digger, Pcman, Prince of Persia, Super Mario and lots more. Now I play Dota2, CNC Generals, Crysis etc. And a lot of mobile games. My favourite right now in Mobile Games is Summoners War and Clash of Clans. Though there are many other games.

Sony or Microsoft?
Both. But Microsoft first preference

Jade Raymond or Anita Sarkeesian?
Jade Raymond

Describe gamergate in one line.
Gamergate – I think all this started because of some inferiority complex. But honestly speaking… No comments

Have you had any bad gaming experiences/harassment due to your gender?
No I have not. Nothing mentionable.

If there’s one thing you could fix about videogames and/or the gaming culture what would it be?
I would promote gaming in schools and colleges like how they are doing now in Sweden. And also will promote women in gaming – be it gameplay or development.

Why do you think there aren’t as many videogames with female lead characters?
I really don’t know. But I do think that there should be more videogames with female lead characters so that even female gamers play more.

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Nachiket "therapist" Mhatre

Nachiket has been obsessed with computers and videogames since the 8086 days. But don't you go asking him about his earliest gaming memory. Not unless you are fine with being subjected to an interminable monologue romanticising the warm monochrome glow of early DOS games and how the medium has since lost its soul at the turn of the millennium. When he isn't being a corporate slave at MySmartPrice.com, Nachiket spends his free time tinkering with hobby grade R/C, practicing archery, or just sharpening his knives for relaxation.

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