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Little Girls Barbie games

| | The Escapist  October 20, 2013 – 08:55 am
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Despite the fact that sales of Barbie dolls have steadily declined for nearly a decade (with some analysts estimating a 27 percent drop between 2001 and 2004 alone), Barbie recently ranked first on the NPD Group's list of top-selling toy licenses. The doll's reincarnation as a media brand is a big driving force behind her continued longevity. In addition to a highly profitable series of direct-to-DVD animated movies, top-ranking websites and a stable of videogames, Barbie is now at the center of one of the most successful children's virtual worlds to date.

Since its launch in April 2007, has attracted over 14 million members and proclaimed itself the "fastest growing virtual world in history." According to Mattel's press releases, the site attracts 45, 000 new members every day, 85 percent of which are 8- to 15-year-old girls. After a yearlong open beta trial, BarbieGirls recently became one of the first toy-based virtual worlds to adopt a subscription-based revenue model ("BarbieGirls V.I.P., " available at a cost of $5.99 per month as of June, 2008). A much more limited free-to-play version remains available, but the majority of the game's features and activities are now limited to V.I.P. subscribers.

With BarbieGirls, Mattel hopes to cash in on something that the game community has known for some time: Little girls love online games. The world of BarbieGirls itself is a cross between The Sims and virtual paper doll site Stardoll, two properties that have been enormously successful at attracting female players. Combining fantasy play with virtual consumerism, both Stardoll and The Sims place a lot of emphasis on acquiring, creating and displaying virtual items. Similarly, BarbieGirls gameplay revolves around shopping, fashion and home dcor. Just like the doll ...only digital.

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I started playing BarbieGirls about two months after launch. Admittedly, my initial reaction was less than positive. I was disappointed that a game so heavily focused on style would have such a limited range of avatar customization options. Most avatars end up looking eerily alike - thin, youthful females (there is no such thing as a BarbieBoy) with large heads and delicate facial features. The virtual space was much smaller than I was used to, and I felt encumbered by my avatar's limited range of motion. The mini-games were basic, frustrating and repetitive. The environment was filled with promotions for Barbie products and provided few opportunities for interaction. The "first-ever virtual world designed exclusively for girls, " as the press materials described, appeared to be little more than a souped-up advergame.


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Randy Marlin played too, although if you ask me, he was too much of a queer to play the game right.
Jason North was fearless and fast. He was the only one to ever suggest that we call the game something else because it seemed a little offensive, “No Jason– the game is called ‘Smear the Queer’ and if you don’t like it you can go home and play with your Barbie Dolls,” Ryan Garlock said.
We played that game for years until Claudia and Sally Benson moved in uptown. They started coming to the games and at first only sat on the porch with Pam and Dave.
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  • Twenty-Five Brand-New Dances and Choreographies - Classic Disney songs for the whole family and dances from the hottest Disney Channel shows.
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  • Special Features for the Wii - Classic four-player co-op on Wii and a unique Balloon mode where kids compete against each other to get more items and earn more points...
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