What's the fuss about girl gamers in the US. Some people call them fake and "only wanting to get attention", others are like "NO WE'RE NOT!!!1" For me, in Russia, it was simple. The Iron Curtain fell, we got us our video games, kids of both sexes played them. No holywars. Characters from the iconic anime of the generation, Sailor Moon, were gamer girls, and nobody found anything wrong in it.
I had an 8-bit console and a Gameboy-like Chinese gadget, and liked them a lot. Then my parents bought me a computer and a PlayStation One. In my teen years, I played these games:
Pharaoh (I love this strategy! Managed to build a great pyramid once)
Sims (I always failed to get my character in a relationship, that sucked)
Tomb Raider (another favorite)
Thousand Arms (kawaii anime RPG)
Dark Stone (Western fantasy with a good theme song)
Vampire Hunter D (based on the anime, beautiful design and music)
Xenogears (kawaii anime RPG with giant robots)
Night Watch (based on a Russian fantasy book)
Harry Potter (flying and quidditch were very good!)
Some samurai/ninja fighting games I can't remember
Some plane simulator
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
That was my last one. I decided life's too short for wasting it and abandoned "big" video games, but still played "small" games (like Tetris) on my PC and cell phone. Stopped it, though, when I bought a new phone with installed games I didn't like (download other? PAY for it? hell no). So, I'm a happy no-gamer girl now.
Also, I avoided online games like addictive drugs. The only one I ever played was roach racing.