Team Bondi's Brendan McNamara reckons female gamers may have the edge over their chromosome-deficient counterparts when playing L.A. Noire, as they're "pretty good at reading whether people are lying or not".
Released today, the new game's interactive drama style mechanics and progression should pull in a wide audience. Players must interrogate witnesses and suspects, scanning their faces for telltale tics, eye movements and so forth.
"We think it appeals to a really broad church," McNamara told Gamespot, "and one of the phenomenons we've seen a lot when we watch people play the game is that they'll play it, or their wife or their girlfriend will play it, and two or three people will play it together like they're watching TV."
"Three people can be entertained playing the same game and that's a bit of a phenomenon."
"So far it's been very appealing to women too, which is great," he added. "I think women are pretty good at reading whether people are lying or not." Speaking from some experience, we think he may have a point.
Would any readers of the fairer sex care to comment?