Hello chamilto0516. Welcome and well met! It has been my experience that women are just not motivated in the same way that guys are. They face life with a melody that is parallel to how a man does it without neccessarily traveling on the same track, so to speak.
Where gadgets are concerned, how they approach one may include consideration of outside factors that men just don't think about. Males are physical creatures, drawn to conflict and depictions of conflict in all of its sordid fascination because we have been that way since the dawn of time. Women are the factor within humanity that prevent men from destroying all of it just so that we can see what it's like.
Women are the "Oh, no you don'ts!" that arrest our destructive qualities from the time we can comprehend our self-awareness.(gotta love mom!) Is it any wonder that they don't have a tendency to get into video games which more often than not appeal to the destructive qualities that their (to this point - mostly) male creators put into them? Of course not. My view is that if any female finds interest in a video game then let her go without too many questions.
Somewhere inside that lovely head there is some serious venting going on. Perhaps it might be best to not awaken aspects of it. If one questions too closely, those aspects might pop out like an Alien and literally leave you in the standard, confused state that women so desire to share with the men that they know and love.
If you find yourself interested in increasing your lady's video game play (remembering NOT to question it too closely as the wise course if you do), you may try getting a playstation 2 and purchasing Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.
These two games tell a violent tale that involves a passionate love story that is highly addictive. To finish both games requires some 150-300 hours of play to complete with 100% satisfaction. Make sure you get the books or you may find yourself the target of her massive frustration over finishing some of the great number of tasks that are featured in the two games.
FF X is a romp with spectacular graphics for its type. Its play is pretty standard. Some of the tasks in FF X-2 are easily missed and can prevent end movie sequences if they are skipped or played the wrong way. To see it all, a book will let you step-by-step through it in a fashion that allows all of the sequences at the end. Naturally, all of the information can be found on the internet in text form but if you prefer pictures, the book is the way to go.
You WILL have to access the internet to solve the defeat of several of the side monsters in BOTH of these games regardless of whether you have a book or not unless you wish to add a hundred hours or so in trial and error combat to your experience. Fortunately, the storyline does not require these monsters (most anyway) to be defeated for the story to progress or finish. If you run into something that kills your 90th level + characters in the first 10 seconds, it's a good bet that you're looking at one of those nasty side critters. Make sure you save before you fight anything big.
The end of X will leave anyone who has any kind of tenderness within them in tears. The end of X-2 will tie up the uncertain end of X and leave the same type of person sighing in blissful contentment. I know of no other RPG console game as complicated that can command the attention of both males AND females. Even Heroes of Might and Magic pales in comparison.
Perhaps this helps a bit. I look forward to viewing further posts from you. C-Ya!