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Jumbo* 03-23-2010 02:50 PM

Geeky, Anti-Social Video Gamers, This is for you!
 
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/107/1079073p1.html

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If you're an avid online gamer chances are you sign onto, say, Xbox Live most nights and jump into a game of Modern Warfare or Gears of War with either your friends or some random players. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the majority of gamers you encounter are dudes, and probably immature dudes at that. What if you could pay a bit of cash to play Modern Warfare with an attractive girl? Or maybe relax with a casual game of checkers while you video chat with said female? A new social service launching tomorrow, March 23, called GameCrush (www.GameCrush.com) is hoping there are gamers out there willing to pay for the opportunity to play with girls.

On GameCrush, guys are Players and girls are PlayDates. Players pay to play and PlayDates get paid to play. Guys can browse PlayDate profiles (there are currently around 1,200), view photos, and even chat with girls for free. Publicityhazard's turn ons include vibrating controllers, for instance, and is turned off by three red lights. Once you find a gal you fancy you send her a game invite and if she accepts you get six to ten minutes of one-on-one gaming time. PlayDates have the ability to block any guy they want for any reason. When the service launches tomorrow it will only support the Xbox 360 and a few casual games hosted on the GameCrush website, but there are plans to add PlayStation 3, Wii, and World of Warcraft support as soon as possible.
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For $8.25 you get 500 credits, which is enough for one game (400 credits) and a 100 credit tip at the end. An Xbox Live game will last 10 minutes, while a casual Flash game will get you six minutes of face time with your PlayDate. That's literal face time, because you can video chat with your lady while playing a casual Flash game. Again, what goes on in that video chat is up to you and your PlayDate.
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During an early demo of the service I played a couple casual games with PlayDate Ambibambi23. She was a nice girl (and totally kicked my ass in both pool and Battleship, btw) but her boyfriend was hanging out behind her and she made mention of him a couple times. Her game mood is set to "flirty," but there was zero flirting going on. I can imagine some guys might be disappointed if they paid to play with a girl, only to hear her go on and on about her boyfriend -- and even have to see the guy during a video chat. I gave Ambibambi23 high marks for her gaming skill but dinged her for her lack of flirtiness.
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Masao 03-23-2010 02:53 PM

And people wonder why same-sex marriage is being legalized.

hlundqvist30* 03-23-2010 02:53 PM

There are people out there who would pay 8 dollars just to play battleship with a girl for 10 minutes? Seriously?

Tray4Adams 03-23-2010 02:56 PM

Hahahahahahaha

parabola 03-23-2010 02:56 PM

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but her boyfriend was hanging out behind her and she made mention of him a couple times.
http://starsmedia.ign.com/stars/imag...340917-000.jpg

felixd 03-23-2010 02:57 PM

this sounds like a good money making opportunity for chicks. I mean seriously, get paid to play video games with dorky guys? There's worse things to do for money.

Analyzer 03-23-2010 02:57 PM

How much do I have to pay to get girls to quote me on here ?

What if she sucks at the game and it pisses you off ?

beowulf 03-23-2010 03:00 PM

This is serious? Wow....time to get out of the house guys.

Stoneberg 03-23-2010 03:02 PM

A) Why would I waste my time gaming against a chick? I would probably regress.

B) I wouldn't even pay eight bucks to see any of them naked and touching themselves for ten minutes, let alone just to spank them at duty or any other game on the face of the earth.

C) I'll be sad for society in general if this business succeeds.

parabola 03-23-2010 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Stalberg (Post 24675130)
C) I'll be sad for society in general if this business succeeds.

Why wouldn't it? There are so many stupid sites with business models and such that shouldn't work. Like swoopo.

Clock 03-23-2010 03:12 PM

That's a pretty good business idea, actually.

Guys will buy this.

Francesa 03-23-2010 03:14 PM

Girls don't play video games. Except for World of Warcraft!

That game is so mainstream both genders play it, but seriously when have you ever gone on mic in a game and heard a girl in a game other than World of Warcraft? Doesn't happen, or if it does, it happens rarely.

mlandry 03-23-2010 03:15 PM

I was going to make a joke about using this but I can't bring myself to do it. It's too pathetic to even joke about.

Come on. Have a LITTLE self-respect...

BreakTheWallsDown 03-23-2010 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ixcuincle (Post 24675374)
Girls don't play video games. Except for World of Warcraft!

That game is so mainstream both genders play it, but seriously when have you ever gone on mic in a game and heard a girl in a game other than World of Warcraft? Doesn't happen, or if it does, it happens rarely.

There were three girls that played on the same counter-strike server as me way back in the day. Other than that, WoW is definitely the only time I've encountered females on video games.

Stoneberg 03-23-2010 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by parabola (Post 24675189)
Why wouldn't it? There are so many stupid sites with business models and such that shouldn't work. Like swoopo.

It's a good thing I've been sad for society in general for a while now...this just leads to further reinforcement of those feelings.

I'm not sure what else to say, its just extremely pathetic that there are people out there who would actually pay for that.

Frankie Spankie 03-23-2010 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ixcuincle (Post 24675374)
Girls don't play video games. Except for World of Warcraft!

That game is so mainstream both genders play it, but seriously when have you ever gone on mic in a game and heard a girl in a game other than World of Warcraft? Doesn't happen, or if it does, it happens rarely.

I knew a couple girls that played WoW in my guild. I don't play any more myself. Most of them are pretty cool but to show how pathetic some of these girls are though, there was a girl in one of my guilds that sent nude photos of herself to somebody else in the guild if they would give her a 3 month subscription code. :shakehead Oh, and surprise surprise, that guy ended up sharing the pictures with everybody else in the guild!!! Then she got pissed because she felt like a **** since everybody saw her naked, as if trading nude photos of yourself for 3 months of a video game doesn't make you a ****.

But I also know a couple girls that have or still do play Team Fortress Classic. They're all cool and none of them are like "oh hey I'm a chick, love me" either. There's only a couple servers that still get traffic since the game's from the late 90s but the server I play on, I'd say probably 10% of the community is girls, which is a lot better than most other games out there.

edit - But this is pretty damn sad. Saw it on kotaku in the morning and just shook my head. Some of the girls actually look like guys too. I should dress up as a girl and make a few extra bucks. :sarcasm:

This also reminds me of a story like a year or two ago where a couple of teenagers hired two hookers to play Halo naked with them, which makes A LOT more sense than this story. :laugh:

Analyzer 03-23-2010 03:50 PM

I joined one clan on Killzone 2, which lead another clan to wanting me. Needless to say, this clan has about 5-6 girls in out out of 15, or so players. One girl is better at Killzone than me and I'm not a slug at it. So girls do play on the nets. There was also a featured clan on gamebattles that was an all girl clan. Plus the clan that uses the tag "girl", or variations of it. Cod guys use it, but Killzone (which has a very good system for clans) you can tell it's just girls.

Jill Sandwich 03-23-2010 03:50 PM

Ah jeez, dude. This is... this is too effin' much!

Matt714* 03-23-2010 03:56 PM

I wish I was girl.

Get paid to play games, dream job.

CptxMorgan 03-23-2010 04:11 PM

Man, if you're that introverted already, I doubt you'd even have enough of a sex drive to bother with this ****.

Jussi 03-23-2010 04:11 PM

I got well over a dozen girls on my Live friends list (most of them Finns), I wonder if they're hoping this thing goes international? :laugh:

TehDoak 03-23-2010 04:21 PM

How much for a half and half?

And by that I mean, half video chat, half game play.

sa cyred 03-23-2010 05:04 PM

This is pretty gay... but that one chick is pretty damn hot...

http://xboxlivemedia.ign.com/xboxliv...1269288155.jpg

The Kult 03-23-2010 05:12 PM

so how is this not considered prostitution?

Le Tricolore 03-23-2010 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by sa cyred (Post 24677340)
This is pretty gay... but that one chick is pretty damn hot...

http://xboxlivemedia.ign.com/xboxliv...1269288155.jpg

I think you might be using the wrong word there...


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