Did the Games Industry Just Take 5 Steps Backwards?!?

What kind of brain fart was the inspiration for GameCrush? Really? Just when I thought the industry was moving in the right direction toward mass market. Clearly this is an indication that things are still completely out of whack.

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GameCrush: Pay to Play (Video Games) with Hot Girls

Sarah Jacobsson

Mar 23, 2010 7:21 pm

Attention gamers: Do you often find yourself logging onto your Xbox Live account, only to play video games with your (male) friends or (male) strangers? Do you yearn for the soft caress of a female voice over your Xbox headset?

Well, a new social service called GameCrush has heard your plight. GameCrush, which launched Tuesday, is basically an escort service where guys (“Players”) can pay girls (“PlayDates”) to…play video games with them.

That’s right, video games.

So all the lonely gamers out there who wish they could play Modern Warfare 2 with a hot girl are in luck — if they want to pay $8.25 for 500 credits. Each game (six to ten minutes) costs 400 credits, leaving guys with a 100-credit tip (or to save, if you buy a ton of sessions). The pricing is based on what it would cost for a guy to buy a girl a drink at a bar.

Currently, the service only supports a few Xbox games (Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Halo 3) and some casual flash games, although there are plans to add Playstation 3, Wii, and World of Warcraft. Xbox game sessions last for ten minutes, while flash games last for six minutes–but in flash games, you get to video chat with the girls. What goes on in your Xbox live chat or your video chat is between you and the girl–GameCrush is supposedly the first social site for adult gamers.

Players and PlayDates must be 18 and over to use the service, and PlayDates are allowed to block any guy for any reason. After each session, Players can rate PlayDates on their hotness, skill, and flirtiness–the highest-rated PlayDates will be more prominent on the site. PlayDates get to keep 60 percent of what they bring in.

Isn’t it great to know that playing video games and chatting with hot girls aren’t mutually exclusive activities any more (assuming you have the cash to spend)?

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