Gamecrush Web site swamped by thousands of requests from horny gamers

Gamecrush Web site is down -- after receiving over 10,000 inquiries in five minutes

Last week, we brought you the story of Gamecrush.com — a new online 'dating' service that lets you play video games with attractive females in exchange for cold, hard cash.

The Web site, which launched last Tuesday, is basically an escort service that substitutes Halo for sex. For the princely sum of US$41.70 an hour, you get to choose a lady from Gamecrush’s roster of buxom ‘PlayDates’ and proceed to pwn her in the Xbox 360 game of your choice (currently, the service supports Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, GTA IV and Halo 3).

After each session, players can rate 'PlayDates' on their hotness, skill, and flirtiness — with the highest-rated PlayDates gaining prime position on the Web site. (PlayDates also get to keep 60 percent of what they bring in.)

When we first heard about Gamecrush, we were confident the service would vanish overnight due to a complete lack of interest. Male gamers would surely see it for the cynical cash-grab it was. After all, it's not like we're all geeky virginal losers who desperately crave female attention and are willing to pay for it... Right?

Er, it turns out the 'nerdy male gamer' stereotype may be closer to the mark than we all think. The Gamecrush Web site is currently down due to a massive influx of traffic. “The GameCrush Public Beta is temporarily unavailable due to the incredible user response (more than 10,000 inquiries in five minutes),” explains the front page.

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We repeat: 10,000 inquiries in five minutes. Sometimes, we truly weep for the future of humanity.

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Comments

xino

1

FARK!

So geek gamers do want girl gamers!

but when they play on Xbox Live, they abuse the girl gamers

Dexter Sylopolous

2

I'm one of the gamers that finds the idea of paying to play with girls obnoxious and laughably embarrassing.

Assuming this social website's claim is true (and I say that because I remain somewhat skeptical), then there are a lot of sad sods out there, and their actions are making people like me look bad.

blu-ray for 360

3

Blu-ray for 360.
Sad bunch of c*nts !!
Get out of your f*cking basements you fat bald sweaty pedo virgin c*nts and meet real women.
What you have done is concrete the stereotypical male gamer.
Thanks a lot you c*nts.

Prince-Ali

4

Wellll doneee xbox360 :-) thanks a million i hink this is one exclusive that MS can keep loool, (we'll just stick to huntng down women on playstation home looooooool hahahaha) at the end of the day were AAALLLLL screwe3d -_- and im a major ps fan boy and even iii can admit it, but still thanks u fackign lunchbox 360 bastards -_- :-P!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Dill

5

I guarantee, I GUARANTEE! that 90% of the 10,000 requests were made from children under 18. I guarantee it. There seriously needs to be a minimum age requirement on all things gaming, no more damn children screaming into their microphones in an M-rated game. God damnit little kids piss me off

Reftrayed

6

You weep for the future of humanity over something so trivial? Sure it may be sad, but not sadder than women selling their bodies as prostitutes to earn money, but now they can earn that money in a somewhat decent civilized manner to earn money, out of all the global travesties present in todays society, you fear for humanity over this? Please...

jeffdeezy

7

comparing this to prostitution is ridiculous. this isn't trivial, this is taking advantage of young men who are so out of touch with reality that the only chance they have of talking to girls is over the internet without being in person. in comparison, a proper hoe would just laugh at one of those weak ass sorry excuses for men, take their money and walk off because they wouldn't even try to go after the hoe.

look, i play games and sometimes get pretty deep, i've been doing it for 15 years since, hell, Doom and Genesis/Saturn days and earlier. the current generation of sub 15 year old gamers are sickeningly desperate. they have consoles we could only dream of back in the day, internet 100x faster, parents twice as rich and half as caring. remember parents going on about 'videogames rotting your brain'? when's the last time you heard that........

think i'm full of ****? i'm 24, still on the ps2 era. just beat xenosaga 1/2/3 and now getting back to finishing resident evil 4. some of us don't have time or money to be playing final fantasy 13 the week it came out on new ps3's. you know what? i'd sooner spend a good half hour playing original Unreal Tournament online getting my ass handed to me. timeless games are where it's at and always going to be. this fly by night **** that nobody will be playing 2 years from now isn't worth my time.

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