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GameCrush launches online dating for gamers

GameCrush launches online dating for gamers

GameCrush's online playdate service is only available on Xbox 360 at the moment, but will expand soon.

Today sees the unveiling and launch of a new online dating service that's aimed specifically at hardcore gamers, called GameCrush. The service aims to connect paying customers with game-playing ladies and while GameCrush only supports Xbox 360 at the moment, it hopes to expand to Wii, PlayStation 3 and World of Warcraft in the future.

How it works is by dividing the GameCrush community into two categories - boys are Players, girls are PlayDates. The players buy credits which can be spent on time playing with the girls, while the ladies are paid to play with the boys. Outside the games Players can chat to available PlayDates for free and spend time browsing profiles.

There are currently supposed to be around 1,200 PlayDate profiles available on the site, but we haven't been able to confirm that because the site has been overloaded with traffic.

The actual dating is divided up into six-to-ten minute slots, according to IGN, with a few casual games on the GameCrush site also supporting videochat. Supported Xbox 360 games include Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, Halo 3 and GTA IV.

Dates cost 400 GameCrush credits - which can only be bought in batches of 500, predictably - and PlayDates keep 60 percent of the money from each date. 500 credits cost $8.25 USD and GameCrush has figured out the pricing based on what it claims is the equivalent cost of buying a girl a drink.

The 1,200 girls currently listed on the site were recruited from a Craigslist ad that asked for girls who wanted to be paid to play games.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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l3v1ck 24th March 2010, 11:07 Quote
Hot Coffee anyone?

* Gets coat *
vampalan 24th March 2010, 11:07 Quote
The girls get paid to game date, isnt that another way of saying virtual escort service?

Edit:
It just popped into my head, that it might be acutally better value to hire a real escort to play video games with if a person was so inclined.
GregTheRotter 24th March 2010, 11:10 Quote
LOL. I can just imagine, there you are, paying money to game with girls, and then some fat chick arrives on your date :D PWND :D
Jamie 24th March 2010, 11:12 Quote
I bet there are guys pretending to be girls to get paid to play their favorite games.
M_D_K 24th March 2010, 11:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
I bet there are guys pretending to be girls to get paid to play their favorite games.

Have you signed up :p, sounds like easy money to me :).
Jamie 24th March 2010, 11:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by M_D_K
Have you signed up :p, sounds like easy money to me :).

Yeah, I get around the video chat with a wig and a big of lippy.
DarkLord7854 24th March 2010, 11:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by vampalan
The girls get paid to game date, isnt that another way of saying virtual escort service?

Edit:
It just popped into my head, that it might be acutally better value to hire a real escort to play video games with if a person was so inclined.

I think it's a bit closer to online game prostitution than an "escort"..
smc8788 24th March 2010, 11:28 Quote
This is too funny. It's basically nothing more than a glorified pimping service.

I also fear the gender ratio may fall on the unfavourable side for the "Players".
Fizzban 24th March 2010, 11:29 Quote
"boys are Players, girls are PlayDates. The players buy credits which can be spent on time playing with the girls, while the ladies are paid to play with the boys."

Oh well that's fair then...:|

[sarcasm]
neillyb 24th March 2010, 11:29 Quote
Can I pimp out my girlfriend in this? I could make money with her on the wireless headset and me playing Xbox!
mjm25 24th March 2010, 11:38 Quote
I can't help but think "Player" is a misnomer in this situation.

but seriously, just learn how to talk to girls, it's not hard (no pun intended), they might even like you! :p
Pete J 24th March 2010, 11:55 Quote
Oh jeez, this is just sad...
Silver51 24th March 2010, 12:06 Quote
Face + Palm

Paying to hear an effeminate voice cast aspersions on your lineage while handing your arse to you while playing the hexbox? So what's the difference between this and the abuse you get free from pre-adolescents via the comms system anyway?
Digi 24th March 2010, 12:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by
This is possibly the funniest thing I have seen in the news this year so far. I especially liked the lines:

''There are currently supposed to be around 1,200 PlayDate profiles available on the site, but we haven't been able to confirm that because the site has been overloaded with traffic.''

I think I am going to sign up using a picture of my mrs.
mi1ez 24th March 2010, 12:23 Quote
Quote:

only supports Xbox 360 at the moment, it hopes to expand to Wii, PlayStation 3 and World of Warcraft in the future.
WoW is a platform now?

Are gamers stooping that low? I do a fair amount of gaming and am in a perfectly happy relationship with a non-gaming girl.

Nice choice of picture though...
Redbeaver 24th March 2010, 12:36 Quote
saw it on Kotaku yesterday.

http://kotaku.com/5499552/would-you-pay-women-to-play-xbox-games-with-you/gallery/

disgusting to say the least.
sotu1 24th March 2010, 12:44 Quote
you know for a moment i thought this was a proper sating site and was aimed at people who played games, and i thought sweet I can use the net to meet girl gamers! That's kinda half decent! but then realised that it's paying to play games with people. And now I feel more like +1 to all the above posts....
Baz 24th March 2010, 13:25 Quote
This isn't really dating is it? It's more like sex lines for gaming.
Instagib 24th March 2010, 14:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
This isn't really dating is it? It's more like sex lines for gaming.

Oh, now i'm onboard! why didn't they just say that from the off?!! (/sarcasm)
DeathAwaitsU 24th March 2010, 14:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by neillyb
Can I pimp out my girlfriend in this? I could make money with her on the wireless headset and me playing Xbox!

Your on my level, was thinking the same :D:D
leveller 24th March 2010, 14:53 Quote
Pay women ... to play games with me ... ?! WTF.

I'd rather ... pay women ... to play with me ... while I'm playing games.
ev1lm1nd666 24th March 2010, 15:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by leveller
Pay women ... to play games with me ... ?! WTF.

I'd rather ... pay women ... to play with me ... while I'm playing games.

Man you were reading my mind.....
HandMadeAndroid 24th March 2010, 15:10 Quote
I've had woman come from all over the country and world to see me just from my texting skillz
brave758 24th March 2010, 15:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by leveller
Pay women ... to play games with me ... ?! WTF.

I'd rather ... pay women ... to play with me ... while I'm playing games.

LOL

This whole thing just sounds sad.
Bhuvsta 24th March 2010, 18:06 Quote
Sounds like an escort / prostitution service to me. That said I have had a shave, bought a dress and wig, and am practising my 'female' voice.

In fact I wont bother shaving, I will just say I'm French.
roblikesbeer 24th March 2010, 18:10 Quote
Pfft - everyone knows there aren't really any girls on Xbox! ;)
Sloth 24th March 2010, 19:43 Quote
Half of my guild members on WoW were female... we actually counted and it was 61% to 39% in their favor. Some were local and I even dated one for a pathetically short amount of time. There are two genders, the world population is roughly divided evenly between them. Keep doing what you enjoy and eventually you'll actually find someone who cares and doesn't cost $8.25 every 10 minutes.

Also, I could have a lot more fun and get a lot more time for my money on a phone sex line.
Neophyte4Life 24th March 2010, 19:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by roblikesbeer
Pfft - everyone knows there aren't really any girls on Xbox! ;)

but there are a lot of guys that sound like girls though
brave758 24th March 2010, 19:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhuvsta
Sounds like an escort / prostitution service to me. That said I have had a shave, bought a dress and wig, and am practising my 'female' voice.

In fact I wont bother shaving, I will just say I'm French.

Lol
thehippoz 24th March 2010, 20:03 Quote
that might be worth playing as a chick to grief
knuck 24th March 2010, 20:38 Quote
and they say PC Gamers are nerds ...
HourBeforeDawn 24th March 2010, 21:59 Quote
WOW... well I suppose it makes since, seeing how most hardcore gamers are anti-social and I dont mean in game social, real life face to face social, so this could work for those who are.. sorry I just cant find reason in this lol this is really sad....
knuck 24th March 2010, 22:04 Quote
okay I am not good when it comes to relationship. I just don't have any self esteem bla bla bla and therefore I am single (well duh..)

However, I think I would find it even harder (and lame) to try and date online. I don't understand how this could make things easier for anyone... I mean if you want a girlfriend you will have to see her in real eventually... and then you will have plenty of occasions on your first date to fck things up haha

I am slightly off the track however as this thread is about legal online prostitution , apparently
Farfalho 24th March 2010, 23:42 Quote
I know some hardcore gamers might fall for a girl that is also hardcore at the same games as him but that can bring unhealthy competition and let's face it, there are very cute and hot gamer girls.

BUT why the hell only girls get money and man have to pay for this? It's just like real life, men pays, women spend! It should be more like, the one that wants to play with someone from the other gender pays and the other receives. simple but kind of "sex" solicitation. Go outside, LAN parties and some other "geek" stuff, you might get that for free or even cheaper and the probability of being tricked to believe there's a HOT person on the other side and find that was a overweight person is down to almost nill.

To me, the company is acting like a true Pimp (sorry for the foul language)
metarinka 25th March 2010, 05:37 Quote
hrmm, my girl is a gamer and currently out of work. I wonder if we could play together (with me off webcam screen) and get paid. shoot even if you only get 2 or 3 a week that pays for a wow account right there.
vampalan 25th March 2010, 09:23 Quote
It's amazing the amount of people that want to pimp their gf/otherhalfs/partners/etc, I read in the IGN review that the same thing happened to a reviewer, the person he was playing had their boyfriend in the background.

ho ho...

Go get a job a PC World if you really want money that badly. :P
DeathAwaitsU 25th March 2010, 10:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Redbeaver
saw it on Kotaku yesterday.

http://kotaku.com/5499552/would-you-pay-women-to-play-xbox-games-with-you/gallery/

disgusting to say the least.


This reply in that link is quality, made me lol:

Would I pay a woman to play games with me? Very slim chance, but maybe. Would I pay THESE women to play games with me? Abso-f**king-lutely not. Are these people high?

2 - seriously probably one of the ugliest women I've ever seen
3- arms covered in tattoos and cellulite. No thanks.
4 - Remembered the bling, forgot the rack.
5 - Very much so doable, actually
6 - Probably a man
7 - Definitely a man
8 - Pretty alright, although I'm always skeptical when major portions of the profile are left out of the picture (no body, no face, etc)
9 - Only if it's a team based hunting game...looks like the bitch could carry me through to victory. Reply

Edit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by vampalan
It's amazing the amount of people that want to pimp their gf/otherhalfs/partners/etc, I read in the IGN review that the same thing happened to a reviewer, the person he was playing had their boyfriend in the background.
ho ho...

Explain to me, why not? Its eassssy money :D
As long as the gf agrees and you have a stable relationship, theres no probs, not like youve got her stood on a street corner is it :P
Bauul 25th March 2010, 13:24 Quote
It's basically the same as those late-night sex lines you see advertised all the time, just over the web and with games involved. Fair enough business model, it's just a shame they couldn't market it truthfully.
vampalan 27th March 2010, 08:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeathAwaitsU

Explain to me, why not? Its eassssy money :D
As long as the gf agrees and you have a stable relationship, theres no probs, not like youve got her stood on a street corner is it :P

Where do draw the line?
Linky here to a crappy movie that explores this.

Would you be able to have a relationship an escort?
DeathAwaitsU 26th April 2010, 11:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by vampalan
Where do draw the line?
Linky here to a crappy movie that explores this.

Would you be able to have a relationship an escort?


Totally different, my gf would not be meeting anybody, she would be playing an online game and getting paid for it, in fact, realisticly, she will be getting paid for talking while i play.
Sirnoggin 25th May 2010, 14:53 Quote
Guys we're working on this. Check out www.gamerdating.com around July. We're making a site that isn't for prostitution, it's for real gamers, and made by real gamers.

Love and gaming everyone,

James :)
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