Would You Pay Money to Play Games with Girls?

By Brian Leahy, Mar 23, 2010 2:30pm PDT GameCrush is a new service, launching today, that hopes you will [pay money to play with girls]. The business was detailed by IGN today revealing a "social site for adult gamers." Apparently, there are around 1,200 "PlayDates", as the women are called, available to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Halo 3 in exchange for money.

These 1,200 women were found via a "Craigslist ad looking for ladies who want to get paid to play videogames," according to IGN. The service is free to sign-up for, but you'll need to buy credits to pay the girls. $8.25 will get you 500 credits and one game session will run 400 credits.

"GameCrush says it modeled its pricing structure after the cost of buying a girl a drink at a bar," writes IGN. "In a bar, you're basically buying the opportunity to chat a girl up. GameCrush is hoping players will look at their service the same way."

Girls are not screened in any way, but will be rated by their clients. The higher-rated girls will bubble to the top and receive more prominent placement on the site. Anyone over 18 is free to sign-up.

If this all seems like a thinly-veiled repackaging of online "adult" services, try taking gaming out of the equation and see what it sounds like:

Men browse online profiles of women that describe themselves as either "flirty" or "dirty" and select one for a virtual date. For around $7, the woman will voice or video chat with you for 6 to 10 minutes. Women are then rated by the men. Higher-rated women receive more prominent placement and will end up earning more money.

While pornography is a reality of the Internet, the merging of adult services and gaming will not help gaming and the perception of gaming.

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  • "After a session you can rate your PlayDate on her hotness, gaming skill, and flirtiness. The highest-rated girls will receive preferred placement on the site. GameCrush is assembling a team of its most highly regarded PlayDates called JaneCrush, which should be similar to Ubisoft's Fragdolls. Members of JaneCrush will generate content for the site like blogs and editorials. GameCrush wants to turn its most popular girls into gaming stars. "

    Yes, because I don't want to have an authentic conversation with my gamer girl or talk about game related topics. I want her to talk about how she'd love to jump on my lap and tickle my nipples.

  • I don't think it will take off. Guys want to play games with girls, but i don't think most will pay for it unless cybersex is an accessory.

    I think older desperado guys 40+ to maybe do this in the hope of companionship.

    In fact, i think it will. Because they will be thinking that they are not paying for the companionship of a camwhore, they are paying for the companionship of a possibly normal girl. (i'm not sure if that service exists). You can take a whore to a cricket game, but she is still a whore. Is there a service where you can take a normal girl to a cricket game? I don't think so.

  • First of all, I don't hold any sort of moral superiority over these women. Whoring themselves out via their hobbies is their business; women have been doing it since the beginning of time. I wouldn't try and tell a woman who enjoyed an occasional rape fantasy or shooting ping pong balls out of her geranium that she couldn't make a dime by capitalizing on something she loved. We live in a demand driven society and if there's a demand for paying a woman to hang out with you and play checkers or shoot zombies, well then that's just fine.

    I'm a girl and on a purely personally level, I think this website is complete and utter disgrace. If GameCrush is trying to some how legitimize what it's doing, under the guise of giving guy gamers female companionship, that's a complete load. It's no more dignified than an online hostess bar. There is a small percentage of girls who actually like, and excel, at playing games like Halo or Modern Warfare 2 and I guarantee you that those girls refrain from putting their headsets on during online matches because they don't want the attention. They are just there to play. Those are the type of girls you want to game with. The type of girl that you don't want to game with is the larger percentage of girls who figured out at an early age that guys got off on the fact that they had a passing interest in games and have turned that into a sick, attention getting scheme. They're everywhere, too. They are the type of girl who will take a picture of themselves with game controllers over their nipples or put their tongue on the newest console. They're not good at getting guys to notice them with their intelligence, skill or beauty, so they turn to lowbrow tricks involving gaming culture to get what they want.

    To be fair, guys continually reward them for this type of trampy behavior and this doesn't help legitimize the girl gaming space. That's where the demand part of it comes into play again, but don't complain when you "can't find a nice girl who really likes games to settle down with," because you don't foster that type of girl gamer. You want slutty and I guess that's the thing that ticks me off most about GameCrush. It would make me feel better if the went full tilt, like if you were paying for a woman to jump on a bed topless while you play Uno or whisper in your ear that "it was big" while you set up your sniper rifle. That way, there wouldn't be any gray area about companionship. There wouldn't be any fantasy about teaching women that they can get attention by pretending to share your interests. It would just be about getting off while you do what you love.

    Why not just play a porn in the background instead?