GameCrush : Where Boys Can Pay Girls to Play Video Games With Them

One of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis is Stevie Case’s StevieFTW, where Stevie and her co-host Dan Taylor cover the world of social gaming and related events. This week’s show mentioned a new social gaming site GameCrush where males can pay females ( 60 cents per minute ) to play video games with them. The site states in it’s sign-up statement that it is NOT a porn site, though you do have to be 18 years old to join.

I am curious to see what other people think of this concept. It strikes me as kind of an odd phenomena and I wonder if using this site will effect how these men view women.

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  1. Posted October 3, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Here is Bitch Magazine talking about the site here

  2. Posted October 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Sad? Stupid? Doomed to failure (I hope and pray)? Nothing like “gurlz as ur gamer whorez” to make girls feel like gaming isn’t something they should be doing, on top of implying that any social interaction with women is available at an appropriate price level.

    Truthfully, if this thing does fly, I’d love to see a highly skilled woman (e.g. ) experiment with bombing the shit out of everyone she plays, not being flirtatious at all, and see what kind of attention/money she pulls. Turning the obvious power dynamic on its head might get her de facto blacklisted, but given that most of the guys on this service won’t be able to handle losing to a woman, and may continue to chase her if they think they have any chance at all of winning, it could become a straight hustle.

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