The internet can be a magical place. A place for information, a place to share ideas, and even a place to pay women to play video games with you while talking to you through a video chat for $6.60 every ten minutes. Such is the idea of fledgling internet site Gamecrush.com, which opened its beta testing on the 30th, and received so many hits that the site went down and has yet to come back up.
The idea is simple. You sign up as either a PlayDate and receive money, or as a player and pay to play with a PlayDate of your choice. Play Dates receive 400 credits (400 credits=$4) per game, and can earn tips. Best not to ask how. Players send a request to PlayDates, who then have to accept. Once they do, “GameCrush does not monitor, moderate or otherwise control the interaction between its users.” The profiles range from the girl next door, to the more risque gamer who likes to play Halo in her underwear. And although it does not specifically say ti is catered to men, the video ad below seems to heavily infer it.
“Casual games are played within the GameCrush website. After a Player buys a Casual game the PlayDate is asked to accept. Once accepted, the Player and PlayDate are placed in a private video chat session with the game the Player selected. The Player can choose to change to another casual game at any time during the gaming session,” According to the Gamecrush website.
To put it bluntly, Gamecrush is an online escort service for lonely gamers, and the response has been big. Really big. With 1,200 PlayDate profiles to choose from, there should be a little something for everyone. And the response has been huge. Amazingly huge.
“The GameCrush Public Beta is temporarily unavailable due to the incredible user response (more than 10,000 inquiries in five minutes). We are adding new servers to provide players with the best PlayDate experience possible.“
Once the beta is back up, let the fun begin! The lonely, lonely fun.