He Joined Shag A Gamer So You Don't Have To

You may remember that earlier this year a site called 'Shag A Gamer' launched in the UK, a site that claimed to help gamers hook up for casual, erm... encounters. At the time I remember thinking the whole thing was a bit ridiculous, but this brilliant story — over at PC GamesN — pretty much tears the site to shred. Writer Steve Hogarty signed up for the site and documented his progress and it makes for an absolutely fascinating story.

You only have to scratch the surface of Shag a Gamer to reveal that the site is more than just a silly headline. In fact it’s a little cynical, absolutely misleading, downright greedy and, at worst, preys on the wallets of the woefully undersexed. I signed up to Shag a Gamer just over two weeks ago, exactly how Louis Theroux might, and in the space of a fortnight I’ve received no fewer than 330 private messages, all of them from girls with names like ‘Sweety’, ‘Babs’, ‘Lola’ and ‘Coco’ - names I’ve never heard of a real woman having before, despite knowing loads of my mum’s friends. Often, the subject headers from these women will repeat over and over again, as if generated by a sexy algorithm: “Show me the ropes?” is a common one, as well as the more relaxed sounding “I’m just taking it easy”. Yeah alright Casanovatron. Cool your jets, HAL-9000.

This story has everything — from sexy spambot encounters to tales of terrible, exploitative customer service. I found the whole thing fascinating, and thought you guys and girls may also want to check it out.

Exposed: the unsexy truth behind Shag a Gamer [PCGamerN]


Comments

    I saw this last night, hilarious. And horribly depressing!

    "You only have to scratch the surface of Shag a Gamer to reveal that the site is more than just a silly headline. In fact it’s a little cynical, absolutely misleading, downright greedy and, at worst, preys on the wallets of the woefully undersexed. I signed up to Shag a Gamer just over two weeks ago..."

    That there is already funny enough as it is - would love to hear Keith Apicary say this :D

    Reminds me of... Keith Apicary 80's style dating videos

    http://youtu.be/5lWqiJfe-v8
    http://youtu.be/K8I7pMnV1-4
    http://youtu.be/9Jw3R8la4SI (champin video)
    http://youtu.be/mEcur0k8EwQ (chugin gigabytes video)

    It's amazing that such blatant scams are allowed to do business openly like this.
    Amazing, not surprising though :P

      The funny thing is (or not so funny, more predictable), every adult site you go to (redtube, porntbube, ilikevaginastube, giantboobiestube) all have the same adverts leading to the same format of websites (White Label Dating) and lead to the same scamming bots. Just the dodgy adult industry.

    Louis Theroux reference FTW. <3

    That women with the dark hair has a forehead like a romulan.

      They all have dead eyes. It's upsetting.

        3DPD, all of them.

        I'd make an exception for the one in the middle though, DFC.

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