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GameCrush Servers Overloaded in 5 Minutes

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The site that allows gamers to pay for dates has gone down in smoke.

Yesterday we reported that gamer dating service GameCrush officially hit the Internet, offering a way for guys to date girls on Xbox Live for 400 credits a session. Today the service has gone down in flames, with the site claiming that it was "overwhelmed with interest, and have smoking servers to prove it." While the company behind the venture doesn't actually provide evidence, it's clear that it's innovative means in connecting gamers may have struck a nerve.

At first it seemed that GameCrush could have been forced to go offline by Microsoft until the Redmond-based company investigated the "hired help." After all, the Microsoft has worked hard to keep Xbox Live "safe and clean" for gamers. Paying hopeful porn stars to play games and talk sweet nothings seems somewhat out of line for the console network.

But after contacting the PR agency connected to GameCrush, we were told that the site received over 10,000 queries in just five minutes. Apparently each server associated with the service can only handle up to 10,0000 connections at one time. With that said, the whole network went crashing down, and now GameCrush is currently working on expanding the capacity. At the time of this writing, we were unable to verify if the 10k per 5 minutes estimation were related to page views, or actual sign-ups.

During the call, the negativity surrounding GameCrush was also addressed. Namely, the girls hired on to date gamers on Xbox Live. It was noted that their extracurricular activities were not directly connected to the dating service, however it's unavoidable to turn a blind eye to their other "hobbies." As an example, JadeRox works elsewhere online as an amateur pornographer, and even has a website that shows off her naked, feminine qualities. Needless to say, she's not sporting any manly luggage. She's even selling her used panties.

Of course, that should turn on any heterosexual male gamer. But considering they're hired off Craigslist, a site for notoriously making space for prostitutes and other sexual activities up for sale, what else will these gamer girls do for money outside the service? Maybe lonely gamers should put down the gamepad and head to a local club with friends.

Update: the site now reads as follows, confirming our recent call:

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. Games with GameCrush PlayDates start at $6.60 for ten minutes.

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    Dawgsoverrebs , March 24, 2010 9:12 PM
    how many is "10,0000"

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    padlius , March 24, 2010 8:22 PM
    Im not sad enough to visit such websites.
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    chris13th , March 24, 2010 9:00 PM
    I'm sorry if this offends anyone, but... this is damn pathetic. It's not that hard to meet women. All you have to do is get out of your parents' basement and socialize.
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  • 27 Hide
    padlius , March 24, 2010 8:22 PM
    Im not sad enough to visit such websites.
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    Platypus , March 24, 2010 8:56 PM
    padliusIm not sad enough to visit such websites.
    I'm sure there are others out there who are.

    I guess it's similar to a strip club. I have no need to go there, but somehow they are profitable.
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    amdgamer666 , March 24, 2010 8:59 PM
    I am happy to report that I was definitely not one of those inquiries. no, really
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    chris13th , March 24, 2010 9:00 PM
    I'm sorry if this offends anyone, but... this is damn pathetic. It's not that hard to meet women. All you have to do is get out of your parents' basement and socialize.
  • 19 Hide
    Anonymous , March 24, 2010 9:02 PM
    Put controller on head.
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    toastninja17 , March 24, 2010 9:04 PM
    This is seriously saying something...
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    megamanx00 , March 24, 2010 9:08 PM
    :lol:  that's funny. Kind of wish I thought of this as it sounds like these guys are gonna be rich, if they can ever keep their servers from melting anyway :lol: 
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    Dawgsoverrebs , March 24, 2010 9:12 PM
    how many is "10,0000"

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    the_krasno , March 24, 2010 9:15 PM
    Who cares what they do on their spare time? What, they are gonna get banned because they do amateur porn? Is Microsoft the Big Brother all of the sudden? I hope they don't get banned bases on such a biased and arbitrary imposition.
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    builderbobftw , March 24, 2010 9:18 PM
    My faith in Humanity has been shaken if this is true.
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    micr0be , March 24, 2010 9:21 PM
    the real questions are ... are you cheating on your imaginary girlfriend if u sign up to that site... and ... is HIV wirelessly transmissible ...
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    nicodemus_mm , March 24, 2010 9:21 PM
    If your faith in humanity hasn't been shaken before this you may want to get out more. :) 
  • 18 Hide
    Shadow703793 , March 24, 2010 9:21 PM
    I bet Toms was responsible for creating that traffic.... :lol: 
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    Anonymous , March 24, 2010 9:23 PM
    ITS OVER 9000!!! in 5 minutes.
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    Hupiscratch , March 24, 2010 9:23 PM
    Seriously, they didn't expect that?
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    bison88 , March 24, 2010 9:24 PM
    SIGN ME UP!


    I have no life IRL :( 
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    micr0be , March 24, 2010 9:25 PM
    the_krasnoWho cares what they do on their spare time? What, they are gonna get banned because they do amateur porn? Is Microsoft the Big Brother all of the sudden? I hope they don't get banned bases on such a biased and arbitrary imposition.


    i'm sure Porn actors are treated equally... i'm not just sure .... i'm HIV positive!!
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    LATTEH , March 24, 2010 9:26 PM
    i wonder if my man boobs will get me money on there
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    evolve60 , March 24, 2010 9:33 PM
    Quote:
    But after contacting the PR agency connected to GameCrush, we were told that the site received over 10,000 queries in just five minutes. Apparently each server associated with the service can only handle up to 10,0000 connections at one time.


    I don't know about you but I see an extra "0" in there.
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