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#1 Posted on 27.8.04 1537.10 Reposted on: 27.8.11 1537.49
I just discovered this game, if only because my buddy manages a Gamestop. It's called The Guy Game (theguygame.com) (NSFW) and it looks like it wants people to shell out 40 bucks to see girls naked by answering trivia questions.
Originally posted by The wretched website Let me begin by saying that everyone here at the Guy Game is a patriot. As patriots, we believe in the ideas put forth by our forefathers in the Constitution. We believe that freedom of speech and freedom of expression are inalienable rights to all men.
We also believe firmly that the titties in our game are absolutely spectacular. Why would we bother putting them in a game if players aren't going to be able to see them? We wouldn't. When you play the Guy Game you will be able to see real video of actual Spring Break Hotties.
I have no interest in this game whatsoever. And, from the talk of my friend, the only ones interested in the game so far (pre-orders and daily phone calls) are 12-17 year old boys who keep asking him if they're going to enforce the Mature rating (his answer: of course! them: you suck).
Am I suddenly an old man, or does this game sound incredibly stupid? In my day, we had the Leisure Suit Larry games to satisfy our sexual video game wants. Of course, kids now would probably say there was too much story in those games and not enough (and, in some cases, any) nudity.
#2 Posted on 27.8.04 1736.55 Reposted on: 27.8.11 1738.06
In the sense that the content's juvenille and will have the longevity of a 4 piece jigsaw, the game is stupid.
In the sense that pubescent teenagers who lack the wit and/or looks to meet REAL WOMEN will buy it in droves making the producers rich, its quite clever. I mean its not like the outlay on making the game is going to be outlandish.
As an aside, we had strip poker on the IT-Box in a pub I used torun and it took in a shit load of money from adults who really should have known better than to spend a pound a pop on such shit.
I would've given them props for the press release if they had just left the 2nd paragraph at;
"We also believe firmly however, that boobies rock."
#3 Posted on 27.8.04 1757.39 Reposted on: 27.8.11 1758.11
I'm not sure why this is even a good idea even from a business sense. Why would anyone buy a game where you can be rewarded with spring break videos if you do well when you can just buy the spring break videos and bypass the sucky game element?
#4 Posted on 28.8.04 0122.50 Reposted on: 28.8.11 0126.56
Originally posted by ges7184I'm not sure why this is even a good idea even from a business sense. Why would anyone buy a game where you can be rewarded with spring break videos if you do well when you can just buy the spring break videos and bypass the sucky game element?
A) A game is easier to pass off as just a "game" to nosy but ignorant parents.
B) Game stores are notoriously easier on selling adults only material to minors than video stores.
C) You avoid the potential embarrasment of the mail order being opened by someone who isn't you.
It's a clever marketing concept if nothing else. Really it's the same reason there's going to be a Playboy game with full frontal "tasteful" nudity. Except that the additional parts of the Playboy game (basically Sims staring Hef) sound kind of fun, while You Don't Know Porn...well...doesn't.
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