So, there’s this website that’s down, called www.gamecrush.com. It’s down due to alleged overwhelming demand. I’m assuming that they’re confusing “overwhelming demand” with “vast rubbernecking interest”. I have to say that from what I’ve heard, it’s a serious contender for the much lauded title of Best Worst News I’ve Heard in a long time. To oversimplify it, girls and guys sign up, then guys pay $8.25US to set up a “play date” with a girl. The girls get paid (and no doubt Game Crush takes a cut). Sound like virtual prostitution to anyone? On the other hand (and I can hardly believe I’m able to fathom a devil’s advocate angle on this), I’m already paying for Xbox Live; is nearly $15 a reasonable price for someone who isn’t a racist homophobic swearmongering loudmouth? The other other side (a somehow even darker and weirder one) is that I could derive some sadistic pleasure from paying a pretty girl to subject herself to a multiplayer game of Vampire Rain.