Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.
I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
Seeking Arrangement identifies itself as a “sugar daddy dating app”.
In order to write an article such as this that is intended to reach the parents of potential victims, I have to be general in my assumptions and sweeping in my aim.
I would rather offend you than not get the message out to someone that could prevent a devastating, life altering event for a child.
Game Crush was a website where gamers meet, match and play a variety of video games including console, flash-based casual, and PC based.
Game Crush members (the site focuses on female players, due to their relative scarcity in console online gaming) can post profiles with pictures, videos and gaming information and interact with other members through text chat, video chat and private messages.
After all the hardcore game community has never valued women for anything more than their avatars.
It shuts them out of their ranks on the corporate side, hyper-sexualizes them in games and then wonders why they have a hard time attracting more female players." Writing in Binge Game, James Walker wrote: "Does it sound shady? Is it sleazy to pay women to chat with you over a game of Gears of War? Strasser revealed that the site had more than 5,000 women and 1,000 men participating in its private beta.In August 2010, Tech Crunch's Michael Arrington revealed that Game Crush had raised 0,000 in an angel round featuring Scott Banister and his wife Cyan, among other angels and VCs.I am dubious about how successful it'll be, though, when the percentage of female gamers climbs every day." IGNs "Xbox Live" online column, written by Daemon Hatfield, said "I can imagine some guys might be disappointed if they paid to play with a girl, only to hear her go on and on about her boyfriend..." and "Perhaps the most surprising thing about Game Crush is that no one else thought of it sooner.I have no doubt there are many gamers out there who would be willing to pay a little cash to play and flirt with hot girls, the only question is whether or not Game Crush is offering the right features for the right price." Venture Beat's "Games Beat" online column, written by Dean Takahashi, said "But a hot girl who can beat you at a game of Halo is probably a close to an ideal date for a lot of gamer dudes.The site launched publicly on September 28, 2010, the same day it presented as a finalist at San Francisco's Tech Crunch Disrupt Game Crush is different than most social gaming sites in that Game Crush credits can be used to buy and give gifts that hold real world value.