Gamer Geeks Pick Up Girls With StarCraft Lingo

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Gamer Geeks Pick Up Girls With StarCraft Lingo

"Hey baby, I've got an additional pylon for you."

The whole "pick-up artist" thing may seem kind of sleazy and wholly disrespectful to women, but as it turns out there's also comedy to be found in it, too. There's an entire YouTube channel devoted to seeing if people can pick up girls - that is, get their phone number - with a gimmick or handicap, like working special phrases or lingo into their approach.

The most recent video uses StarCraft speech: Will a girl give her number to someone who tries hitting on her with great APM? Will she reject someone with an admitted history of Stimpack usage?

I really don't know what I'm watching here. It's surreal, but also kind of entertaining in its own way. Frankly, I'm surprised they don't just get ignored from the get-go.

Really, if you wanted to pick up girls with StarCraft, wouldn't you just have to move to Korea?

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Good for them for trying a challenge! I haven't found picking up girls particularly difficult as of late so I'll probably do well to add a little spice to the routine.

Incidentally I once did date a South Korean girl. She really complained to me one day that she was feeling down because she could only play as many as three AI players against her at once in Starcraft. I guess stereotypes get it right sometimes...

Good gods they got a lot of numbers. That's just....woah. I must be doing something wrong, yeah, definitely.

Flishiz:
Incidentally I once did date a South Korean girl. She really complained to me one day that she was feeling down because she could only play as many as three AI players against her at once in Starcraft. I guess stereotypes get it right sometimes...

Heh, so her APM really was high huh?

I don't think that saying Korean girls going for guys who are good at Starcraft is a stereotype.

Starcraft players are like freakin' celebrities over there.

ROFL @ 4:56

ZERG RUSH! xD

I don't even play Starcraft and i found that amusing. xD

It reminds me of this in a way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAHSPR1iY_0&feature=channel_video_title

Didn't know it would ever work o_0

Good god this was so awful, I couldn't even watch all of it.

Seriously. This makes gamers look bad.

Anything on this list should be adequate for picking up girls.

I praise them for how many numbers they got :D

Meh, I'd rather have them use GTA pick up lines. Would be lots of fun.

Anyone notice how the cop's laptop in the beginning had a pot leaf on it?

"from the shadows I come".

my frigging life story.

Good for them

"i heard white girl vs asian guy is very imba"
and he got the number.

Damn this video is awkward, yet funny.

The destiny cloudfist always works

Wow........how did that work? I'm female and I saw no appeal in that. XD I bet those were fake numbers.

Although it was probably less StarCraft and more the fact that they actually had the balls to go up and flirt with these girls. PROTIP: Confidence is hot, guys.

That was painful. Absurd lines on top of my British aversion to the very idea of bluntly flirting without the aid of alcohol and a designated social clime (eg bar/club).

Couldn't watch it.

Is giving numbers out so easily, normal in America, or are the guys just attractive enough for the girls to not even care what they are saying?

Cause seriously, I can never see me pulling that off here in the UK.

poiumty:
Good god this was so awful, I couldn't even watch all of it.

Seriously. This makes gamers look bad.

...did you noticed they do get numbers!?

LOL Quote the Psycho voice from Tribes.
"I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER! I'VE GOT ALL YOUR NUMBERS!" lol.

I prefer the old school approach.

"I'm having dinner. If you'd care to join me"

No matter what they say it works for me. I still get to eat lol.

If someone did that to me it would work haha.

But seriously...why was that working?

Pickin Up or dropping off?

poiumty:
Good god this was so awful, I couldn't even watch all of it.

Seriously. This makes gamers look bad.

This? This is what makes gamers look bad? Really?

Anyway, I found this amusing.

Interestingly, Facebook won't let me share this on my wall, Apparently it's been reported as offensive or spammy!

So shared the Escapist page instead!

Is it bad that hes succeeding at this, and half this girls have no clue what hes talking about?

The part near the end where the woman in the foreground was adjusting her boobs made me lol.

And the Dark Templar tattoo was pure genius.

Wow that was awkward, and I thought I'm bad at this... yet it worked, I really need to lower my standards and just blaber random shit.

omg i laughed so hard at the "baneling bust" part xDDDD

Anyone who doesn't like it or doesn't get this you are clueless. What you say doesn't matter, how you act and carry your self does. These guys carried themselves and showed great confidence, the women had fun with it even though they said the most cheesiest things. Women are more emotional then us guys. Since they had fun with it the girls had fun with it, feelings are contagious, everyone had fun. I'm not surprised they got numbers. Kudos guys this is awesome and a great example.

pfft. I've been doing that with persona 2 since before it was cool.

... but its nice to see this is catching on. And congrats to going out and meeting the girl, isntead of sitting on the computer hoping you get to face one. XD Kidding.

Looks like we ARE in for some chop.

poiumty:
Good god this was so awful, I couldn't even watch all of it.

Seriously. This makes gamers look bad.

I don't know, they got a lot of numbers .... Although I have to say I don't understand how or why.

Edit: It was pointed out to me that some, if not all, of the numbers are probably fake.

Devastadus:
These guys carried themselves and showed great confidence, the women had fun with it even though they said the most cheesiest things. Women are more emotional then us guys. Since they had fun with it the girls had fun with it, feelings are contagious, everyone had fun. I'm not surprised they got numbers. Kudos guys this is awesome and a great example.

Bullseye, sir. Communication is only a small % verbal. The majority is non-verbal (facial expression, tone, stature, etc.). The way you're standing, where you put your arms, the way you lean, eye contact, occasional touching (playful hitting, hugging), being well groomed, wearing clothing that fits, demonstrating high social value/confidence, etc. etc. The fact that they were spouting Starcraft was only a 'flavor' of flirting; it had little to anything to do with their success rate (might've even been a plus for Koreans!)

I kept scanning the videos for these cues and got green lights for almost everything. The white-guy was slightly more awkward, but the other two were spot on; they're either natural born or people who've studied 'the material'. The girls were giving all the positive cues (acceptance) too. Brushing the hair involuntarily, laughing, leaning forward, etc.

>_> (yes, I study the material, I'm sad like that). But honestly, it's too bad I don't have the guts to actually practice what's written. I'm not exactly an exciting guy...I have too few interests and hobbies, and have generally low energy so I can't keep things going (sustenance). The art of attraction is easy in theory (you do have to practice though, don't be lazy!)...sustaining things past the first 15 minutes, ouch. I fail so hard it's not even funny...

I'm probably better off with a low-energy girl who isn't high-maintenance. Either that or I'm going to have to start pumping B vitamins...

I laughed my ass off watching this.

So many lulz.

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