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Sexism much? Cargasm gives winning racers women to add to their in-game "Cargasm Harem"

Harems; can't live with them, can't drive without them. At least, so goes the bewilderingly deviant design philosophy behind the newly announced arcade racer, Cargasm.

Pitched as 'arcade racing at its purest', Cargasm will feature 45 upgradable supercars, over-the-top arcade physics and a number of meticulously recreated real-world locales including San Francisco, London, Egypt, Yosemite National Park and beyond. Most uniquely, gamers will also be tasked with collecting and grooming their own harem of Cargasm girls who, amongst other off-track activities, will play a key role in cheering players on as they race for coveted ecstasy points to be used in the purchase of performance enhancing goodies and trophies.

Still wondering what the harem girls actually DO? Here’s a quote from the press release:

“During races, players will be constantly exhorted to go faster by a bevy of Cargasm Girls. If they are fast enough, players can collect these ravishing maidens for their own personal Cargasm Harem. As the players win races, new cars, Ecstasy points and trophies can also be unlocked and uploaded to an online global leaderboard.”

“The trophies that can be won include Cargasm Rave, Thrust, Lesbos, Orgy, Gigolo, Lothario, Playboy and the most coveted of all, Cargasm Sultan.” How subtle. “Our focus is on pure racing fun rather than simulation.,” follows up Ajith Ram, Creative Director of Cargasm, “We are expecting gamers to go oooh aahh aahhh...with gaming ecstasy.”

For those aroused by technical facts, Cargasm's recently launched website is touting 'the most photo-realistic cities yet', including a Central London location that will mirror its real-world locale down to the last building facade, window frame and (we're assuming) seedy back alley massage parlor.

Cargasm will come shipped with a bevy of multi-player modes and social networking support. It is set for release on all major platforms and conspicuously locked bedrooms everywhere.

Check out the full specs at www.lovegasm.com, or at publisher Candella’s website. Or don’t. We’ve a sneaking suspicion this one may never make it out of the garage.

Aug 10, 2010

20 comments

  • Crabhand - August 11, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    So this "Cargasm Sultan"... I'm honestly not sure how to respond to that (should I be aroused?)
  • TheIronMaiden - August 11, 2010 5:04 p.m.

    I think I'll just stick to split second for my arcade racing needs. The fact that this person seems to rely on girls to sell the game is sad.
  • reverandglass - August 11, 2010 1:32 p.m.

    so it's a game about driving a superfast, over compesating, cock on wheels to try and get girls and the ultimate reward is to be "Cargasm Sultan"? Ajith Ramis trying to live his one fantasy here, clearly someone has a tiny manhood! lmao
  • JakeyBaby - August 11, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    I think everyone needs to remember Outrun when seeing this. That game was all about impressing your girlfriend. "Arcade racing at it's purest" maybe that's what they meant. Besides, a bit of sexism every now and then is good if it's light hearted. So I'll take another 7!!!
  • Clovin64 - August 11, 2010 12:12 p.m.

    Using women for purely instrumental use? Bad sexist game developer! Hang your head in shame! You just know this game will suck ass anyway. Only idiot teenage boys are going to be distracted from a (at best) mediocre game.
  • pin316 - August 11, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    not particularly tempted, but i reckon you have to praise them for their honesty at least... i mean, there are a number of games that rely on cheap stuff like that to appeal to the teenage boy market - these guys are doing nothing different apart from being compeltely upfront about it. will be interested to hear more details if it ever does progress tho - it actually sounds a bit tongue in cheek, like they're potentially taking the piss out of the trend? or that might be giving them too much credit - you never can tell these days
  • HawtKakez - August 11, 2010 8:30 a.m.

    Well, that's sure a sales pitch you don't see everyday. Personally, I don't think this is going to bode well with the gaming market. There's been too many occurrences where games focused on sex have ultimately landed on their face.
  • FenrirKar - August 11, 2010 6:21 a.m.

    Sounds like its going to be, at best, a mediocre racing title with tits. Which, I'm sure, is enough to please some people (people who already play Dead or Alive Paradise).
  • NanoElite666 - August 11, 2010 4:44 a.m.

    Wut...?
  • pollenski - August 11, 2010 3:23 a.m.

    @ultima wouldn't that be homophobism? Crap selling point either way. Ecstasy points and a Rave award tho...hmmm
  • DMarten - August 11, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    Odd. I wonder if there would a mode to unlock males for female gamers. Probably not.
  • Helios - August 11, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    This is... um... Weird?
  • Kisokuiki - August 11, 2010 12:58 a.m.

    Seeing things like this makes me sad. Arcade racing at its purest indeed. How weird that they're going through all this attention to photorealism when they've already got their obvious selling point. The 13 year old boys will love this one, and they won't care about how accurate the backgrounds are.
  • JakeyBaby - August 11, 2010 12:44 a.m.

    I'll take seven!!!
  • MatthewMk2 - August 11, 2010 12:42 a.m.

    Awesome! Do Want!
  • Anonymous93 - August 11, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    When I saw the name of the creative director I realised why it was so sexist. If it wasnt for all that sexism I might have got it
  • Genericpenisjoketista - August 11, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    All I have to say is: "Scarface: The World is Yours" and "Def Jam Vendetta." USE YOUR WRESTLIN' SKITTLES TO UNLOCK BABES! http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/492809/images/girl_gallery_2.jpg
  • CatrParrot - August 11, 2010 12:04 a.m.

    And here I thought Dead or Alive Paradise was sexist.
  • Ultimadrago - August 10, 2010 11:40 p.m.

    I'm cool with the idea. Sexism is a pretty weak card to pull on it. Would it be better if gay players could choose to have hairy balet dancers to collect in their harem? Answer: Not really. Does it come out on 360?
  • Cwf2008 - August 10, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    Wtf?

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