Would YOU date a game character?

Mike 'Hip' Hoppington (created in Def Jam Icon)

Above: Hip bustin' a groove in his profile picture

What we wrote on his profile: "S'up? I be Mike 'Hip' Hoppington. You may call me the 'Hipster' if you so choose. I'm a part-time dancer who enjoys breaking into spontaneous bouts of hip hop/impromptu brawls that involve throwing other hip hop artists into furniture. When I'm not cutting loose with some fresh tunes, I'm physically cutting men up with a variety of elaborate mixed martial arts kicks. I'm trained in over four disciplines and I can't beat a brother silly as easy as I can get down to some chilled out R & B beats.

What am I looking for in a special lady friend? Loyalty, first and foremost. I want a woman who'll support me through thick and thin. Whether I want an extra pair for when I break into freestyle raps at a moment's notice or when I'm getting in at three in the morning after getting my wisdom teeth knocked out. I don't want to be judged for the lifestyle I keep and I won't judge back in return. So, if you like a man with fresh musical tastes, a buff upper body... and you don't mind washing blood out of his hair every so often, then I'm your guy. Hit me up with a message. Now!"

Above: Hoppington taking a time-out to scratch his unmentionables (i.e. junk)

The email we got from the dating site telling us Mike's profile pic had be taken down:

Unfortunately, the Hipster's advert didn't generate much interest among the XX chromosome crowd. We did get the nice email above from the dating site, though. We don't see what all the fuss was about, really. Only 38% of our profile pic was totally doctored. And we'll stand by those kinds of odds.

A bit of background info on Mike:

C'mon ladies. As of writing this our profile has yet to be pulled. We'll admit Mike is a bit of a rough diamond in need of a good polishing, but he's clearly got a sensitive side as demonstrated above. Why not take a chance on him? You won't regret it... much.

Edna Eagle (created in
Tiger Woods 10)

Above: Miss Eagle's profile pic

What we wrote on her profile: "Hey all. I'm Edna an amateur golfer who enjoys nothing more than obsessing over balls. Inspired by my hero, Open winner Paul Lawrie, I took up the sport of golf semi-professionally a few years ago. During that time I have won several low profile tournaments. The highlight of my career, so far, was defeating a former Woman's Open champion on the front nine at Turnberry just yesterday.

An avid student of the game, I spend most of my time analyzing all facets of the sport I love. Sucking up the history, thrusting through pages of pro golfing tips, spewing forth famous golf quotes; it's what I live for. I'm not exactly skinny (my golfing coach has me on a strict and loaded protein-rich diet). But I make up for it with an upper body that has the strength to knock balls over a hundred yards in the air, but is gentle enough to slowly insert them into a tight hole."

Above: Ahhhhhhhhh!

If you've not guessed from my generous use of thinly veiled innuendo, I need a man. Fast. I've been wise with my prize money, so moolah is not an issue. That means you'll never have to worry about paying those bills on dates, boys (or your steak not getting finished). So, if you think you can handle a big-boned and big-hearted lady golfer who doesn't mind landing in the rough, then I might just let you land my hole in one."

The emails Edna Eagle received from one persistent chap:

And here was us thinking romance was dead. Despite stating we were '45, heavy and willing to settle' one user just wouldn't leave us alone. Our blatant Photoshoppery depicting a near disfigured games character seemingly wasn't enough to put him off. He even sent the lovely Edna this:

We're currently debating over whether we should go steady with him or not.

July 10, 2009

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  • MechanicalBird - July 14, 2009 10:17 a.m.

    The ad at the bottom of the page fits perfectly "start your journey now, my Lord" "Play>GAME FREE FOREVER"
  • Sharkbait - July 14, 2009 7:15 a.m.

    I would date Jill and tell her to make me a Jill Sandwich.
  • Ravenbom - July 13, 2009 10:15 p.m.

  • Shane1403 - July 13, 2009 4:47 p.m.

    this is great it would have been great to see that guys faces when they saw dat they had asked out an ugly ass games character
  • Demonflare - July 13, 2009 1:27 a.m.

    Uhh would if I say that I have a list of game chara.'s I would date...
  • CapnCrotchPunch - July 13, 2009 12:05 a.m.

    I'd take Johnny cage for a tussle any day... if you know what I mean
  • TENAXIS - July 12, 2009 4:56 p.m.

    LOL, holy eff!!! i love those very sex suggestive lines!!! ahahahhahaah, really messed up BTW, the last one "the strength to knock balls over a hundred yards in the air, but is gentle enough to slowly insert them into a tight hole." ROFL!!
  • disturbedanomaly36 - July 11, 2009 11:50 p.m.

    oh crap, no its not, sorry about that GR
  • disturbedanomaly36 - July 11, 2009 11:48 p.m.

    you know, im pretty sure thats enough to be called fraud
  • Awesomeitude1523 - July 11, 2009 6:46 p.m.

    An article that embodies what GR stands for: Comedy, Wierd Ideas, Disturbing Ideas, and the sense of humour and the balls to do something like this. Bravo.
  • GaMeRGuY1oh4 - July 11, 2009 1:45 p.m.

    Is it just me, or does Edna look like a female Chuckie? Just imagine that the golf club is her little knife and we've got a movie!
  • megaton624 - July 11, 2009 10:42 a.m.

  • gmilf71 - July 11, 2009 9:18 a.m.

    dear god. edna eagle. WHY?!
  • Bloodmeta - July 11, 2009 2:36 a.m.

    Ah Gamesradar, You Made My Day With Filling Me Up With Lulz From This Article! I Mean, Not To Be Rude To The Guys Who Got Pranked... But Still... That Chilling E-mail Was...Quite Distrubing XD But It Wasn't Mindscarring... Anywho, Good Job, Gamesradar!
  • doomdoomdoom - July 11, 2009 1:06 a.m.

    wow mabye i should try making fake accounts for people so i can break there hearts like on soap opera or some cheap reality show... still haven't decided.
  • AnonymouZ - July 10, 2009 11:26 p.m.

    it's called NOOBness. People 40 and over are more likely to aquire this condition, and it takes weeks, sometimes months of experience and understanding that IT'S A FREAKING PORN/FAKE BOT! HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU NOT SEE IT, (MUM,DAD,GRANDMA!)
  • michaelmcc827 - July 10, 2009 9:45 p.m.

    This article was great, just try for a second edition with more then just people from sports games maybe...
  • Cwf2008 - July 10, 2009 9:20 p.m.

    That was hilarious yet disturbing at the same time
  • speno93 - July 10, 2009 6:34 p.m.

    very ,very disturbing and creepy and gut bustingly hilarious. another brilliant and inventive article from Gamesradar, nicely done!
  • Savannah1994 - July 10, 2009 5:30 p.m.


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