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Phone sex operator plays Fortnite as sponsored post on gaming website

This is probably the craziest Fortnite-related thing you'll ever see, I promise

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 9, 2020 at 09:25 pm CDT (2 mins, 5 secs reading time)

I think this is one of the strangest things I've ever seen in gaming "marketing", and I've had to put marketing in inverted commas because I can't believe what I'm seeing.

Gaming site Destructoid posted a sponsored article titled 'Sponsored - Phone sex operator plays Fortnite' in which -- yes -- a phone sex operator plays Fortnite with her breasts teased on camera. Twitch streamer 'nanerboots' makes all sorts of suggestive comments throughout the video, outright trying to sell some Fortnite gamers (of which she doesn't know their age, mind you) a Fleshlight.

Oh, you don't know what a Fleshlight is? Well, I don't really want to get into that here, so you'll need to go and Google that.

But while you're here, you'll get 50% off your first item ordered on AdamandEve.com using the code "NOOB", and free shipping if you're in the US and Canada. Awesome, right? I don't even know.

I actually can't believe that Destructoid ran with it, but allowed the company to pay them for this "gaming" related "marketing" video. I can't imagine the parents of any kid playing the game (which is the large majority of the audience of Fortnite) being happy having their kid suggested to buy a Fleshlight or other sex toy, while playing a game that Epic Games markets to children.

We live in a very politically correct world where parents trust the environments developers like Epic Games makes, and I can't imagine a world where parents would think this is actually OK -- and then sponsored on a website, pushed as -- well, a sponsored article. Not knocking on Destructoid, you gotta pay the bills -- but sheesh, surely there's another way. I get swearing and all the voice comms that goes on, but this is selling sex toys in a game targeted towards kids.

Maybe just the streamer selling some toilet paper while playing Fortnite, where you can at least make some puns about the toilets in the game -- at least that ties into the world of today (coronavirus + toilet paper panic around the world), and sells some advertising to a company.

What are your thoughts on this?

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:34 pm CDT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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