The Guy Game

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The Guy Game
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You Don't Know Jack: Boobies edition.
Genre: Puzzle
Platforms: PlayStation 2
Xbox
Microsoft Windows
Release Date: August 31, 2004
December 22, 2004 (PC)
Developer: Topheavy Studios
Publisher: Gathering of Developers


The Guy Game is a 2004 adult puzzle game for Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, developed by Topheavy Studios and published by Gathering of Developers. It was directed, produced and designed by Jeff Spangenberg, founder of Acclaim Studios Austin (then Iguana Entertainment), and Retro Studios. After he left the latter by Nintendo's request, he founded another company named Topheavy Studios, with the main objective of producing this game based on his lifestyle.

Why It Sucks

  1. To get the elephant in the room first: The game is considered child pornography by U.S. law standards thanks to a lawsuit sent by one of the girls featured in it, as she was not informed that the footage they took was for this, because at the time of recording, she was only seventeen years old. This results in all produced copies to be stopped and recalled. To this day, it is the only video game in the U.S. to be illegally sold and owned.
    • Thanks to this, Topheavy released a DVD version called The Guy Game: Game Over, containing additional stuff and bonus features.
  2. The objective of the game is to answer the questions given to the girls (referred in this game as "hotties"), and if they answer it incorrectly, they will flash their breasts, which is considered not only sexist by today's standards, but also prostitution. Also, thanks to the "Flash-O-Meter", the more the player predict the outcome, the meter rises, which leaves the flashing less censored, which can also be creepy, knowing the lawsuit mentioned earlier.
  3. The gameplay itself is a blatant rip-off of You Don't Know Jack, minus the interesting questions and presentation.
  4. The game's host, Matt Sadler, is a bland and uninteresting announcer with zero charm about him compared to the numerous hosts in the You Don't Know Jack franchise.

Reception

Unsurprisingly, the game received unfavorable reviews by critics and negatively by audiences for its sexual content. Some critics gave this game mixed to positive scores, like IGN gave the game a 7.7 out of 10 and GameSpot giving it a 7.5 out of 10.

After this game flopped, Topheavy Studios filed for bankruptcy and its founder, Jeff Spangenberg, vanished from the public eye since.

Controversy

Four months after release, the woman featured in the game sued Sony, Microsoft, Topheavy, Gathering of Developers, and Take-Two Interactive, with her claiming that she was never informed that the footage on her was used in the game, after the lawsuit, The Guy Game was banned in the United States.

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Comments


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DarkMatterMan4500

3 months ago
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So this game gained controversy. Club Penguin Online also received controversy (due to it being used for a fucking pedo-ring.)
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LA2002

3 months ago
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If someone thought Cuties was bad, this is just as terrible as that infamous pro-pedophilia film.
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

3 months ago
Score 2
The video game equivalent of... *eugh*, Cuties...
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DarkMatterMan4500

3 months ago
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And of fucking course, Club Penguin Online.
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Ice cake 2543

3 months ago
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Imagine the irony if Jack box 8 has you don't know jack and one of the questions is about the guy game
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SniperJoey

2 months ago
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Was that the only game made by Topheavy?
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Collaterale1

one month ago
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Yup
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LuigiMan050-5

one month ago
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I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY ACTUALLY LICENSED THAT GAME?!?
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Dorothy Nightingale

one month ago
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How a 17-year old girl managed to get on the Guy Game despite being underage is the biggest interesting factor. Rumor has it is that she used a fake ID to get in...
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Kiper2003

one month ago
Score 2
how on earth was this allowed to be released?
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ThePCGamer

19 days ago
Score 0
That cover makes me want to stab my eyes.

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