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Playboy Flirts With Online Gaming

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Playboy -- the go-to adult magazine to discover works by Raymond Carver -- has suffered quite a bit in the wake of free online porn. Earlier this month, the company reported a wider-than-expected loss of $5.4 million, or 16 cents per share. Along with carrying an actual price tag, Playboy no longer carries the sense of taboo and seems relatively tame, almost quaint, in comparison to the fare found on amateur porn sites. As such, readership has dropped and visitors have flocked elsewhere.

But now, the plucky pornographers are attempting to usher in young men to the site by exploiting their second favorite activity: video games.

Playboy has teamed up with German video game developer Bigpoint Games to deliver a line of games that visitors can play on the website. The first title, to launch later this year, is called Poisonville -- which looks to completely ape Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series. According to the description, the game will be contain missions that players will "complete to counteract corruption, regain respect, and rebuild their reputations" -- all while encountering "beautiful, Playboy-caliber women" within the 3D multiplayer environment.

You can view the nudity-free, unsuggestive trailer below.

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