Dude, all I can think of every time you say "The Game" is those stupid seduction schemes. Like "The Rules" for lonely basement-dwelling guys, as opposed to 30-year-old virgin women who live with their mothers and 14 cats.
That's a mini-game within The Game, hahaha. There are rules for that too and it doesn't include canned material.
So the cynical objectification of the person you're chasing is the same, but the delivery is different.
That makes everything okay.
I'm not a "PUA" and i'm not prepared to defend womanizing, but i know there are guys out there that have healthy attitudes towards relationships and women and can easily pick up women. Have you ever seen the guys who appeared on Mystery's show? A lot of them are straight toolbags... and then there are guys that seem
to be good genuinely good guys that wonder why an attractive woman won't pay them a second thought. If these "good" guys can learn how to socialize with women and learn confidence in themselves i'm all for it. As far as learning "techniques" to pick up women I don't see a problem as long as these are tips to build attraction, interest, and comfort and not methods to deceive. Or i suppose these guys can keep banging their heads against the wall when they don't ever seem to understand why no one wants to give them a chance. If any "program" offers anything i think the foundation should be learning confidence and how to be a chill and relaxed dude, and how to screen a woman out the kind of woman who wouldn't be a good match for a healthy relationship... and perhaps to help heal the damage done to them.
ETA: shit... you can get these things by taking a public speaking course, or maybe getting some fashion tips and a makeover, learning some culture and having some interesting shit to talk about.