I read "The Game" a couple of years ago. Pretty entertaining book, finished it in a night. However I cannot for the life of me remember any of the "techniques" other than thinking that they were pretty juvenile or absurd, with the exception the parts about body language and physical contact. That part stuck out to me because I know it works pretty well from experience.
That said, looking back on my history it seems that my approach to women is to be natural with no "plan" much like Dakota. I have never gone out planning on bagging a girl, but if I happen to meet one that I find attractive and intelligent then I like to at least get a number. It helps to have legitimate conversations with women about diverse and interesting topics. Be genuinely interested in them and what they have to say (good way to weed out the less than desirable women). Don't be afraid to laugh, make physical contact, keep good eye contact, don't be crass or rude, but don't be overly doting either.
I don't think I have "model" good looks but I've been told that I'm "attractive" among other flattering adjectives which I'm sure helps. Being very fit, well groomed, and my expanding sense of style probably doesn't hurt either, but they are things I've worked on for a very long time.
I'll probably get harassed for this but I must add a disclaimer that unlike most guys, I don't look to just "pick up" girls. I look for someone I think I could genuinely like and perhaps form a relationship with. I find that sex is much more enjoyable with someone you at least care about beyond just the physical attraction.
.....let the flaming begin