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Dating games just made a huge leap
Posted 5/4/10
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/04/27/experience-newlywed-life-on-your-xbox-360/
The article above has info on an new x-box 360 game exclusive only in japan of course >_> "need to import "
I really don't have much comment on the game but it looks like that people are getting to the point where there be even more social and relation-ship decline for people, I do play these games not going to lie there but people really need to get out more I swear to god they do . Here is a little info on the game.

"First, there were dating sims, which evolved into LovePlus, a full blown girlfriend simulator. Now, Idea Factory is taking digital romance a step further with My Wife: A Bride Just For You.

In this Xbox 360 game players start by making a custom wife. You can choose her looks, voice, and personality. Then start living like a newlywed. According to Idea Factory, means answering love quizzes, sipping orange juice out of the same cup, and choosing swimsuits.

Idea Factory has plans to expand My Wife with downloadable voice content. Fork over Microsoft Points and you can make your wife sound like a “little sister” type, “gentle” type, and “childhood” friend type."


so yeah what's your opinions on this O3O pic is related btw
Posted 5/4/10
Wow, people need to get out more.
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Posted 5/4/10
There is already a game that takes this to the next level... Mass Effect
Posted 5/4/10 , edited 5/4/10

Cueil wrote:

There is already a game that takes this to the next level... Mass Effect


true true but can you have full frontal sex, intercourse and so on in mass effect 2 >_> i wish but sadly no lol
Posted 5/4/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

Wow, people need to get out more.


This is my answer. & people need to get away from technology more.
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Posted 5/4/10
wow... this is a little more than distressing.
Then again this is from the same nation that had people who lobbied to marry 2d characters
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Posted 5/5/10
My god, I feel sorry for whoever buys this. If this is what they think being married is like, then how the heck can they even talk to women without being arrested for sexual harassment?
Posted 5/5/10

LilyPawn wrote:

My god, I feel sorry for whoever buys this. If this is what they think being married is like, then how the heck can they even talk to women without being arrested for sexual harassment?


sigh that is the point for the game, for people that have no social skills or do not want talk with others. most of these people don't even leave the house or have social contact outside of the computer.
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Posted 5/5/10
A pathetic game for pathetic people!
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Posted 5/5/10
Well... I know what I'm getting my cousin for his birthday lol.
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Posted 5/5/10
I can't say I wouldn't want this. They need to do a translation!
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Posted 5/5/10 , edited 5/5/10
Also related to this one:

From Sankaku Complex (NSFV site):


For some Japanese women at least, not only is having a boyfriend fall for a 2D character considered cheating, it is regarded as being worse than having an affair with a real woman or going with a prostitute.

Several Japanese ladies in their thirties were interviewed about their thoughts on the matter:

- “If my boyfriend fell for a 2D girl it would be absolutely gross.”

- “If he went with 2D I’d really feel there’s a problem with me, as a real woman.”

- “I’d be totally shocked. I think I’d think the problem was with me and I was lacking something. It’s just like a man with a girlfriend pursuing a fake romance with a hostess or going with a prostitute, isn’t it?”

- “If he is going to fall for someone else, at least make it an idol. You just can’t compete against a 2D character.”

Possibly deep seated insecurities about competing with 2D girls are one of the reasons Japanese women despise otaku so completely (according to a survey, 21.8% hate anime otaku).

Along with articles about: Are Women Who Date Otaku Worthless?

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2D 3D comparisons:

Cost: Purchase + electricity (2D) 99% of your wages (3D)
Food: Will eat with you (2D) Is asleep when you get back from work (3D)
Holidays: Always with you (2D) Forces you to visit parents (3D)
Memory: Can freely save and load (2D) Only remembers husband’s weaknesses (3D)
Warmth: Depends on monitor (2D) “Don’t touch me” (3D)
Soothing: Will soothe you (2D) Will complain if not soothed (3D)
Appearance: Beautiful, no degradation (depends on artist) (2D) Depends on makeup, degradation apparent (3D)
Virginity?: Depends on preference (2D) Essentially not (3D)
Land mines: Mental damage only (2D) Can take financial and mental damage (3D)
Husband’s income: Doesn’t care (2D) “That’s the barometer of a man, isn’t it?” (3D)
Duration: Depends on preference (2D) Until death or divorce (3D)


lots of reasons why the dating sim is marketable for them.
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Posted 5/6/10
Hah, i like it! id get this if i could read japanese
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Posted 5/8/10 , edited 5/8/10
The whole "dating game" thing is really interesting. I especially like bhl88's comments about Japanese women and how these games make them feel when their boyfriends or other people are playing. Nice link Cecil!

My company is working on a brand new game for Facebook that incorporates a light dating mechanic without any strong sexual content (no nudity, swearing or anything). We spent a lot of time thinking about how to handle it and what types of players would find the game interesting.

If you feel like it, check out our Facebook page (we just went live a few days ago):

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Destiny-Stone/231495461174

The game is called Destiny Stone and features anime-style art combined with roleplaying (character levels, spells, item crafting), side-scrolling platforming with relationship building. We think it's pretty cool. Happy to take anyone's comments!

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Posted 5/10/10
This idea is absolute genius. It's just held back by the fact that it's a completely unnecessary one.
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