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Submitted by Pozzle 1255d ago | opinion piece

The gaming school of romance: How video games view dating, love, and marriage

VB writes: As a (nearly) obsessive gamer and rather unsociable person, I can’t say I have very much experience with romance. I’ve tried making a move once or twice, but for some reason girls just aren’t interested when I ask them if they want to play with my Wii. Go figure.

But since my parents are threatening to evict me, I’ll need to learn how to woo a prospective spouse with my manly charms. So for the past few weeks, I’ve been learning all that I can about love from video games. The correct way to make an advance, where to bring her on a date, what kind of presents to give, how to propose, what married life is like, how to get a divorce -- all things I needed to know.

Thankfully, I have access to a wide collection of games and was able to complete my task easily. And now that I am an enlightened man, I’ve come to share my knowledge with you of lesser charisma. So sit down children, and let the gaming school of romance begin. (Fable, Grand Theft Auto, PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Sims, The Witcher, Wii, Xbox 360)

unchartedxplorer  +   1255d ago
Thanks for the advice! I am now in prison for very long time for robbing a store, stealing a car and trying to kill the pursuing police.
I'm not single though! There is a woman in the same cell block named stabby who likes to stab the matress.
FinaLXiii  +   1255d ago
There´s something i dont appreciate about romance in videogames is that its always the main character that gets the hottest chick very superficial.

In fact romance hardly exists in videogames anymore its all about sex just look at mass effect and dragon age and you see my point.

A true game with romance, for example, its The Last Story for the Wii.
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SageHonor  +   1255d ago
I thought Binary Domain and Valkyria chronicles did the romances very well too, but i agree with you on mass effect and dragon age. I find the sex scenes in those games awkward
FinaLXiii  +   1255d ago
Japanese games usually do the romance right but their still quite superficial for the most part.

western games seem to have dysfunctional family values, which is alot worse.
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