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Yorozuya



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:44 am Reply with quote
Read the article on the Guardian. The comments are rife with misogyny. I hope that doesn't happen here.

On a side note, there was a very funny parody of that DS game in Gintama recently :]
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GracieLizzy



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:13 am Reply with quote
I keep forgetting that Keima from The World God Only Knows is based on an actual mentality that exists in some men in Japan and his attitude wasn't completely made up for the manga storyline.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:07 am Reply with quote
That nation is doomed to extinction if this keeps up. However, I can see a faint similarity with UK young boys. Many experience so much trouble and strife in their family life that it no wonder they would rather be lost in their virtual realities of female behavior that doesn't exist in the real world. Though in the reports I've seen about LovePlus the virtual girlfriend can have her "bad days" and even give their "lovers" a mouth full just like a real one. The only advantage to it is the ON/OFF switch.
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:44 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
The only advantage to it is the ON/OFF switch.

On a whim, one might also cite the low price tag as an advantage over the ongoing costs presumably associated with the activities simulated.
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MaxSouth



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:55 pm Reply with quote
But girls are too picky sometimes, indeed.
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yurihellsing



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:51 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
That nation is doomed to extinction if this keeps up.


Better than being over ran with chavs.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:06 pm Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
Mohawk52 wrote:
The only advantage to it is the ON/OFF switch.

On a whim, one might also cite the low price tag as an advantage over the ongoing costs presumably associated with the activities simulated.
The costs reflect its limitations Wink
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faintsmile1992



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:22 am Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
That nation is doomed to extinction if this keeps up. However, I can see a faint similarity with UK young boys. Many experience so much trouble and strife in their family life that it no wonder they would rather be lost in their virtual realities of female behavior that doesn't exist in the real world. Though in the reports I've seen about LovePlus the virtual girlfriend can have her "bad days" and even give their "lovers" a mouth full just like a real one. The only advantage to it is the ON/OFF switch.


Is there a virtual boyfriend available? Razz
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:19 pm Reply with quote
faintsmile1992 wrote:
Is there a virtual boyfriend available? Razz
Believe it, or not, that was contemplated by the game creators, but found that girls were playing the game as is, as well. so never continued. But I'm curious to know what kind of boy do girls fantasis about anyway, apart from the usual Disney type prince with the fat bank account to match? something like Justin Beiber, or The Jedwoods perhaps? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:50 pm Reply with quote
faintsmile1992 wrote:
Is there a virtual boyfriend available? Razz

lots of otome games for ya filled with handsome, dashing, pretty bishounen, aggressive and submissive, ready to play with you or each other Very Happy
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