Saturday, November 28, 2009
Oh, What Tangled Interwebs We Weave...
So apparently, there's some guy in Japan who was so lonely that he married a video game character.
Yes, let that sink in... He married a character from the Nintendo DS game, Love Plus. Like, married in real-life, by a religious official, in front of a crowd of witnesses.
This game is intended to be a dating simulator, and has players developing relationships with one of three different virtual girlfriends. Below is an excerpt from Kotaku, a video game blog, from their coverage of Love Plus:
"Players can set how they want their girlfriend to address them, and over time, she modifies to match the players' likes and dislikes. The way she speaks will even change slowly over the course of the game."
Apparently, when they're not being overrun by giant lizards, the tech-savvy denizens of Japan are busy at work trying to make the WEIRDEST shit ever.
Seriously, if you could develop relationships in WoW with the NPCs, I know a TON of people that would immediately head to Theramore to court Jaina. I mean, you can't go wrong with Jaina, perfect matching of brains and beauty, but she's shown that her "duties" come first, whatever those may be. Plus she is totally seeing Thrall on the side. Once you go green...
But while everyone is porting back to Azeroth to lay at the bottom of Jaina's tower, crying themselves to sleep at night, I'll be sneaking into the Argent Tournament Grounds for some one-on-one time with Argent Confessor Paletress:
I mean, come on! She's not even wearing legitimate pants! This should be a no-brainer, guys.