Today, health club company Konami announced that it will be removing thirty-one iOS gaming apps on September 10.
The Love Plus series is infamous for being the most extravagant and popular dating sim out there. Two weeks ago, I took the plunge and set out to gain a virtual girlfriend of my very own in the newest game in the series, New Love Plus+. The outcome? It is a solid, emotion-grabbing dating sim experience.
Last week, I chronicled my adventures in winning the heart of a virtual girl in the Japanese dating sim New Love Plus+. Now, I invite you all to join me as I take her on our first date—and once again prove I am not quite the Don Juan of dating sims.
I'm not going to lie, even after talking about the virtues of the genre, I am still embarrassed to admit I occasionally play dating sims—and I shouldn't be.
Last week I asked your help in deciding which of the three possible romantic foils in Japanese dating sim New Love Plus+ I should try dating. The winner by a landside was fighting gamer Rinko Kobayakawa. But before I could get to the dating part of the game, I had to first successfully woo her. …It was a rocky road.
When I announced my intention to date a virtual girl in the newest iteration of Love Plus by asking all of you to help me choose which romantic foil to go after, I noted that it would not be my first dating sim. Moreover, I mentioned that dating sims are the best tool I know of for expanding your Japanese ability.
Dear readers, I am about to embark on an experience unlike any other in my 30 years of life: I’m going to date a virtual girl in New Love Plus+, the newest game in the (in)famous Japanese dating-sim series. But even before I start, I find myself at an impasse. Which of the game’s romantic foils should I date?
Female characters wearing large headphones is a trope in Japanese anime. The headphones make the characters' heads look smaller, thus, by anime standards, appear "cuter". Tropes aside, the headphones are often based on real products. But which ones?
One day in college, a friend of mine* was awakened by the distinctive sound of a man's porn collection in a garbage bag hitting the bottom of an empty Dumpster (which was right next to my apartment.) "Ah, someone must have gotten a girlfriend," my friend said.
In Japan, there are numerous illustrated field guides (図鑑 or "zukan" in Japanese). Many of them are for kids and provide illustrated looks at things like dinosaurs, bugs, or trains. Then, there are zukan that are drawings guides—drawing guides for adults.
Konami's New Love Plus is a remake/upgrade of the virtual girlfriend dating game Love Plus, and was released to much fanfare this past Valentine's Day. As a remake, the game allowed players of the original to import their save data to continue their virtual relationships, and as an upgrade, the game incorporated the…
With the release of New Love Plus in Japan on Valentine's day, Konami introduced a creative new game system that utilizes the 3DS's built-in camera.
Today, love simulator New Love Plus went on sale. Today is also Valentine's Day. A photographer at Japanese game site 4Gamer snapped this photo, which seems to show a young couple passing by the Love Plus Akihabara launch, which is populated with dudes.
Today is Valentine's Day in Japan. The day is slightly different from its American counterpart—2012, more so. Early this morning, gamers lined up so they could spend the day with someone special: their virtual girlfriends.
You might think this statue of Nene Anegasaki from Konami's love sim Love Plus looks pretty nice. You might think it's well sculpted and well put together. But wait until you see it in pieces.
In Konami's love sim New Love Plus, you can once again talk with virtual girls. Since the 3DS features a gyro-sensor, you can also move the handheld around and see things. Hello fan service?
Nintendo 3DS title New Love Plus, Konami's latest dating sim, won't be out Dec. 8 in Japan. Instead it will be released Feb. 14, giving the developers extra time to finish the game. Valentine's Day—how fitting! [Kotaku Japan]