Dating Sims Improved My Japanese

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. » 4/22/14 5:00am Tuesday 5:00am

Help Me Choose Which Virtual Girl to Date

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? » 4/18/14 8:00am 4/18/14 8:00am

Is Konami Going To Recall Your Girlfriend?

Konami's New Love Plus » 3/15/12 6:00am 3/15/12 6:00am is a remake/upgrade of the virtual girlfriend dating game , and was 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 3DS's capabilities for some .

The Girls Are Fake. The Sausage Party Is Real.

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.

Love Plus is a dating simulator. New Love Plus, released today for the 3DS, is the latest in the … » 2/14/12 4:01am 2/14/12 4:01am