How I Wooed a Virtual Girl in Just 74 Days

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. » 4/25/14 5:00am 4/25/14 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

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… » 2/14/12 4:01am 2/14/12 4:01am