In May of 2014, I wore my first costume to a convention. It was a simple Doctor Krieger from Archer. Stepping into the shoes of a character I liked just seemed like a fun way to spend the weekend. Instead, it turned into an exploration of what it means to be confident.
I looked into my girlfriend’s eyes as I reached out to gently touch her face. In that moment, I felt something. A rush of warmth from my head to my toes. Comfort. Contentment. It should be noted that my girlfriend was, at the time, a floating ball robot.
Games have - to put it mildly - a weird-ass approach to love. But love is weird in real-life, too. In time for Valentine's Day, this is a celebration of video game romance in all its strange, stalkery, even inter-species forms. Enjoy - and maybe don't try them out in real life.
Sometimes life is like a video game, and you reach a point where it seems like there's nothing to do but wait. Maybe you're in between jobs or are being held back by something beyond your control, but you can always take this time to level up, help others, and find a way forward.
Is your love life DOA? Say hello to Harris O'Malley, otherwise known as Dr. Nerdlove. The good doctor offers love, sex, and dating advice to those of us—nerds, dweebs, dorks, et al—who may be more comfortable playing Magic the Gathering than actually going to a gathering.
You've probably heard of online dating. You may even have a few friends that do it. But, despite your curiosity, you haven't been able to convince yourself to actually try it out. We're here to answer some of your burning questions.
Three and a half years ago, Stevie Kopas bought an uneccesary second copy of BioShock from GameStop as an excuse to talk to the guy behind the counter. This weekend that guy gave her a third copy, but what was inside was much better than a video game.
Redditor ne1butu found this sign in Wolfenstein: The New Order, that shows the lengthy process of finding a mate in the alternate world where the Nazis won WWII.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs, mercifully) get a bad rap for being life-sucking parallel universes. However, games like World of Warcraft are a microcosm of many real-life experiences. No, really.
If you find yourself discussing the merits of relationships represented in video games, you'll probably find a lot of people bringing up BioWare games as examples to follow. The Saints Row series doesn't seem like a serious suggestion considering, well, how unserious those games are.
If you're interested in the new 3DS strategy game Fire Emblem: Awakening, you've probably heard two things about it: first, that if a character dies in battle, they're gone for good. Second, that characters can fall in love and marry one another.
I like to say that the couple that games together, stays together. I'm not alone in that sentiment, either. I'm sure there are tons of couples who integrate gaming into their day-to-day interactions and manage to get along just fine.
However, surely there are folks who are alone—forever alone—but would at least like photographic…
Yet, there's this: Japanese website Sugoren did a story on nine ways you can get your "beginner gamer girlfriend" to have fun while playing few…
I haven't played Mass Effect 3 yet. As a big fan of the franchise, I've been meaning to. But I had a very important task at hand before tackling the last game in the trilogy. I needed to replay Mass Effect 2.
I was going to title this post "The Romance and Enchantment of Rift's In-Game Marriage System Makes Me Throw Up a Little in My Mouth", but that's far too long, and while spoil the cake?
In today's tear-jerking and slightly spoilery edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Firescorpio tells us about a special relationship he formed in Skyrim, and how he wound up ruining it.
There's the stereotype of the online gamer as an angry shut-in, using the anonymity of the internet to grief anyone in earshot. Especially, it seems, the women who dare enter an FPS lobby.
You've heard Catherine's premise already: Commitment-phobic, indecisive Vincent must choose between marriage to longtime girlfriend, Katherine, and the allure of a sexy affair with a younger girl, Catherine. You already know is it's bizarre and surreal, and that the narrative's interspersed with tough puzzles. You've…
Mass Effect developer Casey Hudson's announcement less than a day ago that same-sex romances would be given fuller and more explicit articulation in Mass Effect 3 has unsurprisingly ignited a spark among many followers of the franchise.