With pure luck and a crappy costume, I met my significant other at a sci-fi convention. Our relationship blossomed around our shared passion for nerdy things, and we got engaged at WonderCon. Thus started our next adventure: planning, and paying for, a wedding. Surprisingly, Diablo played a big role in the process.
Geek nuptials can be wonderful when they're done right. And what better way to celebrate a marriage than with a mariachi band playing Zelda music?
In Skyrim, romancing someone means acquiring the 'Amulet of Mara,' an enchanted piece of jewelry that unlocks dialogue options—one of which allows you to marry other characters. So it was only a matter of time before a gamer used the item in real life in a marriage proposal, really.
When the phrase "speak now or forever hold your peace" is uttered during a wedding, someone might feel bold and actually say something...but having someone challenge the groom to a duel? Hell, having characters like Batman and Iron Man suddenly pop up, intent on interrupting the wedding?
Veteran gamer EquinnoxX documented how he modified an old Contra cartridge with a proposal message to his girlfriend at the end of the game. Knowing that Contra is not necessarily the easiest game to beat, it feels like a somewhat cruel—but nevertheless fantastic—way to do it.
Where 96% of video game weddings are tacky, horrid affairs, potentially awkward for many guests and with a high chance of regret decades down the line, this one gets the balance between "video game wedding" and "normal wedding" just right.
I got away with a lot at my wedding. Lord of the Rings music in church, Autobot cufflinks, a Han-and-Leia-topped cake. She's a good wife, my wife. But even she would have probably drawn the line at this.
There is something about weddings and video games, huh? People proposing through games is something we hear about often. Here's a small twist: announcing your wedding via video game.
There are nerd weddings, then there are nerd weddings. This one is obviously the latter. We can only hope that the MC thought to play the sound when their lips locked.
Video games don't just make for great wedding-proposal material, they can also make their way into the wedding itself.
Remember the Minecraft-playing couple who got engaged at MineCon back in November? Well, yes, they have now been lawfully wed and kissed and no man put asunder and all that goes along with the big day—including an outstanding Minecraft-themed throwdown for the reception. Chickens, sheep, a creeper, everything.
There were plenty of lovely things about Bastion, but one of its best features was its soundtrack. The combination of composer Darren Korb's groovy tabla-fueled psychedelia and narrator Logan Cunningham's throaty growl gave the game much of its unique, desolate charm.
Which Swedish indie superstar developer just popped the question to his sweetheart? One clue: His game is such a hit he specifically mentioned he won't be having a wedding crafted in that theme.
Tara and Seth are getting married. They also happen to love Portal. So they hired Gawker artist Sam Spratt to design their save-the-date for their upcoming spring wedding.
Kotaku readers Francis and Nerissa recently tied the knot, and this sombre diorama topped their cake. I'd laugh, but as a recently-married man myself, I feel his pain.
When Luis and Magaly decided to get married, they weren't thinking cake, slow dances and doves. They were thinking Roberta Williams, the Valley of Spielburg and Sonny Bonds.
Offbeat Bride brings us the story of Anli and Laura — two Aussie gamer chicks who got hitched September 5th in a Portal- and Revolutionary Girl Utena-themed wedding.