Erotic dating simulation games
To this end, the paper introduces Martin Heidegger’s philosophy, and interpretations of it by Thomas La Marre, who argues that the imaginary girl or shōjo is “a new god” capable of grounding a free relation to technology.
This theory is applied to a close examination of bishōjo games, with a focus on how gender and identity come into play.
The paper concludes with a discussion of Love Plus, a bishōjo game for portable devices, which offers open-ended interactions with a virtual girl.
These interactions are also with the machine, contributing to the formation of “techno-intimacy” (Allison 2006) and opening up possibilities of “becoming” with a technological “companion species” (Haraway 2003).
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Dating simulators have been around for a long time, since gaming was once seen as a place the socially awkward would turn to, in favour of real life connections, it was only natural for some bright spark to come along and say, hey this is something I want, so there must be plenty of other lonely people out there who want it too, but now that the stigma has faded and misconceptions have started to be corrected, the market for Dating Simulators is not only still going, it’s going crazy!
Or maybe none of these match what you’re looking for and you’ll begin work on a dating sim of your own, be who you are, own it, and be happy!
One half of the You Tube brother duo, The Game Bros with Sirhc and Ar0n, Chris is a lover of games, movies and other great things you can do from home.
candidate in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo.
These games and their so-called otaku players provide an opportunity to think critically about human being with technology.