Get Emails From Your Fake Girlfriend in New LovePlus

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Get Emails From Your Fake Girlfriend in New LovePlus

Happy Valentine's! Konami is offering New LovePlus players a chance to pay $4 a month to get fake emails from their fake girlfriends.

New LovePlus, sequel to 2009's rather depressingly-popular girlfriend-simulator LovePlus launches today, complete with a few unique features. You can see the trailer to the right there. It features a cadre of implausibly attractive Japanese people waving their 3DSs around in what seems like a fairly unsafe fashion, while an endless stream of virtual schoolgirls tilt their heads to one side like dogs trying to comprehend an abstract painting.

In New LovePlus Players can use the 3DS' augmented reality features to interact with and photograph their virtual girlfriends in whatever real world locations they can feasibly reach. Konami plans to release a new AR card for the game every Monday.

For players unwilling to restart their virtual relationship on a new system, Konami is offering a save data import system on the Nintendo eShop for 200 yen (about $2.50).

Konami has also announced a paid service called New LovePlus: Girlfriend Mail. Players who sign up for the service will receive e-mails from their virtual girlfriends regarding her virtual day-to-day activities. Players can even link the service with their game save so the emails use their in-game nicknames. The service will eventually cost around $4 a month, but Konami is allowing players to try the service for free until March.

This isn't an entirely new idea, Missing: Since January (In Memoriam for you European-types) had a similar system. Admittedly those emails are supposed to be from a serial murder, and thus are probably somewhat less uplifting than daily reports on what Rinko-chan had for breakfast, but at least they don't cost $4 a month.

Source: Siliconera

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I'm so glad I've got a real woman in my life to send me love letters.

Wait...

She doesn't do any of those things, the closest thing I'd get to a note is her reminding me to do the laundry.

She does make me tea though.

Who could ask for more?

Showing off your waifu to friends is such a social activity~. WOAH GAIS, CHECK OUT MAI WAIFU. WOAH, LOOK AT THAT WAIFU GO. Now where's my hasubando game equivalent?

Also, $4 per month is a severe rip-off. I mean, I'm sure it's worth it for those who are addicted to it and the fictional characters they love. But for the amount of content they have to provide to make $4 per month is ridiculously low. There are no pay to play MMORPGs that even slightly resemble that low of content. I mean, for about half of the price of some MMORPGs, you get about 1/100,000th of the content. Good grief.

It's rather depressing that I know I would take part in this if I had a 3DS. Sadly (Thankfully?), I don't.

Yikes. Just, um, yikes. These people are aware that the cartoonish figures on their screens aren't real, right? Right?

Daystar Clarion:
I'm so glad I've got a real woman in my life to send me love letters.

Wait...

She doesn't do any of those things, the closest thing I'd get to a note is her reminding me to do the laundry.

She does make me tea though.

Who could ask for more?

Is that tea with sugar? Because you can always ask for more sugar :)

Also, curse you for having that badge available! I only just found out that it now works with Chrome!!

The_Darkness:
Yikes. Just, um, yikes. These people are aware that the cartoonish figures on their screens aren't real, right? Right?

Daystar Clarion:
I'm so glad I've got a real woman in my life to send me love letters.

Wait...

She doesn't do any of those things, the closest thing I'd get to a note is her reminding me to do the laundry.

She does make me tea though.

Who could ask for more?

Is that tea with sugar? Because you can always ask for more sugar :)

Also, curse you for having that badge available! I only just found out that it now works with Chrome!!

She knows just how I like it.

We're still talking about tea, right?

Damn, not even I am that desperate for love.

Yet another item we can put into our lists of "WTF JAPAN? SERIOUSLY..."

Daystar Clarion:
I'm so glad I've got a real woman in my life to send me love letters.

Wait...

She doesn't do any of those things, the closest thing I'd get to a note is her reminding me to do the laundry.

She does make me tea though.

Who could ask for more?

I'm pretty sure this is one of those situations where "doesn't matter; had sex" really does excuse everything else. Besides, I'll take a real note reminding me to do the laundry over an auto-generated/scripted love letter anyway. Now if only I could find where my girlfriend's run off to this morning, so I could have some sort of mundane but genuine human interaction... Heh.

Heh, the commercial...
"Hey bro, you wanna check out my virtual girlfriend? Oh I see you already have one, well here let me give you a hug."
"Hey guys, I see you're playing with each of your own virtual girlfriends, wanna check out mine?"

Really? What kind of weird ass situation would that be?

NLS:
Heh, the commercial...
"Hey bro, you wanna check out my virtual girlfriend? Oh I see you already have one, well here let me give you a hug."
"Hey guys, I see you're playing with each of your own virtual girlfriends, wanna check out mine?"

Really? What kind of weird ass situation would that be?

Even better, what happens if all three picked the same girl?

Hilarity Ensues!

Daystar Clarion:
I'm so glad I've got a real woman in my life to send me love letters.

Wait...

She doesn't do any of those things, the closest thing I'd get to a note is her reminding me to do the laundry.

She does make me tea though.

Who could ask for more?

Your mum doesn't count Daystar!
I kid, I kid. I'm really just jealous you get tea made for you... or that you get tea really.

OT: This really helps the 'forever alone' stereotype of gaming, doesn't it?!

Daystar Clarion:

The_Darkness:
Yikes. Just, um, yikes. These people are aware that the cartoonish figures on their screens aren't real, right? Right?

Daystar Clarion:
SNIP

Is that tea with sugar? Because you can always ask for more sugar :)

Also, curse you for having that badge available! I only just found out that it now works with Chrome!!

She knows just how I like it.

We're still talking about tea, right?

Are you still talking about tea? Because I'm still talking about tea. At what point did not-tea enter the conversation?

Anyway, to round off this tea related conversation: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."
Although for your sake I hope your girlfriend isn't just a replicator...

TheBobmus:

Daystar Clarion:
I'm so glad I've got a real woman in my life to send me love letters.

Wait...

She doesn't do any of those things, the closest thing I'd get to a note is her reminding me to do the laundry.

She does make me tea though.

Who could ask for more?

Your mum doesn't count Daystar!
I kid, I kid. I'm really just jealous you get tea made for you... or that you get tea really.

OT: This really helps the 'forever alone' stereotype of gaming, doesn't it?!

Now that I think about it.

My mum does those things too...

Hmmm, Freud would have a field day.

I need to start practicing on my Forever alone face

LilithSlave:
Showing off your waifu to friends is such a social activity~. WOAH GAIS, CHECK OUT MAI WAIFU. WOAH, LOOK AT THAT WAIFU GO. Now where's my hasubando game equivalent?

Also, $4 per month is a severe rip-off. I mean, I'm sure it's worth it for those who are addicted to it and the fictional characters they love. But for the amount of content they have to provide to make $4 per month is ridiculously low. There are no pay to play MMORPGs that even slightly resemble that low of content. I mean, for about half of the price of some MMORPGs, you get about 1/100,000th of the content. Good grief.

I'm sure the chap who married his Loveplus will be thrilled about the AR, and being able to port her over.

Wherever you are, shine on, you crazy bastard!

Only in Japan

Valanthe:
Even better, what happens if all three picked the same girl?

Hilarity Ensues!

Cue accusations of the virtual girl cheating. And then all three being dumped......Only for all three people to pick the same girl again! :P

I can so see that happening. XD

Should go over great with fans of Monty Python.
They like Spam-a-lot

It's mildly terrifying that the game that takes the most advantage of the many possibilities offered by the 3DS is this one. I'd be ashamed of this if I hadn't played through Love Plus, so, don't mind me, just making an odd point.

I guess fake letters (e-mail) are better than no letters (e-mail).

But still.....

/foreveraloneface

It's nice to know we'll always have Japan around to remind us we aren't the most pathetic being in existence.

Happy Valentine's day Japan.

Virtual partners are the obvious future, for both sexes. Once they can pass a face-to-face Turing test the concerns over "real vs virtual" will vanish.

........Depressing to know that if I owned a 3DS I would also own this game.

foreveralone.jpg

Great way to learn Japanese.

Too depressed today to make fun of this game, cya tomorrow g'nite QQ

Forever Alone - The Game

I can't blame guys in Japan. From what I've seen, most girls in Japan never get out of that high school mentality that the guy has to be hot looking to be datable. I know thats not diffrent in America but the number of girls is the main diffrence.

The love pillows guys? Stop this. This is scary.

Can I sign someone else up for it? Can they do it in text messages instead?

I have no words for this...

ash-brewster:
I have no words for this...

Sign up. Then you'll have words.

@1:20 is that guy trying to get an up-skirt peek. Classy. Very realistic dating simulator, as in real life that would get you a date ending slap.

The_Darkness:
Yikes. Just, um, yikes. These people are aware that the cartoonish figures on their screens aren't real, right? Right?

Unfortunately, they are 'real' enough that getting to any more than a few bases with your 'wifu' will get you a sex offence conviction in quite a few jurisdictions, now. Not really helping in stopping the line between reality and not reality from getting blurred and playing into the delusions of the people who are obsessed with this type of game.

The email service is just pretty sad.

Paragon Fury:

ash-brewster:
I have no words for this...

Sign up. Then you'll have words.

I don't think the missus would be too happy.

YAAAAAYY!

first E-mail i get:

i'm breaking up with you

...............
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