Love Plus, a new dating sim, spawns online discussions about virtual cheating

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There’s a lot of buzz about this new dating sim for the DS called Love Plus. This one takes the virtual girlfriend idea a step further than most — getting the girl is one step, but one you’re officially an item, you’re supposed to engage with your new girlfriend in real time by taking her out on dates, making plans, and planning things together. Some men have become so hooked on it that their wives are complaining publicly about it — one husband even sleeps with Love Plus near his pillow, and takes his virtual girlfriend into the bathtub with him. On online discussion boards, these complaints have spawned debates on whether “cheating” with a virtual girlfriend is the sign of a bad husband or not.Very interesting…

Love Plus main page (Japanese)
IT Media article in Japanese titled “Which is more important, me or your Love Plus?!”

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