relationships

In Fire Emblem, Marriage Can Be A Fate Worse Than Death

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.


How Diablo III Told Me My Marriage Was Over

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 lots of couples who integrate gaming into their day-to-day interactions and manage to get along just fine. But just because I like to say it… well, that doesn’t make the statement true. Unfortunately, I only know this through first-hand experience.



Single And Looking To Mingle? Try World Of Warcraft

The folks at Online University have put together some statistics about gaming and online dating, and it seems like (surprise!) gaming could be a great way to meet single guys. Plus, as the graphic points out, “Battling demons and trolls with a girl is a bigger rush than grabbing coffee with her.”


The Romance And Enchantment Of Rift's In-Game Marriage System Makes Me A Little Queasy

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?


The Women Playing Games Online Have Happier, Sexier Relationships

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.


Catherine Poses Questions About Mature Relationships Most Games Are Afraid To Ask

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.


Alyssa Bereznak Just Reminded Us That Women Can Be Predators Online Too

Alyssa Bereznak is making us females look bad. I’m ashamed on behalf of our sex that she said those bitchy things. In her article, she accuses a world champion of Magic: The Gathering of being a liar and a creep. In reality, her predatory and trollish behaviour makes her the creepy one.


Mass Effect Fans Worry That Expanded Gay Options Will Create Inconsistencies, Alter Canon

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.


The Real Reason Behind Zelda's Sheik Disguise

Relationships flourish on trust, but if you had the opportunity to hide in plain sight and observe how your significant other behaves when you aren’t around, would you take it? Zelda sure as hell would.