A Valentine's Day Contrast Worth A Thousand Nerds

Today, love simulator New Love Plus went on sale. Today is also Valentine's Day in Japan. A photographer at Japanese game site 4Gamer snapped this photo, which seems to show a young couple passing by the Love Plus Akihabara launch, which is populated with dudes.

Online in Japan, commenters are saying that the couple is probably wondering what the hell is going on. Granted, they could be buying New Love Plus. On Valentine's Day. Together. It's possible!

Other commenters are pointing out how good the photographer's timing is and how the photo shows the contrast between those dating virtual girls and a guy with a real one.

【ある1枚の写真がエグい】 カップル 「何あれー・・・」 NEWラブプラスのステージイベント会場より [オレ的ゲーム情報]

Top photo: 4Gamer


    Getting sick of reading these "articles" that are always calling these people nerds, get it right :\

      Nothing wrong with being a nerd, sport.


    I can't wait till Ashcraft makes an article about what people on Kotaku are saying in the comments about his recent article.... oh wait... he obviously doesn't read the kotaku comments.

    Breaking News! Couple go for a walk!

    I like this picture. I think it has hit a bit too close to home for some of Kotaku's readers, judging by the comments.

    Good photo. The irony is delicious.

      I don't know that it's irony. Seems pretty fitting/deserved to me? Creepy dudes trying to get with virtual girls can't get actual girlfriends because they are weirdos.

    Japanese Photobomb.

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