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1000s of Japan men have a virtual girl friend

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First, there were sex dolls. Then there were love pillows (slightly NSFW). Now the latest inanimate object to capture the hearts of the Japanese bachelor population is Rinko, the star of Love Plus, a video game that simulates the experience of being in a relationship.

Proving that Her is basically a few Google patents away from becoming a documentary, the Nintendo DS game allows players to form relationships with one (or all) of Love Plus’s three “girlfriends”: Rinko, Nene, and Manaka. According to a detailed write-up of the game in the Huffington Post, LovePlus has garnered a devoted following worldwide, mostly among shy or inexperienced men who use the game as a training ground for a relationship IRL.

"You have -- always -- this warmth and smile and happiness available at the touch of your fingers," Phillip Galbraith, an anthropologist studying Japanese culture, says of the game. "It's the kind of relationship that is instantly rewarding and is always giving. You don't have to give much to the game and it gives to you every time you turn on the machine."

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Wow, that really seems pretty 'stupid' IMO....I mean, *she* isn't real for goodness sakes!

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I want one!

(Will I need to talk to her?)

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This was another idea made up by the A P C G (alien population census group) to try and cull the humanoids for future take over of our planet. :alien:

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I want one!

(Will I need to talk to her?)

Only if you turn her on ;)

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Only if you turn her on ;)

That is a given. I am Scottish and 'blessed'. *adds another yard to kilt*

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That is a given. I am Scottish and 'blessed'. *adds another yard to kilt*

Well played lol

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That means that 1000s of real Japanese women don't have boyfriends.

(Checks ticket prices...)

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Each to their own..

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I have three virtual girlfriends. .. problem is they only talk to each other.

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Do they make the first move?

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Do they make the first move?

Yes, but you have to take them out for a virtual dinner and a movie first.

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Relationship simulation games are popular over there. I don't get them. Seem rather boring.

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Also you should be careful with the virtual girlfriends because they could give you viruses.

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