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Kitty Powers

Kitty Powers' Matchmaker is making Steam wonderfully camp


God I love her so much
Apr 23
Take a hike Conchita Wurst, step off Dame Edna and move the fuck over Ru Paul, because Kitty Powers is on the scene and she’s going to get me the boyfriend I’ve always wanted with Kitty Powers’ Match Maker.... read
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In which I cease judging a game by its hunies
I've been following HuniePop for a very long time. HuniePop is a dating sim/puzzle game created by HuniePot, an independent studio. It's available now for purchase via Steam and other distributors in both censored and uncenso... read feature

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Alien Make-Out Simulator

Alien Make-Out Simulator demands your passion


Hardcore lip locking technique required
Sep 28
What do AAA videogame developers do in their off time? If you're Dawn Rivers of Harmonix, you make more videogames. Specifically, you make a videogame for the Oculus Rift where you kiss a multi-mouthed alien until it either ... read
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Pigeon Dating Simulator 2014
Moving to a new school always sucks. You need worry to about grades, pick classes, join a club, try to find new friends, and fit into an existing social hierarchy.  Imagine that but with the added confusion of all your schoolmates being birds. read feature

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Clannad

Sekai Project announces Clannad localization for PC


Key's popular visual novel officially coming west
Aug 24
Clannad is coming to Steam, localization house Sekai Project announced this weekend at Japan Expo USA in San Mateo, California. The visual novel was initially released for Windows PC in 2004, but has since come to severa... read
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PacaPlus

Cuddle up with your own alpaca lover in PacaPlus, headed to Steam


Looks a lot more cuddly than a real girl, anyway
Jun 12
We brought you Hatoful Boyfriend, so you could experience love with pigeons. And now we bring you PacaPlus, so you can get it on with your alpaca girlfriend. Isn't she the cutest thing you've ever seen? Spending time with he... read
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Really? Really!

MangaGamer puts Shuffle! sequel Really? Really! up for preorder


Really? Yes, really
May 09
MangaGamer has just announced that Really? Really!, the third game in the heart-wrenching Shuffle! franchise, is now available for preorder for a June 6 release. It's nowhere near the caliber of Steins;Gate, if my review was ... read
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Alone With You

Home creator's new game is a psychological romance adventure


Alone With You
Mar 11
Benjamin Rivers, the mind behind the horror game Home, has begun teasing his latest project, Alone With You. Players control the final crew member of an unsuccessful terraforming mission who would all alone on the deteriorat... read
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Doujin Games

Doujin bundle: Seven Japanese indie games for cheap


Sexy pigeons!
Oct 16
Groupees has returned with another cornucopia of strange and wonderful independently-developed games from Japan. The service's latest bundle features seven doujinsoft titles, which can be acquired in pairs of your choosing f... read
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Please Have My Babies

Conception: Please Have My Baby sequel has waifus aplenty


So kawaii!
Apr 28
Despite Spike Chunsoft showing some interest in bringing Conception 2 to western shores, it seems doubtful this Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita game will ever manage to escape from Japan. A bizarre dungeon crawler... read
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Jurassic Heart

In which you date a ukulele-playing T-rex named Taira


I love videogames so much
Apr 11
I think we're all pretty familiar with dating sims. They're typically really cute, but mostly they're pretty erotic. Admit it, we've all played them before just to see what they were about and most of the time they're not tha... read
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PSone Imports

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan


Grasshopper's new parent company delivers the eastern goods
Apr 09
Half a dozen PSone imports are making their way across the Pacific this spring courtesy of GungHo Online. A trio of titles have already arrived on PlayStation Network, with the rest completing their voyage come May 7. First o... read
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Proactive portables
Remember Conception? Yeah, that PSP dungeon crawler where the protagonist must save the world by having magical children with a dozen celestial maidens. Well, it's getting a sequel and publisher Spike Chunsoft seems keen on b... read feature

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Otome Games

Aksys: There's a western market for otome games


Localization expert discusses viability of niche genre
Mar 18
Otome games are a niche within a niche. Visual novels and dating sims focusing on romantic relationships from a female perspective, they've never quite gained traction outside of Japan. Maybe that's starting to change though.... read
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PSone Imports

GungHo releasing a half dozen PSone Imports on PSN today


JRPGs and dating-sims and bears. Oh my!
Mar 12
GungHo Online has returned with another set of PlayStation Classics that never made it out of Japan. The Grasshopper Manufacture parent company has announced six titles for release via PlayStation Network as a part of th... read
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LovePlus

Collect women and save Japan from giant pudding


Konami unveils latest project from the team at LovePlus Production
Feb 17
Konami has unleashed the latest project from the team at Love Plus Production upon the world. Fu-Un! Nadeshiko Collection launched back on Thursday via Japanese social networking service GREE and it looks... read
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Keiji Inafune's Niece?!

Aksys localizing game where you are Keiji Inafune's niece


Game of the year!
Feb 16
I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan... read
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Dating Sim

Konami teasing new dating sim romp from LovePlus team


Flirty fun?
Feb 07
It looks like there's a new project in the works from the folks that behind LovePlus. A Konami teaser site names series producer Akira Uchida and artist Mino Taro as the creators behind what appears to be a new dati... read
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Princess Arthur

Meet Princess Arthur's hunky Knights of the Round Table


Isn't Galahad just dreamy?
Jan 20
In case you missed it before, Princess Arthur is an otome game based on Arthurian legend. The game follows a young woman named Alu who retrieves a sacred sword encased in stone before falling in with a group of sexy young kn... read
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Date the Knights of the Round Table in Princess Arthur


What is this I don't even
Jan 04
The PSP isn't dead. Not if companies like Aksys, XSEED, and Atlus have anything to say about it anyway. Every month or two the system seems to add a new title to its library and lately they usually seem of the niche Japanese ... read
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New Gal Gun trailer is best enjoyed solo


Mar 02
Still feeling embarrassed and dirty from viewing the Gal Gun PS3 DLC gallery we posted the other day? Well, prepare to dive right into the mud pit of shame. Alchemist has posted a new trailer, showing us a... read
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Dress ladies up after you shoot them in Gal Gun PS3


Feb 28
The wacky rail shooter, Gal Gun has finally made its way to Japanese shelves on PS3, more than a year after the Xbox 360 release. Since the game has shown up so late to the party, it has decided to bring a few tanta... read
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The DTOID Show: Xbox Live Tattoos, ME3 guns, & Vita Sales


Jan 04
Hey guys! Here's our first official episode of The Destructoid Show of the new year. Like, in the studio. With a script. For starters, we briefly discussed our stance on SOPA and encouraged you guys to go make a fuss. As... read
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Disabled girl dating sim Katawa Shoujo is out now


Jan 04
Like the first legless man to compete in a marathon, few expected it to finish, but it has finally happened: Katawa Shoujo, an indie visual novel developed by the former 4channers at Four Leaf Studios, is finally out, after f... read
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Japanese dude tries to look up an augmented reality skirt


Dec 30
New Love Plus is the 3DS sequel to that one DS game where you could form deep, intimate relationships with anime girls. It made some people do crazy things, like marrying their virtual girlfriends. This video isn't that craz... read
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Katawa Shoujo is a game I first heard about years ago but that hasn't been discussed on the Destructoid main page. At least, I didn't notice any posts after a cursory search. Anyway, Katawa Shoujo (which translates to "Disab... read feature

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Talking To Video Games About Women!


Dec 10
So, we've all seen what happens when Jonathan Holmes goes around Talking To Women About Video Games, but what happens when I'm alone. In my apartment. Talking to video games. About women. Alone. This is just something I threw together in my spare time. Haven't really decided if I wanna do more or not. Lemme know what you guys think! read
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Inter-species dating sim gets an English patch


Nov 27
So here's the scoop. There is a free dating sim for PC called Hatoful Boyfriend. You play as a school girl who dates pigeons... I think. I haven't been able to get the game running on my PC yet, so I can't be sure, but here i... read






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