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Summer Lesson has an erotic copycat called VR Kanojo

You may have noticed I've written on a number of lewd games in recent memory, and what it may make people think of me and my taste in games is obvious. But what can you do when you focus on covering Japanese games? Not covering a bunch of e...   read


Oh god, Japan made a horse dating game

Remember Hatoful Boyfriend? The pigeon dating game? Thought that was weird? Almost as if it were a competition, now Usaya Co. has released a dating game where you play as a girl (oneigh-san, if you will) and suddenly meet a horse ...   read

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Pokemon Go social studies

Finally, a Pokemon Go dating app

While all the reports of people hooking up thanks to Pokemon Go are real and true and good, those who want to grease the wheels of fuck without putting their b-hole on Craiglist, good news: PokéDates, replete with artwork straight fr...   read

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Datin Sim
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Cat dating sim is trying to get on Steam

I love cats. I love every kind of cat. I just want to hug all of them but I can't. I can't hug every cat. So, there are a bunch of weird dating sims out there, and I consider myself a bit of an aficionado of the stranger ones. I've dated Jo...   read

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Sakura Santa Review

Review: Sakura Santa

When it comes to holiday traditions, Christmas-themed video games aren't as common as Christmas movies or television specials. For whatever reason, be it development times, commercial titles' higher average price tag, or the youth of the me...   read

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Hot phone Date

No Friday plans? How about a Hot Date (with a dog)

I covered and played the heck out of the MERCILESS pug speed dating sim Hot Date when it was released this summer, but maybe you didn't. So already we're doing good: reminding you of a cool game you could be playing right now! But wait, the...   read

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Hatoful Boyfriend

The Hatoful Boyfriend plushie Kickstarter passed $95,000

Everyone has a favourite Hatoful Boyfriend pigeon, and anyone who says they don’t is a god damn liar. It is impossible to have gotten to 2015 without falling for the charm and class of Sakuya, or the zany life-loving Okosan (who is al...   read

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Visual Novels
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Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23

An English release of Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23, Sekai Project has announced. The ultra-sad visual novel tells the story of a high school delinquent whose life turns around after meeting a strange older girl. It wa...   read

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Gamers love danger

Marathon gamers are 25% more likely to consider sleeping with a serial killer

Do you ever find yourself playing video games for more than eight hours straight? If you answered yes, would you consider sleeping with -- or fucking -- a serial killer? According to OKCupid, 25 percent of you are likely to answer yes. ...   read

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HunkyMan Studio pls
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From the makers of HuniePop comes HunieCam Studio

Editor's note: This video may be considered NSFW by some. Surely you've heard of HuniePop by now, the not safe for work dating sim meets puzzle game with over the top voiceovers, writing, stereotypes and nudity? Well developer HuniePo...   read


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Grrrrrrr, time to date some hot and manly orcs

As many of you who regularly read the Destructoid front page will know, I do love myself a good dating sim. Strong writing, unique dating options I don't normally have and the chance to understand what true love between a homosexual man and...   read

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Play this game

Hot Date is a MERCILESS pug speed dating sim

Dates are sweet. The fruit. Dating? Hit or miss. So many games with dating elements boil down to easy win conditions, wooing success. It's very easy to pick out what you're supposed to say to these fake, digital people to make them love you...   read

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Kitty Powers
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Kitty Powers' Matchmaker is making Steam wonderfully camp

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. It released on...   read

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Poppin' with hunies: My virtual dates in HuniePop

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 uncensored versions. I...   read

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Alien Make-Out Simulator
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Alien Make-Out Simulator demands your passion

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 enters a world ...   read

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Hatoful Boyfriend

Review: Hatoful Boyfriend

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 bein...   read

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Sekai Project announces Clannad localization for PC

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 several consoles and ...   read

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

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 her will be easie...   read

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Really? Really!

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

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 your first intr...   read

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Alone With You
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Home creator's new game is a psychological romance adventure

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 deteriorating planet were...   read

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Doujin Games
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Doujin bundle: Seven Japanese indie games for cheap

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 for as little as...   read

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Please Have My Babies

Conception: Please Have My Baby sequel has waifus aplenty

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 with a conceit...   read

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Jurassic Heart

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

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 that bad. Well I'v...   read

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PSone Imports

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan

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 on the docket is...   read

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Please Have My Babies

Conception: Please Have My Baby gets sequel on 3DS, Vita

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 bringing the tit...   read

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