Man marries a videogame

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I now pronounce you husband and what?!

In another sign that the world is about to collapse, multiple blogs are reporting that a fan of the Nintendo DS dating sim Love Plus (you know, the really creepy one) liked his virtual lady so much that he decided to marry her. For real.

Apparently, a Japanese gamer known as 'Sal9000' was officially wed to Nene Anegasaki, one of the game's three virtual girlfriends, in what must have been the weirdest ceremony in the history of ceremonies. We can only assume that Ms. Pac-Man was the maid of honor.

While the two aren't planning a honeymoon -- after all, one of them is a VIDEO GAME -- they did hold a small 'reception' in Japan for friends, family and the media, indicating that this is most likely little more than the looniest video game publicity stunt we've seen in some time. Check out this video recap by Boing Boing, complete with footage of the happy, er, couple:

I just hope they signed a pre-nup...
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Seriously!!! This is way bad for my business as a marriage counselor. :mad:
 

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*buys a virtual pet and moves to Japan*

Well hello there.
 

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Am I really a therapist? Yep, a bona fide Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In my current job I work with foster families and on the side I do private practice counseling. Does that surprise you?
 

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Am I really a therapist? Yep, a bona fide Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In my current job I work with foster families and on the side I do private practice counseling. Does that surprise you?
No. It's just funny. I've been trying to find a family/marriage/relationship counselor for months. I found one here in town finally about two weeks ago.
 

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If this is bad for your business as a marriage counsellor, have you considered sex therapist/counsellor? There may be a rise in demand soon.
 

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Am I really a therapist? Yep, a bona fide Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In my current job I work with foster families and on the side I do private practice counseling. Does that surprise you?
This opens up a whole new area of relationship counselling for you!

"Doctor, she won't let me get to level 3"

"Doctor he keeps trying every night, but he just can't make the jump to the end-boss platform. It's like he doesn't know what he's doing."

"Doctor, I feel we're just stuck in a rut. It's like we're playing games with each other."
 

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So, in case anyone is wondering why videogamers get a bad rap, this is it. Bookmark this page for future reference.
No kidding.

This person (I would say couple, but...) is out for attention. <-- Stating the obvious mind you. :)

so in this case, "cheating", will be if he plays another video game.
"Don't try and tell me your weren't staring at Lara Croft! You're such a jerk! I'm shutting down for the night and don't you even think about touching that reset button" :D
Snort.

What happens if he gets tired of the game?

Guess we'll see the first divorce of this type as well.

This opens up a whole new area of relationship counselling for you!

"Doctor, she won't let me get to level 3"

"Doctor he keeps trying every night, but he just can't make the jump to the end-boss platform. It's like he doesn't know what he's doing."

"Doctor, I feel we're just stuck in a rut. It's like we're playing games with each other."
Snort. Yes, a whole new era in the counseling game. :)
 

BoyBach

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Surely it's a publicity stunt by the developers/publishers?

I hope it's a publicity stunt by the developers/publishers!
 

Sun Baked

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What is sad, is this is probably the most normal relationship he's had since he left the trailer park behind.
 
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