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Posts tagged “Romancing The Code”

Feature: Not buying it

Romancing The Code: the ‘hooker’ scene in Leisure Suit Larry

A couple of weeks ago I was at GDC, surrounded by hundreds of people talking about the present and future of games. So it made sense, in my mind, to play Leisure Suit Larry 1 (aka Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards). I’ve wanted to do this for some time because people, people writing for this very website, no less, have…

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Feature: Just make up your own joke about pussy, I can't be bothered

Romancing The Code: do not think about having sex with a cat in Purrfect Date

Purrfect Date describes itself as “a cross between a Visual Novel, a Dating Sim, and a dark British Comedy”. If I was given that as an elevator pitch for a game with no context, I would have assumed that it was about the cast of Monty Python trying to snog Gundam suits. Purrfect Date does have the kind of humour where characters suffer from cat-themed…

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Feature: Made of star stuff

Romancing The Code: the unknowable love of Heaven Will Be Mine

One of the things I find endlessly fascinating about us, people, is the way we form emotional attachments to things that aren’t, y’know, things. Paint a face on a mug and good god, you’d better not break that mug. People marry walls and have sex with cars. They get all tingly over books. And they feel real feelings about fake people in video games. So…

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