Her character changes to my liking as we talk and travel to different places." Japan's Internet community has witnessed relationships and marriages to avatars, though it's typically been within the confines of the virtual world.
Last month, Sal decided to be the first human-to-avatar union.
Many see it as just a game and can easily distinguish between the computerized and reality, while others are perpetually stuck in a love loop, desperately waiting for the next update of the game.
One player holds a picture of him and his virtual girlfriend, Manaka, at a resort town called Atami, which caters to players on a weekend retreat programmed into the game.
In the documentary, two Love Plus players had been dating their virtual partners for several years, believing that they're real life girlfriends; companions for life.
Dating simulations are nothing new in the world of gaming, but it's one of the first times the genre's been focused so prominently on major tele.
Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Nene Anegasaki is a witty, doe-eyed beauty.
It’s one of Japan’s biggest gaming phenomenons called Love Plus - available on the Nintendo portable consoles and the i Phone.“There is no friction in these relationships, obviously,” says Loulou d’Aki, a Swedish photographer who documented a number of Japanese players earlier this year.The only complication: She is a videogame character in the Nintendo DS game called "Love Plus." Still, that didn't stop Sal 9000 -- the only name the groom would give -- from marrying Nene in a ceremony witnessed live by thousands on the Web.When asked if Nene is his dream woman, Sal replied, "Yes, she is.Adapt And Die is an ongoing look at how works of film, television, and literature have been distorted in lousy games.“Love is a battlefield.” —a very confused military tactician Looking for love is horrible. The eligible single seeking romance meets the prospects, they get to know each other on group horseback riding dates, and by the end, one person emerges victorious, to live happily ever after until the tabloids descend on their relationship. Sure, the shows are formulaic—booze hang-gliding = probably making out—but it’s easy to overlook the manipulation when the guy gets down on one knee and proposes. It’s a reality show that demystifies love by giving it a clear beginning, middle, and end.