Man to Wed Virtual Girlfriend

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The world just got a little sadder this morning with news that a young man is to marry a character from a particularly addictive game for Nintendo’s DS based on the concept of developing a relationship with a virtual girlfriend.

Things had been strange enough when reports emerged that some game developers had become so addicted to the software that they’d been a little hard to get a hold of, sneaking away from work for clandestine meetings with their virtual girl of choice. If nothing else, the whole thing sets a strange precedent, but what is perhaps strangest is the lengths the man in question went to to ensure that he could, in fact, marry a lady who lives in his Nintendo DS.

According to BoingBoing, the man in question flew to Guam, DS in tow, using various video-sharing services to ensure that anyone from back home who really wanted to could quite easily keep up with the combination marriage/honeymoon.

Of course, for many, the real question will be whether or not it’s sheer lunacy for a man to marry a character who, in everything but official terminology, lives in his Gameboy. Here at Komplett, we like to look deeper into these things, and ask where he’ll be when wife 1.0 starts to look just a touch tawdry. What happens when Nintendo releases a new handheld, one with a slimmer body or bigger screens.

The worst part about the whole thing is that there’s likely no precedent for divorcing a videogame character. Moreover, closing the device for good to get rid of her likely won’t constitute murder, but it’s still a viable way of effectively bumping off the missus.

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6 Responses to “Man to Wed Virtual Girlfriend”

  1. Wizartar Says:

    WHAT! That no good, two timing… she’s already married to me!

    So how will this work, can someone else also marry her or would that be bigamy??? These are important questions that need answers!

  2. Wizartar Says:

    Forgot to ask, when will you be stocking that game! HAHA

  3. Gaelle Izabelle Says:

    That’s ridiculous! Did she get to change her name?

    PS: What’s the name of the game?

  4. Clintonio Says:

    If they divorce, will Nintendo get half of his money and property? ;D

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