Saturday, 28 November 2009

Man marries Nintendo video character in real life ceremony!

One of the things that fascinates me is the continual blurring of the line between real worlds and virtual worlds, between online and offline.

This 'blended reality' is prevalent in gaming / gaming culture and in Japan, Nintendo DS dating game 'Love Plus' has seen this taken to a new level:

Nene Anegasaki from Nintendo Love PlusNene Anegasaki from Nintendo Love Plus

A man known as "Sal9000" has married Nene Anegasaki, the (virtual) character from the Nintendo DS dating game "Love Plus"(!) A real world ceremony was held with a priest, an MC and a live audience. The ceremony was also publicly live streamed on popular Japanese streaming site Nico Nico Douga.

Very strange, but another (albeit extreme) example of how everything is blurring and demarcation lines between 'online' and 'offline', 'real' and 'virtual' are disappearing

Hat tip - Boing Boing

In depth article on 'Love in 2D' in New York Times July 2009

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