Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 31] : Love Bomb

Love Bomb

This week, why is the gang so giddy? Perhaps it’s because the Reverend has bestowed video game-themed gifts upon the other podcasters, or maybe it’s just because the most romantic of holidays is fast approaching. Either way, it’s time to talk about dating sims.

Mandi is the dating sim expert in the group, so she’s got plenty of facts about the early, pornographic days of the genre (which we mentioned a bit way back in our first ever episode). After that, we delve into the evolution of the Fire Emblem series, making “woohoo” happen in The Sims, and Geralt’s sex life in The Witcher 3. We’ve also got some secret info on Final Fantasy VII‘s hidden dating sims mechanics (more on that here), as well as a it on Star Ocean: The Second Story‘s Private Action system (and more on that one here). And no dating sims conversation would be complete without several minutes of chatter about Hatoful Boyfriend.

Finn and Poe in Love

Put on some headphones and let us romance you in the ears.

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Josh (The Forward Thinker)

Rev. Rebecca Nathaniel (The Nostalgic Alcoholic)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Lead Research Specialist)

To see a full list of games mentioned in this episode, visit the Half-Glass Gaming website.

Plus, don’t forget to stop back next week: New episodes air every Wednesday.

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