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Take a closer look into the world of Ren'ai games with these thought provoking articles. If you would like to submit an article, please send it to Rio.

Artificial Girl 2

In all the various forms of games that have one or the other thing to do with anime girls, romance, and sex, the classic forms are the visual novel and the dating sim. These two forms are so dominant, that there are hardly other forms that could claim as much popularity. However, there are also a few games that are based on something else. Full 3D environments, and, logically... 3D girls...

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Goodbye, Class of 2005!

The following is a small round-up of all the titles released in 2005. Only free titles are included, which are complete and which were originally developed in the English language. In addition to that, they should feature a story, if not ren'ai content.

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The Point of Bishoujo Games

Just what are the basics of bishoujo games? What kind of people play them and why are some of them so convinced of their power? Is there a way for a stranger to understand their principles? These are some of the questions the classic gamer will inevitably ask and will be addressed in this article.

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Visual Novels Are NOT Games!

What if we have been horribly wrong all this time? What if visual novels are not really games and we are all just used to calling them games, because of a lack of a better term? Or maybe it is too insulting for us to say they are interactive picture books? Are we all in denial? Well... I think so.

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The History of Fan-Made Ren'ai Gaming

The fan-made English ren'ai gaming community is a very young one. Hardly ten years of age. So it may not be as rich in historical data as for instance the PC Platformers gaming fandom. Still, you are welcome to take a look at how this community began to form itself and the troubles and success it has experienced...

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Game Recognition Handbook

Ren'ai, dating sim, hentai game, bishoujo game, even a molester simulation? The community seems to use these terms with ease, but the first-timer may be confused. Learn how to distinguish between these terms and use them correctly.

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Are They All Just for Kids?

Bishoujo games, visual novels, ren'ai games, dating sims... They are my favorite game genre. Unfortunately, almost none of the people I know share this passion for these games with me. They come and see how the games look - then write them off for being childish....

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