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Chattycast 82: Press X to XOXO

In honor of the lovingest time of the year, the Chattycast talks about how romance and relationships are portrayed in games. 


It's almost February 14, and that means greeting-card-inspired love is in the air. This is the time of year that we see romance emphasized on TV and movies, but video games have had a rocky relationship with the concept of relationships. For as well as games have captured types of violence that aren't even possible, they've often struggled to represent real human connections, including love.

This week, the Chattycast talks about how love is represented in games--from highly-scripted stories like Final Fantasy to the CYOA style of BioWare's dialogue systems. What do games get right and wrong about love? How can they improve? What video game relationships have stood out the most to you?

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