The Dating Game(s)

Posted on September 6, 2016

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This week on the show, we’re talking all about Visual Novels and Dating Sims! These genres are hugely popular in Japan, but in the west they are niche and often don’t even get released! These games often feature a large amount of dialogue and static images, and can have a range of content that is often quite adult. We talk about some of our favourites and dissect the genre. What makes them fall into the video game category? What sort of people play these games? Why are they so popular in Japan but not in Australia? Also this week, we have a Nintendo Direct to discuss that was very 3DS focused, along with reviews of Disney Art Academy from Viv, and a review all about battling titans on an epic scale – Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom! Luke also spent some time with Bandai Namco and discusses his thoughts around upcoming RPG/Minecraft hybrid, Dragon Quest Builders! It’s all here on a busy episode of your favourite gaming show!

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Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell


Luke spends his time making radio, playing video games, binge-watching TV, getting unreasonably invested in wrestling, hosting bear events and hanging out with his beautiful pets.

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Vivienne Wright

Vivienne Wright


Artist, creator, streamer and chaos bean, Vava is always laughing and rarely pessimistic. You can usually spot them playing Genshin Impact on Twitch weekly, dreaming up new worlds in D&D, consuming horror and fantasy content or sleeping in a blanket burrito.

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Elliot Attard

Elliot Attard


Beer aficionado, PC gamer, TV show binge-watcher, music lover, and elite member of high society - Elliot possesses all of the qualities needed to project his word thoughts straight into your eye holes.

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Finlay Gustus

Fin is into RPGs, strategy and anything online and competitive. When he's not gaming you'll find him catching up on the latest streams, TV shows and sleep

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