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Wife makes hubby a Halo screenshot quilt

Ironworks Gaming Crew user WillyQ has a great wife, as evidenced by the Halo quilt she made him for the holidays. The winter quilt features 20 of WillyQ's screenshots, along with game emblems and his name at the top (just in case someone tries to take it). This is a good time to mention that the...

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Indie MMO 'Love' goes into paid alpha testing

Try as we might to remain impartial about games that are a long way away from release, we fell in love with Love the second we laid eyes on it. Imagine our joy when we learned that Eskil Steenberg's city-building MMO had entered alpha testing, and could be played right this hot second. Having...

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Q? Entertainment connecting lovers with Q?'pid's Finger Puzzle

Is your relationship going through a rough patch, fueled by soul-crushing trust issues and mutual acrimony? Has your love begun to languish, leading you to wonder whether your significant other is really all that significant? Are you looking for stopgap measures to keep the fires of love burning?...

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Craigslist Lotharios looking for PlayStation Home rendezvous

There, shining like a beacon of justice atop Mt. Craigslist, we saw it. Two men from the Washington D.C. area had poured their hearts out on a digital classified ad, looking for women tailored specifically to their carnal needs. Their demands were innocent enough, until the inclusion of the...

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You have to watch this Love gameplay footage

You've heard (or, more accurately, read) us gush about Eskil Steenberg's one-man FPS/semi-MMO, Love. Now, we're delighted that you'll finally be able to see it in action for yourself. So, without any further blathering from us, watch the above video and see basically the same presentation that...

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GDC09: Impressions of Love ... the game

First, a note for clarity's sake: Our impression of love is that it's a beautiful emotion and the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. Now, impressions of Love, the game....

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Rock Band saves marriage

Call us sappy saps, but we can't get enough of video game success stories -- failing relationships resurrected through the power of gaming. Okay, so it doesn't really happen that often, but when it does it melts our cold, robotic blogging hearts. Over at Salon, Rachel Shukert explains how...

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Romantic gamer proposes with homebrewed Bejeweled

Proposing in MMOs like World of Warcraft and Second Life is played out, so what's a gamer to do when he wants to drop to one knee and still retain his nerd credibility? Well, how about homebrewing your honey's favorite game to pop the question? Xanga user Bernie did just that to propose to his...

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Man proposes using homebrew Bejeweled

Hey, casual games don't have to be cynical exercises in making loadsamoney. In fact, our inner romantic dork almost swooned after recently reading the tale of Bernie and Tammy, who tied the knot thanks to the mother of all casual titles: Bejeweled. Okay, so strictly speaking, it wasn't the...

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Media Coverage dissects the perils of love and game journalism

Just in time to be late for Valentine's Day, Joystiq's own Kyle Orland takes a look at the role love plays in game journalism, as part of his Media Coverage column at GameDaily. In his column, Kyle talks to a number of game journalists about the relationship between their jobs and their romantic...

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