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Skyrim-inspired engagement takes a marriage proposal to the knee

Life in the province of Skyrim may be harsh and brief, but that doesn't mean that gamers inspired by the land of dragons, daedra and frost trolls (oh my!) can't have soft, warm hearts. One gamer's sweetheart proved this when he proposed to her using a real-life Amulet of Mara, which unlocks the...

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Game Designers Union: Brenda Brathwaite marries John Romero

Matrimonial news now, as development veterans John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite tied the knot this weekend. The Romeros, who between them can boast Doom, Wizardry, Quake, Commander Keen, Jagged Alliance, and Wolfenstein 3D on their résumés, co-founded social games studio Loot Drop in...

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A Metroid marriage proposal that would make the Chozo proud

Marriage is a sacred commitment; it's no kind of small thing to consider. You need to show you mean business. You need to put some effort into a proposal. Jered McFerron did when he decided to rewrite the code for the 1986 NES classic, Metroid, in the C++ programming language. This undertaking...

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Gearbox helps man propose via Claptrap

You can add one more feature to the list of Borderlands' Claptrap's various robotic abilities. Along with "dancin' ... dancin'!", getting angry about overlooked awards and taking over the world, you can now list "proposing marriage." That's what the wacky automatron did for one Gearbox Software...

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Took longer than expected: A marriage proposal in Minecraft

Wow, you really can build anything in Minecraft: To-scale models of the U.S.S. Enterprise, gigantic explorable globes, or relationships that last a lifetime. Check out the video after the jump to see one BioWare audio designer's super saccharine, equally nerdy request for betrothment....

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Guy hacks marriage proposal into Earthbound

Video game-themed proposals certainly aren't new, but when a reaction is as genuine as Liz's -- who was just proposed to via an in-game message hacked into Earthbound by Matt -- it must be shared. Best of luck, you two!...

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Mario World marriage proposal is clever (but kinda creepy)

Marriage proposals via video games aren't exactly new, but they're still clever -- and usually cute. Last Thursday, Brad Smith proposed to his girlfriend of five years using a hacked version of Super Mario World, placing coins in world 1-1 to spell out, "Will you marry me?" Cute, right? But we have...

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Do you take this Sackboy? The LittleBigPlanet marriage

The Escapist reports that Jed, a smitten Little Big Planet gamer, created a level last October in order to propose to his girlfriend, Andrea. She said yes, and now the couple have sent out a wedding invitation in the form of another custom level, which invites players to join them for their...

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Rock Band rekindles relationship

The tale of a spouse who pays more attention to a hobby than a significant other is an old one. Just what that hobby is has changed over the years. Be it watching sports, spending too much time at the office, or playing too many video games, it's a tale as old as time. It's amazing then, that in...

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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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