Tag: Valentines Day

  • Random A Round-Up of Quirky Nintendo Valentine's Cards

    Mario is red, Sonic is blue, will you be my player 2?

    As our lovely video editor Alex says - "You're an excellent person who doesn't need to be validated by an overly commercialised, arbitrarily-named saint's day." But whatever you think of Valentine's Day it is somewhat inescapable. Whether you want to express yourself with cards, chocolates, teddy...

  • News Catch Your Valentine With These Official Pokémon Cards

    Will yours be super effective?

    If you're looking for the perfect card for your true love this Valentine's Day then the Pokémon Center should be your first port of call - the store is selling a selection of Pokémon-themed cards which are sure to catch anyone's heart. Available in packs of 12 - presumably for those trainers who have plenty of...

  • Weirdness If Cheesy Romance Novels Were Based on Games, They May Look Something Like This

    Retro romance

    It's Valentine's Day - or at least it was when we published this - and, as our final acknowledgement of this most commercial of occasions, we thought we'd highlight some pretty humorous artwork that was published in recent days. It takes classic games and their characters and re-imagines them as covers on corny Romance novels; the...

  • Feature Video Game Characters Looking for Love - 2015

    High scores guaranteed

    It's Valentine's Day, and with the most commercially romantic day of the year come many traditions, such as exchanging flowers, sending cards, getting sick on chocolate, copying and pasting old feature intros and... combing online dating sites looking for profiles posted by our favourite video game characters! What, you don't...

  • Video How To Game Safe On Valentine's Day

    Who wants to go out, when you can have a romantic night of gaming?

    It's that time of the year, which is either a celebration of your love to another person, or just another day for those who aren't quite as lucky. Alas, this is a video for those of the former category, but the single folk amongst you could do worse than make some notes for that...

  • Gallery Nintendo Decides That Valentine's Day is Friendship Day

    Steamy

    Valentine's Day is now less than a week away, which means that a sudden inflation of prices for cards, chocolates and flowers is well underway. If you do have a special somebody to share the day with it can be pricey, but if you're a youngster - or simply young at heart - then Nintendo is offering some alternatives. The Play Nintendo website...

  • Feature Video Game Characters Looking for Love - 2014

    Dating Game Over

    It's Valentine's Day, and with the most commercially romantic day of the year come many traditions, such as exchanging flowers, sending cards, getting sick on chocolate, and combing online dating sites looking for profiles posted by our favourite video game characters! What, you don't do that last thing? That's okay, because we...

  • Feature Video Game Characters Looking For Love

    Looking for co-op partners

    Last year we brought you a collection of dating profiles we happened to find online, which belonged to some of our favourite video game heroes! You wouldn't expect lightning to strike twice, but since it's Valentine's Day and miracles do happen, we thought we'd spend some more time combing through the darkest recesses of...

  • Feature Gaming from the Heart

    Games that tug the heartstrings

    Valentine's Day is sometimes derided as a "Hallmark Holiday" - a day created for shops to sell stuff like greeting cards and chocolates due to feelings of obligation. Despite this, it must be said that having a day in which you're expected to express love and devotion to those closest to you can't be all...