Cultivation Effects of Female-Oriented Dating Sims: Players’ Parasocial Relationships, Gender Attitudes, and Romantic Beliefs in China
This study tests cultivation effects of female-oriented dating simulation games on players’ gender attitudes and romantic beliefs. Additionally, the study investigates mediating effects of parasocial…
Playing for Love in a Romantic Video Game: Avatar Identification, Parasocial Relationships, and Chinese Women's Romantic Beliefs
Previous studies have identified relationships between romantic media consumption and users’ romantic beliefs, but romantic video games (RVGs; i.e., games in which players attempt to foster a…
Exploiting Heterogenous Web Data – A Systematic Approach on the Example of Nintendo Switch Games
This paper shows how heterogenous web data can be retrieved from global yet regionally tailored online platforms such as Amazon.com and Nintendo websites, and which genres have the highest Amazon- and Nintendo-prices.
Sexualidade e feminilidade: o paradoxo do movimento estético-cultural Kawaii
- Cadernos Pagu
Resumo O kawaii, um adjetivo japonês que significa “fofo”, é também um movimento estético japonês que existe desde a Era Meiji. Nas décadas de 1970 e 1980, contudo, o kawaii surge com um…
An advocacy coalition analysis of the game RapeLay: the regulation of sexual violence and virtual pornography in Japan
Abstract: The Advocacy Coalition Framework provides an efficient lens to analyze a complex subsystem concerning the controversial issue of fictitious depictions of children and rape fantasies in…
An advocacy coalition analysis of the game RapeLay
The Advocacy Coalition Framework provides an efficient lens to analyze a complex subsystem concerning the controversial issue of fictitious depictions of children and rape fantasies in games,…
What factors attract people to play romantic video games?
- PsychologyPloS one
It is found that a desire to develop social skills and alleviate negative emotions independently desire to play RVG use, and several factors which might contribute to developing a romantic relationship with a virtual agent are revealed.
Sex, Lies, and Imitation Games: The Ethical Implications of an Artificially Intelligent Girlfriend
With promising applications in business, health care and countless other fields, artificial intelligence may hold the key to cracking once-unsolvable industry challenges. The sex industry is no…
Sweetness Counts for Women in Search of Geeks
- Social Science Japan Journal