Love Plus+ Ultimate Anti-Piracy Measure: “You’re Dumped”


Virtual girlfriend par excellence Love Plus+ has been released, and pirates have been dismayed to find their virtual girlfriends dump them if they have the gall to pirate the game.

According to the pirate haunts of 2ch, a variety of countermeasures are in place to ensure pirates get no love from Nene and company should they have the temerity to try to date them without paying up:

“I was dating her normally, but when I next restarted she was pissed at me!
I can’t get her to like me, and she’s always annoyed at me… it’s the ultimate anti-piracy measure!”

“I tried the friend part of Love Plus+ again to get some scenes I missed – you’re right, she wouldn’t let us become lovers!”

“After 100 days she still won’t let me become her boyfriend.
She completely ignores me and won’t send me any mail. The events aren’t happening either – brutal.”

Legitimate users are delighted by the trick, and even pirates seem amused at their plight.

One wag on 2ch remarks on the ironic realism of the protection:

“You try to get a girl for free and she hates you.

You pay for her and she’ll play with you.

This is just too realistic.”

Those looking for virtual love had better be prepared to pay real money – the game is available now.


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    Avatar of Imyou
    Comment by Imyou
    09:17 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ahaha... that's brilliant! I literally laughed out loud.
    Konami's so cool... I remember around the time of Tokimemo they were pretty cutting edge on their modchip detection tricks too - though a Gameshark still cut through it with ease (yes, I was a dirty pirate at ~16.)

    That's too cool... Smart too - don't just declare war on your fans-but-thieves; make them laugh and hopefully shrug, give up, and buy it.

    Apparently the new Pokemon games would let you play a pirated copy, but only for a little while before crashing each time. Kinda pointless without the Pokewalker anyway if you ask me...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    so basically if you don't pay for the game Konami provides you with a reality simulator instead of love simulator, oh great

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    Comment by Shuubi
    10:48 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didnt one of the Pokemon games have a message that only came up in pirated versions and ROMs? Something an NPC said, I think it was a sailor, saying something like 'if you like the game buy it'.

    03:21 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They'll laugh but they'll probably just hack around it.
    In fact if there is an actual dump you animation I'd expect it to become a popular Easter egg some people might trigger on purpose.
    Since it's a DS game wiping everything will put the game back to square one unless they put an eeprom in the gamecart but then I can fix that easily enough.
    I don't find this creepy it's just software and relatively simple software at that want creepy look at WGA or software that phones home.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell system is this game on? I've looked repeatedly on websites and cannot find which system the game is on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, now that I know that it is a DS game, I still say there are going to be severe problems from this, and a 'fix' out very quickly to 'fool' the game into thinking that you bought it legally.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There will be a way to get around this in two days flat. Period. And if you have just ONE person who gets hit with this bullshit when they actually PAID FOR THE GAME? Expect a lawsuit, even in lawsuit-shy Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually, the patch came out on the day of the release date, it was all around the net in no time

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She just has an extra long tsun tsun side, give it time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The first picture creeped me out already, but the next one just made it that much worse...

    Anyways, an interesting and sadly realistic way to prevent piracy of the game; they start to act like real girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the short minded community on here is all too slow to notice that this utterly destoys any hopes for fan made localisation projects like the first one benefits from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think its more that we are used to being screwed in the ass by anti-piracy measures

    Otaku Base camp: Rule 1 "always assume the japanese dont want you to watch/play/fap over the same stuff they do

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    Comment by Shuubi
    12:20 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's called importing. A real otaku would pay for the stuff he/she likes.

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    Comment by Reo
    00:33 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This doesn't sound nice, why do I need to pay for her to become my girlfriend?
    It doesn't sound like a true love at all...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's no such thing as true love.

    Sooner or later one of the sides will start leeching money off the other for his or her own private needs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bingo! You are exactly right, there is really no such thing as 'true love' and marriage needs to go the way of the dodo.

    I'll be blunt: the only person I EVER had 'true love' for was my little female cousin Amber.
    Why? She and I got along well together, liked the same things, etc.

    Society needs to WAKE UP and realize that marriage just allows one person to sponge off the other in most cases.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I feel sad that you have experienced something to make you feel that way, I still hold to the idea that there is such a thing as a life partner.

    Or at least several life partners that you could start a harem with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is practically what it is. Only an IDEA

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No need for this to be a contradiction. My grandmother had a life partner who was far from being a true love.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:33 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awesome anti-piracy measure, but not as awesome as Earthbound. If you play a duplicate cart (or unpatched ROM) the game crashes during the final battle and erases your save data.

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    Comment by alex251
    01:50 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    a yandere game ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh my god !it's so creepy!screaed me!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those crafty bastards.

    Comment by Pyrus
    14:13 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pay for Play!!!! (*~^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh, nothing editing a few game files won't fix. No biggie, since the otakus are so crazy about this game a patched version will be released soon enough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you really want to hit those pirates hard, how about make the girl get stolen away by another guy?

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    Comment by KillerYandereSama
    05:09 22/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh, least the girls don't try to kill you, like that second pic seems to represent

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you never put your penis on a living vagina, you can't say 2D girls are better

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dun get it .wwwww. SO if we ever put penis into vagina , we can say 2d is better ?

    Avatar of kumesana
    Comment by kumesana
    01:05 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay. Once is fair play, then? 2D girls are better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:15 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Would you like to take a moment to register me?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    May as well have a real girlfriend if you have to pay for it. Or at least get a hooker.

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    Comment by alidan
    05:17 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    twilight is probably the worst thing every written, its more or less porn for girls.

    basically what this is saying is she isnt a raving fangirl and if she is she doesnt try to suck you into it.

    and yea i know there aren't many, and i happny living alone the rest of my life than throw my life away in a compromise.

    Avatar of cax
    Comment by cax
    11:44 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Late to the party and I'm sure it's already fixed. Suck it anti-piracy fags

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 16/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed..... I wish that they would just STOP with this bullshit 'anti-piracy' stuff that only annoys the people who actually buy the thing in question legally in 99.99999999999899% of cases.

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    04:06 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL WOW. Konami you devious geniuses. Hit them where it hurts the most.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LMFAO, Try being married >=(

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 27/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If a game can be pirated you also can install a cheat as well.
    I'd expect there likely is already a hack that brings you strait to the sex scenes.

    Avatar of DenkouNova
    Comment by DenkouNova
    14:45 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I had my money ready for that game, but I wasn't sure if Love Plus+ was worth paying for a new game plus beyond fucked over by the customs for importing something, so I wanted to download the game first and then buy it if it's really worth another version.

    Now I don't see how anyone could patch that...

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    Comment by Bigall
    14:56 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This anti-pirating system makes this dating game the ultimate simulation, as it emulates the real chances of any of the otaku players would have in real life...

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    Comment by cupcake_deluxe
    14:22 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's hilarious. I have to give a high-five to those developers.

    Unfortunately for men, women do cost money. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be too expensive if you're just playing sims. As a girl though, I don't get all the "women only want you for your money" assumptions as if ALL women are like that. There are greedy women and men. What I get is that to a degree, women have expectations of men... but don't men do as well? On another note, how do they make it so the DS detects a pirated game?

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    Comment by alidan
    15:14 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i expect the woman to have
    a decent face
    a decent ass
    a gut smaller than mine
    a job
    helps pay MAJOR bills not just her cellphone bill or shit she wants, i mean shit like rent and basic needs bills
    a great personality, as in plays games and isn't apposed to trying something new, and doesn't try to suck me in to twilight bullshit.
    she can cook at least as good as me, and she realises that eating out is an expensive waste of fucking money better used foe other things seeing as we can both fucking cook at least 3 star meals.

    and finally

    doesn't want to go through a wedding or getting married, but will spend the rest of out lives together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same her, but substitute ass for legs and decent blowjob technique.

    Avatar of alidan
    Comment by alidan
    10:07 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    who cares about a bj.

    if you want to go that way. face is important, because you will see that allot in sex, a bad face is a BIG downside.

    and a bj? id rather her have well devolved mussel in her pussy, and a willingness for anal than a bj.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 27/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITT: hopeless permavirgins

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    Comment by Worthless
    19:23 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Impossible, how could a woman not want a ten thousand dollar party that means absolutely nothing compared to spending that money to help enjoy their actual life-long marriage?

    How could a woman not want a marriage in the first place? After all, it only links everything you own to someone else for life instead of simply sharing what you have to anyone you love and trust.

    How could society not build upon these values to make a screwed up system that has broken billions of people in every sense of the word?

    How could people like you EVEN THINK about a life without needing marriage!!

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    Comment by Shuubi
    10:45 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? I see marriage as something special, and something that I would definitely do. Nothing overly expensive and ridiculous, just a nice humble little party with an awesome cake.

    And for the guy asking if I'd date an otaku, I would if he didnt have unrealistic expectations of me (Ie, expecting that I have to be perfect in every regard. Considering I highly doubt he would be 'perfect', this is unfair). But I'd far prefer a nerdy boyfriend, who else am I going to talk to about anime and vocaloid stuff?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    my parents never married they've been together for 25 years. I'm a girl and think marriage is a massive waste of money. Rather spend half of what a average good wedding would cost on a really good honey moon or on something worth it. I actually don't even care if it wasn't on paper and I keep my last name, as long as I know that I have a connection. A stupid piece of paper and memories of a wedding seriously don't mean anything to mean and heaps of my friends think in the same way.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    13:18 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't have to cost that much.
    I wouldnt give a damn how much my ring would cost as long as it looked nice. I look in the jewellers and see nice looking rings for $200 or so. I'd think a guy was crazy for wanting to spend more than $500 on a wedding ring, but if he honestly wanted to, that's his problem.

    My cousin got married in a nice restaurant with minimum expense. Sure it was a pricey restaurant, but the cost of the venue was a lot less than the average people pay for a wedding. He just wore a nice suit, she wore a nice dress. No 3000 dollar tuxedos and multi-zero dollar wedding dresses.
    Essentially, a fancy party.

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    Comment by alidan
    10:05 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lets see here, the average wedding i have been to cost 25-50000$

    the rings alone have cost 5000$

    i would rather spend all that money on a fairly large chunk of a house.

    and look at everything a man loses in a marriage.

    1/2 his shit, which can amount to over 250,000$ on even an average person.

    usually loses the house he lives in.

    loses a massive part of his paycheck.

    and loses the option to just fucking leave or kick her out if everything in the relationship goes south.

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    Comment by jamesownsall
    16:22 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forget it pal.

    They just wanna marry you so they can leach off you.

    You'll do the 9-5 while she lays her gradually fat ass in front of the TV watching soap dramas. That's modern marriage!

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    Comment by alidan
    09:57 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    or, in this case, just want to stay around to get the benefits of a divorce. someone i knew through a friend, married a guy, stayed long enough to appear to have a happy marriage, and than she decided to sabotage it, like refusing to do anything without compensation. and i mean a blow job was a 1000$ piece of jewelry or the equivalent in other things. basically making the reward so not worth the effort.

    so when she knew something was up, she hired a pi to follow the husband. and within a weak she caught him cheating, and in the divorce had him by the balls.

    normally i would be with the woman, but she made it clear it was her intent to do this from the beginning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the problem is that a LOT of women only want men for short term relationship and the other way around, the problem continues is because the people who want a long term relationship usually falls for someone who doesn't, thus life sucks the end.

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    Comment by kumesana
    21:30 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    > I'm sure you know everything about women. I'm not like that at all

    But would you consider dating a worthless western-brand otaku? (If you would, mind if we get to know each other? I'd like to be there when you're free for a new relationship.)

    > and a lot of girls I know have boyfriends that leech off -them-.

    Well yeah, it works both ways.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    19:23 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure you know everything about women. I'm not like that at all, and a lot of girls I know have boyfriends that leech off -them-.

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    Comment by Gogetters
    16:01 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly there are not many if not none at all like that. :(

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    Comment by alidan
    09:51 28/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this got posted way lower than i wanted it to through a glitch, and by the time i noticed, i couldn't delete it and put it up here, but anyway, im reposting it in the right spot

    twilight is probably the worst thing every written, its more or less porn for girls.

    basically what this is saying is she isnt a raving fangirl and if she is she doesnt try to suck you into it.

    and yea i know there aren't many, and im happy living alone the rest of my life than throw my life away in a compromise.

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    Comment by kumesana
    00:13 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay. Well, she's a fangirl of it, like I'd care, but she never tried to bring me into it (and actually warned me I wouldn't like it, yes, even though I usually like shoujo manga).

    I guess it makes another checked. Pretty close to that ideal girl of yours, really.

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    Comment by kumesana
    21:22 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know one rather close. Absolutely terrible cooking skills even worse than mine, and I'm not sure what's 'twilight bullshit' so I cannot tell whether she'd try to suck me into it.
    Oh, and in our country being married really helps with taxes and nobody can help noticing.

    All the rest checked.

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