Why I’m sad: There are no aliens of romance in Starfield

The history of player-controlled in-game romance dates back to the visual novels and largely text-based RPG adventures of the early 1990s. We’ve been studying parasocial relationships between human players and digital romantic interests for decades. From the Baldur’s Gate expansion Tales of the Sword Coast to… well, Baldur’s Gate 3, getting your gaming geek going has become a treasured part of the modern role-playing experience. Why does Starfield’s feel so…empty? Short answer: It’s too close to reality. Part of t

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Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ChrissyCallahan@worldtimetodays.com.

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