You know those men that claim women only like guys who treat them like crap? Those men are usually grown out of a friendship that never made it to the dating stage. Imagine Winnie Cooper never hooking up with Kevin Arnold in the Wonder Years. Those years of pent up sexual frustration lead to the type of guy that would make the game Virtual Attraction Part 1.
Found in the Indie Games section of the Xbox LIVE Arcade, Virtual Attraction Part 1 portrays itself to be a guide for how to attract women. A general summary of the game would be to say that women only like asshole guys. Therefore, you should treat them like crap. There are pages and pages to read of “scientific evidence” to support the theory that women only like jerks. There were quizzes and a virtual simulation where you talk to a poorly animated woman and test out your newly acquired women hunting skills.
When I first loaded it up, I thought the game was going to be a joke. I was hoping it would be some hilarious take on relationships today. But that is not what I found; it’s serious. Despite its usage of research and attempt at sincerity, the developers of the game can’t possibly think what they are saying is a good idea due to the presence of a warning at the beginning of the game that includes in very tiny print:
“By pressing start, you are explicitly declaring yourself solely responsible for the use of the information contained herein, and render us (the creators) harmless against any damages whether physical, emotional, or financial.”
So the game isn’t really a game at all. It’s considered by its creators to be a legitimate training tool to bag the players a woman they previously never had a chance at. It wasn’t fun. It wasn’t informative. And I doubt the tactics described within have ever worked for anyone. Ever.