He convinces Tinder Men to buy Nier:Automata then ghosts them

He convinces Tinder Men to buy Nier:Automata then ghosts them
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Android 2B has an unconscious 5S from Yoko Taro's Nier: Automata.

picture: Square Enix

This includes a dramatic scene NieR: Automata Where a desperate, frustrated android orders his AI companion to shut down all logical functions. The AI, being the intelligent thing that it is, warns him that this is unlikely to end well. Our hero knows this, of course; He does it anyway. This leads to one of the most memorable lines in a critically acclaimed action game. “Why do I long for such a man,” cries the android, as he takes a dangerous leap of faith that ends up hurting someone.

If you’ve ever been on Tinder, you probably know exactly what it’s like, even if you’ve never played NieR: Automata. A woman named Jane certainly does based on her experience using dating apps. Jane, who works as a paralegal, went viral on Twitter earlier this year, as she wrote, swiping on Tinder and getting “people to buy”. NieR: AutomataOnly “then their ghosts.”

By his count, he involved 22 men in his perplexing yet amazing plan. Since it’s been years, she claims, she couldn’t show up Kotaku Evidence that he convinced dozens of men to buy the unusually philosophical game. However, he did have a handful of screenshots of flirty conversations, where people would say they couldn’t believe they were going to buy a video game just to impress a girl. [Editor’s note: This bar is low.] And at least some of the people pictured seem to have actually played the game, as screenshots show her and the lovers discussing various endings and plot points.

Known for its intense post-apocalyptic and introspective storytelling, NieR: Automata Full of twists and turns with perspective changes, alternate genres and multiple endings. There are very few of, and fewer still like its mysterious and offbeat creator Yoko Taro. Let me summarize his whole deal by saying that he is best known for walking around with a giant moon-shaped mask on his head, based on the original character Emile. of.

Even being open to this kind of offbeat weirdness takes a certain kind of appetite – Snoop Dogg hawking Call of Duty Or drops John Cena fortnite It will not. of Fans have recently proven to everyone that they are on a completely different level than most people while a group of modders assured the world that their Creations may be a long-lost in-game secret, or perhaps an ARG.

No, those cryptic messages that took the gaming world by storm “Just” a bunch of hardcore of Fans love the hell out of their game. From the sounds of it, it’s a distinct soul that Jane, who claims her Tinder bio says of His favorite game was, wanted to find: someone he could really, truly talk to about his fandom.

Part of what makes the story believable is the sheer scope of Jane’s fandom, which she calls “passion.” He shared a picture of a temple that he said he keeps in his room and guys, the thing is huge. It brought Emil in different ways. The table—which even has a dedicated candlestick—will stand out in any room. In fact, Jane said that before people walk into her room for the first time, Jane has to warn them first.

Emil's face, along with other objects, shows a Nier temple.

picture: Square Enix/Zen/Kotaku

Temple makes sense when you consider Jane’s connection to the game, which she said came at a time in her life when she was “hugely depressed and suicidal because of being abused and having an abusive family.” During that time, he saw a Let’s Play of the Game and became obsessed with everything from its music to its aesthetic. He still fondly remembers the lines, “A future isn’t given to you. It’s something you have to take for yourself.”

It’s an idea he gave heart to on Tinder, really. With no one local to talk to about the game, he hoped to turn his luck on a dating app. Most such interactions were shallow, she admits.

“A lot [Tinder matches] It won’t appreciate much [as I did]Or when I wanted to talk about every detail and they just said ‘[it] had a good game [but] There’s nothing much to talk about’,” said Jane, which she took as her cue to haunt them and moved on. Still, many went for it.

“It was actually crazy, how many men would buy it,” she said, noting that while she sometimes asked them to buy the game outright, she never promised sex in return. But in an echo of the entitlement that comes with buying a woman a drink at a bar, many of these men didn’t see the game as a neutral act.

“In fact many full-ons expected something from me in return for recommending a game,” he said. “Many times I had to read how they wanted me to wear the 2B’s uniform for them.”

Indeed, Jane describes the way she talks of It almost sounds like he used this as a shield against the constant sexism on Tinder. The more the men tried to be smooth, the more she talked about Vidya and the like. But in the end, it was that crassness that pushed him to stop trying to find a match and instead just start trying to sell Yoko Taro’s masterpiece outright. Might as well do something about it, right? As he said in his original viral tweet, “Higher sales mean more tarot games.”

“I think so [the crassness] Over time has made me a little more indifferent… [of course] I know this is really wrong on my part, but I think Yoko Taro’s games deserve more recognition.”

It was fun for a while, but eventually the reality of the whole thing started to hit him like watching yourself listlessly swipe over dozens of people on the toilet in the middle of the night.

“I stopped because I realized how apathetic I had become about something like that?” she said. “Even though some of them were really gross, others may have disliked the game or not so much into analysis and theory and such. [I] Probably hurt their feelings [by] Just ‘disappearing.’

These days, Jane not only continues to add to the Temple, but she also finds her people on Discord. Better yet, her Discord friends “genuinely like the game and don’t just want to fuck me.” A friend even lives near him. And besides, who needs stinky boys when the man himself is keeping an eye on your shitposts?

Yoko Taro of Nier fame follows one of her biggest fans on Twitter.

screenshot: Kotaku

“Yoko Taro followed me a few years ago when I made nude fan art of its two main girls Automaton,” she said. “I think it made my obsession stronger.”

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