Aaargh, it had to happen didn’t it? Someone put Tamogotchi, Barbie/Ken and The Sims into a blender and came up with the Virtual Girlfriend and Boyfriend. You keep your cyber partner happy by taking them out, complimenting them and buying them gifts. The more satisfied your pretend date is, the more points you get and the longer the relationship lasts. Kinda like real life then, eh? £19.95 each, and best of luck compadre.
Using the three control buttons you can select between gifts (anything from lingerie to deodorant), compliments (oblique or spectacularly blunt), places to go (the jewellers to the bingo) or, if you’re feeling lucky, wild passion. If you don’t like your date you can attempt to get dumped by insulting them and giving rubbish presents.