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Get a (second) life

A Japanese seaside resort is teaming up with Konomi Digital Entertainment to create a vacation getaway for young men and their virtual girlfriends.

According to Mashable, fans of the online game Love Plus can scan bar codes scattered around town to call up images of their virtual online girlfriends on their cell phones. Fans can snap pictures with their make-believe paramour. One hotel has even installed these bar codes in the private rooms.

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Steve Henn was Marketplace’s technology and innovation reporter for the entire portfolio of Marketplace programs until December 2011.
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