Gamer Proposes Via Hacked Version Of Chrono Trigger

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If you’re a hardcore geek, there are some things in life that you just can’t do the normal way. You buy everything but bread and milk of the internet, you’d rather send an IM than call someone and you propose to your girlfriend via video games. No, not many people would risk such a special moment with an in-game proposal, but this guy did, and it worked. Here’s the story in his words.

β€œOn October 17th, 2008, I proposed to my (now) Fiance. Originally I wanted to retun to the site of our first date, Mount Baker, near Bellingham Washington. Sadly, there was no discrete way to get her out there. So I turned to the next best thing, digitally recreating the mountain!

But why stop there? I figured I’d try and recreate many of our other favorite memories β€” stargazing, dancing, even her favorite song lyrics (from the Princess Bride). I’m a college student who is studying Computer Science, and I wanted to do something unique that used my talents, so I did some research on Rom hacking, as she was playing through Chrono Trigger….

When her name appeared on screen (blurred in this video), she glanced over to me (on one knee, with the ring out), wondering, “How did they get my name in this game?” When she saw the ring, she reread the proposal, nodded yes, and said, “You are such a huge nerd! I love this!”

I spent a long time debating whether or not this proposal was awesome or incredibly stupid. Her friends, and my friends helped talk me into it, and it was a huge success!”

This is definitely one lucky guy. Not only was his girlfriend playing Chrono Trigger, but she actually said yes after being proposed to via a video game. I’m pretty sure the only better way to propose is when Jaws jumps out of the water.


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