First of all: Happy New Year! The game is 10 years old. But in those 10 years, several things have changed, and it isn't finished yet. Forward he cried Those who have played the version of Ariane Dating Game recently, and I mean the first Ariane Barnes incarnation that made this walkthrough blog a relative hit, may have noticed that some features have changed. One thing is that the images well, almost all of them have been blown op from to 800 x 500 pixels to 1000 x 600 pixels. This seems to be a good thing as cheap monitors get bigger and bigger and download speeds get faster and faster even on mobile devices , but that is not all... The clickable, but invisible, hotspot zones also called image maps for those who still remember html courses have been replaced by easy to spot links. The good thing is it has been made possible to play the game on tablets and phones like that, because with a fat finger you can't hover over an invisible link. The other thing however... Well, I would be daft to forbid the Creator to make the game tablet-friendly, but I can't unthink the impression that this is another case where new technology leads to a further nivellement par le bas instead of creating an intellectual boost of the masses. I'm sorry, but this is the time of the year I get my annual identity crisis. Little by little the original and rather cute Ariane 1 graphics are being replaced by their modern equivalent, starring the new Ariane who can be seen in. This will obviously enhance Ariane's corporate image, but it does look like a frankenmix operation to me, a kind of smothering like the KGB used to do on old USSR pictures containing people who fell from grace for one reason or another. I caught the term frankenmix on a music forum where it was used to describe a remastered, updated and modernised release of a sixties music track by using digital technology and effects. Despite the record company's press release that it is still the same track, but cleaned up and enhanced in the way the musicians originally wanted it to sound, but were unable to do in the sixties, it actually is a frankenstein-like amalgam, like a field of corn that is slowly contaminated by its genetically modified equivalent. Careful with that axe, Abe already raised the question around the year 75 in his. He writes that the ship of was preserved as a museum piece by the Athenians, who gradually replaced the old planks by new ones. The became a popular subject among philosophers: is the ship in the Athenian harbour still the original or it is a new one? The same paradox also appeared in popular culture centuries later as George Washington's or Abe Lincoln's axe. In all previous ArianeB versions alcohol played an important role. In order to get her in the sack, to use a politically incorrect term, Ariane had to be fuelled with alcohol. The difficulty was to find the right amount of alcohol and if my memory serves me well, the ideal was three glasses, lunch included, see:. This no longer will be necessary, although beer and wine can still be consumed in the game. Ariane's motives to get romantically involved with the player are now unlocked by a combination of four different personality traits: nice, smart, funny, and sexy. The introduction part of the game which was kind of lame anyway has been rewritten giving you two opportunities to demonstrate a trait to Ariane. You then have a choice to kiss Ariane. Or you can choose to read a smart, nice, sexy, or funny poem. These are less obvious. Taken from: Part 1 The trait that has the most points will influence the rest of the game and some hints are given away at the latest Ariane. I haven't started yet matching the 40+ walkthroughs on this blog to the anniversary version, perhaps I will once the debugging stage is over. For the next months playing ArianeB online will be a somewhat psychedelic experience as her face and clothes will change from page to page, from picture to picture. I can only say to those vintage ArianeB lovers to grab a copy of 7. Because the tenth anniversary edition of ArianeB may be announced as still the same, but she will not be the same any more... More information at arianeb dot com : The controversy between the old and the new Ariane has never been explained better:. Tags: Disclaimer: You are reading an unofficial and unauthorised fan-made blog dedicated to the ' classic' adult dating simulator known as ArianeB, Virtually Date Ariane, Ariane Brodie or Ariane Barnes, version 7. Since 2014 this game also exists in a redrawn, remastered and enhanced version, in concordance with its sequel SITA. The walkthroughs presented here will NOT work with the 2014 and later versions, only with the classic 7. The classic and remastered versions of this game can be found at , playable online or as a download:. Here is the official website: and the official ArianeB blog: Life in the metaverse. However, if you are looking for the most complete collection of walkthroughs for this simulation, you have come at the right place! European Union Cookie Law While the atagong. The following is not an exhaustive list and can be altered at any moment: Twitter, Google Search, Histats, ShareThis... Clicking on embedded video or Flash movies will trigger cookies by its different hosts. Live with it or leave now. Alternatively you can use the privacy options of your browser to change certain settings. But don't bother us. Find out why the European Cookie Law sucks. Copyright © 2015 ArianeB 7.