Bet you had one of these. Back to the childhood, and another 90′s classic. The Tamagotchi was a handheld digital pet first sold by Bandai in 1996. That’s 19 years ago. NINETEEN YEARS. How old you feeling right about now? Personally, I can’t say I have many memories of mine other than it ALWAYS needing to be fed (reason being I was still pretty young). We all remember having one though. A bit strange to think we had a pet on a screen in our hands, and even now that’s still a little creepy to be honest, but back then, this ish was mindblowing. In fact, a friend today told me she had hers as a replacement of a real pet. You know, to save the scratches on the sofa. Ah, the beauty of the Tamagotchi. Read more after the cut.
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I talk about all this as a thing of the past, of course. But the digital pet has actually come back to life, although this time being less of a pet. Instead, they are…well…something. There’s an interactive world called ‘Dream Town’ where you log in and interact with other players, the Tamagotchi devices to buy, of course, and online mini games. I dunno. I preferred the simple device I think. Check out the new…characters…below, and an old advert from the 90s!