Tamagotchi

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Tamagotchi

[Japanese; cute little egg] space-age cyberpet; a solely electronic state; indigenous to Japan, appearing as an egg on a liquid-crystal screen. Life history, consisting of hatching, feeding, beeping when not fed, sleeping in 12 hour snatches, growing, dying prematurely if neglected, flying away, is completed usually in 2 weeks with maximum recorded life span 4 weeks. The low maintenance costs and brief life span appear to have been designed to suit society's average desired investment level and affection span for a house pet. An unfriendly addition to the veterinary profession's list of exotic companion animals.
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The Joovia: The Girl Next Screen is an entertaining desktop application somewhat similar to virtual-pet and tamagochi games.
Nora told dozens of engaging stories in her journal, stories about a robbery at her parents' noodle bar, the gift of a Tamagochi electronic "baby" and what happened to it in class, her new computer, working in the noodle bar, her parents who "imprisoned" her one minute and showed "infinite compassion" the next, the discovery of boys in her own and in her best friend's life, falling asleep on the bus, note-passing in class, boring holidays, and many more.
What type of toy was the Japanese Tamagochi, created in 1996?
Tydi wyrion ddim yn cyfri' beth bynnag - mae bod yn daid a nain fel cael fersiwn dynol o Tamagochi.
What about the Tamagochi toy which generated empathetic responses from its human owners?
Similar to the innocent Japanese children's toy Tamagochi, users must feed, nurse and care for the computer image.
The Japanese toy Tamagochi is listed, a partner for cyberpet, the technical term to describe the children's favourite plaything.
These are going to be even bigger than Tamagochi cyberpets.
Top Electronic Gifts Downsized PlayStation 2 47% LeapFrog Educational Games 19% Interactive Barbie (items) 14% Tamagochi 8% Blinkie Electronic Pets 5%
Her mother was grateful that Anna didn't want one as she has already had to babysit her daughter's Tamagochi - last year's cyber pet craze also made by Tiger Electronics.
Newsreader Anna McCalliog was carpeted yesterday because her tamagochi began bleeping live on air.
I would like a computer to play on and a Tamagochi dog because nearly all my friends have one.