Namco Bandai has released a new Android Tamagotchi app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. The acronym standards for “love is fun everywhere,” which is arguable depending on which stage of love you’re in, and which probably accounts for its February 14 release date. But is Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. itself fun everywhere? I’ve been playing it today to find out. And by playing I mostly mean ignoring. → Read More
Taiwanese electronics company Phison has developed some kind of next-generation Tamagotchi, the U.bo. The little guy is supposed to be an alien spore that lives in a six-legged space ship. Unlike the Tamagotchi, U.bo is a robot that can move around – apart from displaying emotions and actions shown on an 121 pixel LED screen.
Much like the Tamagotchi though, U.bo must be fed with cookies to be… → Read More
There are a number of Tamagotchi-style apps for the iPhone out there, but now Tokyo-based Xtone gives us Amamiya Momo, a virtual catgirl girlfriend that lives in your iPhone, speaks to you and expresses emotions (there are English subs for when she speaks Japanese).
You can use the GPS function in your iPhone to let Momo know when you’re home and when you’re out. She will act cuter in the first… → Read More
Yes, they are still around and today Bandai announced in Japan [JP] their Tamagotchis are soon even going color. The virtual pet toys became instant worldwide hits, selling around 75 million units between their debut in 1996 and today. Tamagotchis still must be fed, nurtured and played with by pushing buttons, or else they will die a virtual death. Buyers of the color version get new settings… → Read More