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Posted by jasen221 on 06 July 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted by TamaMum on 11 February 2012 - 07:38 AM
oh nononononono... dont change it..
tbh, ill probably quit by then.
youve changed a bit too much for my liking.
That's a real shame. It sounds like you are saying you would quit TamaTalk because the design of the logo changed and because we upgraded the site's software (the original software we ran was ancient and VERY vulnerable to being hacked because it wasn't being updated for security). O-o
I know it can be hard to adjust to changes especially when you liked the site exactly the way it was before, but try to think about all the members you've met and got to know, the different info you find useful here - not just about tamas - and the help / friendship you yourself bring to TamaTalk when you visit. Don't forget that others will probably miss you if you quit! Seems such a shame to threaten to quit over a logo design...
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Posted by graficks on 14 June 2012 - 11:11 AM
I won't because I am not in the least surprised that Bandai took this approach with their North American branch of Tamagotchi. After poor sales, lack of interest and advancing technology, it was time for a complete product refresh. (whether we like it or not) I'm not trying to justify their new approach, but given the tech-hungry consumer industry here in North America, I believe a colour screen, feature rich Tamagotchi priced at $60-80 would have done poorly regardless. The toy industry is so radically different here than it is in Japan. In fact, more folks are interested in playing $0.99 cent apps rather than investing larger amounts of $$$ in a quality toy that provides unique gameplay. The toy industry is changing rapidly and I think Bandai found themselves at a crossroads with this brand. "Are North Americans going to eat up another release of a Tamagotchi (let's be honest, the brand was becoming exhausted after the Music Star and TamaGo) or should we approach this differently?"
I don't know who or how Bandai gathered their market research to initiate a re-brand of Tamagotchi in this direction, but it makes sense to me. No, I'm not happy with the direction they're taking, but from a business licensing perspective they need to reinvent themselves to keep current. 20-29 year old females are BIG MONEY spenders. Can they tap in on that audience? I'm not sure. Most companies just "follow the money". Business will be business. (not that I agree with this model or anything)
With all of this speculation aside, I still love Tamagotchi. I love my vintages, my Connection series and my ID L's. I love every one of these little plastic eggs just the same (OK, maybe my white ID L just a little more than the others). And while I'm disappointed that I won't see a new North American release any time soon, I'm going to cherish what I have - because I'm not going to waste my precious time hating on Bandai for making to what I perceive as a mistake. They can go ahead and make girly clothing and bath soap. I'm still going to play and collect my Tamagotchis with the same fuzzy-feeling-excitement I had before this release was made public.
Whatever comes next for the Tamagotchi brand may or may not be great. But what we've got here and now are amazing communities full of life, support and great friends. We don't need a corporation to keep our spirits alive - we do it ourselves!
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Posted by Try Honesty on 11 March 2012 - 01:57 PM
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Posted by Admin on 07 February 2014 - 12:15 PM
All topics in the new TamaTalk Logs forum will be clearly marked:
NO COMMENTS or COMMENTS OK
If a member's log shows NO COMMENTS it means "do not post in my personal log" - please respect their request.
- We don't want to see "I know it says NO COMMENTS, but I just had to ask you this,... etc."
- If you have a question or comment, use the PM system to send them a message.
If a member's log shows COMMENTS OK it means "you can post comments / ask questions in my personal log", however, please do not:
- post rude or argumentative replies in another member's log - respect TamaTalk site rules and keep comments friendly, respectful and positive towards everyone
- ask questions that could be more easily (and more usefully) be posted in What Happened To My Tamagotchi or Help for New Tamagotchi Owners forums
- post comments so often that the personal log becomes a discussion topic or chat room where there are more posts made by others than the member who is running the log
- spam a member's log with emoticons or one word comments like "Cool! " / "Interesting!" - we have the "Like" button for those kinds of responses - please use it
If you are running a log with the COMMENTS OK tag please remember that naming and shaming or attention seeking behaviour is against TamaTalk site rules.
We don't want to see:
- "Everyone must hate my log, no one ever posts comments" or "Please tell me what you think! I'll only post more if people like it!"
- "Post questions here about this version" - We have the TamaTalk Help forums for those kinds of questions
- "Come to me for questions/answers" - TamaTalk Help forums!
As always, if you are having problems with unwanted comments in your log topic, do not start arguing or flaming.
You can report any post by clicking the small yellow REPORT button in each reply box and one of the TamaGuides will deal with the report.
If (after a trial period) you change your mind and want to switch from COMMENTS OK back to NO COMMENTS (or vice versa) please use the REPORT button and the TamaGuides will deal with the report (this is not an invitation to change your mind on a random basis and ask to switch back and forth)
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Posted by ichiro.malfoy on 04 December 2012 - 09:28 AM
Guys just seriously trust me on this, if super important, you have to be more supportive! If we dont, who knows what will happen!
I hate to be rude, but I don't think you should be forcing your own opinions with the rest of the people who thinks otherwise.
As part of the non-L.i.f.e. crowd, I will tell you that we support Bandai in a way that we criticize its actions which we think does not cater to us fans. If we didn't support Bandai in the first place, why should we care? Why were we in this forum? What are we doing here, right? If we never really cared, we'll just let them do all the things they want, be it good or crappy and not waste time discussing things about it. But supporting does not only mean giving positive feedback, but giving negative feedback as well. This kind of information gives Bandai crucial information about what their customers REALLY want.
Yes, we get your point in supporting Bandai - and no one is forcing to you withdraw it. We respect and value your response. You should behave likewise. We are all entitled to our own opinions.
If Bandai America really does do something that interests us in the near future, I don't see any reason why we should not support it. After all, we're all here for that very reason.
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Posted by PoesRaven on 20 November 2011 - 04:29 AM
kiss them good night
sit them around you when you watch your shows
gain the nickname tama mama [or dada for the men ]
talk tamas with your family and show off that cute character you got
their beeps are sometimes more effective than your alarm clock and could probably wake you from a coma
hold contests with your tamas, the ones that win get a special spot on your person when you go on trips [so they can see the world the rest stay in your pocket]
you keep them in your hoodie pocket when it is cold out so they are warm
name them after characters from your favorite shows or characters you have created
save up for tamagotchis all the time and get them in the order of your most wanted, going into in depth research, to decide which ones they will be [getting them all eventually of course]
the most effective way to get you to talk is by taking your tamagotchi away from you
if you take a nap you set your tamagotchis next to your pillow in case they beep for you
in case you don't notice... I am guilty of all... I am a sad excuse for an adult v_v
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Posted by Cave Johnson on 30 July 2012 - 11:55 PM
There's a point where enough is just enough. I realise I don't even care anymore. This thing seems to exist only to torment me, and over these last few days it's done a bloody good job of that. But enough is enough, if this thing thinks I'm going to go quitely, it's dead wrong. I raise my pistol once more and fire at that dark form again. This time, I don't stop, not until I've fired every bullet I have. Eight shots, nothing that size could survive this. But I know that it won't have done anything. I was wrong, it did do something, it made it worse. A lord and obnoxious voice fills my head. "THAT WAS A MISTAKE, ALIX". I scream as it lunges foward, showing its true face. I open my mouth in horror and disgust as I stare at it. It smiles. Suddenly, everything is . I scream, but the doesn't stop. is everywhere. I try to claw my own eyes out, but I now realise nothing can possibly stop . My own body begins to tear itself apart. My physical form dissolves under the gaze of .
My soul is torn from my body, and as it dies I enter a room. Completely nondescript. At first I think this is hell, but I quickly realise that this is something even worse, trapped deep within us all. I am alone, and as I look around I can only see one thing.
If you couldn't guess this is meant as a parody of some creepypastas. I know there are a few people who will jump on the "omg hes trollllllllllin" train but I'm aware of what trolling is and this isn't it sory buddy. It's meant to be amusing by being disturbingly bad, kbro?
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Posted by mew0099 on 05 July 2012 - 08:08 PM
so basically we've all kind of seen the people here -
there are the
- tama fans ( you guys who stay within the tama forum areas, log about your tamas, take pictures, status update with "my mametchi just had a baby!" or something similar )
- hetalia fans ( you guys really like hetalia and it's a huge topic in tamachat 45% of the time, you also make quite a large amount of tamatalk user-wise )
- half-halfs ( you guys talk about tamas but travel around the forums more, sometimes logging and role-playing or hanging out in non-tamatalk )
- others ( you guys talk about anything that's not tama-related, usually they're roleplayers or avid writers/drawers, and stop playing with tamas a while ago or never did )
and it seems recently there have been a few fights among the four groups! :c
let me get this straight: we're human. it's not our fault we have freedom to think differently. it's not our fault we have opinions. it's not our fault we like things you don't! ;o
and i'm sorry you guys are upset by this, but.. this is kind of silly!! :0
so loves, i think this down here is the right thing to do, you don't have to follow this exactly, i just think i'd be a good thing to keep in mind.
if you are a tama fan? i'd recommend staying within the tamatalk tamagotchi forum, it's probably the place right for you! but please please pleeeease don't tell us non-tama playing people to pick up a tama and tell us off when we actually have never played a tamagotchi. but if you really are disrupted and want a better place for your log or something, why not head on over to tama-zone for more tama-related stuff? there is a LOT more tama stuff there and i think maybe keep your fun stuff and logs here and post more serious tama-related stuff there. ( I AM NOT FORCING YOU TO, YOU GUYS, I'M JUST RECOMMENDING ITTTTTTT :V )
if you are a hetalia fan? i'm perfectly fine with you guys here and i don`t see anything wrong with hetalia, but it's not really the kind of thing i like. please don't annoy the tama fans too much though, i think they just need a bit of space. there actually isn't as much tama stuff here as you think!
if you are a half-half? i appreciate that you are not extremely obsessed with tamas and you're not telling non-tama playing people to immediately pick up a tama and start playing. but be careful of being to drawn to one side than another; some people you know might not appreciate it (trust me, i've experienced this first-hand)
if you are an other: hey! welcome to my side of tamatalk, haha. usually i just kind of hang out in non-tama areas but sometimes pick up a tama and get obsessed again, haha. i guess you can take from what i do if you want? but you don't have to, don't worry UuU!
so yes! sorry if this is a bit rushed but i needed to do this quick.
(tl;dr) please pleeeeaaase respect everyone else even if they are very different from you and honestly i hope this is all gonna work out okay for everybody c;!!
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Posted by Admin on 15 June 2012 - 02:56 AM
HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY TAMATALK!!!
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Posted by Eternal Mametchi Fan on 24 December 2013 - 02:16 AM
Hiii! Hayden wanted me to do a log of the Tamagotchi Friends so I will. In this log I will post updates on what characters I get, as well as other discoveries, opinions, and stuff. So yeah~
There were three eggs - one with spots, one with stripes, and one with a heart. I chose the spotty egg at first but it gave a girl, so I reset and chose the stripy egg. It gave a boy. I know that the heart egg gives girls as well so this is the most likely speculation:
- Spotty Egg - Random Gender
- Stripy Egg - Male
- Heart Egg - Female
The egg hatched into Aokumotchi. For some reason he didn't seem nearly as needy as the baby stages on most other versions. He got sick once and he took a nap during the middle of his baby stage, like on generally all Tamagotchis we are familiar with, and then he evolved into a toddler, Mitsumarutchi. The evolution animation is fancier than on previous versions.
When I was first playing with my Tamagotchi Friends I did notice that the character as well as the poops can blend in with the background. But after a short time, I had gotten used to it, and in a well-lit room the screen looks perfectly fine! (I have no electricity or light power in my room so I have an old lamp with an extension cord leading to a different room of the house). So yeah, the screen may look bad to some people at first but you get used to it!
The battery compartment has a very different design from all other Tamagotchis but it reminds me of the battery compartment in many other toys I've seen. I wish I could take a photo of it but then the batteries be out and so I'd have to reset (or rather, download) but I don't feel like doing that at the moment.
By playing Mimic, I have seen the sprites of the other raisable characters. The adult sprites are huge compared to the other stages but that's pretty good I guess. I have seen Maimaitchi, Cosmotchi, Bokuhoshitchi, Neotchi, Nokobotchi, Puchihanatchi, Painaputchi, Kuchipatchi, Memetchi, Mametchi, Acchitchi, Righttchi, and Coffretchi... maybe a few others but I'm forgetful.
As for the Tamagotchi Friends design itself, it just feels so comfortable in my hand! The buttons are pleasant to press, and the sound is just perfect; not as sharp as the Connection sounds and not as fuzzy as the Tama-Go sounds. The back of the Tamagotchi is heavier than the rest so when you put it down on a desk or something it just goes PLONK! Somehow this Tamagotchi seems heavier than the Tama-Go even though it is obviously smaller. I think it would look better if the shell wasn't like, divided into so many sections. It's fine on the iD L-looking ones since the "sections" are different colors for the design and such but it looks strange on the white leopard design, as well as the pink heart design, but the blue with spots design is ok with this shell structure I think.
I should talk about my actual character. XD He is age 0 and weighs 7lb. I noticed that the bread I gave him made his weight go up by two, and another time, something I bought from the meal shop didn't make his hungry meter go up?! Weird. Anyway I have 3,280 Gotchi Points and I have only bought one jewelry item, the Ring of Love or something like that. I will continue to buy more! Did I mention how much I love the sprites for the character close-ups and many of the jewelry items? Absolutely gorgeous! <3
The characters I have seen at the park so far are Amiamitchi, Hanafuwatchi, and Chochotchi. The characters that appear at the park are unraisable ones, like on the iD L and P's and unlike the Tama-Go.
Random photo time! My first photo was taken when it was kinda dark, and I had the camera flash on. but the other three photos are better because I had the TF next to a lamp and turned the flash off my camera.
If you wanna see my first Tamagotchi Friends video, check here!
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Posted by Admin on 15 June 2013 - 08:27 AM
Today is TamaTalk's ninth birthday! Can you believe it?!
Nine years is a long time in anyone's life... It sure has been a big part of mine. I want to make sure I express how grateful I am to all of you for helping to make this community so special. You all help drive me to keep working towards keeping TT online for everyone to enjoy. Thank you... To all of you!
Happy Birthday TamaTalk!
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Posted by binary on 03 June 2012 - 06:09 AM
Notice that at the center is the Tamagotchi toy, but all around it are many tie-in products: toys, the anime series, arcade games, console games (for Nintendo DS), snack foods, clothes, books, stationery, books, etc.
I imagine Bandai America has finally figured out that the toy by itself, as an orphan product won't work. They've got to build product awareness, using a wide range of Tamagotchi character products, to keep it in the consumer's mindspace. They may not have a Tamagotchi toy planned for immediate release, but if this campaign is successful, I imagine a new Tamagotchi toy will be coming.
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Posted by TamaMum on 09 April 2012 - 10:34 AM
TamaTalk is a pretty secure site and to be honest, there are really only a couple of ways another person can "hack" your account.
In most cases the "hacker" is usually someone who is able to use the same computer as you - such as a sibling or friend at home or school / work who may also visit TamaTalk or who knows you visit TamaTalk.
The easiest way for someone to "hack" your account is when you don't sign out of TamaTalk properly.
Signing out of TamaTalk is like closing the door behind you when you leave your house. Your password is like the key to get back into the house.
Don't get "hacked" :
Sign Out When you've finished visiting the site.
1. Click on your profile pic (top right hand side of the computer screen) and click on the "Sign Out" link.
2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the TamaTalk home page and click on the "Delete Cookies" link.
DON'T just close the browser window!
You may still be logged in and the next person who uses your computer can bring up the previous site visited. If you're still logged in they can post whatever they want on your user name.
You are responsible for your account / user name - and you are also responsible for whatever is posted on this site under that user name - whether or not it was you, your sibling, your ex-best friend or your dog
Sign Out and use your password to make sure it is only you who gets to use your account.
Keep your password safe.
Memorise it. Don't write it down and never (never, never) share it with anyone else - no matter how much you think you can trust them - not your sibling, not your best friend or your dog
Much of this advice is already posted in our Users Guide to TamaTalk: How to Keep Your Account Safe: http://www.tamatalk....r-account-safe/
(For those who think it is just about not posting personal info, you might want to refresh your memory by reading that topic)
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Posted by Carol_tama on 31 March 2014 - 07:45 AM
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Posted by OldSchoolTama on 17 February 2014 - 09:49 AM
I bought the Hello Kitty as a present for my sister, but to us it's pretty incomprehensible... We know it's something with a date and a diet, but it refuses to eat. Do you know how it works, or do you have a useful link so we can figure it out?
I haven't had a chance yet to try it out myself but I have heard about how it's pretty heavy on the Japanese. I will be relying on instructions here for guidance.
This arrived over the weekend!
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Posted by Eternal Mametchi Fan on 12 December 2013 - 07:52 PM
Indeed December 16th will be a date of great change! That's when the Tamagotchi Friends will be released on Amazon.co.uk.
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Posted by *Hayden* on 11 July 2013 - 03:01 AM
Hey guys, today I will start a log for my P's
My aim in this log is to get all the characters in my book
I hope you rate my log, like my posts and maybe even follow, Thanks!
Right now I have a Himespetchi on my P's!
She should get married soon, maybe tommorow
Today, we just hung out around the house
Just chillin' in our house but then it turned dirty, so I cleaned it up
The occupation guy came and offered us a job at the TamaMori!
We accepted and Himespetchi worked hard and served Yumemamatchi and Mitchi Sensei!
With the money she earned, she bought some glasses and she thought she looked so pretty!
We then played with our TamaPet, the Furilabutchi
We then realised that she hadn't taken a bath so I put her in the bathtub
Near the end of the day, we went to the park and met the Music Teacher
We then went outside and we randomly saw a rainbow at night
Before she slept, we went to the Music Cafe and ate some Deluxe Pudding for Supper.
She should be getting married soon and I'm hoping for another girl
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Posted by anzfalcontchi on 12 February 2013 - 11:17 AM
Yes, however Tama L.i.f.e. is aimed at women in their early 20's and up. People in this demographic prefer "digital" stuff (which is disappointing for most of us, but sadly this is where the trend is going).
Kids these days aren't really interested in virtual pets anymore anyway.
Well making products one by one cost money. Money they seem not to have with the flop of the music stars and tamago back to back... They are nice tamas, sure. Over-all... It wasn't held in the best of light.
You wanted color. To use something already out there, usually a phone is on a person. (maybe not a smartphone, but phones are WAY more common then from when I was a kid) One less thing to forget. I personally think it maybe a good move. They are working with what they have access to without spending what they have. It can be upgraded, translated and of coarse, color.
Hopefully one day the shells, traditional tamagotchi will be back. I would rather have a shell, but something is better then nothing.
Yeah... People think that brands have lots of money from the start, but it's not true. They have funds they can not exceed before they make money on their own to add to it... And the project isn't even toy related.
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Posted by graficks on 08 February 2013 - 01:13 PM
Don't get me wrong, nothing can replace the original experience - and nor do I think BanDai is aiming to do that. But with demographic that Tamagotchi L.I.F.E is marketing towards, most of the people (and by people I mean girls) will be carrying smart phones. So it makes sense in my eyes. It's a cheap and efficient way to get a Tamagotchi back in the hands of mainstream consumers as well. This is the evolution of Tamagotchi in North America. We love our iPods, iPhones, Android devices, etc...and from a consumer sales perspectives, people are spending A LOT of money on apps so it works from a profit perspective as well.
I'm embracing this change. I won't ever use the app as a complete replacement for the experience of running a Tamagotchi, but the app fits my lifestyle much better than the original..and so again, I welcome this change. Let's be thankful that we have had the opportunity to buy the physical version of Tamagotchi to play with, to connect with, to log about, to add to our collection. Those are great memories that will last forever. And so with this change, lets be open to what BanDai has in store for us. Perhaps they will port a full colour version for us in the future (similar to gameplay on the ID L's and P's). Who knows? iOS and Android are amazing platforms to deliver these kinds of experiences to many people quickly and cheaply.
My two cents
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