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Tamagotchi L.I.F.E, New from Bandai


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:30 AM ( #821 )

Despite this whole thing not being really up my alley (I'm a 23 year-old guy, not really a fashionista), I can sort of see why this is what Bandai is doing; despite it continue to push the whole "Tamagotchis are so girly guys!" (seriously, I don't see how they are) thing. From what I know, the Tamagotchi brand has been decreasing in popularity in the West for some time, so I suppose this stunt is a major push to get people to notice it again (well, at least women and girls it seems). I myself would jump on a new English release of Tamagotchi, especially if it were color but, other than the fans do we really know how much of the general consumer base they've been getting? I can hope, if the app does well, something will come of it at least.

Edit: I'll be getting that app, by the way. I'd love to revisit the original Tamagotchi.

Edited by Conando, 02 February 2013 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:39 AM ( #822 )

Well I've read most of this thread all the way through, checked the tamagotchi LIFE website and you know what? I'm still as confused as I was before! Is it an app, a brand? Will there even be a new tamagotchi TOY released? What I've seen looks far from appealing at the moment...

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:51 AM ( #823 )

It appears to be a brand and marketing campaign to try and revive Western interest in the Tamagotchi product line. The app seems to be the closest thing we'll be getting to a new Tama release, though Anz has been saying the goal is to bring more TamaDepa products over, which would more than likely lead to a new Tamagotchi device eventually.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:29 AM ( #824 )

I just realized that the thing that LIFE stands for sounds extremely rude. Somehow hearing the words "love", "fun", and especially "everywhere" kind of weirds me out~

Okay, there's an app...not everyone has smartphones! I have a fear of mobile phones.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:50 AM ( #825 )

I just realized that the thing that LIFE stands for sounds extremely rude. Somehow hearing the words "love", "fun", and especially "everywhere" kind of weirds me out~

Okay, there's an app...not everyone has smartphones! I have a fear of mobile phones.

It only sounds rude if you think of it like that dear X3
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:30 AM ( #826 )

I just realized that the thing that LIFE stands for sounds extremely rude. Somehow hearing the words "love", "fun", and especially "everywhere" kind of weirds me out~

Okay, there's an app...not everyone has smartphones! I have a fear of mobile phones.


fun. eue

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:01 PM ( #827 )

I just realized that the thing that LIFE stands for sounds extremely rude. Somehow hearing the words "love", "fun", and especially "everywhere" kind of weirds me out~

Okay, there's an app...not everyone has smartphones! I have a fear of mobile phones.

It's not at all rude, after all it's a child's toy not a inappropriate brand.
We understand that there are plenty of people without smart phones, but there are enough for them to make an app.
Also there are a lot of people with iPod Touches or Tablets that don't have a smart phone and they could get the app on there.

Edited by Purimatchi!, 02 February 2013 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:07 PM ( #828 )

Kinda wish I didn't sell my iPod Touch now... but I never used it for over a year, so....

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:31 AM ( #829 )

I just realized that the thing that LIFE stands for sounds extremely rude. Somehow hearing the words "love", "fun", and especially "everywhere" kind of weirds me out~

Okay, there's an app...not everyone has smartphones! I have a fear of mobile phones.


Love Is Fun Everywhere? I don't see how that's rude...is "love", "fun", "everywhere" or even "is" one of those words with multiple meanings...?

L.I.F.E. is directed at the type of people who do have smartphones, iPhones in particular. That's mostly young women.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:51 AM ( #830 )

He's talking about how the phrase can easily be turned into innuendo, for those who don't know. Not everyone here is old enough to have a gutter mind, though. (Yet.)

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:55 AM ( #831 )

if you guys go to wikipedia over here
http://en.wikipedia....gotchi_releases

and scroll down to
English releases (2005–Present

it shows ID L does that mean were getting an ID L or are they just saying the for the hong kong english idl?


"Tamagotchi iD L

This Tamagotchi is similar to the original iD, but has more features including the ability to clean the Tamagotchi's house, visit and share a meal with the Tamagotchi's parents and grandparents. It can also connect to Japanese cell phones like the iD. Many new characters were added. This is the first color Tamagotchi to be released in English and Japanese"


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:56 AM ( #832 )

if you guys go to wikipedia over here
http://en.wikipedia....gotchi_releases

and scroll down to
English releases (2005–Present

it shows ID L does that mean were getting an ID L or are they just saying the for the hong kong english idl?


"Tamagotchi iD L

This Tamagotchi is similar to the original iD, but has more features including the ability to clean the Tamagotchi's house, visit and share a meal with the Tamagotchi's parents and grandparents. It can also connect to Japanese cell phones like the iD. Many new characters were added. This is the first color Tamagotchi to be released in English and Japanese"


It's referring to the HK iD L.

Isn't this topic about L.i.f.e.?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:44 AM ( #833 )

I don't have a tablet or an iPod touch either! I feel so left out. T^T
So, I wrote "Tamagotchi LIFE" on a piece of paper...and flushed it down the toilet! That was fun. ^.^
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:15 AM ( #834 )

I don't have a tablet or an iPod touch either! I feel so left out. T^T
So, I wrote "Tamagotchi LIFE" on a piece of paper...and flushed it down the toilet! That was fun. ^.^


Um...

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:39 AM ( #835 )

More childish and ridiculous than fun, to be honest, but okay...
Just because you don't have a smartfone doesn't mean the brand is neccessarily bad for that reason.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:40 PM ( #836 )

Does anyone know when the app will be released?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:53 PM ( #837 )

^ no

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:19 PM ( #838 )

They just keep saying "very soon", so whenever. As for the app itself, I'm looking forward to it because, I always wanted a Tamagotchi on my phone, and luckily I just recently got a new smartphone.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:24 PM ( #839 )

I don't really feel left out by not having a smart phone or tablet. Even if I did I wouldn't have much interest in a Tamagotchi App anyway.
To me, an app isn't a pet like the real world Tamagotchis are. An app is just a video game. Not something I could care about or get attached to. I'm not even sure how well an app would work. Real Tamagotchis are on all the time and if you keep them with you it's fairly easy to remember to check it often and care for them properly. And even if you don't Real Tamagotchis will remind you by beeping. But a Tamagotchi app wouldn't be onscreen when you aren't using it. It would be easier to forget about it when you're doing something else and come back to a half dead Tamagotchi swimming in it's own fecal matter. I wonder if the app will have reminders to check your Tama pop up. Something like that would make it easier to remember to care for it.
Even with a smart phone I wouldn't spend the money for an app because I have a bad history with things like that. When I'm raising a real Tamagotchi I check them obsessively and try to give them the best care I can. Because real Tamagotchis exist in the real world they seem like real pets. I care about them and want the best for them. But every virtual pet I've ever had that exists only on a computer screen ( Petz, Black and White, Creatures ) has either been neglected or abused. At best I get bored and forget about them and at worst I torture them for fun. They aren't real to me. They're just video games and the things that would make me feel like a horrible person were I to do them to a real Tamagotchi don't bother me at all to do them to a computer pet. A real Tamagotchi is a creature. An app or a computer pet is just a machine. A cheap imitation. Sterile. Soulless. Merely a collection of ones and zeros.
I'm glad the app exists for those who want it and I don't begrudge Bandai for creating it. But until real Tamas are once again available on store shelves Bandai won't see one more cent from me.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:02 PM ( #840 )

Just a bit of an update, i got my $100 gift card today! It's American Express, not Visa, interesting choice. Thanks Tama Life!

Edited by Midorime, 04 February 2013 - 06:04 PM.