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


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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.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:56 PM ( #841 )

I don't know if I missed something or not, but how do we know the app will be an actual pet? By looking at their website, it's all about about fashion and REMEMBERING the old tamagotchis... I don't think the app will be much diferent from the website, unless I missed something.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:40 PM ( #842 )

If you check out the blog they're posting pictures of the app and it looks like a vintage tama only i color. Idk how it'll work but seems like an actual tamagotchi :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:51 PM ( #843 )

If you check out the blog they're posting pictures of the app and it looks like a vintage tama only i color. Idk how it'll work but seems like an actual tamagotchi :)

Ok, just checked out the site and it looks like a tama! Hopefully it won cost too much, maybe even free!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:40 AM ( #844 )

It also seems like they added more minigames than just that simple left or right game from the original P1 Tamagotchi. I can certainly get behind that.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:55 AM ( #845 )

I do really hope it will be free, at least for couple of days... I really can't put any money on my android/google play account.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:02 AM ( #846 )

So... they're more or less rewriting the GameBoy 1997 Tamagotchi game to run on a smartphone?
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:27 AM ( #847 )

Seems that way... I think it's a good thing. Making tamagotchi more available to a wider range of people. Not that I have a smart phone that could run the app, but whatever. Seems like a good idea to me.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:04 PM ( #848 )

I'm really looking forward to the app. I've been waiting for a vintage Tamagotchi app for the iPhone for almost two years! Looks like there will finally be one. :D

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:02 PM ( #849 )

Guys it's planned to be released in Spring this year...... but anyways more news -

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Heres something they've kept for awhile, but its pretty cute. They have an album on Facebook where it's all vintage characters and a little information on it, really cute here are some other ones:

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Maskutchi
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Kutchipatchi
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Kutchitamatchi
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Marutchi
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Tarakotchi
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Mametchi
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And the best for last......Tamatchi! C:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:43 PM ( #850 )

Just checked the recent updates, and the app does seem to be a remix of the G1 Tamagotchi with new features, included but probably not limited to...

-Color pixels
-Unlockable wallpapers and color schemes
-More games
-Collection archive to keep track of previously raised characters
-Retro mode

I'm still hoping for added characters and / or updates that add more versions or characters, but I am locking this in as a day one purchase (Or download if it turns out to be free) on my iPad. It's a good thing I got an iTunes gift card recently and still have plenty of money left over. :lol:
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