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  1. Well, here it is! I was not prepared for how much smaller than the standard model of the Switch the Switch Lite actually is - it's really very small and light. I certainly wouldn't recommend it if you find handheld-mode on the existing version to be cramped! This isn't an issue for me, but I know that it will be for some, so be sure to check out an in-store demo unit if you're unsure about whether this variant is a suitable size for you. I've also found that it seems to charge more quickly, and seems to download content more quickly while in sleep-mode, too, which is a nice bonus.
  2. The curly tail and pointy ears make me think of a Shiba Inu. It might just be because the lifespan on the MGA pets is nine days, too. Unless something was changed on the Pet Vet, it looks like you got the "good ending", though - the "bad" ones don't have a goodbye message, in my experience with the MGA Penguin. It really is. For anyone who hasn't seen this particularly dubious feature of the MGA pets and doesn't know what we're talking about, I reacted with shock to it in my own log here back when I first saw it. It's really cruel.
  3. I'm sorry, but I'm not interested. Also, please don't make keep-alive "bump" posts like this - it's against the rules as it is basically spam. If others want to come and take part in your thread, they will do so of their own accord. You can learn more about avoiding topic-bumping here. Good luck with your forum-game idea!
  4. I've moved this to What's On Your Mind, as News and Announcements is not the correct place for this.
  5. Hehe, meanwhile, it can still be confusing for us older folks when people use "app" to refer to programs on mobile telephones and tablets, since it used to be the go-to contraction for applications on desktop and laptop computers, before it ended up morphing into its current mobile-specific usage. But the language has moved on, so, yes, it is most definitely confusing. I didn't even know until you saying this that MyMeets wasn't a mobile application (I never had any interest in using the Meets with the official app, so I just didn't keep up with this) - I had thought, when folks were saying about the bans from the official app, that said app is able to detect that MyMeets is also installed on a phone/tablet, in a similar fashion to anti-cheat detection in other software. Thanks so much for pointing this out, Jhud - now I'll be able to point to this if it causes confusion elsewhere.
  6. Last night, I finished all of the courses in Toy Stunt Bike: Tiptop's Trials. It's a cheap indie game for the Switch, with a pretty fun physics-engine; It plays a bit like the old NES game, Excitebike, so it's easy to pick up but tricky to master. I really like the Toy Story-like aesthetic and perspective. And in what other game can you see a tiny Diddy Kong knock-off perform daring Evel Knievel-style jumps over a toilet?
  7. That explains why the mechanics that you mentioned reminded me of the MGA Penguin. I reckon that you're right about this, as it seems to have been the case for other MGA pets, too. My MGA Penguin is from a different company and was renamed to Penguin Time, but as far as I know it's otherwise identical. And on that note, I have to ask, does the Pet Vet also have the very cruel discipline feature that seems to be common to all of the MGA pets, where you have to fill a bar by repeatedly disciplining it until it's full every day rather than by responding to misbehaviour over time? Since it's an MGA pet, it should be the adult stage, yes - they only seem to have three stages per growth-path, if memory serves. They're also very quick to run - if I'm remembering it right, their complete lifespan is only about a week or so.
  8. According to this status update by @OneSummerDream, which was answered by @Moosestatue, that's a photo-opportunity.
  9. By any chance, did you wait for him to beep before you tended to his needs? To get the better-care characters, you have to monitor the meters and give them what they need before they beep at you. He may be the worst-care character, but Tarakotchi is my favourite one - I got him once after making some errors when trying to get Maskutchi, and found him to be hilarious.
  10. Battery tabs seem to be considered to be a throwaway item, but a quick search reveals that you can get them from wholesalers (see here, for example), though you might have a bit of a battle to find the right size, or will otherwise have to trim them down a little bit. Whether you can get smaller quantities elsewhere is something that I haven't looked into, though.
  11. Since the last reply to this thread before now was back in March, and since, @Gaia_tamagotchi, your latest post doesn't suggest that the problem is still ongoing, I'm going to lock this now, since we prefer to avoid bumps to topics that are more than three months old unless there's substantial new information to add.
  12. I've gotten the Switch version of Spyro Reignited Trilogy. I loved the original back in the day but never played Spyro 2 or 3, so two-thirds of this collection are entirely new to me! It's definitely worth grabbing; The 3DS iteration was famously generous with its free-to-play implementation, and so is this one. You can tell that the driving force was more on the side of promoting the series rather than making untold levels of profit - they've struck a really fair balance with it. I'm having a good time with it, and you can't argue with free, right?
  13. This seems to be a thing on the MGA pets, too - I noticed it on my MGA Penguin when I first ran it. It's very, very welcome with the luck-based left/right game, as it makes filling the meter so much more convenient.
  14. I've never seen one of these before, but it looks like, for the Japanese release, they named them after real-life fighters (in this particular case, a karateka and kickboxer from Switzerland called Andy Hug), and tied it in with the K1 GRANDPRIX, which was a kickboxing series that was broadcast by Fuji TV. What a neat find! The packaging also suggests that at least a couple of others exist, though of those I can see that Andy Hug is repeated, and one other is unreadable for me at this resolution. One that is clearly named is Peter Aerts, who is a Dutch kickboxer. The only thing that I don't quite get is how these relate to the publishing-house Kodansha. Anyway, I don't know if these being based on real kickboxers carries through to the characters' looks and abilities on these devices, but these are a really cool tie-in item.
  15. I'm not sure why you're quoting me and not @Save_Tamagotchis who was actually the one who raised the issue that you're replying to. Nonetheless, I actually agree with you, here - you don't need to say "obviously" when you're preaching to the choir.
  16. No problem at all! I'm from the UK, and the last that I heard, we aren't going to get the Tamagotchi On here, which would explain why the app isn't available in this region either. Granted, that could easily change, but I haven't heard anything suggesting otherwise yet.
  17. And the way that the New Year is celebrated in Japan is very, very different to how it is in the West, too, so all four of those holidays are going to appear unfamiliar to many people. In the end, all of this stuff as depicted on a Tamagotchi is very far-removed from what the target audience outside of Japan is likely to be familiar with anyway, and they can kind of get away with not changing it "because the creatures are aliens!" - I don't see how it'd be any different for the Japanese sweets.
  18. I got some pins covering some of my favourite subjects - virtual pets included!
  19. Normally in a case like this, I would merge the two posts, but due to amount of information and the high quality of these posts, for readability's sake I'm leaving these ones separate! I'm seriously impressed by how much has happened on this front, and on the TamaTown front, over the last couple of days. I guess that waiting for events like this is like waiting for a bus - you wait for ages and then a bunch of them come along at once. Fantastic work - please keep it up.
  20. I've moved this to Help For Tamagotchi Owners, as the News and Announcements section is not the correct place for this. Unfortunately, because the Tamagotchi On is not available in my country, I'm unable to check the correct name for the tie-in app as Google Play will only display content that is available in this region. However, I would imagine that searching for Tamagotchi On and looking for the official application from Bandai/Bandai Namco on whatever app-store you use on your device(s) would be the best bet.