- Dec 23, 2017
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I'm strongly reminded of Snopes' coverage of the "Webkinz Murderer", here, which sums up this phenomenon nicely.Although not Tamagotchi-centric I am just showcasing that these phenomena tend to show up in almost every community and space, the more "kid-friendly" the more likely.
I happily stand corrected about its existence. Like @Bentobuff, I wasn't really able to find anything, and having been around the online fandom back in 1997 I can say that I never heard of such a thing back then. The main file that I remember doing the rounds in chat-rooms and on fan-sites of that time was a weird little Tamagotchi-tribute Windows 95 application from the Japanese fandom, which was called "Nest". Something like this "Tamago.doc" never showed up at all.
This is the sort of thing that (obviously) would've caused a lot of upset in the fandom at the time, so I'm guessing that this virus wasn't especially widespread.