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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Tamagotchi: Take Two

Some of you older folks out there might remember the Tamagotchi craze from the mid-1990s. Tamagotchis were little electronic "pets" that you had to "feed" and "play with" and "clean up after." Well, the Engadget blog is reporting the release of a second-generation Tamagotchi!

At first blush they look just like the old ones, but these contain IR ports that allow pets to be swapped. "Tamagotchi Connection" is already available in NYC and San Francisco, and should be available nationwide by the end of the month.