February 15, 2013 3:00 PM by Wade Blogs
Wired – If you were alive in the mid-’90s, you know what a Tamagotchi is, even if you didn’t actually own one. The small egg-shaped virtual pet, which doubled as a keychain, could be found in the pockets of kids across the United States and Japan. It was big — big like Furby, Beanie Babies and Tickle-Me Elmo. On Thursday, the Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. — Love Is Fun Everywhere — app hit Google Play as a free download. It works much like the toy did: You’ve got a small, ink-blot of a virtual pet to feed, bathe, entertain and generally keep happy and healthy. Everything you had to do with the original toy, you have to do here, including picking up its digital poop.
Welp what do you know, the old is new again! Another staple of my childhood (I never owned one) is back as an app in the Android Marketplace. Tamagotchi, for all you that do not know what it is, is this electronic pet you have to take care of and shake and shit. It was HUGE in the 90s. I mean so big that the girls in the school yard were crazed over it. I’m pretty sure if I owned one I would have lost my v-card in like 6th grade. That is how popular it was.
Now they are back and they are for Androids and anyone on an Android phone is a nerd and/or poor. So I don’t think the Tamagotchi will get me laid this time around so I’m not going to change my life to get one.
Here is to losing my virginity soon.