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Tech Hunters: 20 Years Ago The Tamagotchi Took Over Our Lives

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Michael Vaughn
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We all remember owning our first Tamagotchi.

It was a special time of bonding and nurturing, frustration and ultimately personal growth as we realised that owning a Tamagotchi wasn’t just about cleaning up its poop every few hours (although that was vital).

First released in 1996 by Bandai, the Tamagotchi was a small keychain-sized digital pet that had to be hatched, raised and looked after by the user.

It was portable and relatively cheap which meant that almost anyone could go out, buy one and get completely hooked on keeping their little brat alive.

Tamagotchi’s had to be fed, entertained and cleaned up after.

Failure to do your duty with these tasks will almost always result in your virtual buddy getting sick and then potentially dying.

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