We’ve all killed a few minutes here and there playing Angry Birds on our phone. But do you remember kids carrying around a different time-killer before they all had smartphones? If you’re under 30 – or raised a kid during the 90s – you’ll remember the Tamagatchi, that egg-shaped time suck of a game that gave you a virtual pet that needed your constant attention to make sure it didn’t die. Get ready for a blast of nostalgia, because a Tamagatchi app was released to Google Play yesterday and is coming soon to iOS. The app makes you feed, heal and clean up after your pet, just like you did 15 years ago. But the app also gives the Tamagatchi some new games to play as well as a face-lift, bringing that pixeled, black-and-white monster to life in full color. Uh oh… I think my granddaughter just killed her creature. Time to see if Dr. Palmer can bring another one back from the dead.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 15, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).