~Tamagotchi News Links~
Below are many articles about Tamagotchi and relation to. Most of which are older. It's really interesting reading these articles, it gives you an idea of what it was like when Tamagotchi first came out, how hard it was to find even one for retail price and getting your hands on one was a difficult task. They depict the history of Tamagotchi in the news and what it was like during the height of the Tamagotchi craze. Each of the articles are linked with the title mentioned, writer, company, and date published, along with my comments on what's written.
While I am still looking for more to add to this page, if you have any articles or know of any that I don't have here and would like to send them to me or send me the URL, that would be appreciated, especially more current articles would be great (something I had great difficulty finding, even with Ocean and Forest Tama coming out soon). Please e-mail me if you can help bring more articles to this page, and if any are dead links I'd appreciate a note if you find any. Thanks and enjoy!
- Tamagotchi News Page
-Cheeky Wombat - 6/14/98
-Many different announcements and news articles of many Tamagotchi and Virtual Pets.
- Tamagotchi is BORN
-Gremlin Interactive. 12/10/97
-Short article with demo download of the Tamagotchi CD-ROM & images.
- Deconstructing Tamagotchi
-By Curt Feldman, GameSpot News, 10/22/97
-Not really about Tamagotchi, but very interesting, read it!
- Tamagotchi: Sink or Swim
-By Curt Feldman, videogames.com, 9/26/97
-Interesting article about a device that lets you bring Tamagotchi in water and be able to care for it!
-If anyone finds one of these I will buy it from you! I want it! :)
- Tamagotchi Is Unstoppable
-By Chris Johnston and Harley Jebens, GameSpot News, 9/16/97
-News on the craze and products associated with Tamagotchi.
- Tamagotchi Hits Home
-By Chris Johnston, videogames.com, 9/12/97
-Article with good pics of Nintendo 64 Tamagotchi
- Beanie Baby & Tamagotchi News page
-A New Pet Rock for the Digital Generation - from Newsweek
-A few articles, including Tamagotchi. The one I've listed talks about worries people have with Tamagotchi and how it effects younger kids.
- This is your brain on Tamagotchi
-San Francisco Examiner, Rob Morse, 5/27/97
-Very funny article, Iím sure it's not meant to be funny though. Just, the guy whom wrote it basically calls his wife childish and basically stupid for caring about Tamagotchi. They guy almost sounds jealous! Read it, it's great!
- The Telltale Tamagotchi
-The Netly News, By Mac McKean, 5/23/97
-An interesting point of view of someone who is very frustrated about not knowing what Tamagotchi is, so he makes a point to dislike it.
- VideoGameSpot's Special Report - In Search of Tamagotchi
-By Jer Horwitz, 5/97 (I believe)
-Excellent article! A must read! So very great. Depicts what it was like when Tamagotchi just came out and how hard it was to find it. The story of an adult that didn't even want one, but ended up spending lots of money on them, just because! Just follow the links at the bottom of the page, it's really a long article.
- Driver Saves Tamagotchi, Kills Human
-By Micheal Mullen, videogames.com, 4/9/98
-Interesting article about A 27-year-old woman in France, who killed a cyclist trying to care for her Tamagotchi.
- New York Times Tamagotchi / Virtual Pet Diary
-SAN FRANCISCO, By JOE HUTSKO, 3/3/97
-Very interesting, daily diaries. The above link is to another site that kept a text version of the several days worth. There is a link on the page to get to the real published articles, but you have to sign up and be a member to read the original version, my point; go with this! :)
- A Chicken in Every Pocket
-By Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post Foreign Service,1/25/97
-Information on the growing craze of Tamagotchi and what it was like to try and get one in them early days!
Last updated: September 30th, 1998
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