Remember those irritating little egg shaped things that everyone had when you were 14? Well, guess what? They're still around!
I was looking for a tamagotchi-like application for my new Sidekick and discovered that the old school tamagotchis were still around. I convinced the hot programmer boyfriend to drive me to Target so I could have something to entertain myself with while he attacked the people at the Verizon store. Lo and behold- I picked one out (a green and purple one) and bought it.
Oh the shame.
I really don't know which is worse- the fact that I bought one in the first place, or that I actually enjoy it. The detail in the game has changed significantly- you are in charge of raising generation after generation of Tamagotchis, guiding their career paths, helping them earn money and perhapes even earning status with the King of Tamaland (seriously).
You even get an online code for tamaland.com, and you can play games, earn money, and meet computer run tamagotchi characters to help further your own tamagotchi's purpose.
Sounds a bit lame, I know... but it works. Cheap entertainment is always a good thing.