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Ig Nobel Prize-winning Tamagotchi returns in yet another new form

“Not for nothing in 1997, the creators of the Tamagotchi were winners of the Ig Nobel Prize in Economics: Akihiro Yokoi, of the Wiz Company, of Chiba (Japan), and Aki Maita, of the Bandai Company (Tokyo), father and mother of the Tamagochi, “for turning millions of work hours into lost time taking care of virtual pets.”

So says Forbes Mexico, in a report with the headline and subheadline:

Retro mode: favorite virtual pet returns as gadget for the pandemic
The brand new version of the Tamagotchi virtual pet is in pre-sale and in addition to a camera it brings a variety of functionalities to interact.

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