Author Topic: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?  (Read 218 times)

oldgamerz

Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:13:05 am »
I remember growing up in the nineties and just about everyone I encountered at school was into and had a Giga Pet also known as a Virtual pet. I was not into them nor did I ever understand them, so I never asked my parents to buy me one.

So what are some of your thoughts on the Giga Pet Fad, I have a good memory and can remember such things as devices we no longer use like Giga pets and Pagers. :)

and while were at it can you tell me what modern console or handheld replaced the Giga Pet. I only remembered how popular that they were not how they were replaced. assuming that they were replaced
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badATchaos

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 06:23:58 am »
You can still get your Tamagotchi on. They still make them.

kashell

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 08:05:34 am »
I had two Tamogotchi's and one Giga Pet.

Good times.
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98dgreen

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 08:37:05 am »
I vaguely remember the commercials

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 10:20:42 am »
I sure do. I was in fourth grade at the time and a friend of mine was the first person I knew to have a Tamagotchi. He spent the night one evening and spent 90% of the evening playing with it, feeding it and just checking up on it. I should have been annoyed, but in reality I was super jealous. I eventually got one probably about a month or two later, got it to its final form, was really happy about it, and then lost interest once I figured nothing else would happen and it died like a week later. Around that time I actually found one at a Burger King that someone had lost and kept that one too. It was a fun little footnote in my childhood, that's for sure.

Warmsignal

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 11:08:29 am »
I think I might of had one at some point. It was something that seemed cool, but didn't hold my attention long.

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 11:20:34 am »
I think one of my sisters and my mother had tamogotchi's


azure

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 11:57:40 am »
Heck yeah, I still have my orignial Digivice. Let it be known I took damn good care of my WarGreymon too.
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stealthrush

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 12:19:03 pm »
Absolutely do. At school my friend and I owned Giga Pets (instead of Tamagotchi, since for some reason we've came to the conclusion they're for girls) and it wasn't long until I had a Digital Monster (Digimon) pet. I would bring it too school and versus our monsters during recess. The concept of evolving and battling my pet was awesome at the time (still have mine today). I also did have 1 blue pager that wasn't activated. Around that time flip-up texting devices were getting popular, I always wanted one. 



Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 12:53:44 pm »
I remember it, but it was past my time. I was well into high school by then, so it passed my attention. That's when my focus was mostly on girls, parties, and weed.
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turf

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Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 01:19:15 pm »
I remember it, but it was past my time. I was well into high school by then, so it passed my attention. That's when my focus was mostly on girls, parties, and weed.
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desocietas

Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 01:55:35 pm »
I definitely had one but surprisingly didn't feel too old to have one. I thought they were around when I was like 11 but it looks like they were around when I was 15+  :-[

They were fun, and they have mobile apps now that basically mimic the same gameplay but with nice graphics.

Looks like 20th anniversary Digital Monsters devices were released this year: http://www.siliconera.com/2017/01/06/digimon-celebrates-20th-upgraded-version-original-digital-monster-device/
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Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 05:02:48 pm »
I was thinking they should make a modern virtual pet game with Pokemon. :)  Like a new take on the old idea but with a bigger screen or maybe make it a 3DS game where you raise and care for pokemon.  Of course it would be more powerful and have more features.  Like your pet Onix will get food poisoning from eating 2 day old Chipotle out of the trash and you'll have to take it to nurse joy who will then charge you co payments and vet bills for everything from the johnny that Onix has to wear to the lime flavored loli pop they give him upon his exit. Than you slip into crippling depression after you have to foreclose on your house because with the vet bills, mortgage and car insurance it all became too much to handle on a 9-5 job at SEARS.   Could call it "the real life of a Pokemon Trainer".   
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Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 09:07:05 pm »
They had that virtual pet for DS awhile back didn't they? That sold well I think, and the kinect had some project going once, they cancelled it. Thought it looked quite nice tbh.


Re: Does Anyone Remember The Giga Pet / Virtual Pet Fad?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 09:07:42 pm »
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