Be your own Tamagotchi

The Human Player turns the tables, sort of

Gearfuse

As the Tamagotchi enters its teens , manufacturer Bandai seems to have finally realized that it needs to figure out the next step in its virtual life strategy. And it's decided to takes its concept to the people--literally.

Enter the "Human Player." Rather than focus on the creation and sustenance of make-believe pets, the Human Player's goal is to create an "on-screen mini-you" by administering a 50-question test that yields 22 personality traits, according to Gearfuse.

You can then interact with other virtual souls, going so far as to venture into other people's digital realms through the player's infrared beam. (Haven't these guys heard of Second Life? Or, for that matter, real life?) We have no idea what they're saying in the weird YouTube clip below, but it somehow seems perfect for this sad product.

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