cyberpet


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cyberpet

(ˈsaɪbəˌpɛt)
n
(Computer Science) an electronic toy that simulates the activities of a pet, requiring the owner to feed, discipline, and entertain it
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It is the fourth year that the RSPCA has run the initiative, inspired by the Japanese craze for Tamagotchi cyberpet toys in 1998.
Love By Mail is the brainchild of Bandai, the company that dreamed up the Tamagotchi cyberpet.
WHAT could be more irritating than a cyberpet demanding constant care or a cartoon character which comes to life?
The UK's RSPCA has launched a Cyberpet web site, to demonstrate the importance of animal care, which can be visited at http://www.
FIRST there were the playground cyberpets - now computer giant Fujitsu gives you a cyberpet which lives in your PC.
And your adventure begins when a tiny cyberpet image is hatched on an egg- shaped, hand-held video screen.
MOPy Fish, created for Hewlett-Packard, is registered in the Guinness Book of Records 2001 as the most downloaded cyberpet with more than 16 million downloads.
uk Kids can click into the Animal Action pages and if you decide that you couldn't really cope with a real life animal, you can adopt a cyberpet.
But now meet the cyberpet - a far more realistic and sophisticated toy.
It enables game fans to download up to 50 top PC titles free, including classics such as Space Invaders, the platform romp Rat Attack, Virgin Interactive's footie fest Viva Football and the cute cyberpet game Creatures.
It starts life by hatching as a tiny Cyberpet image on the screen on an egg-shaped key ring.