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The Tamagotchi Hacking Community’s Quest to Cheat Death

To keep their digital pets alive just a little bit longer, Tamagotchi hackers get creative

Illustration: Simoul Alva

CChris Starling was eight years old when he started collecting Tamagotchi in the mid-2000s. All of his friends at school had Tamagotchi, and he would use the hacks he learned from an online community called Tama Talk to…




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