Sep 30, 2009 10:10 AM
You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything.
Eek. We're not just calling these things out because the Tamagotchi fad dried up years ago, after never being actually cool in the first place - oh no. We wish that were all it was. But these Cube World interactive blinkenboxes (about $20 each, depending) have one doozy of a mean streak. See, first off, if you tip one of the cubes over, the poor little stick man living inside will experience a sudden alteration of gravity and plummet to the new "ground". Hilarious, we're sure. But that's not all: connect multiple cubes and the stick people will
interact with torture each other. They'll destroy each other's belongings and beat each other with sticks. Over and over and over again. Do not buy these for your children unless you want to raise little sociopaths. And if your new boss keeps a row of them on his desk? Ask for a transfer to Tokyo, so you can cry at the feet of the people responsible for the whole original Tamagotchi thing in the first place.