Toy Dog You Control With Your Nintendo DS

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  1. SamAsh07
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    Kids love video games, and kids love dogs, so Sega Toys and Activision Publishing have combined the two in Wappy Dog, a virtual pet game for the Nintendo DS that's a little less virtual, thanks to the bundled dog robot.

    Teach your kids how to raise their own puppy without worrying about silly things like dead puppies all over the place, thanks to Wappy Dog, the robotic puppy with the adorably stupid name. Kids will feed, care for, and play with this cold, lifeless creature, its artificial personality slowly developing over time depending on how it's treated.

    Wappy can communicate with children via the Nintendo DS, its barks translated on the fly. Does he want to play? Do he want to sing and dance for you, like some kind of clown? Is he hungry for human flesh? Wappy Dog will let you know.

    "We were excited about Wappy Dog from the moment we saw it," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "This one-of-a-kind toy and video game combines a strong emotional bond and exciting virtual experience with the interaction of a physical pet. Wappy Dog is a truly innovative next generation toy and video game that gives kids an instant companion."

    It's actually a rather brilliant idea, like R.O.B. the robot from the early NES days, only a great deal cuter. Look for him under my Christmas tree this holiday season.[/p]

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  2. machomuu

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    Looks like Nintendo's trying to beat Kinectimals by using real (mechanical) animals.
     
  3. ShawnTRods

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    Exciting for little kids. Thats about it.
    Good to see some new ideas for the DS though [​IMG]!
     
  4. tagzard

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    I kept pressing 9 and i got scarred.
     
  5. Narayan

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    i want a cat. wait i already have it.
     
  6. Paarish

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    I'm surprised something like this this wasn't thought of earlier
     
  7. Recorderdude

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    What sicko considers dead puppies all over the place SILLY?!

    Man, this looks cool, but that's a weird way to advertise.
     
  8. KingVamp

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    Even tho it aim to kids, I find it quite sad... It may have just be the advertisement...
     
  9. SamAsh07
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    Its good news for kids really, atleast they wont bother parents to actually get them a real dog [​IMG]
     
  10. Forstride

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    "Kids love dogs..."

    Yeah, REAL dogs. I never understood the whole electronic pet craze. I can see it being good for kids who aren't allowed to have pets, but most kids usually can.
     
  11. ars25

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    i want one i want one i want one want one i want one i want one i want one
     
  12. cosmiccow

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    Needs more fur.
     
  13. _Chaz_

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    I'm scared shitless.
     
  14. Nollog

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    How didn't I see this coming?
     
  15. Foxi4

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    I'm just wondering...

    So, Wappy's "soul" is being uploaded onto the cart... and you take him with you... leaving the lifeless, soulless husk behind you?

    Fun!
     
  16. PeregrinFig

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    I'm pretty sure this isn't an actual advertisement. They also refer to it as a "cold, lifeless creature", which an ad targeted at children would never do. If anything they'd say something more along the lines of "It's like he's really alive!".
     
  17. Heran Bago

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    WappyDog? A dog with Wap-like qualities? Just wow.
     
  18. Wombo Combo

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    36 seconds into the video

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  19. jerome27

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    So many lines in this commercial ready to become instant memes. The whole thing is unintentionally hilarious.

    "Kids love video games"

    "I think he's great!"

    "Do you want some cake?"

    "He doesn't like it when you pull his tail."

    "Good job Wappy!"

    "Play with the physical dog!"

    "I always wanted a dog, and now I have you Wappy."

    "You're my faaaavorite dog, Wappy."
     
  20. shakirmoledina

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    i would have liked a toy which doesnt need the ds to do all these things but my voice. How does it communicate? wifi?
    if wifi, u could use a router and connect to it in another country and control it remotely cuz thats how batman controlled the batmobile but i think he used 3G