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Author Topic: Interesting article on "nintendogs"  (Read 1761 times)

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Interesting article on "nintendogs"
« on: December 07, 2005, 07:18 PM »
http://www.laweekly..../01/pass-bearman.php

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Therein lies Nintendogs inexorable pull: It’s the first game powered by empathy. These things are much more convincing than the Tomogatchis, those rudimentary keychain creatures from the first virtual pet craze a decade ago. Nintendogs go a long way toward satisfying a sort of canine Turing test: If they look and act enough like dogs, then at a simple cognitive level, they’re a pretty good substitute.

[linked from boingboing]