Highlight — Nintendogs is a virtual-pet game for the Nintendo DS, along the lines of the Tamagotchi:
You’ll have to check in on your puppy every day, making sure it gets food, water and exercise.
If you forget to do this, you might turn the game on to find a dirty, flea-ridden, hungry, sullen dog waiting for you. Or not: Severely neglected pooches can run away. If you know you’re going to be away for a while, the dog can be checked into a puppy hotel where it will be fed and cared for in your absence.