From Mary’s giant crab friend McBiteypants to all of our little power-up pals in Castle Crashers to the many, many dogs of the Fallout series, we’ve spent a lot of time cavorting with digital critters. This week we ask ourselves how and why we get so emotionally invested in our virtual pets while trying not to think too hard about Pokemon.

Lucythia and McBiteypants
Lucythia and McBiteypants