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This week's featured article
Petz is a fandom that covers the Petz computer games released by P.F. Magic between 1995 and 2002. The title "Petz" refers to the combination of two games, Dogz and Catz, which revolve around adopting puppies and kittens, feeding and playing with them, and other activities like training and breeding them. There are two spin-off games (Oddballz and Babiez) that are sometimes included within the Petz fandom depending on who is asked, as they are based on the same A.I.
Ubisoft aquired the Petz series in the 2000s. The community does not consider games released by Ubisoft after Petz 5 as a part of the fandom. Ubisoft produced a line of "petz" games only similar in title, however they are a completely different line of games. The community sometimes calls these Unbisoft games "Ubipetz."
The fandom is collectively known as the "Petz Community" or PC. Not all members of the Petz Community would describe their community as a fandom, however, and instead just prefer to refer to it as the Petz Community. Popular activities within the fandom include hexing (modding petz), breeding and showing, with fans also creating videos and artwork of petz.