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Eidos goes on a Brain Voyage

The brain training bandwagon has gotten increasingly crowded over the last year, with everyone and their brother seemingly thinking it's their duty to churn out interactive tools to help the cerebrally infirm. The latest company to climb on board is Eidos with Brain Voyage, a new "stylish and...

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News recycling: Brain Age doesn't like your accent

Bringing an old story back to the forefront with a new angle, BBC show Watchdog reports that Michelle Livesey of Manchester can't get Brain Training (Brain Age in the States) to recognize her saying "yellow" -- she's apparently not saying it "posh" enough. Although Watchdog added a new dimension...

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Brain Training creator refuses millions in royalties

The Brain Training series of DS games has been incredibly profitable all across the globe, with 17 million titles sold worldwide. But Dr. Kawashima -- the floating head mascot and brilliant mind behind the series -- doesn't care about the money. In fact, he has refused to take any royalties from...

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Doctor argues benefits of Brain Training, probably has a brain age of 63

Nicole Kidman's endorsement of Nintendo's software for the DS has one doctor in particular crying "humbug." Dr. Jason Braithwaite, a cognitive neuroscientist (maybe after playing enough Brain Age, we'll figure out what that is exactly), seems to be of the mind that using the non-game exhibits "no...

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A year of Promotional Consideration

Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out. The titling of this post is a bit of a misnomer, as we didn't start this column until early July, so it's more of a "half-year of" piece. No, you...

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Majesco hops on 'brain training' bandwagon

If there's one thing we need more of, it's brain training games. Thankfully this holiday season Majesco will fill this niche void with Left Brain Right Brain for the Nintendo DS, a platform that seems like such a natural fit for this sort of game that it's simply amazing someone didn't think of it...

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Promotional Consideration: Underground Brain Training

Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out. Those of you lucky enough to live in a city with a rapid transit system have likely seen at least one ad for a handheld game during your commutes. After...

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My Word Coach features hybrid Boggle/Tetris game

These screens of My Word Coach highlight one new minigame found in the collection: understanding the French language. Okay, two new minigames-- there's also a game in which you click on falling letter-emblazoned blocks to spell out a list of words. It's Wordtris with a prescribed word list,...

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New Sega title hurts our brains

Want proof that the new Sega brain training game really works? Here's the title: ?????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????. According to insert credit, that roughly translates to Kyouto University's Professor Atsuji Tetsuji Foundation's Japanese...

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Today's most beautiful video: Face Training

Ever since we heard about it, we've been waiting to see Face Training in action. The DS muscle control game program just launched in Japan, and three commercials show it off. We're amazed. A camera connects to the GBA slot, and the DS perches on a stand, pointing the lens at the player user. Face...

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