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Conjecture Countdown: 8 days to go

Even with a diminished E3, there's no controlling the wave of rumors that hit the Internet every year before the show. Why fight it? From now until E3 hits, we'll be posting one piece of wild speculation every day. Some may be patently ridiculous, and others just might turn out to be true. Even...

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Brain Age 2 boxart is BLUUUUUUUUUE

We don't necessarily make a post about the box design for every new game, but we pretty much had to for Brain Age 2, for the following reasons: It's a huge game We are too weak to resist the obvious joke (see title) hahahaha bluuuuuuuue We don't know if it's possible to be as excited about...

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Toys R Us summer toys list contains up to one video game

Toys R Us has put out their list of the top 24 hottest toys for this summer, and, surprisingly, there is only one video game on the list-- and even that one's kind of a non-game, according to some people's definitions. Nintendo's brain-teasin' hit Brain Age represents the entirety of our hobby in...

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Japanese hardware sales, May 14 - May 20: Satisfactory edition

Having issues with performance? Can't seem to keep those sales numbers up? Disappointed in your ability to satisfy Japanese schoolchildren? It's okay, Mr. Miyamoto. It's not you, it's just ... you know ... they've seen it all before. They want something new. They need something big, and yours...

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Japanese hardware sales, May 14 - May 20: Satisfactory edition

Having issues with performance? Can't seem to keep those sales numbers up? Disappointed in your ability to satisfy Japanese schoolchildren? It's okay, Mr. Miyamoto. It's not you, it's just ... you know ... they've seen it all before. They want something new. They need something big, and yours just...

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My Word Coach lets you be like us (plus DS-to-Wii connectivity!) [update 1]

[Update: Fixed broken link.] Surely you've thought at some point, hunched over your keyboard because that damned essay is due tomorrow morning, that words could flow glibly and beautifully from your fingertips, as they do so often at Nintendo Wii Fanboy. All right, that was a little arrogant....

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More Brain Training coming to Europe, maybe US

The evil floating head of Dr. Kawashima returns! Gamasutra reports that More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, the sequel to Brain Age (known outside of the US as Brain Training), is coming to Europe this summer. The educational series has been a phenomenal success for...

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Brain Age works, it really really works!

And with a scientific headline such as that, who's to argue, amirite? But seriously, according to some Israeli scientists the brain-training exercises found in the game MindFit (very much like Brain Age), when compared against classic computer games such as Tetris, actually improve brain power more....

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Browser-based brain training, PSP still innovating

PlayStation forum member AZ92 is currently hosting a series of Flash-based browser demos (in Japanese) of Sega's Brain Trainer Portable. The Brain Trainer series, which shares obvious similarities to DS's Brain Age game (it's even supervised by Dr. Kawashima), is actually based on Sega Toys's...

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Kawashima ditches the DS for the PSP in Europe

Dr. Kawashima, the jovial floating head accompanying you on your travels through swift mathematics problems and furiously shouting "brew!" at your DS whilst playing Brain Age, has decided to float on over to the competition with Mind Quiz for the PSP in Europe. Ubisoft, the publisher behind Mind...

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