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Tashiten: training to the power of ten

Nintendo's new math game will teach you to recognize ten in its natural habitat. Tashiten: Tashite 10 Ni Suru Monogatari is all about adding and subtracting to make onscreen numbers add up to 10. That sounds really limiting, but the screenshots show at least five different games, all based on making...

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Genius DS wants to train your brain

With all this brain training going on, one wonders just how long before DS aficionados start racking up the patents and the Nobel Prizes. Maybe we're just not quite there yet. We need to train further. Well, don't despair, future genius inventors, there's yet another edutainment title on the...

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In defense of the "PlayStation generation"

Jack Thompson isn't the only one worried about the deleterious effects of video games on our youth. U.S. Department of Homeland Security executive Jay Cohen recently told PC World magazine about an "[education] crisis in this country" caused by a "PlayStation generation" that wants quick thrills and...

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Brain training on your internet browser

Did you know that the Nintendo DS isn't the only system that can train your brain? In Japan, Sega created their own mildly-successful edutainment games that required you to do math at the speed of light. AZ92 from the PlayStation forums is hosting a few Flash demos of the game, formatted for the...

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Arithmetic trainer for the mathematically challenged

Japanese folk, both young and old, who lack the foundations of a healthy mathematics knowledge may partake in rigorous exercises allowing one to confront their demons (with impeccable Algebra skills) and, ultimately defeat them with math skills of their own. It's a war where the sevens eat nines...

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