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7:40 PM on 06.09.2009

Enjoy Dr. Kawashima laughing at you on the iPhone

For only $5.99, you too can now relive those early days of the Nintendo DS by sitting with Dr. Kawashima and playing Brain Age -- or as those Europeans call it, Brain Exercises with Dr. Kawashima. Bandai Namco is the one rele...

8BitBrian

10:40 AM on 01.26.2009

DS brain training games equal 'charlatanism' according to researcher

People will buy anything if they feel it can help them improve with minimal effort, it's simply part of human nature to want the most results from the least amount of work. Thus it is that Brain Training for the Nintendo DS i...

Jim Sterling

12:01 PM on 09.25.2008

Study finds Brain Age improves math perfomance in children by 50%

A recently released study by Learning and Teaching Scotland suggests that children who use Brain Age have better performance in math classes. In addition, kids who use the games were found to have improved concentration and b...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:38 PM on 08.15.2008

Play Brain Training a lot? You're still stupid, kid!

The Washington Post has a very interesting article questioning the validity of various games' claims that they can enhance your mental ability. People are suckers for quick and easy ways to self-improve without putting in any...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 01.31.2008

Brain Training's Dr. Kawashima gives his royalties to research

While Dr. Kawashima's Nintendo DS Brain Training titles set out to fix our heads, you'd have to wonder if something is wrong with his. It seems that he hasn't bothered to take any of the 22 million dollars in royalties that h...

Dale North

11:38 AM on 01.22.2008

New Japanese Wii game to teach common sense

Recently, Nintendo games have been training our brains, eyesight, and more, but they haven't done much for our common sense. Enter the new Wii title Minna no Joushiki Ryoku Terebi, which roughly translates to Everyone's Commo...

Dale North

5:57 PM on 01.03.2008

Captain Obvious: Brain Training DS does not improve cognition

I doubt the scores of wailing Japanese that buy these games and their hundreds of knock-offs will care one whit about this news, but science doesn't lie. Despite celebrity endorsements suggesting otherwise, theyre is no hard ...

Colette Bennett

11:02 AM on 12.12.2007

Cure your migrane with videogames?

Hmm, I don't know. Most videogames I play these days give me a headache.Dr. Deborah Stokes recommends a brain-controlled videogame to relieve migraines, and she says that 70 percent of her patients treated with this method ha...

Dale North

8:13 AM on 09.27.2007

Get your hair done did, play Brain Age 2: Nintendo announces Brain Age events

OK, already -- we get it: non-traditional gamers love playing Nintendo games. But just in case they've missed some nook or cranny in the United States, Nintendo are taking their show on the road, in the form of a Brain Age 2:...

Nick Chester

11:40 AM on 09.19.2007

The Great Retro Quiz! .02: The Virtual Console (SNES)

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz! You can’t see me right now, but I am dressed like a game show host and have a very pretty lady standing next to me gesturing...

Chad Concelmo

6:17 PM on 09.12.2007

The Great Retro Quiz! .01: The Virtual Console (NES)

How well do you really know your retro games? Sure, you may know that Mario needs to collect 100 coins for a 1UP and Link wields the Master Sword, but sometimes even the most basic of game-related trivia que...

Chad Concelmo





7:56 PM on 06.28.2007

YTMND Thursday: The worst edition yet!

So this week has been pretty much a slow week on YTMND land. I tried to find some good ones but these were the best I could get. Don't get me wrong, they may get a chuckle out of you. For the most part though, nothing awe...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:26 AM on 06.26.2007

Nicole Kidman FAILS at Brain Training in this new ad

What a shocker. A celebrity has a Nintendo DS in her hands ... and is playing Brain Training! Wow, only Brain Age or Nintendogs could ramp up the cliche' levels. Tom Cruise's former snatch of the month, Nicole Kidman,...

Jim Sterling