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2:45 PM on 04.09.2013

Brain Age: Concentration Training makes you feel dumb

The latest entry in Nintendo's line of brain training software, Brain Age: Concentration Training, released to practically no fanfare whatsoever back on February 10. I think it's safe to say that the "brain age" craze has lo...

Tony Ponce


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5:45 PM on 02.18.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Word Dynamo

Are you ready to flex your brains and have some fun?! That's right, the weekly Monday Mind Teasers are back! It's been so long since I've visited the always-helpful online Dictionary site that I don't even know how long they'...

Tom Fronczak

9:00 AM on 07.23.2012

We now have some more info on 3DS Digital Download Cards

[Update: As it turns out, the cards are discounted, if only slightly. Hopefully this will make it other regions.] It appears as if the dawn of full downloadable Nintendo games is upon us, as Japan has just started selling 3DS...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 02.22.2012

New Brain Training 3DS game in development

Oh, Brain Age. I almost forgot all about you. Probably because my long term memory has got to sh*t since I stopped playing Brain Age. But according to this morning's Nintendo Direct session with Satoru Iwata, it'll soon be ti...

Holly Green

3:15 PM on 08.12.2011

Ubisoft announces Puzzler Mind Gym 3D for 3DS

I see the word 'gym and think of working out, moving, and sweating, and then I slowly back away. But Puzzler Mind Gym 3D may be right up my alley as it has nothing to do with fitness. This upcoming 3DS release is a daily prog...

Dale North



I pretended to be a clock in Body and Brain Connection photo
I pretended to be a clock in Body and Brain Connection
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Think Brain Age made for the Kinect when looking at Body and Brain Connection for the Xbox. It's a fair comparison seeing as how Dr. Kawashima is behind this title. The game involves you using both your mind and body in order to perform the necessary actions that come up on the screen.

I checked out the mini-game where your arms represent the arms to an analog clock and you have to move your arms around in order to match the digital time that gets displayed. It sounds stupid, but I actually had fun with it. All of the games have some sort of mental puzzle you need to solve by answering with your body.

There are over 20 exercises for up to four-players and will be out next week on February 8.

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10:00 AM on 11.29.2010

Kawashima confirms new Brain Training game

On a slow news day like this, the confirmation of a new Brain Training game becomes the biggest news story of the day. Think of that.  Anyway, Dr. Kawashima has indeed confirmed that a new Brain Training game is on the w...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 09.16.2010

Namco announces Body and Brain Connection for Kinect

We got word of a new Kinect title aimed at powering up your noggin from Namco last week, with the famous Dr. Ryuta Kawashima on board, who is behind Nintendo's famous Brain Training series. Today, Namco spilled the rest of th...

Colette Bennett

4:20 PM on 09.08.2010

Kinect brain training (with Pac-Man!) headed to Xbox 360

Namco Bandai is hoping to sharpen your mind with Kinect, while also bringing an old pal to Microsoft's console using the motion control device.In advance of next week's Tokyo Game Show, Namco Bandai has revealed a new brain ...

Nick Chester

11:30 PM on 01.18.2010

Monday Brainssss Teasers: zOMGies

This week's Monday Mind Teasers game is a lot like the last one . . . except with zombies. Okay, so not really. Instead of a sidescroller where you constantly dodge different shaped obstacles, you're challenged to outrun a ne...

Tom Fronczak

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