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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 T...

June 13th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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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...

May 26th 2007 at 12:20am 0 Comments
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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...

May 26th 2007 at 12:20am 0 Comments
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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 Nintend...

May 16th 2007 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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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....

March 19th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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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 Nouryo...

January 17th 2007 at 2:25am 0 Comments
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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 Qui...

October 4th 2006 at 11:55am 0 Comments
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The DS's beloved mascot is moving on. The ever-jovial Dr. Kawashima is taking his "brain age" circus and heading for greener pastures, hoping to score big-time on the ungrazed PSP platform.As Brain Trainer, the title has been burning up the sales charts in Japan, and now Ubisoft will deploy Sega's n...

October 3rd 2006 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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They've sold Brain Age in Japan by the millions, used it to demonstrate disruptive market strategies (in multiple keynotes), and now the folks at Nintendo have dropped their brain-sharpening baby into the hands of Walter S. Mossberg.Mossberg, the powerful Wall Street Journal tech writer, has wielded...

March 25th 2006 at 10:32am 0 Comments