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Dual colored DS Lite coming in August

By Spencer . August 7, 2007 . 10:04am

Nintendo has a Brain Age 2 bundle (game + DS Lite) scheduled to come out on August 21 for $149.99. The price is not a discount; it’s the same as if you bought a DS Lite and the game separately. However, the bundle packs in a DS Lite that is only for North America. Here […]

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Solving Jigsaw Puzzles with the Wii

By Spencer . June 15, 2007 . 9:40am

Hudson has been developing Jigsaw Puzzle: Kyou no Wanko for the Nintendo Wii and it is ready to come out next month. To play the game you press the A button to grab a hold of a puzzle piece than drag it into place and the B button is used to rotate the piece. So […]

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Brain Age sequel heading to North America?

By Spencer . May 21, 2007 . 6:19am

After the success of Brain Age in Japan, Nintendo quickly released a sequel in just half a year. Nintendo recently announced Europe will be getting the sequel, More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain, on June 29. What about North America? Details are hazy and Nintendo hasn’t released any official information. […]

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Just what is Nintendo’s “Medicara”?

By Spencer . May 18, 2007 . 12:36pm

One of the more unique titles in Nintendo’s Touch Generations series id Miru Chikara o Jissen de Kitaeru: DS Ganryoku Training, renamed Medicara for a supposed US/EU release. It comes out on May 30 in Japan and Medicara is a collection of reaction and observation tests. Here is a quick look at what you do […]

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Nintendo giving Picross a second chance in the US

By Spencer . May 15, 2007 . 5:39pm

If you never heard of Picross before, it’s sort of like minesweeper where players uncover hidden spots to draw a picture. Nintendo gave the Picross series a chance when they released Mario’s Picross for the Game Boy, but after it no other PIcross titles came to North America. Earlier this year Nintendo released Picross DS […]

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Inside Nintendo’s Magic Taizen

By Spencer . May 15, 2007 . 3:42pm

  One of the more interesting Touch Generation titles Nintendo released in Japan is Magic Taizen, a collection of magic tricks for the DS. Unlike other DS titles it comes in a large Electroplankton sized box and it’s bundled with a deck of playing cards. Before Nintendo made it big in the video game business […]

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Ubisoft to teach DS owners French and Spanish?

By Spencer . May 15, 2007 . 10:16am

It looks like Ubisoft might be developing language training software for the Nintendo DS. Listings for My Spanish Coach and My French Coach appeared on GameFly for the Nintendo DS. Nintendo made a pretty penny with English Training and if Ubisoft can team up with a University or High School their “coach” games could be […]

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DS Style priced and dated

By Spencer . May 8, 2007 . 9:05am

  Square-Enix announced the first five titles in their DS Style series will be released on July 5th. The three World Walking travel guides for France, Italy and Thailand will be sold for 2,940 yen ($24) a piece. The other two titles in initial five, Why Not Listen to Classical Music on the DS and […]

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Mini games in Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

By Spencer . April 30, 2007 . 10:50pm

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write about Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree because the game flow is pretty easy to grasp. You guide a Mii through a series of rapid fire logic puzzles and general knowledge questions. Instead of writing an essay about whether this was good or bad game design here […]

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Watch: Big Brain Academy Wii Degree footage

By Spencer . April 27, 2007 . 2:31pm

Packaged in with Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings was a copy of Wii de Yawaraka Atama Juku (Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree). Instead of tapping the screen with the stylus in the DS game you use the Wii remote to point at the screen. Some quick impressions of the single player game so far:   […]

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Nintendo’s next “training” title: DS Power of Observation Training

By Spencer . April 11, 2007 . 12:49pm

First Nintendo had the DS exercise people’s brains through Brain Age, then it taught users English in English Training DS and the latest training software tests how fast your eyes are. In DS Power of Observation Training players have to follow a box containing a green circle swap places with two other boxes and quickly […]

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Square-Enix’s DS software for the Touch Generations crowd

By Spencer . April 6, 2007 . 8:44am

After Nintendo’s success with the Touch Generations series more companies are developing software, not games, for the Nintendo DS. Square-Enix is the latest company to try this approach and they have a new “DS Style” brand to promote these games. There are ten titles currently in development:   Why Not Listen to Classical Music on […]

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Nintendo using Touch Generations branding on the Wii too

By Spencer . March 6, 2007 . 11:40am

Packaged in my copy of Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn was a small brochure for Touch Generations titles on the Wii. The Touch Generations brand has been used by Nintendo to select games that gamers and non gamers can enjoy. In Japan the Brain Training (Brain Age), Picross DS and English Training titles have been […]

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Your grandparents want a DS as a holiday gift too

By Spencer . December 12, 2006 . 4:51pm

A study conducted by Harris Interactive found that 27% of grandparents and 34% of baby boomers would like to receive a portable video game system this year. There are no numbers compare to, but it is likely that Brain Age is part of this effect. Nintendo has been heavily promoting the game outside of video […]

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Common Sense Training, a hit in Japan

By Spencer . November 3, 2006 . 1:49pm

Was last week a slow week in Japan or does Nintendo have another hit with Adult’s Common Sense Training DS? Nintendo’s newest Touch Generations title racked up 189,700 units in sales in its first week on the market. Tales of the Tempest, which also launched on the same day only sold 88,137 copies. The premise […]

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