Nintendo has ordered another round of Dr. Kawashima's brain training tests for 3DS. Judging by the doctor's hellish new look, the next batch of mind benders are really going to mess with your head...
Is there anything more disgusting than the casual gamer? We checked the internet, and can definitively say that no, there is no baser creature in existence. Not even these guys. While hating on shooters or RPGs is sure to be divisive, we can all unite in our hatred of casual games. What better way to bring the Week of Hate to a close? Got beef with casual games, or with our lovely video?
There are two editorial gold mines in the videogame-list business. The first is box art, because laughing at other people’s hard work gone awry is fantastically easy. Right behind those myriad articles about game packaging are lists devoted to poking fun at their very names – and we’re not afraid to go back to the well for another bit of fun.
“We’re in the era of casual games, and it’s time to say ‘this is for the hardcore gamer’,” says Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid 4. “So it’s really, really important [MSG4] succeeds.” Has he got a point? With budgets spiraling (a decent next-gen title costs anywhere from $20-40 million) companies are becoming more risk-averse, keener on pumping out sure things than trying out new
11 Jan, 2008 Brain training is big business. Since Dr Kawashima popularised the concept amongst the masses with Brain Age/Brain Training for Nintendo DS, we've been overwhelmed with games dedicated to head-sponge workouts. But do brain training games actually work? Of course, we're not smart enough to answer that question, so we were pleased to find that it's a topic covered in the January issue of New Scientist magazine. The feature contains plenty of neuroscientist debate on the matter and
Its a testament to Kawashimas original lobe-enlarging regime that we remember it so vividly, allowing us to realise that More Brain Training is fundamentally the same. The irritating voice recognition colour game has been replaced with an irritating shape recognition paper/scissor/stone game. Sudoku returns, with over 100 puzzles of different difficulties, and so good is it - well organised, slick controls, easy navigation - that the title almost feels more like a Sudoku game with tacked on
Talk about your deceptive advertising: we've been thinking that publisher Nintendo's upcoming IQ sharpener Brain Age 2 was going to make our skull-dwelling thinksponge sharper and more agile, like its math-and-logic-filled predecessor did. But Nintendo biggy-wig Reggie Fils-Aime just told us that the game's take on the classic three-sided power stuggle, Rock, Paper, Scissors, "will melt your brain." Melt our brains? Is that really a good