Bush trains his brain

Thursday 6 July 2006
Nintendo has treated President George W Bush to a special 60th birthday gift this week. A DS Lite and a copy of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day were waiting for the pres when he climbed out of bed on his anniversary morning, possibly in a world-saving effort by Nintendo to keep the planet's most powerful man as sharp up top as possible.

While you amuse yourself with other suitable titles for the man with the big red button (Advance Wars: Dual Strike, perhaps, or Age of Empires...), here's the fantastic birthday letter that Nintendo enclosed for Dubya in his gift package:

Dear President Bush

Happy Birthday!

Don't worry, turning 60 is an exciting milestone. As you know, you've joined millions of other baby boomers in an invigorating new decade of your life. And, like many boomers, you may be looking for ways to keep your mind sharp. That's where we come in.

Please accept our gift of a new Nintendo DS Lite system and a copy of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. You now join millions of people around the world who have fun challenging themselves with Brain Age. If you have never played a videogame before, don't worry. Brain Age is part of our new Touch Generations brand, which includes games that are easy for people of any age - regardless of their videogame experience - to pick up and start playing immediately.

It's obvious you don't have a lot of time to play games, which makes Brain Age such a great activity for you - just a few minutes a day with more than 15 daily training tests will help keep your mind sharp. Training tests include categories like maths, reading and memorisation. Try it for a few days and watch your score improve.

Brain Age also comes with more than 100 sudoku puzzles - these could make your next long flight on Air Force One a bit more fun! (Perhaps copies of Brain Age for journalists joining you on your next flight would be a nice distraction!)
Have fun exploring Brain Age with your Nintendo DS Lite and be sure to let us know your brain age!

Have a tremendous birthday!


Your friends at Nintendo

As the great man himself might say: "We're going to have the best educated American president in the world". Goodnight.