Watch Us Play the First DS Game on Wii U Virtual Console

One of the coolest features of the Wii U gamepad is that allows for the possibility of playing DS games that require a touch screen. So now that Nintendo has released its first virtual console DS game, Brain Age, let’s see how it all works out. » 6/06/14 6:00am 6/06/14 6:00am

Here's a Look at the 3DS' Devilish New Take on Brain Age

When first mentioned back in February, Nintendo was said to be working on Oni Tore, or "Demon Training"—a quiz that tested the ability to work on problems from memory. During the Nintendo Direct showcase on Friday, the company offered a look at one of its minigames in action, Oni Keisan, or "Demon Calculation." » 6/23/12 5:00pm 6/23/12 5:00pm

I Buy My Mom Video Games Every Mother's Day. It Helped Heal Her.

Mother's Day is this weekend, and so the commercials for flowers and jewelry and Hallmark cards are incessant and overwhelming. But this year, for a gift, I did exactly what I did last May: I went to Amazon and I ordered my mom a new video game. » 5/11/12 1:00pm 5/11/12 1:00pm

Brain Age Doctor Is More Than Happy To Drink Your Radiation Milk

In Japan, trace amounts of radiation are being found in vegetables and milk. People are obviously concerned, but fret not, because the guy from Brain Age is here to relax all fears. » 3/22/11 5:00am 3/22/11 5:00am

Brain Age To Outsmart The 3DS?

Just because Nintendo's Brain Age took Japan by storm in 2006, that doesn't mean it can't do it again. Neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima spills the beans that a new Brain Age is in development. » 11/29/10 6:00am 11/29/10 6:00am

The Red DSi XL Is Official

After images of the snappy red DSi XL popped up on a U.S. retail site, it seemed like the handheld would be coming to the States. Today, Nintendo made it official. » 10/21/10 10:00am 10/21/10 10:00am

Yes, Kinect Is Getting A Brain Training Game

In 2005, Nintendo published Nintendo DS game "Brain Age" in Japan, a title that claimed it could train players' brains. In 2010, Microsoft's Kinect is getting its own brain game. » 9/08/10 4:00am 9/08/10 4:00am

When Cheating Makes Brain Age Fun

Brain Age isn't the most enjoyable of DS games played straight. Playing it through an emulator that lets you substitute answers for stupid doodles sure fixes that. » 7/10/10 1:30am 7/10/10 1:30am

Scottish Prisoners May Get DSes For Brain Training

The Sunday Times reports of a plan by the Scottish prison system to raise "literacy" and "numeracy" skills among its prison population by giving the inmates access to Nintendo DS systems. » 1/25/10 3:00pm 1/25/10 3:00pm

Nintendo: Not Everyone Has Played Brain Age

With the gajillion titles of Brain Age and its sequel Nintendo has sold, you'd think pretty much everyone has played the game. You're wrong. » 4/17/09 3:00am 4/17/09 3:00am

DSiWare Brain Age Makes Beautiful Woman Laugh Maniacally

Actress Miho Kanno appears in the DSiWare Brain Age ads. She's asked to make a face like she's seen something that she shouldn't have seen. She does and lets out a frightening laugh. » 4/03/09 1:00am 4/03/09 1:00am

Osaka Schools Passing Out DSs

Reports say that about 10 middle and elementary schools in Osaka will start handing out Nintendo DS consoles to students next January. Nintendo's plan to control the world: 80% complete. » 3/12/09 8:20pm 3/12/09 8:20pm

Brain Age Does Not Work Say French Researchers

Just as researchers in Scotland say Brain Age works, researchers in France say it doesn't. According to data from University of Rennes, Brittany, Brain Age failed to show any significant jump in memory. » 1/26/09 4:00am 1/26/09 4:00am

Brain Age Works, Says Science

Researchers in Scotland have tested the effects of Brain Age » 9/25/08 8:00pm 9/25/08 8:00pm on schoolchildren. The results? Good! The organization Learning and Teaching Scotland tested daily usage of — known there as — on some 600 students at 32 schools throughout the country, tasking them with 20 minutes of (non-)gameplay prior to standard…