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Nintendo DS Now With Camera and 'Face Training'

Nintendo DS Now With Camera and 'Face Training'


The Nintendo DS has been making a lot of news this past month. First, Japanese game maker Konami, who also happens to be the maker of the ever popular Dance Dance Revolution game, announced a new skin software program that turns your DS into a beauty guide, next Nintendo announced actress Nicole Kidman as the new face of their "More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?" game, and lastly, the love of all things DS was celebrated in the form of a delicious Jello DS Lite Cake. So what's next?

Apparently, the company has moved on from training our brains to training our faces with the release of Otona No DS Kao Training, or Face Training, a set up which includes a camera that plugs into the Game Boy Advance slot on the Nintendo DS and records your face as you play the game. According to Wired, the idea is what the Japanese call "facening," or facial exercises. They hope that by doing certain facial exercises, you can make your skin more elastic and in turn have a prettier face. Sure, there's absolutely no scientific proof, but it sure is entertaining. (The woman in the picture at right seems to be stretching her cheeks in order to make them more flushed.)

Face Training ships on August 2 for 4800 yen or about $38.97 USD.

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