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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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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
that sounds interesting and different. i love all the great things one can use a DS for. It really is interesting how they are marketing the DS for people of all ages! i too wonder about the camera!
Cadet Cadet 8 years
I wonder what other uses and games Nintendo will come up with to incorporate the camera. If any at all. Remember the Gameboy Color camera? Haha.
rockgirl10 rockgirl10 8 years
Wow that's really cool.
rachelface rachelface 8 years
Ashlyn, thanks for informing me. I was so confused why someone would want to make a knock off of that game. but i can totally understand why they would make a second.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 8 years
I just started playing Trauma Center for the DS! It's really cool! I think I'll pass on this one though. (The Brain Training game mentioned above is the sequel to Brain Age-- same game, but that's the Japanese name for it)
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
I just got a DS and while it is pretty cool, I don't think I need "face training".
leylh leylh 8 years
i want it lol it's so cool
rachelface rachelface 8 years
hmmm...that "brain training" game sounds a lot like a knock off of brain age to me. i can't imagin this game being too much fun. why not just look at yourself in the mirror? and also, i thought moving your face would CAUSE wrinkles. that's why people get smile lines and also why botox was invented, right?
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