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Trend: Nintendo DS Serves As A Life Coach

My sources (as in Wired's Japanese School Girl Watch ) have alerted me to an exciting trend from our our geeky gal pals in Japan.

Apparently, some young women have ditched traditional DS games Super Mario and even non-traditional DS drinking guides for games like Female Power Emergency Up! DS, which promises to "Change your destiny in three months!" by measuring skills in love, fashion, beauty, diet, and fortune-telling.

Even more touchy-feely is Mainichi Kokorobics DS Therapy, which offers sessions with a digital psychiatrist. Need help with your waistline instead of your subconscious? There's always Yoga Anywhere, which is like having a personal trainer and tips on daily workouts in your pockets. I am going to stick with using my Blackberry to watch FitSugar's workout videos, but I think I could use a digital psychiatrist.

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Pavitra Pavitra 9 years
Digital therapist? Save your money, talk to Eliza. http://www-ai.ijs.si/eliza/eliza.html
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
*sigh* i was so born in the wrong country.
smarler smarler 9 years
I don't think I'd trust a digital therapist all that much. But maybe the Yoga instructor.
beamer1 beamer1 9 years
i might have to put aside cooking mama just to try this out
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Nintendo is brilliant for making all these "games".
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