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Driver's Education Comes to the Nintendo DS Portable Gaming Device

Would You Want to Learn How to Drive on Your Nintendo DS?

I'm not one to underestimate the power of a Nintendo DS Lite, but to use one to teach you how to drive — you've got to be kidding me! DreamCatcher Games and JoWooD Productions are developing Drivers Ed Portable — a game for the DS. Don't worry, it won't do what I initially thought and freaked out about, which was taking students through driving steps while actually driving. But what this game will do is help prepare teens for the written portion of their driver’s license exam by featuring two separate teaching tools: testing and training.
The game will include exams for all 50 US states, 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and is said to be available this Fall. I'm honestly not going to knock this until I try it, and with kids being such avid gamers these days, it may be the extra incentive they need to get down to driving business. Drivers Ed Portable plus real life one-on-one driving training, and I'm a huge fan. What about you?

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i don't think it would hurt for people to have more practice, and wouldn't a teen rather learn this way than reading those boring driving books? i know my roommie would use this to learn to drive before opening up a book.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Mm, I'm thinking no, lol.
Leony Leony 9 years
I'm sure the real driving school would definitely helps. But, this also might be useful too here since applying driving school would cost at least $2000-$3000 in Japan.
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
Well, I failed my written exam once, BARELY passed the second time, and have yet to get my G2 (in Ontario, Canada, there are three levels of licencing, G2 is the second) three years later, so this seems to be something I might find useful.
calamari calamari 9 years
Does it teach you how to parallel park in impossibly small spaces? Now that's a skill I could use. :)
Foxy-Frazee Foxy-Frazee 9 years
Looks like another way you can cheat on your written exam like you would need too it was so easy (I'm bragging)
fortunate-fool fortunate-fool 9 years
I don't really understand why anyone would fork out money to pay for a study aid for the written exam when you can find everything that you need to prepare for free on the internet...
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
If it replaces me having to take the road test to get my license [since I hate cars and driving, and am only getting my license to shut my mom up], I'll take it!
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