Nightly News Roundup: 2010.07.06

This week’s downloadable content, the latest from High Voltage Software, and how video games may have an effect on our attention sp- oh, look, a squirrel!

By Robert Thompson. Posted 07/06/2010 22:24 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

DLC Monday

Nothing really stands out this week for the downloadable offerings, and Virtual Console seems to be dying a slow death with yet another week without a release; this is despite rumblings that Sega is considering offering Saturn titles for downloadable services. Check out this week’s releases and their respective prices below.

WiiWare

  • Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising (700 Wii Points)
  • Cruise Party (800 Wii Points)

DSiWare

  • QuickPick Farmer (200 Nintendo DSi Points)
  • Soul of Darkness (500 Nintendo DSi Points)
  • SteamWorld Tower Defense (500 Nintendo DSi Points)
  • 101 Shark Pets (500 Nintendo DSi Points)
  • Hello Flowerz (500 Nintendo DSi Points)
  • Flips: The Folk of the Faraway Tree (500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Source: Nintendo


Tournament of Legends hits store shelves
Courtesy of High Voltage Software, makers of the potential that was The Conduit, Tournament of Legends is a 3D-fighter title exclusive for Wii, and available for $29.99. Featuring 10 weapon sets, multiple characters, and two-player action. Check out the game’s website and the source below for more info.
Source: IGN

Study shows how video games cause shorter attention spans
While the study also cites television as a culprit, it demonstrated how children with greater exposure to television and our beloved video games ultimately hadĀ attention problems. However, the study did note that gamers were required to take in and interpret lots of information, requiring a rewiring of the brain that could, in the right conditions, be beneficial as opposed to attention deficit. Check out the story via the source for more info, and for those interested in more game benefits, read up on how Tetris can improve brain efficiency and possibly beat trauma.

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