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!
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.
- Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising (700 Wii Points)
- Cruise Party (800 Wii Points)
- 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)
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.
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 had 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