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2011-08-08 09:50:00

Renowned Puzzle Master Lends His Expertise to the Cause NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is calling on crossword buffs, novices up for a challenge and others in between to participate in its inaugural National Brain Game Challenge, an online game of skill created by one of the nation's most admired puzzle masters. For the National Brain Game Challenge, Merl Reagle, whose popular Sunday crossword is syndicated in 50 newspapers...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

LearningRx brain training's nationwide President's Day Video Contest saw young kids display their multitasking abilities and improved memory skills. The results of the Contest are out and the winning videos can be viewed at: http://www.learningrx.com/video-contest Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 A nationwide video contest launched by LearningRx has inspired a slew of impressive videos of kids reciting the presidents from memory while hitting baseballs, doing gymnastics, and...

2010-12-03 04:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wii games console was a huge hit over the Christmas period last year with families and friends enjoying the social aspect of this interactive new take on gaming. The beauty of the Wii games console is that first time gamers can easily get involved in the action, with intuitive games that require no prior gaming experience. There is a huge selection of Wii Games available at Tesco Entertainment so we thought it would be a great idea to provide an...

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2010-10-29 13:10:00

Nintendo's president said on Friday that the company will "focus on limited deals in cooperation with retailers and special packages" to help boost sales of its popular Wii console during the holiday shopping season, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Satoru Iwata said at a Tokyo hotel that those who had not bought a Wii already will likely need an additional reason to buy, such as a bargain.  The Wii, which first went on sale in late 2006, currently sales for about $200. ...

2010-10-26 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather cools, many people find it challenging to keep up regular physical activity, an important ingredient for good health. Americans have turned to active-play video games to overcome various barriers to physical activity - from a change of season to lack of time or lack of fun. Some have found that video games that get people up and moving can become a "gateway" to being more physically active. See video from Nintendo of America at:...

2010-09-30 05:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner is teaming up with CogniFit, a scientifically validated brain fitness program, to educate boomers about cognitive fitness at AARP's 2010 National Conference starting today in Orlando. Since winning gold in the 1976 Olympics, Jenner has famously maintained his health and physical fitness. Married to Kris Kardashian and starring on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner now has even more reasons to keep mentally...

2010-09-06 10:11:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ --Summer wasn't the only thing drawing to a close over Labor Day weekend as Nintendo hosted the final championship of its Wii Games: Summer 2010 nationwide competition. Approximately 200 finalists from around the country - joined by family, friends and spectators of all ages - gathered in Redondo Beach, Calif., to get up and get playing with motion-controlled video games for the Wii(TM) system. Tournament play included games such as Wii Sports Resort(TM), Wii...

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2010-08-11 06:05:00

The current frontrunner in video game consoles, the Nintendo Wii, has crossed the 30 million mark in the United States, according to Nintendo of America. The Wii reached the milestone in just 45 months, which Nintendo says makes it the fastest-selling console ever. "This milestone is another reminder that people want fun games they can play with others -- all at a value-minded price," Cammie Dunaway, marketing VP for Nintendo of America, told USA Today. Worldwide, more than 73 million...

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2010-05-31 07:26:59

Exergames takes first steps to accessibility VI Fit, a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, helps children who are blind become more physically active and healthy through video games. The human-computer interaction research team in the computer science and engineering department has developed a motion-sensing-based tennis and bowling exergame that can be downloaded for free at www.vifit.org. "Lack of vision forms a significant barrier to participation in physical activity and...

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2010-05-17 13:36:03

Nintendo is teaming up with the American Heart Association to promote its popular Wii gaming console. The partnership came about Monday among growing concerns about obesity among kids who spend much of their time with television and video games. Nintendo's Wii console uses a motion-sensitive controller that helps promote an active way to play video games. The AHA says it is giving the Wii its iconic heart branding because it will help encourage Americans to take the first step towards...


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Nintendo Wii
2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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